SCHMIDT, Patricia Clara Ann
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Patricia passed away surrounded by the love of all her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Patricia was predeceased by her husband of 49 years Ken Schmidt and her son Christopher. She is already missed by her remaining siblings, John and Bernard. Patricia was an avid gardener, a beautiful and talented artist, and a strong supporter of the arts. Patricia also saw the importance in being active and walked everywhere and could often be spotted out and about in New Westminster. Patricia was a wonderful mother who nurtured her children in the same way she nurtured her garden: with much care and attention. She fostered in all of them a love of learning, nature, art and music. Her final gift to her children was bringing them closer together as they united to ensure her comfort as her health declined. The family would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth Payne, who provided such wonderful, compassionate and extraordinary care for Mom over the years. Thank you also to the staff at St. Michael's Care Centre where she spent her last few days before going home to God. Visitation will be offered from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at Columbia-Bowell Chapel, 219 6th Street, New Westminster, BC. Funeral Mass to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 9387 Holmes St, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers donations to Victorian Order of Nurses Canada are greatly appreciated. Condolences may be left online at
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Apr. 3, 2013