HELEN PATRICIA "PAT" EILBECK

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HELEN PATRICIA EILBECK 'PAT' (nee BEATON) After living a life full of love, devotion, career and travel shared with her family and friends, Pat has gone to join Jack, her beloved husband of sixty years, who is waiting with Maggie. She left us on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 and is survived by her cherished daughters Lynda MacGregor (the late David), Anne McFadden and Susie Plumpton (Dan); her beloved grandchildren Erin, Megan and Rob and her step- grandson Daniel. Pat graduated from Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto in 1944 and was honoured to attend her 66th graduation anniversary in 2007. She practiced her profession at Christie Street Military Hospital and the Brantford General Hospital. When she retired the first time, Pat was proud of her accomplishments as home and school president of three Leaside schools, regent of the Marshall Saunders Chapter of the I.O.D.E., founding member of the Leaside Curling Club, and a member of 'The Bookclub' for 50 years. Pat returned to the practice of Physiotherapy at Riverdale Rehabilitation Hospital in 1981, until she 're-retired' in 1993. When Jack retired to Bond Head Newcastle, they became actively involved in their community. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S., Newcastle (exit 440, just north of 401, 1-877-987-3964), on Friday, October 8, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, a donation in Pat's memory to Clarington Community Care or Newcastle United Church would be appreciated by her family. (Expressions of sympathy may be made online through www.newcastlefuneralhome.com)

Published in the Toronto Star on Oct. 7, 2010
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