BONSHOR, Patricia May (formerly Hughes, nee Cornthwaite) Our beloved Mom, Grandma, and dear friend, Pat, passed away peacefully in her sleep with family at her side, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at her home at the Broadmead Lodge. She will be dearly missed by her 3 children Dan, Niki and Megan, her son-in-law Andy, and her 4 grandchildren Jenna, Shannon, Jordan and Jake. She was survived by her first husband Blyth, who was there for her in her last days, and predeceased by her second husband George with whom she celebrated life with music, dancing, laughter, and travel. She was so well loved by all who knew her for her zest for life, her wicked sense of humour, her warm compassionate nature, her kindness to everyone and her inspiring artistic talent. With her typical gusto, Pat transformed her lengthy struggle with cancer into volunteering to help other women with cancer as an Outreach Volunteer with the BC Cancer Agency; and after suffering paralysis on her right side due to a stroke in 2006, she switched to painting with her left hand and re-learned how to produce amazing and beautiful works of art. She was a gutsy, unstoppable lady! Pat's joyous smile, grace and humour made her a remarkable and truly unique person who will be missed by all who knew her. Always ready to raise a glass in celebration of life, it is now our honour to raise a glass to her. Please share your funny and loving memories of our "great lady" Pat at her memorial service on September 8, 2012 at 2:00pm at First Memorial Funeral Services at 4725 Falaise Drive in Victoria. For more information, or to post a message, please visit her online memorial website at www.mem.com "> www.mem.com . To celebrate her courage in facing adversity and her gift for helping others, please make a donation in her honour to the BC Cancer Agency or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC. Thank you to Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Woodburn, for their care and kindness, and a special thank you to the staff and residents at the Broadmead Lodge, for their genuine affection and enjoyment of Pat during her time with them, and for surrounding Pat with warmth, humour, and compassion in her final hours. She smiled with you until the last. Thank you.
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from July 28 to July 29, 2012