AYTON, Pamela Anne Oct. 20, 1928 to Aug. 29, 2013 Mum passed away peacefully, with her loving "little" brother Michael Linley and his wonderful wife Colleen at her side, at the care facility "Cottage by the Station" in Penticton on the afternoon of August 29, 2013. Pam had been living happily and healthily at the Cottage for 3 years in her advance state of dementia when her health completely failed and she passed in less than a week. Mum was predeceased by her husband Barney (Harry Ernest Laverne) Ayton in January of this year. They were together for 64 years and I am certain Dad was waiting for her to join him. They will be dancing together again. Pam is survived by her daughter Jaki (Nancy Jacqueline) Ayton of Fanny Bay, her sisters Fay Walton of Kamloops and Jackie Stratholt (Leo) of Victoria and her younger brother Mike Linley (Colleen). There are also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and their children as well, who will all miss their Aunty Pam. Mum was born in remote Northern Ontario and spent her teenage years in Toronto. She and Dad moved out west with the rest of the family and settled in Victoria in the early 50's and lived there for almost 40 years. When Dad retired they moved to Summerland and were extremely happy there. It was a very hard decision for Dad to place Mum in the care facility but it turned out to be a blessing and the staff have been wonderful. He was so pleased she was taken care of so well, by such kind people in a lovely place. A memorial service was held at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Summerland on Tuesday September 3rd at 11:00 am with interment in the Rose Garden. Mum was a feisty, generous, quick-tongued, loving woman who touched many peoples' lives - we will miss her.
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Published in The Times Colonist from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2013