Patricia Kathleen Page "PK" Irwin
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IRWIN, Patricia Kathleen (PK) Page, C.C., O,B.C., D. Litt., F.R.S.C. Poet and artist P.K. Page Irwin passed away peacefully at her home in Victoria, BC, January 14, 2010. She was 93. Daughter of the late Maj. Gen. and Mrs Page, she is survived by her brother, Michael, her step children, Patricia Morley, Sheila Irving and Neal Irwin, and her extended family. Following a career at the National Film Board she married W. Arthur Irwin, former Editor of Macleans Magazine, in 1950. They represented Canada during his postings as Canada's High Commissioner to Australia, Ambassador to Brazil and Ambassador to Mexico and Guatemala. On returning to Canada they settled in Victoria in 1966 where she continued to live following her husband's death in 1999. During her prolific writing career as P.K. Page she wrote over 35 volumes of poetry, fiction, travel diaries, essays and children's books. As the artist P.K. lrwin, she produced a large body of paintings, examples of which are in the National Gallery of Canada, other galleries across Canada, and many private collections. She leaves vivid impressions of her long life and experience in the Maritime Provinces, Central Canada, Western Canada, and her travels abroad. A private family gathering will be followed by a celebration of her life and work at a later date. In-memoriam gifts may be directed to the Page Irwin Coloquium Room Fund at Trent University, Development Office, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8. Cheques should be made payable to Trent University. 575236

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Published in The Times Colonist from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2010.
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January 22, 2010
PK was a truly grand lady and a great poet. It was a privilege to meet her and talk with her at poetry readings and events at the University and around Victoria. She made so many of us writers feel like we were her colleagues and associates.
Paula Johanson
January 21, 2010
A sparkling light has dimmed, but, your words and voice will go on forever. You have been an inspiration in my life.
Warm condolences to all of PK's family and friends.

Fondly Donna Anderson
Donna Anderson
January 19, 2010
My condolences to PK Page's family upon your loss. Thank you very much, PK Page, for the gift of your words. You were the most powerful person I have ever met in my life, and yet, very humble. That is the sign of true genius.
Susan MacRae
January 19, 2010
My sincere condolences to your family. Many pleasant memories are recalled of Pat and her family when they lived in Rothesay N.B.during my childhood and her brother Michael was a friend of my late brother.
Betty Goodday Mitham
January 15, 2010
your poet's heart will nourish us though you are gone
sincerest condolences to your family
jaswant guzder
January 15, 2010
By your words you are fondly immortal. May your spirit soar with the warm wind of eternity. Ever so gentle, and sincere, an angel above you are. With the turn of a Page, your thoughts live on. God speed.
RDA Cameron
January 15, 2010
My sincere condolences to the family. My grandfather Harry Irwin was Patricia's husband, Arthur Irwin's cousin.

Tom Irwin
North Saanich BC
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