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Official Obituary of

Donna Mae (Geddes) Patrick

August 15, 1941 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Donna Patrick Obituary

Donna Mae Patrick, 82, of Courtenay, BC passed away on February 6, 2024, with her doting husband, Ron, of 66 years by her side.

Donna Mae was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba as the eldest of 3, where they endured the hardships of WWII rationing and the eventual challenging re-unification of her father, Keith, a POW.

As a teen, she found her passion in ballet and her talents & hard work were rewarded with a spot in the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Her grace & beauty also captured the heart of Ron while at the local swimming pool. His romantic request to swim her across the pool led them straight to the alter. The story goes down in the annals of family lore as it was very well known that Donna Mae hated water and was never known to dip a toe in a pool again.

Married in 1957 and three children, Deborah, Gordon and Kymme made the family complete. However, after a short stint at a Hutterite Colony supporting Ron's teaching stint, the family packed up the wagon and headed West to settle in Vancouver. Here she honed her lifelong skills as a creative and committed homemaker. During this this time she went back to school and opened a sought-after custom sewing shop with her mother, Winnifred. Here they brought the 'wet-look' and leather motorcycle clothing as fashion must-haves to B.C. No family function was complete unless everyone was in a matching homemade outfit.

Eventually, Donna Mae and Ron moved to the Island where DM quickly became a staple in the Comox Valley craft markets and fairs. Amongst the ladies she is fondly remembered as a joyful, kind & elegant lady never to be caught without her hair done, sweater set, nylons and heels. 

DM and Ron renewed their vows in 1987, a testament of how love can weather every storm.

Donna Mae is sorely missed by her baby sister, Sue Nelson, predeceased by her brother Ted (Edward) Geddes. She leaves a legacy in her 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and all her extended family.

'Donna Mae is the greatest love of my life, I'll hold you in my heart forever until we dance again. Until then, your grace and beauty will remain.'   Ron






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