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Patricia "Pat" Jean Leilani Armstrong

February 19, 1943 ~ May 14, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Patricia Jean Leilani {Patsy, Pat}, passed away in Campbell River hospital on May 14, 2022. Pat is predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Armstrong, brother Tom Armstrong, grandparents Thomas and Maggie Armstrong, and maternal grandparents, Arthur, and Jean Mawhinney. Pat is survived by her sisters; Sandie (Jack deceased) Longland, Geri (Barry)Price, and Bobbie (Nigel) O’Neil, sons; Blake (Kathy)Marshall, Dave Marshall, Bill (Sue) Marshall and daughters; Teri (Jim) Allan, and Shanna Blanchard (Matt).

Pat is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, plus great nieces, and nephews, and some she hadn’t met yet.

Pat leaves behind many good friends, Mike Mcquillan, Dos and Bill Mancell, Barb and Don Briar, Gloria Tinga, and their families. She made friends wherever she went.

Pat was the eldest of 5 children born on February 19, 1943, in the mining community of Cumberland BC. She grew up playing basketball, being part of Jobes daughters and the United Church choir. Pat loved singing and music and had a beautiful voice. She was known for playing the accordion for guests in our home. Pat taught herself to play the piano later on in life and was known for playing the organ at Jobes and Eastern Star gatherings. Pat was also a designer of clothing; she could put an outfit together from scratch anytime. She also learned to crochet, and many family members received the result of her efforts. Anything Pat decided to take on she did very well. Pat took on the challenge of becoming one of the first women firefighters on Vancouver Island, along with her best friend Patti Clark. Pat also had many jobs in her lifetime, bartender, cook, nanny, etc. But mostly she loved being a grandma, and auntie. She was known for her great laugh and enjoying a good time while enjoying a beverage.

Due to the influence of her father, Pat was involved in many community organizations including Eastern Star and The Legion and she was always willing to help others.

Pat had many health issues over the years, but her spirit kept her going, no matter what was trying to stop her. Now, she can rest and be at peace with no more pain.

A celebration of life will be held at the Cumberland Legion on Sunday, June 12th, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.  All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Sunday
June 12, 2022

1:00 PM
Cumberland Legion

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