Patricia Maud “Pat” McKay

Pat McKay

June 22, 1927 – September 12, 2017

Born Patricia Maud Peters at Lewes, Sussex, England, June 22, 1927 Pat grew up with her two sisters Joyce and Win and her younger brother Lawrence.

They moved around the south coast of England as her dad belonged to the British Constabulary.

She really loved living close to the ocean at Hove-Portslade and swimming at Brighton Beach.

Pat was still a teenager in the mid-forties when she met and married her husband Ray, a Canadian dispatch rider for the Canadian Army. After the war she moved to Canada with Ray and they settled in Winnipeg where she gave birth to their first son, Raymond Jr. In 1947 and in 1950 their second son Diehl was born. Ray transferred from the army to the air force and in 1957 they moved to Gimli, Manitoba.

From Gimli they went to Marville, France for 4 years, which Pat just loved as she was able to live very close to her family in England, and many happy visits took place.

The next move was back to Cold Lake, Alberta where she ran a Sears outlet. Then it was off to Calgary where she worked 21 years for the Plastic Contact Lens company.

Pat’s last work was runing the office of Optometrist Dr. John Donache.

She left Calgary in 2005 and moved to Victoria to be closer to the ocean and her granddaughter Coady. Then the onset of Dementia meant it was time to move to Nelson to be closer to her son Diehl.

Pat has six grandchildren: five girls and one grandson, and she loved them all very dearly. Christine, Janet, Jackie, Cassady, Coady and Sandino.

Also, many great-grandchildren.

She was pre-deceased by her mother Christine, father Harry, sister Win, brother Lawrence and husband Ray.

And survived by her older sister Joyce, her sons Raymond of Cochrane, Alberta and Diehl of Slocan Park, BC and many nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to Thompson’s Funeral Home (Ali) and many heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at M.L.S.C. and especially to Dr. Trevor Janz for all the loving care you all gave Mum in her seven years at Mountain Lake.


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