On Sept. 11, 2015, we said an untimely goodbye to a beautiful wife, mother, sister, and Nanny. Patricia Adele Luedtke (Horsting) was born Aug. 8, 1947 in Matsqui to Theodore and Rose Horsting, the fourth of six children.
She was a dancer, farmer, marksman, protector, stylist, homemaker, and someone who touched the hearts of many. A child of pioneering farmers, she was happiest surrounded by family sharing a meal from the farm she helped nurture. In the mid-eighties, she and her family moved from the lower mainland to a property above beautiful Kootenay Lake, where she resided until her passing. With her green thumb and firm hand she managed an impressive garden, and with her husband provided the local community with fresh farm produce for many years. Patricia’s greatest joy was to see her children become parents, providing her with grandchildren to spoil. Patricia passed from this life surrounded by loving family, while under the expert and sensitive care of the Kelowna General Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
Patricia is survived by her loving husband Karl, children Tyson (Jessica), Corry and Karla, adored grandchildren Logan, Ruby, Wyatt and Emily, and brothers and sisters Margaret, Mark, Ted (Donna), Corrine (Rolf), and Teresa. A celebration of her life will be held at the Luedtke farm in Sunshine Bay, Nelson on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/