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Pat Pickering

Date of Death: May 4, 2022


Pat Pickering took her last breath on Tuesday May 4, 2022 at Jubilee Manor after an extended fight with Alzheimer’s, she passed away at the age of 86 with her son, Tracy, holding her hands and in no pain. As a lot of people knew she was a very good musician with trophies and a record to her credits and she was a very strong animal lover. She would try to rescue any abandoned cats even feral ones. There was always room for one more kitty in their lives. She was born in Nelson BC where she grew up and married Gordon Pickering, who recently passed away, and had a family.

She is survived by her son Charles Gunn who resides in Calgary, her son Tracy Pickering who resides in Medicine Hat, stepdaughter Leah Hernandez who resides in Slocan, four grand children, and eight great grandchildren.  She loved playing musical instruments and could play just about all of them, but she was best with the accordion, and was very well known around the Kootenay Region for playing at celebrations of many different types.

On August 3, 2022, there will be an 11:00 am graveside service at Nelson Memorial Park, followed by a 1:00 pm memorial at the Eagles Hall.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lynda Iwanik
Relation: Family friend

Condolences to Pat’s family and friends. I worked with Pat 1976 and was her substitute in the telecommunications radio department as an operator for DOH. She was a wonderful person and musician.Take care.

From: Daniel Hernandez
Relation: Grandson

You will always be a part of our family Pat! I am glad that you are in a better place now with grandpa.

From: Christine McCandlish
Relation: former co-worker

Condolences to all the families. Pat was a very capable woman.

From: Melody Fraser
Relation: Family

I met Pat only once at a family reunion, and spoke a few times afterward. Through all these years I never forgot her, her smile was so warm, she was kind and excepting of a person she had never met before. I am the granddaughter of Jessie Fraser…quite the surprise to everyone I believe. Pat will be very much missed but I am happy she is in a better place smiling down on us all!

From: Dorothy Fraser
Relation: My husband, Alistair B. Fraser, is a cousin.

Alistair and Dorothy and family send our condolences to Pat’s family. Pat’s passing will keep memories of her alive with her sense of humour, getting to know her husband, Gordon, listening to her music-making on the accordion, getting to know her brother and his family, and especially meeting Tracy.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

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