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Patricia Pat Edith Hickey

November 16, 1923 - October 12, 2019


Patricia Edith Hickey, 95, of Nelson BC, passed away at Kootenay Lake Hospital, October 12, 2019, of natural causes. She was born to Benjamin and Edith Gray on November 16th, 1923 in Kamloops BC. Several moves occurred, as her father worked for CPR. When it came time for the family to move from Victoria to Edmonton, mom told her father “Only if I can get a horse”, which she did. She inherited her love of horses from him, and this love continued through her life, encompassing many other animals as well.

When her dad passed away “Patsy” was only 17, leaving her mom to raise two daughters on her own, whereupon the family moved to Vancouver to be closer to family. Mom was very proud of her service in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps as drill sergeant from 1943 until her discharge in 1946. Once discharged she moved back to Vancouver, where she was employed by Woodward’s Department Store. One of the employees, was to be her future sister-in-law Lil Hickey, who introduced mom to her future husband Roy. In 1952 after getting married, mom and dad moved to Nelson where she lived until the end.

Pat lived her life as her ‘authentic self’ and will be greatly missed by all her family and close friends; her daughter Marlene (Randy) Gates, son Darren (Lynda) Hickey, grandchildren Sarah (John) Tweddle, Robyn (Jason) Stevenson, Kyla (Jason) Strongman, and Colleen Hickey; step grandchildren Laurie, Stacey, Emily and Max; 13 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Yvonne Hickey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patsy was pre-deceased by her parents, husband Roy, son Daniel, and her sister Viola Baker.

The family sincerely wishes to thank the Dr.’s, and especially the nurses and care aids at Kootenay Lake Hospital for the dedicated care given to mom in her last weeks.

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring of 2020 and in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donation to be made in Pat’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of BC/Yukon.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

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

From: Jean SPEIRS
Relation: good friend

So sory to hear of your Moms passing. But she will be happy to once again join her beloved Gayla and Pepper and Mac RIP Pat

From: Gerry Stevenson
Relation: Family friend

My deepest sympathies to you all.

From: Terri & Rob Richardson
Relation: Family friend

Pat was such a dear person whose smile and great spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Our deepest condolences.

From: Marvin Nygaard
Relation: Friend of Daren her son

Daren sincerest sympathy for the loss of mom. Shes riding her horse in the garden of piece.

From: Leah Nelson
Relation: Family friend

Heartfelt condolences to all the Family, for your loss of Pat.
Love and Light,
Leah Kettlewell (Nelson)

From: Mary Hickey Gibouleau
Relation: Robert Hickey and Frederick Hickey, my father, were brothers making me a first cousin to Roy Hickey

I am saddened to read of Patricia’s death as I was trying to update my genealogy and to write the cousins in Nelson. It has been a while since we communicated. I would like to hear from Yvonne or anyone interested in the ‘east’ Hickey’s. I can share a lot of ancestral info . In the meantime I share your loss and know how you must feel. The photo was taken lasts year when Ray and I renewed our marriage vows. with us is our daughter Monique, her husband Drew and our grandson Jesse.

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