Patricia Ann Donnon (nee Puckey)
passed away on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at the age of 74 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Tyrone and Troy, daughters-in-law, Lori and Debbie, grandchildren Diamond, Marshal and Cassidy, siblings Thora Martyn and Jack Puckey, and cousins Doreen Neidig and Terry Danielson.
Trish (Pat) was born in Fernie and spent her first 18 years there enjoying freedom to explore and developing her love of animals, especially horses, which she would ride whenever she had the opportunity. She joined the air force in 1958 travelling to Quebec for military training as a radar controller. She married in 1960 and had both of her children before moving to Germany in 1966 where the family spent 5 years in the small German village of Mackenbach near Ramstein. While in Europe she had the opportunity to travel to London, Paris, Austria, and Italy. The family returned to Canada in 1970 to live on the base near Penhold, AB. Shortly after Trish and her children moved to Cranbrook to be closer to family. She lived in Cranbrook close to her sister Thora for 4 years, moving to Skookumchuck for 18 years, and then to Kimberley where she spent her final 19 Years.
Trish loved animals, photography, oil painting, gardening and crossword puzzles. She had keen eyes and could spot birds and animals that nobody else seemed to see. While in Skookumchuck, Trish raised many animals including ostriches for a short period. Trish worked in retail most of her life and enjoyed the companionship of many fellow employees over the years. Trish loved spending time with friends and family and always enjoyed get-togethers and a good conversation. During her latter years, although suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis, she kept up on world events and maintained her quick wit and humour in recalling the many stories of her life. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
Trish did not want a funeral. If friends so wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society.