BARBARA ANNE "PAT" BESSETTE (NEE Holden)
Born In: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: February 2nd, 1934
Passed on: February 19th, 2013
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved "Pat" at the age of 79 years.
Born in Moose Jaw, Sask. on February 2, 1934, Pat passed peacefully February 19, 2013 with family by her side.
Predeceased by her mother Vera Freeman, brothers Jack Marcy and Bob Marcy and her son Jim Bessette, left to mourn her loss is Pat's eternally devoted husband of 61 years Norman, and her children Robin (Laurie) Salmon Arm, Norman (Kathy) Fort St. James and Sheri Winfield, her sister Colleen Linge Calgary, twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pat lived in Moose Jaw, Sask. during her younger years then moved to Kamloops where at age 15 she met the love of her life, Norman. They were married in Kamloops in 1952.
Pat and Norman lived in Ashcroft, Loon Lake, Lumby, Kamloops and Balmoral, then settled in Blind Bay where they spent the last 46 years.
She worked several jobs in her lifetime, some of which include Hallet's Egg Plant, cooking at Scotty's Cafe in Sorrento and for a time was Executive Secretary for the BC Lion's Society. Camping and fishing were some things that Pat enjoyed as well as her great love for flowers, white carnations being her favorite.
Pat will be lovingly remembered as a Mother to many and welcoming to all with the coffee always on.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Hillside Village for their exceptional care of Mom during her short stay there.
There will be no service at Pat's request.
There will be a Celebration of her life at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to
FISCHER'S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD. Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129.
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