Lieu de naissance : Crediton, Devon, England, Grande Bretagne
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my best friend and partner, Pam Mulvaney.
Born in Crediton, Devon, England, she was the daughter of Alfred and Gladys (Worely) Mulvaney. Graduated from Chelsea College of Physical Education in Eastbourne, Pam taught at Ealing Grammar School and then at Bexley Grammar School near London for the next 12 years.
A year of study at the Laban Art of Movement Studio, London, led to her passion for dance and a job in the Physical Education Dept. of the Nova Scotia Teachers’ College in 1970. She later completed her Education and Masters degrees with Saint Mary’s University. Pam quickly put her training to work choreographing several CEC musicals with Norman Hines as well as initiating her ‘Evenings of Dance’ at the college. Her work in drama and dance with Farida Gabbani and her students led to several productions using children from the local elementary schools. She did many workshops throughout the province with Ken Bezanson and Glen Pierce on the integration of movement, language and art.
Pam had a great love of travel and travelling with her was an adventure. She loved people, gardening, golf and the sun and spent several of her retirement winters in Florida. Having once met Pam, one could not easily forget her. Her family, friends and many former students are feeling a huge sense of loss.
Predeceased by her parents and brothers, John, England and her twin, Patrick, New Zealand.
Survived by her partner of 40 years, Joyce Halverson; twin sisters, Olwyn and Joan (John) Cooper, England; nieces, Elizabeth, England, and Anne Mulvaney, New Zealand; nephews, Jonathan (Jacke), England, Nick (Roxanne), New Zealand, and Simon (Kate) Mulvaney, Australia; great-nieces/nephews, Shayna and Daniel (Anne), Joshua, Logan (Nick/Rox) and Melanie, Casey (Simon/ Kate).
A special thank you goes out to all the caring VON and Lisa and Dr. Smith from palliative care.
Cremation has taken place. Pam’s cremains will be taken to her beloved England at a later date. A service celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.
Family flowers only. Donations in Pam’s memory may be made to the VON, palliative care or a charity of your choice.
Live web-casting of the service will begin at 1:58 p.m. (Atlantic Time) and is available along with online condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com.