Patricia Ethel Fields

With heavy hearts the family of Patricia Ethel Fields of Castlegar wishes to announce her passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Thursday, May 9, 2013 blessed with 89 years of life.

Patty as she was called by the family, was born on the family farm in Fosston, Saskatchewan on January 17, 1924. She had schooling to grade 10 in Fosston, worked in a Saskatoon Hotel and then during the war years and a year after in St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. On June 6, 1947, she married Walter Fields and in August moved to Castlegar. She raised two children and loved cooking, baking, making jams and jellies, sewing and travelling. Patty made 5 trips overseas to Europe and the Middle East and also many trips to Saskatchewan. She was a proud and active member of the CWL.

She was predeceased by her daughter Kathie, her sisters Mary Denko and Lena Lemko and her only brother Mike Shymko.

Left to mourn Patty’s loss is her loving husband of 65 years Walter; her son Norman; her grandchildren Julian, Ryan and Christopher; her sister, Sister Jacinta; her sister Anne Balesky and her extended family.

Vigil Prayers were held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father David John at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 followed by interment in Park Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

The family wishes to thank all the staff of Talarico Place Care Centre for the wonderful care Patty received.


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