Patricia KAARDAL(nee KILLIN)

Patricia Anne Killin Kaardal

July 3, 1936- October 8, 2013

Kaardal, Patricia Anne Killin. Born July 3, 1936 at Powell River, BC. Died October 8, 2013 at Campbell River, BC with her loving husband Stan at her bedside.

She was predeceased by her loving Mama and Papa Howard and Lillian Killin, her Grandpa Bert and Grandma Mable Killin, Uncle Orley, and Dorothy Russel, Uncle Cliff and Aunty Helen Brown, Aunty Kathryn, Grandpa and “Nanny” Mullen, O.J. Russel, Robin Foyston Russel, Aunty Lois Manzer and Cousin Nancy of Victoria, BC.

She is survived by her loving husband Stan, her stepchildren Randy and Mary-Ann Kaardal, Delta BC; Barry and Nancy Kaardal, Campbell River, BC; Kevin and Cynthia Kaardal, Mission, BC; Dean and Rosealyn Kaardal, Delta, BC; Shelley and Craig Brett, Surrey, BC; grandchildren Chavon Barry, Victoria, BC; Sarah Bergen, Neepawa, MB; Patrick Kaardal, Campbell River, BC; Jacob Kaardal, Campbell River, BC; Kelin Kaardal, Vancouver, BC; Ben Kaardal, Delta, BC; Sam Kaardal, Delta, BC; Jordy and Liam Brett, Surrey, BC; Laurin and Micheal Kaardal, Delta, BC; Danielle and Maria Kaardal, Mission, BC; great-grandchildren Jada, Aliya, Corbin and Kelly Bergen of Neepawa, MB; Clark and Leo Barry, Victoria, BC; the Killins and Mullens, Aunt Muriel Killin, Duncan, BC; Uncle Roger and Margerite, Nanaimo, BC; Bobby Mullen, Duncan, BC; Keith and Paula Olsen, Oregan, US; Peter and Norma Killin, Campbell River, BC; Murray and Julie Killin, Cobble Hill, BC; Wendall and Janice Coady, Victoria, BC; Brenda Dikes, Victoria, BC; Lee Spencer, Portland, Oregon; Britt Thompson, San Diego, CA; Matt and Mark Russel, Portland, Oregon.

Patsy was born July 3, 1936 in Powell River, BC into a family of “Paper Makers.” Her grandpa Bert Killin was the superintendant of mills at Camas, Washington, Ocean Falls, BC. and Powell River. Also mills on the east coast. Her father was a high speed paper machine specialist. He was a mill start up and trouble shooter, travelling to Holland and South America for Crown Zellerbach in that capacity. Her uncle Ray Killn was also a papermaker with Crown Zellerbach.

Patsy worked as a switchboard operator and secretary for Crown Zellerbach in Vancouver, in the casino industry in Nevada, as an airline ticket agent and in the hotel/hospitality industry in Campbell River.

Her hobbies were hunting and salmon fishing with her Papa, playing dice and card games with her Mamma and occasionally horsebackriding with her hubby.

She was a loving wife and daughter, was fiercely loyal and protective of those she loved; generous to a fault. Beautiful in mind and body. She will be missed beyond words. We all loved you Patsy.

Thank you’s to Dr. Jacobs and the wonderful nurses and support staff and to the CR Hospital for letting me sleep on a couch beside Patsy during her final days. To friends Rheta Benton, Grace Kowbel, Gloria Cameron, Jane Hebrin, my children Peter and Norma Killin, Roger Killin and Margerite, as well as all the other well wishers during her illness.

A celebration of Patsy’s life will be held at the Campbell River Vineyard Church, 2215 Campbell River Road on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1:00p.m. Pastors Barry and Nancy Kaardal officiating.

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