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Patricia Nelson

January 30, 1925 ~ October 21, 2017 (age 92)

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Patricia passed away very peacefully, but quickly at the age of 92 at Vista Village in Pincher Creek, AB on October 21, 2017.  Patricia (often called Pat) was born January 30, 1925 in Pincher Creek to Ethel Helen and Thomas Goodrick Wilson.  She was the youngest of four girls.  Pat was predeceased by her beloved husband Ronald in 2005, her parents and three sisters Mary Moulson (2000), Kathleen (1999 Jack) Butler (2009) and Susan Wilson (2011).  Pat leaves to mourn her loving children, Lillian (Phil) Connell of Bruce Mines, ON, Einar (Judy) Nelson of Maycroft AB, Charlene (Neil) Goodkey of Spruce Grove AB, 8 grandchildren: Darryl and Juanita Connell of Bruce Mines ON, Luanne (Brent) Flett of Camrose AB, Logan(Emily) Nelson of High River AB, Shaelyn(Justin) Dorey of Elk Point AB, Sheldon, Lynlee and Colton Goodkey of Spruce Grove AB and 3 great grand daughters,  Lexus, Airlie and Teeka Flett.   Following her schooling in Maycroft, Patricia went to Calgary for Teachers Training.  Her first year of teaching was at the Todd Creek school near Cowley. Then she went to Knee Hill Valley followed by two years at the Maycroft School until it closed.  Her last year of teaching was at Drywood, AB.  Patricia married Ronald Nelson in 1952 and settled at the ranch in Maycroft where they raise their family.  Patiricia was a pioneer woman.  Things were not always easy but she pursued with patience and was willing to fit into any situation.  She was the corner post of our family in her quiet, kind manner kept us all together.  Patricia embraced the gospel in 1943 at the age of 18 at Carstairs convention.  She said as a child she had a wholesome fear of God.  Her parents would take the children on picnics down to the river and sometimes up into the Gap by horse and wagon.  Her parents would bring along the bible and read to them. She recalled these trips as very special times.  Pat’s faith gave her strength in lifes experiences.   Patricia appreciated the support and help of all her friends and neighbors over her lifetime.  In her last few years spent in care homes, she appreciated all those who visited and cared so kindly for her.  Pat will be missed greatly.  We are thankful for her loving influence and touch on our lives.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Good Samaritan Society
Box 1510, Pincher Creek AB T0K 1W0

 Service Information

Funeral Service
October 31, 2017

11:00 AM
Cowley Community Hall
518 Railway Avenue
Cowley, AB T0K 0P0

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