Patricia Richards

March 25, 1937 ~ December 13, 2015

Patricia “Trish” Anne Richards passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on December 13th, 2015 at the age of 78. She will be remembered and sadly missed by her loving husband Bob, her son John (and husband Steve), daughter Annemarie, and son Michael (and girlfriend Robin). Trish’s siblings, Sister Elizabeth (Mary Mackie) of Dunedin, New Zealand, and Anne Thompson (and husband Gerard and children) of Alexandra, New Zealand, and her brother John (and wife Mary-Jo and children) of Blind Bay, BC. Trish now joins her parents Thomas and Dorothy, and brother Tom. Trish will also be missed and celebrated by her many friends, including the wonderful, caring staff of Haven Hill – you are all a part of her family. Trish touched the lives of countless people in her life; during her long career as a physiotherapist, her years of retirement, and in her final years of care at Haven Hill Retirement Home. She will be remembered for being a loving and caring wife, mother, and friend; for her independent spirit and sense of humour; for her long walks around town with her faithful four-legged companion Buddy; and for her love of the outdoors. She was an avid reader, “cross-wordist”, and also filled her evenings with crocheting and knitting — her afghans still keep her children warm at night. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1298 Main Street, Penticton, with Father Rex Valmonte officiating. A Celebration of Trish’s Life will follow immediately afterwards at Parkview Funeral Home at 12:00 pm, 1258 Main Street, Penticton. All are invited to share stories about Trish’s life, and people who would like are welcome to bring a plate of holiday baking to share as well. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, or to the Penticton SPCA to honour her love of dogs. Condolences may be directed to the family through 250-493-1774

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