Pat McDonald passed away quietly at the Fraser Hope Lodge on Dec 24, 2012 in her 87th year. Pat was born in Cranbrook, BC on April 18, 1926. She spent her early childhood in southern Alberta before moving to Mission City BC. After grade 13 she went to teachers college and after receiving her degree in 1946 she started teaching on Nicomen Island where she met George. They married April 14, 1946 and moved to Hope in 1960. Pat taught school for 43 years, many of those years were spent teaching at Silver Creek Elementary, and she enjoyed every minute of it. Pat was a member of the Auxiliary to the Fraser Canyon Hospital, Legion Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered for many other organizations. She gave unconditionally; loved life and her family meant the world to her.
She is survived by her sister Pearl Martin (Calgary), daughter Maureen (Chuck) Chapman, sons Greg (Wendy) McDonald, and Glen McDonald. She leaves 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband George of 47 years and son Gordon in 2011. She will be greatly missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grace Baptist Church in Hope on January 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm with a tea to follow. The family would greatly appreciate donations to the Auxiliary to the Fraser Canyon Hospital in memory of Pat McDonald.