It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia Ann Young of Lundbreck, Alberta. Blessed with eighty years of life, Patricia passed into the arms of Lord on May 22, 2018 while receiving care at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary.
Patricia Curran was born on January 27, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario and was orphaned at an early age. She experienced much hardship and meager living standards but she accepted what she could not change and cherished what she had. With faith and a compassionate heart, Patricia carved her own way in this world and learned much. She gained employment with traveling carnivals and was affectionately known as Carol (a nickname that stuck throughout her entire life).
Carol captured the attention of a charismatic young man, Morris Gilbert, who ran his own carnival booth and was gifted with many talents and employment opportunities such as carpentry, truck driving and well-drilling to name but a few. They were devoted to each other and a greater love was never known to either of them. They settled in Lundbreck, Alberta enjoying time spent together camping, reading, caring for various pets, watching favourite TV shows and caring for one another. When Morris passed away in 2010, Carol’s heart was left broken and her life was never whole again. She maintained her generous and compassionate nature mixed with a streak of stubbornness but her passing gives us comfort knowing that she walks hand in hand with her beloved Morris once again.
She is survived by dear friends and extended family including Helen Christian, Roberta Laffin, Kevin Laffin and his family of Lethbridge, and Micheal Laffin, of Whitehorse, Mitchel Laffin and his family of Edmonton, and Madeline (Jeff) LaGrand of Calgary.
She was predeceased by her beloved Morris Gilbert in June of 2010 and Todd Stennitt.
A Graveside Service will be held on June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Livingstone Cemetery, NE 30-08-1-W5, in the MD of Pincher Creek just outside of Cowley. All are welcome to attend.
A special thank you is extended to the Homecare staff, friends and medical personnel at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their compassion and kindness while caring for Patricia.
Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Donations in memory may be directed towards your local SPCA Humane Society.
Fantin's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.