1936 - 2017
Patricia Darling (Hamilton) Garbe of Kamloops B.C., sadly passed away Monday December 11, 2017 at the Royal Inland Hospital at 81 years of age.
Pat was born in Grandview Manitoba on March 17, 1936 to Edne Arvilla French of Hornings Mill, Ontario and George Hamilton of York County, Ontario. She was the youngest of four siblings: Brother Max Hamilton, Sisters Ruth Rickards and June Cooper. Growing up on a dairy farm, she began milking cows and outdoor chores at a very young age, and at 20 began training as a nurse in Innisfail, Alberta, and later moved to British Columbia in the late 1950’s to work at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminister. She moved to Kamloops in 1974, where she continued her career as an LPN at Royal Inland Hospital. Pat enjoyed fishing, especially with her son Casey at the Nicola lake cabin, as well as knitting, gardening, horses and hunting. She enjoyed a hobby of raising chickens, and loved collecting the eggs to sell to her friends and coworkers. Patricia had a knack of making friends wherever she went, loved and was loved by the many lives she touched. She will always be remembered for her kind nature and caring for others both in and out of her place of work.
She is survived by: Her elder sister, June Cooper; Daughters Deborah Hamilton of Surrey and Pamela Krahn and spouse Paul Van Dusen of Kamloops; Grandchildren Fraser, Aaron and Kelly Wright, Kasey Finch-Armstrong and husband Chris, Katie Krahn and Tyler Main; Great grandchildren Kaden and Quinn Armstrong; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
Patricia was predeceased by her parents Edne and George Hamilton; Siblings, Ruth Rickards and Max Hamilton; Son Casey Robert Sincock, and Husband Arthur Reuben Garbe. She loved and enjoyed Arthur’s family, including sons Brian and wife Sandra Garbe, Rick Garbe and daughters Lori Kennedy and Carol Corrnet.
A Celebration of life will take place in the summer of 2018.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Royal Inland Hospital on the 6th floor for the care they provided in her last days.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Kamloops SPCA.
Condolences may be expressed at www.myalternatives.ca
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