Born: April 27, 1923 – December 18, 2015
“You can shed tears because she is gone or you can smile because she lived”
Gertrude Patricia (Pat) Casement of Armstrong, BC, the beloved wife of the late Bob Casement passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Friday, December 18, 2015 after suffering a heart attack and stroke at the age of 92 years.
She is held in cherished memory by her daughter Dianne, along with grandchildren Angela of New Denver, Michelle and Jennifer (Guy) of Vancouver, Jessica (Samuel) of Toronto and Jeff (Kassandra) of Montreal, Quebec. She is survived by seven great grandchildren and younger sister Joyce Diggens of Calgary. She is pre-deceased by sisters Eileen Cran and Dorothy (Dode) Campbell of Calgary.
Pat, as she was more commonly called, met husband Bob at a dance in Calgary following World War II where he was stationed as part of Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry. They were married in 1947 and lived in Estevan and Regina, SK before returning to Calgary and eventually settling on an acreage outside Armstrong. They lived there until 2002 when they moved into the town of Armstrong.
Pat was an athletic girl playing basketball in school until suffering a bout of scarlet fever that left her bedridden for an extended period of time. Her earlier years saw her work in retail stores where she loved creating window displays. Throughout her life, Pat enjoyed gardening, especially growing roses. Playing cards with friends and bingo occupied much of her spare time in later years. Perhaps her greatest love was lazing on the front of an aluminum fishing boat with Bob with a line in the water at one of the many fishing lakes around Armstrong.
She was active in the Armstrong Legion Ladies Auxiliary for years as well.
A celebration of her life will take place in Armstrong at a later date not yet determined. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Armstrong Legion. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866