Patricia Delcy Stewart
Patricia Delcy Stewart passed away peacefully November 23, 2011 at her home. Born January 8, 1936 in Vernon B.C., Patricia is predeceased by her husband Michael Stewart and survived by daughters Laura Gilday and Maia (Jonathan) Brown of White Rock and her grandchildren Haley and Leo. She is also survived by her brother Bob (Dora) Davison of Vernon B.C., and many relatives and friends. Patricia grew up on the shores of Woods Lake in Oyama with her mother Phyllis Davison and brother Bob. While growing up, Pat enjoyed performing in plays and writing poems. After attending Normal School in Victoria, Pat began teaching in Surrey in 1954, which was the beginning of a 38-year career. In 1966 she and her family moved to Prince George and she became a life long resident. Young children in Mrs. Stewart’s class learned to read and perform plays she wrote, many of whom never forgot the love she brought to her classroom. Everyone close to Pat knew of her love of all animals especially dogs. Pat shall always be remembered as a kind friend, and teacher but she will always be held close to our hearts as a loving and supportive mother who enjoyed entertaining family and friends with memorable dinners. Pat inspired all with her grace and courage while living with Parkinson’s.
A special thank you to Pat’s close friends Corky Moffat, Marlene Aksenchuk, and Celia Lindsay without whom life would not have been as interesting or cheerful. Thank you to Dr. Drummond and the staff at the GAT unit and the Prince George Parkinson’s Support group for their ongoing concern and care throughout the years.