Patricia Ann Garcelon
Garcelon, Patricia Ann (Pomeroy) following two years of living life to the fullest despite cancer, it is with great sadness that the family of Pat Garcelon announces her death at the Charlotte County Hospital on November 21, 2013.
The daughter of the late Walter and Audrey (Lister) Pomeroy, she was born in St Stephen on April 29, 1939.
Predeceased by her beloved husband of over 50 years; James William Garcelon (Bill) and survived by children Leanne (Mario) Della-Savia of Mississuaga ON; Lisa (Alan) Blair of Dartmouth, NS; James (Julie) Garcelon of Toronto ON; grandchildren Melissa and Caitlin Blair, Joshua and Samantha Della -Savia, Jorja, Ava and Audrey Garcelon; Sisters Sandra (John) Hawrylak of Dartmouth NS, Joanne (Arnold) MacPherson of Yoho, NB; Bernette Burnley of Fredericton NB; sister-in-law Joanne Reichelt of St Stephen NB and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graduate of St Stephen High School, she went on to study nursing at the Victoria Public Hospital in Fredericton NB. She returned to St Stephen to work at the Charlotte County Hospital in Obstetrics. Following the birth of her children she dedicated her time to them and their many and varied activities. Having an entrepreneurial spirit she opened the Stationary Stop which she successfully ran for 20 years. During this time, Pat was the first female president of the New Brunswick Office Products Association. She was a big believer of donating her time and giving back to her community. Over the years she has been a supporter or involved with the Girl Guides of Canada, UCW Fidelis Unit, Breast Friends Support Group, Reach to Recovery, Relay for Life, Kirk McColl United Church, Charlotte County Cancer Society, Charlotte County Hospital Foundation, Ganong Nature Park and the Garcelon Civic Centre to name a few. Family was very important to Pat, especially her sisters, she felt that chance made them sisters and hearts made them friends. Her greatest talent was her ability to make everyone she met feel important, heard and appreciated.
Throughout her life she developed wonderful friendships in St Stephen, Fredericton, St Andrews, Jupiter Florida, and points in between. She took every opportunity to gather friends together for something as simple as a cup of tea, or as involved as a reunion. Her love of travel was not only about the beautiful locations but also about the people that she met.
Funeral Service will be held at the Kirk McColl United Church, King Street, St Stephen at 11am on Friday November 29, 2013.
Visiting hours will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd, 23 Main Street, St Stephen NB on Thursday November 28, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.
Interment at St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, NB
For those who wish, donations may be made in memory of Pat to Charlotte County Cancer Society, Ganong Nature Park or the Garcelon Civic Centre.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, N.B. in care of funeral arrangements.