Amundsen, Patricia Ellen
Patricia passed away peacefully on December 12, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Patricia is survived by her children Linda (Ted) Pepperdine of Summerland BC, Larry (Beverly) Amundsen of Vancouver BC, Patrick Amundsen of Summerland BC, Beth Amundsen of Calgary AB, Gail (Murray Church) Amundsen of Tsawwassen BC; grandchildren Michael, Jeffrey, Scott, Christy, Clea, Briac, Roger, Jordan, Dawson and Hailey; sister Jan Robinson of Calgary AB, sister-in-law Wilda Burbidge of Hedley BC. Sadly, predeceased by parents Septimus and Jean Burbidge, husband Arthur Wayne Amundsen and brother Donald Burbidge.
Patricia was born in Winnipeg MB in 1926, the oldest of three children. She spent her childhood in Point du Bois and moved in 1943 to Winnipeg to finish high school and continued on to receive a BA at the United College. She then went on to the University of Alberta where she got her certificate to become a teacher. Her summer job at Lake Louise led her to meet the love of her life, Arthur Wayne Amundsen with whom she remained happily married for 61 years.
Wayne and Pat moved to Summerland from Calgary in 1980. Patricia was loved by her family, friends, community, and throughout the world. She had a wonderful life and was an inspiration to all. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00 at Summerland United Church, 13204 Henry Ave. Interment to follow in Canyon View Cemetery, Summerland. Memorial tributes in Patricia’s honour may be made to the Summerland United Church.
Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com (250) 494-7752