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ANSELL, Patricia (Patsy) Bernadette Cecilia

ANSELL, Patricia (Patsy) Bernadette Cecilia

Heaven has gained another angel. Patricia (Patsy) Bernadette Cecilia Ansell was born March 5, 1939 in Walton, Liverpool and passed away on December 5, 2018.

Patsy met her dear husband Ken in 2003 at a medieval 16th Century birthday party in Wales at Rotham Castle, they later married in 2006. A beloved mother to Debbie Field (Jay Bella), Tony (Eva Hanlon) and Lorraine (Duncan Renyard). She was an Extraordinary Nana to John, Courtney, Marley, Devon, Chad and Melanie. Also mourning her passing are her Siblings in the UK, Billy (Jan)and Marie, Tony, Maureen many nieces and nephews whom in spite of the distance between them remained close to her and loved her dearly. She was predeceased by her loving parents Edith and Charles Bastow and her brothers and sisters Philip, Jack, Kay and Nora. To know Patsy was to love her and so she also leaves hundreds of devoted friends who miss her and will carry her memory with them forever.

Patsy was one in a million. People loved to be in her company as she always saw the positive side of things and the good in everyone she met. Patsy had a brilliant sense of humor and loved English Comedy. She believed in the zodiac so her first question was “When is your birthday?” She was the hardest working person we knew, a survivor who was tough yet kind through and through. She was smart and determined. She was highly principled, and loyal. She was a true Mama Bear who loved her family fiercely.

Patsy ran several successful restaurants and catered weddings and banquets that were talked about for years to come. The Ye Ole Fish and Chippie in Peachland was one of Patsy’s proudest accomplishments, Patsy was an amazing chef and her culinary talents were legendary. She delivered homemade soup to the sick and baking to bring comfort to elderly. She collected fine china and exotic dolls each piece had a story to tell, Victorian era and architecture, Brazilian embroidery, gardening, staying current with world events, reading and the Casino. She was known for her unique style and blond curls. She would lend a hand to anyone who needed help without judgment.

Patsy moved to Canada from England in 1967, flipped a coin and ended up in Schefferville Quebec, she lived in many different communities but Peachland was her home. She loved Peachland and Peachland loved her!

Patsy’s family would like to thank the BC Cancer Agency team, the many doctors and nurses who cared for Patsy, IHA Palliative Care team, Central Okanagan Hospice Association, Dr Hoekstra and the staff at Beach Avenue Medical Clinic, The Pharmacists and Staff at Peachland Pharmacy, Peachland First Responder, Red Cross, We Care Support, our many friends and family for all of your love and support.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Condolence Messages
  • Jan 26, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful caring person and will be missed.
    Patti Howell
  • Jan 24, 2019
    Dear Ken, Debbie, Lolly, Tony and families,
    We are so saddened by the loss of our lovely Aunty Pat. She was such a beautiful, funny lady. The memory of her in her spotted red hotpants and her pulling my dad onto the floor in excitement when we picked her up from the airport still makes me smile. She will be sadly missed. We are thinking of you. Sending lots of love to you all.
    Donna, Rich, Jon, Becky and Mike xxxxxxx
  • Jan 21, 2019
    I met dear "Aunt Pat" 47 years ago when I met Debbie in Grade 5. Aunt Pat always made me feel so cared for and welcome in her home and was always genuinely interested in what was happening in my life and with my family. I know these special bonds are rare and I feel so blessed to have had this special lady in my life for all these years. Best thoughts and much love to the family, Love Kathy and family.
  • Jan 17, 2019
    Debbie, Tony, Lollie and family, very sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
  • Jan 17, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. What an amazing person your Mom was and what about that smile and laugh! What wonderful memories I have from growing up in Peachland with your family, we had a great neighbourhood (special times :)
    She will be missed - thinking of you all,
    Marla xoxo
  • Jan 16, 2019
    So sad to lose my childhood partner in crime. I, and Jan, will miss the laughter and the jokes we had together. The loss of Patsy will leave a huge hole in our hearts but her memory will be there. A funny, generous, unique lady. We loved our trips to Canada, and catching up in the UK.
    Our condolences to Ken, Debbie, Tony, Lolly and families.
    Our hearts go out to you,
    Brother Billy and Jan
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Walk on, walk on
    With hope in your heart
    And you'll never walk alone
    You'll never walk alone.
    Les and Monique Campbell
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Auntie Pat to all of us and special in every way! Always a smile and a hug even when we didn't see each other for years. She will forever be engraved in our hearts and we are blessed to have had her in our lives.May she be smiling down and missed until we meet again! Love Elaine,Jim and family xo
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Debbie, Tony and Eva, Lolly,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    A very, very special lady who left her mark on our family's lives. We enjoyed every minute of the time we were blessed to spend with her. Our hearts go out to Pat's family in their loss.
    Glyn Morgan and family