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We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Patricia on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. Graduating from Guelph University with a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, Patricia dedicated her career to research, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. She was an innovative executive with over 25 years of managerial experience in academia, public health and the biotechnology industry. Patricia was highly regarded by her colleagues, inspiring excellence and commitment to science, development and discovery and research. She will be greatly missed by her sister Paula (Vern) Gates, and by her many friends and colleagues. If desired, donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Cremation followed by inurnment at Warkworth Cemetery, Ontario.

Arrangements entrusted to Classic Cremation & Funeral Services.

Condolence Messages

  1. Mike Bodnar

    11 February 2016 3 years ago

    I was saddened to find out today of Patricia’s passing. We met when she moved to Montreal, and became good friends that shared some great times. I’ll remember her as a caring, affectionate, and articulate woman, and one with a great love for animals. I hadn’t realized she was ill, even though we communicated frequently after she returned to Vancouver. My condolences to all her family, she will be missed.

  2. Colleen Pennington

    15 December 2015 3 years ago

    We saw the recent obit in the Vancouver paper. Patricia was with our book club for many years. She was full of life, stories and joie de vivre. I am sad to hear of her passing.

  3. Dianne McNicold

    19 September 2015 3 years ago

    So saddened to hear of Pat’s passing, especially at such a young age with so much to offer. My prayers for strength and understanding for you, Paula, and the rest of your family. Love, Dianne McNicol (John’s ex-wife and Pat’s ex-sister-in-law).

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