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December 5, 1947 - November 2, 2020
December 5, 1947 - November 2, 2020

Pat passed away peacefully on Nov 2, 2020, at the age of 72 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She was diagnosed in 2010 and became a resident of Swan Valley Lodge in 2015.
Pat was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy and Adrian Kromhout. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frank, of Lister; their son Michael (Heather) of California; their son Paul (Kate, children Addison and Isla) of Mill Bay, B.C.; her brother Bernie of Williams Lake, B.C.; her sister, Connie (Jerry) Giovannone of Florida.
Pat was born in Creston on Dec 5, 1947. She attended PCSS and on Jun 25, 1966, married her high school sweetheart, Frank Meyer. They made Trail, B.C. their first home where Frank was employed at Cominco and she at Eaton's Department Store. Their first son, Michael, was born in 1972. In 1973 they bought the original Meyer family farm in Lister (purchased by Frank's grandparents in 1930). They razed the original house and built a new house for their growing family. Their second son, Paul, was born in 1978.
Pat loved gardening - her vegetable garden brimmed with produce and what wasn't preserved was generously shared with others. Her pristine flowerbeds were filled with colourful blossoms and edged with rocks found on their many, many camping trips. Their favourite camping spot was affectionately nicknamed 'Larch Lane'. There were few lakes or mountain peaks Pat didn't hike into in the area.
Frank and Pat also travelled extensively: Yellowstone, Yosemite, Alaska, Hollywood, Florida, Death Valley, Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk, Santa Barbara, and Vancouver Island. Pat dipped her toes in the Arctic Ocean. A trip to Hawaii was a highlight as Frank convinced her to board a helicopter (Come on - it'll be fun!). Pat was rewarded with a spectacular view of Hawaii that few have experienced. Frank was right.
Pat was a kind and caring wife and mother. Her family was her pride and joy. She dedicated her life to her family and to her faith, setting an example in her quiet, loving way.
Pat truly made their house a home.
Pat always saw the best in people and the good in life, even when it wasn't. She hoped her illness would bring others closer to the Lord. She will be forever cherished by her family, extended family, friends, and neighbours.
Pat - Rest in Peace. We love you and miss you terribly.