After a fantastic summer of feet in the sand, face in the sun, lunches on the deck with family and friends, Patricia Kavanaugh passed surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, September 10th at Pine Meadow Nursing Home in her 94th year. Voracious reader, 5:00 am coffee drinker, fiercely independent, world traveller, modern woman. At the same time, Pat was an old-fashioned style nurse, putting the needs of patients, family and friends above her own. Always with a Coke in hand, her unfiltered approach to life was legendary and her curiosity earned her the nickname, ‘miss-a-trick’. Pat believed in staying with the times with her thirst for knowledge never waning. She was the glue of the family, supporting and mentoring her 6 children through their vastly different life journeys, leaving a legacy of love and respect for one another.
Treasured only child of Clyndon and Eva Larsh and caring wife of the late James Joseph Kavanaugh. Pat unconditionally loved her children, Sandy Whittall (Chris) of Ilderton, the late James Kavanaugh, Wendy Platt of Angus, Becky Kavanaugh of Cloyne, Gwen McCrory (Vern) of Ottawa and Shawna Callan (Tom) of Strathroy. Much loved grandmother of James (Samantha), Chantal (Dave), Edward (Laura), Angela (Ryan), Melissa (PJ), Trevor (Stefani), Ryan (Kassie), Nathan (Dianne), Sean (Julie), Erin (Tyler), Bradley, Reid (Miranda), Graeme, Mitchell, Sarah (Aaron) and Kirk (Cassie). Many stories to be remembered and told to her many great grandchildren Molly, Serena, Christopher, Nicholas and Frankie; Brendan and Jordan; Jane and Rose; Liam; Liam and Kieran; Katie, Leah, Ellie and Anthony; Jacqueline and George. Remembered lovingly by many friends.
Cremation has taken place with Milestone Funeral Center. Family and friends will be received at St. Kilian Catholic Church, Ardoch on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 1-2pm. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at 2:00pm. (Covid-19 safe protocols with social distancing and face covering in effect). Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Kilian Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the Pine Meadow Nursing Home. The family would like to thank the caring staff and residents at Pine Meadow Nursing Home who made Mom’s final years meaningful and enjoyable.
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Pine Meadow Nursing Home
124 Lloyd St., Northbrook ON K0H 2G0