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Patricia Marie McGiffin

October 21, 1950 - September 21, 2019


Patricia McGiffin passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 68 in Chilliwack, BC on September 21st, 2019.  Predeceased by her father Orval George, sister Linda, her sister-in-law and best friend Joanne, and her step-father Samuel Brickman. She is survived by her mother Clara Marie, and her two children, Jeff (Jennifer), Tammy (Bruce), three grandchildren, Nathan, Madison and Nicola, two brothers Ralph (Joy), Doug (Nicki), and sister Heather (Greg), and many other family members.

Patricia was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Vancouver with her children in 1977. She was able to pursue her education in Vancouver, receiving her Diploma of Associate in Criminology, completing her B.A. at Simon Fraser University, and her Diploma of Psychiatric Nursing at Douglas College.

Patricia was a Psychiatric Nurse with YDC in Burnaby, Forensic Hospital in Coquitlam, and finally Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

She gained many friendships in her years working at various hospitals and institutions. She has always been highly regarded by many.

She was extremely proud of being Metis, and loved learning about her aboriginal heritage.

All throughout her life, Patricia influenced other people’s lives with her caring and giving demeanor, putting others before herself. She could never find fault in anyone and always saw their good side. She was extremely proud of her children and grand-children. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at her oasis at Lake Errock.  She enjoyed gardening, good food, and art. 


Viewing will take place at 7pm on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 32550 7th Avenue, Mission, B.C.  Funeral Service will take place at 2:30pm on Saturday, September 28th, 2019, also at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Patricia’s ashes will be committed to St. Laurent, Manitoba, at a later date.


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From: Tammy Burmeister
Relation: She is my mom

Mom, I don’t know how to go through life without you. I miss you so much. I am glad that you aren’t suffering anymore. I love you so much 💝😢

From: Betty Riches
Relation: She’s the Daughter of my late husband

I’m So sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandmother … she will live in your hearts for always … Huge hugs and lots of love to Tammy Madison♥️♥️.
Love, Betty and Dave Riches XOXOXO

From: Lisa McMurray
Relation: Work partner, friend, fellow cancer sufferer.

Take comfort in the knowledge that a special angel now watches over you.
She will be sorely missed.

From: Imtiaz Joorawon
Relation: Work colleague.

Pat, we met 14 years ago, been best friend at first sight, and has been working together since. Now that you are not here, I will miss you forever and ever. 💔😢

From: Kate Delacherois
Relation: Nurses together

We were nursing buddies. She had the gift of being a great listener and could put a different, often positive perspective on a situation for you. She was quick to laugh and I never saw her lose her cool.
I will miss her wisdom and humour !

From: tammy burmeister
Relation: i am her daughter

Its been almost 3 weeks since you passed and I miss you so much. I miss not being able to call you. I think about calling your a dozen times a day. Sometimes I phone and hope you answer. Everything is different now. Like Madison used to say.. “we love you and like like you”

From: Karl Pfeifer
Relation: Coworker and friend in Winnipeg

I am sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She and I hooked up when we were working the graveyard shift as Postal Clerks at the Main Post Office in Winnipeg and had some good times together. I also babysat Jeff and Tammy a couple of times back then. We managed to reconnect and update by phone when I visited Vancouver, but eventually fell out of touch. She was a great gal who I’m sure will be fondly remembered and missed by many. My condolences to them all.

Service Schedule

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
September 28, 2019
Beginning at 2:30pm

St. Joseph's Parish
32550 - 7th Avenue
Mission, BC Canada

32550 - 7th Avenue
Mission, BC Canada

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