Marie Patricia Black (nee Doucet)
March 17, 1943 – October 14, 2014
Pat Black passed away October 14 after a lengthy battle with dementia. She was a long-time resident and businesswoman of Comox.
Pat was born in Quebec City and lived and worked in many of Canada’s provinces. She was an active community volunteer supporting Girl Guides of Canada, United Way and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Pat was actively involved in Glacier Greens Golf Course, Comox Valley Curling Club, and the CFB Comox Officer’s Wives’ Club. She will always be remembered for her warm smile and infectious laughter.
Left to mourn are her husband of 49 years Doug Black, daughter Deborah (Knechtel) and husband Mike. Son Leslie and wife Erica. Grandchildren Ryan, Jamie and Paige Knechtel and Colby and Evan Black. Sisters Carol-Ann Syme (Alistair) and Gerrine Hughes (Ron). Brothers George (Ginny) and Gerry (Phraz) Doucet. Sister-in-law Ann Doucet. Numerous nieces and nephews across Canada.
The family wishes to thank the staff and long-term care-workers from Comox Valley Seniors Village. Your compassion and understanding was valued and appreciated by the family. As well we thank Dr. Barb Faleau, Dr. Foti & his team at UBC, OMNICARE staff and the long term care-workers from VIHA who supported Pat.
A family memorial service will be held in Shediac New Brunswick at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.