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POCOCK: Patricia “Pat” of Lucan

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On September 21, 2020 @ 12:46 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 94 Comments

POCOCK: Patricia “Pat” of Lucan

At LHSC – University Hospital, London on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of Rev. Bruce Pocock for 54 glorious years. Much loved mom of Lawrence Pocock of Innisfil, and Dave Pocock and Amanda Gillard of Lucan. Adored grandma of Taylor, Keira, Meaghan, Jacob, and Lucas. Dear sister and sister-in-law of George and Bonnie Rogers of England. Pat will be fondly remembered by the entire Pocock family, her work colleagues, and many friends.

She lived her life by the motto: “Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”. This was evident in everything that Pat did. Her career in Perioperative Nursing was one that always focused on the patient as a person and not as a number. Her many involvements in the community of Lucan and the church families of both Holy Trinity and East London Anglican Ministries will be remembered by her warm smile and voice of common sense. There will be an irreplaceable void in the lives of all who knew her.

Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, LUCAN on Thursday evening from 5-7 PM and at Church of the Ascension, 2060 Dundas Street, LONDON, on Saturday morning from 10AM-12PM. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP for either visitation. Please click “Register Now” below to register. A private funeral service will follow on Saturday, September 26th at 1PM with Rev. Canon June Hough officiating. Though the service is private, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your own home. Stream the service live by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh. Cremation has taken place.

If desired donations to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation or Church of the Ascension Health and Wellness Fund would be appreciated by the family. 


Condolences for the family of “POCOCK: Patricia “Pat” of Lucan”

Condolence from Judy Hutchinson on September 21st, 2020 1:37 PM

Dear Pat,
May you Rest In Peace. Your good work here on earth is finished.
I pass on my condolences to Bruce and the family who will have aching hearts as they grieve the loss of their wonderful, loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Pat touched many people’s lives during her lengthy career. She loved Nursing and Nurses.
It was my privilege to work with Pat at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in the Operating Room. She was truly a professional and caring Leader. I will miss her presence at our Retired Operating Room Nurses Lunches.
With Love Judy Hutchinson

Condolence from Jenn Stephens on September 21st, 2020 2:58 PM

Our condolences Bruce, Dave, Larry, and family. Such a loss of a beautiful soul. Pat was a kind and wonderful lady. Her thoughtfulness and delicious Christmas cake are among many treasured memories. Our thoughts are with you.
Jenn, Ken. Aaron and Abbey

Condolence from Judy Gillard on September 21st, 2020 3:29 PM

My deepest sympathies to Pat’s family. She was always very kind to me over the years and it has been my pleasure to know her and join her in family celebrations which she was always a very big part of…
She will be greatly missed.
My sincere condolences to her loving husband Bruce, my son in law Dave, my daughter Amanda, and grand children Jacob, Lucas, Keira, and Meaghan.
My heart goes out to you all.
All my Love
Judy Gillard (Mom/Gramma)

Condolence from Anne Pincombe on September 21st, 2020 3:46 PM

Dear Bruce and Pocock Family,

So sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. I knew Pat for many years as a colleague at SJHC . Her dedication to her profession and Family was obvious in all she achieved .
Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Amanda Damen on September 21st, 2020 4:13 PM

My thoughts are with you Bruce, Dave, Larry and families during this sad time. She will be greatly missed.

Amanda (Hotson), Paul, Joshua and Paige

Condolence from Teresa & Jeff Young on September 21st, 2020 4:15 PM

Bruce and family: our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Marlene Marshall on September 21st, 2020 5:33 PM

Dear Bruce and family, so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Wilma Van Bussel on September 21st, 2020 5:51 PM

Dear Bruce, Dave, Larry and families,
My sincere condolences. Pat was such a wonderful lady. I always remember how she consoled us when our daughter passed away and again when I lost Gerry. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Wilma Van Bussel

Condolence from Lesia Durham on September 21st, 2020 5:57 PM

Dearest Reverend Bruce, Larry, David and families. I was Patricia’s Admin for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was the best leader anyone could ever have. I will miss her immensely.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest Easy in Eternal Peace Patricia.

Condolence from MARIETTA SHIPLEY on September 21st, 2020 6:07 PM

Dear Bruce and family,
So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing.
Pat was very special to my family, and myself.
Pat was the reason St.Jos OR functioned.
She kept all of us moving forward.
We rode together everyday and enjoyed our days together before the business started.
We shared prayers and family memories. Pat was always a precious soul.

Condolence from Peter Davison on September 21st, 2020 6:12 PM

Dear Bruce and family,
I was shocked to read your news. My last memory of Pat and you, Bruce, was a surprise meeting at Gray Monk winery in the Okanagan, and one more brief encounter at the closing service at Cronyn.
She was indeed a bright light for so many, and you will miss her deeply. Love to you all, and let me know if I can help in any way.

Condolence from Mary-Joan Vallis on September 21st, 2020 6:37 PM

Bruce, I was so sorry to learn of Pat’s death. My deepest sympathy to you and the family.

Condolence from Rita Hogan on September 21st, 2020 6:41 PM

Sincere condolences to Bruce and all the family. I have known Pat for many years in the OR at St Joe’s where she was a great nurse, leader, mentor and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
RIP Pat.

Condolence from Don and Eileen Gordon on September 21st, 2020 6:51 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss, our sincere condolences to Bruce and all the family.

Condolence from Gary and Linda Hayter on September 21st, 2020 7:02 PM

Bruce and family. Gary and I are so sorry to hear of Pats passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Carla Revington on September 21st, 2020 7:16 PM

Dear Bruce and family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of Pat, your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Pat was a kind and thoughtful lady and I feel privileged to have known her through the Heritage group. May God grant her eternal rest and you, her family, consolation during this time of mourning.

Condolence from Joan and Dave Goddard on September 21st, 2020 7:20 PM

Bruce, David, Lawrence and families
We are so very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Pat was a kind, caring, special lady. She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.

Condolence from Murray and Edith on September 21st, 2020 7:31 PM

Bruce and Family
We are so very sorry to read of Pat’s passing. May your many beautiful memories help you through these difficult times. Holding you in our heart.

Condolence from Kathy Forster on September 21st, 2020 7:34 PM

Pat was one of the best people I have ever known. She will be missed by so many. May God be with all who mourn. May she rest in peace and rise in Glory 🙏❤️

Condolence from Steve and Amy Cook on September 21st, 2020 8:30 PM

Thinking of you all during this most difficult time –
Steve, Amy, Maddie and Grace

Condolence from Joan Greenlee on September 21st, 2020 8:47 PM

Our deepest sympathy to you Bruce and family – Pat was a lovely women. The Greenlee Family and Gardner McDonald

Condolence from Donald F Irvine on September 21st, 2020 10:08 PM

Since her youthful years in Windsor, Ontario, Patricia has exhibited a compassion and openness of heart that has brought affirmation and hope to many of us. Her presence to so many of us not only addressed heartfelt needs but conveyed a deeply meaningful care. Her engagement with our family is something that I shall never forget . Our heartfelt care goes out to Bruce in this time of hurt.

Condolence from Alex and Donna Westman on September 22nd, 2020 12:44 AM

To Bruce and the Pocock family our thoughts are with you in this sad time . Pat was a wonderful lady.

Condolence from Brenda Moon on September 22nd, 2020 1:01 AM

Dear Bruce, and family,
So very sorry to hear the news of Pat’s passing.
Her warm smile and genuine care and compassion will be missed by many.
Brenda and Gord Moon

Condolence from Kathi Christiansen on September 22nd, 2020 6:28 AM

To all of Pats family,
I was saddened to hear of Pats passing. I had the pleasure of working with Pat as my leader at SJHC in the OR for many years. Pat was an excellent leader and an advocate for not only her patient but for Nurses in general. She was instrumental in giving me opportunities to present Peri -operative issues at National Conferences. She had an open door policy in which I felt safe to discuss any issue . She was a great listener and would make changes based on Frontline workers ideas. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
In sincere condolence
Kathi Christiansen

Condolence from Jan Fitchett on September 22nd, 2020 7:09 AM

My deepest Sympathy to the Pocock family. There will be hundreds of Nurses from St. Joseph’s that will be heart broken, more Nurses than you will ever know and O.R. Nurses from all across the country will be grieving with you.
Take Care of each other!
Jan Fitchett

Condolence from Gord and Joanne Hardy on September 22nd, 2020 7:40 AM

Bruce, Lawrence, David and families:
Sincere sympathy for your loss. Pat was a pillar in the community and will be surely missed. One more angel in heaven! May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Dave and Bonnie Hotson on September 22nd, 2020 7:51 AM

Bruce, Dave, Larry and families,
Pat was a caring kind special lady, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Keep the memories close to your hearts.

Condolence from Jack & Joanne Mawdsley on September 22nd, 2020 8:13 AM

Dear Bruce
We are so sorry to learn of Pat’s death. We enjoyed time spent with you both when you were our interim Rector at St.Peter’s Dorchester. We keep you in our prayers.

Condolence from Linda & Dave Smith on September 22nd, 2020 8:14 AM

Bruce and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pat was such a beautiful person, she will be missed by so many..

Linda and Dave Smith

Condolence from Mayette on September 22nd, 2020 8:33 AM

Pat was always behind her nurses no matter what. She was there to help in any way she can. I will miss her smiling face. Rest in peace

Condolence from Rick Heywood on September 22nd, 2020 9:06 AM

Dear Bruce, Larry, Dave and families,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning. She was a very kind lady that we will all miss at the arena’s, cheering on her grandchildren.

Rick and Renee

Condolence from Liz Hodgins & Alan Gates on September 22nd, 2020 9:36 AM

Bruce, Lawrence, David & Families,

I was very sad to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a kind, special, loving Lady. My Mother, Marion, spoke very highly of Pat. Mom shared stories with me on her time at St. Joes OR with Pat. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers & thoughts are will you all during this sad and difficult time. My God bless. 🙏

Condolence from Cliff Nordal on September 22nd, 2020 9:43 AM

Patty and I send our deepest condolences to Bruce and all members of Pat’s family. I knew her very well as her office was only a few steps from mine at St Joseph’s. Her advice and support over the years was always consequential and greatly appreciated. She was a model of professional integrity, excellence, compassion, and in the practice of patient centred care, Pat was a superb inpirational leader, not just for her team but all of St. Joseph’s and beyond. She positively impacted everyone she came in contact with including myself.
Our thought and prayers are with you.
Cliff Nordal

Condolence from Barb Simmonds on September 22nd, 2020 10:48 AM

Sincere sympathy to all of your family. I as well worked with Pat as a leader who helped guide many of us in our nursing careers at St.Joe’s in London.She always had a smile on her face and was a great listener. No doubt she will get a special place in heaven.

Condolence from Alan and Lois Hodgins on September 22nd, 2020 11:32 AM

Our sincere condolences Bruce Lawrence and David on the passing of Pat. She was a kind, caring and compassionate person to everyone . Cherish the memories of your dear wife and mother . You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Jeanett wood on September 22nd, 2020 11:34 AM

Dear Bruce and family
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Pat.She was a soft spoken, gentle soul…always a LADY ,who kept up with the times,protected her nurses and always had time to listen. I worked with Pat for many years at St Joe’s, she truly loved her job,so much so that Bruce had a very difficult task trying to get her to retire,not sure she ever really did.
Always looked forward to her Christmas visit,bringing her amazing fruit cake.
RIP Pat ,you have earned your wings and will be truly missed.
Hugs George and Jeanett Wood.

Condolence from Mary Cahalan on September 22nd, 2020 11:51 AM

Dear Bruce and Family,
I offer you my sincere condolences at this very sad time as you mourn the death of your dear Pat.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
In sympathy,
Mary Cahalan

Condolence from Glenn & Sue Rollings on September 22nd, 2020 12:08 PM

Dear Bruce and Family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your lovely Pat. Such a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by all. Glenn & Sue Rollings

Condolence from Marian Ruth Phelps on September 22nd, 2020 1:51 PM

Hello Bruce,

I was so sorry to read about Pat in today’s paper. You are blessed to have had so much time together.
Remembering in your loss.


Condolence from Nancy Vandergulik on September 22nd, 2020 2:49 PM

Reverend Bruce and Family
So sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time💜

Condolence from Judith Darling on September 22nd, 2020 2:57 PM

Dear Bruce, Larry, and David and grandchildren.
My prayers are with you at this time.
I also knew Pat all the years ago I volunteered at SJHC. Her smile and patience were
one of her fine qualities . Pat was one of a kind and she will be greatly missed.
Judy and Bill darling

Condolence from Jerry Allen (Beckite and former Oak St. resident) on September 22nd, 2020 3:28 PM

My condolences to you, your sister, and your family.

Condolence from Norma Spearing on September 22nd, 2020 3:53 PM

Pat was a gracious, caring lady who went above the call of duty. She was always kind and gentle to those she came in contact with and it has been my great pleasure to know her.
She was a true professional exuding integrity and compassion in all that she did.
Pat will be greatly missed.
My sincere condolences to Bruce and the family.

Norma Spearing

Condolence from Elise Chambers on September 22nd, 2020 6:09 PM

Dear Bruce and family: I am so sorry to hear about Pat. She had so many gifts that she lovingly shared with all. She will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Love and hugs, Elise

Condolence from Joyce Sovereign on September 22nd, 2020 6:11 PM

Dear Bruce, Lawrence, David and families
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Pat’s death.
She always had a nice smile and greeting whenever you met her. May God comfort each one of you during these sad days. Remembering all our great times with her when you were our Rev Bruce at Holy Trinity.💙I’m sure she was a loving,caring Wife, Mother and Grandmother.
Sending my sincere sympathy to you all.🙏🏻

Condolence from Kay Shelley on September 22nd, 2020 8:29 PM

So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing . Pat was my Clasmate in the Grace Hospital School of Nursring Windsor. The class of 1960. I always enjoyed seeing Pat at the Grace Alumnae Dinner every June and every five years our Class had a Reunion were we all caught up with the news of each classmate. Pat was a special person and she will be missed
Bruce and Family we are thinking about you at this time and send our prayers and thoughts
Kay (Topliffe) and George Shelley

Condolence from Brenda Hale on September 22nd, 2020 8:54 PM

Bruce and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a kind soul, who always showed compassion to her patients and staff. I know how important her family was to her, and I know she will be missed.
Sincerely, Brenda Hale

Condolence from Ferlin and Julie Sovereign on September 22nd, 2020 11:35 PM

We were shocked to hear of her passing, so sorry for your loss, Rev Bruce , Lawrence ,Dave and the rest of her family.
Our deepest sympathy during this tough time .

Condolence from Pat and Cora Ryan on September 23rd, 2020 8:15 AM

Rev. Bruce and family, sincere condolences you are in our thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Isabelle and John Biehn on September 23rd, 2020 9:20 AM

Dear Bruce and Family:

Our condolences to you at Pat’s loss to the community. She was the
public face of St. Joseph’s for many years. A very kind person, always
with a smile. her absence will be deeply felt.

Condolence from Beth Radcliffe on September 23rd, 2020 9:42 AM

Bruce, Lawrence, David and families.
Please accept our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Pat was one in a million and will be missed by many. We have many wonderful memories over the years as friends and neighbours. Cherish your memories.
Russ and Beth

Condolence from Leanne and Mike Thompson and family on September 23rd, 2020 1:09 PM

We were sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a remarkable woman who will be missed by all. Know we are thinking of you all during this time.

Condolence from Sandra Coulson on September 23rd, 2020 4:52 PM

I will miss Pat, her gentleness, and her knowledge. As recently as March I was asking her advice on how to navigate the health-care system during the COVID-19 lockdown. As always, her advice was spot-on, and her concern for others shone through.

Condolence from Linda Thompson on September 23rd, 2020 5:26 PM

Very sad to hear of Pat’s passing , she was very special lady . I will never forget her caring , kindness & compassion she showed to my family on so many occasions , even her smile made things better. My deepest condolences to Bruce and the entire family, you are in my thoughts & prayers.
God Bless, Linda

Condolence from Mike & Kathy Rosser on September 23rd, 2020 5:30 PM

Dear Bruce, Lawerence & David:

Please except my sincere condolences in Pat’s passing. I had the privilege of working with Pat for many years and have so many wonderful memories of her caring, respectful and beautiful personality. She was such a role model for everyone she met and worked with. Pat will be missed by so many!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike & Kathy Rosser

Condolence from Nancy Clarke on September 23rd, 2020 8:29 PM

The news of Pats passing was so very sad.
Pat was a very classy, beautiful and friendly lady…. I will miss her 💜
My condolences to Father Bruce and their entire family. 🙏❤️

Condolence from Kathleen Irwin on September 23rd, 2020 9:48 PM

My heart aches with you Bruce, Lawrence and David, and all of the extended Pocock family.
From the 50+ Church Camp years, through your Windsor, London and Lucan homes, time with Pat was always a joy and over too soon. She was and forever will be blessing in my life.
May you be uplifted by the memory of the wealth of goodness she was to each of you.
Peace and love.
Kathleen Chalmers (Irwin)

Condolence from Richard Stainthorpe on September 24th, 2020 8:41 AM

Dear Uncle Bruce, Larry and David:

We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Pat. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Although our family gatherings have lessened over the years we have many fond memories of Aunt Pat. Aunt Pat was a beautiful, caring and loving person and will be missed for sure.

Love the O’Brien and Stainthorpe Families.

Condolence from Faye Geoghegan on September 24th, 2020 9:49 AM

We will remember Pat fondly as an integral part of the Holy Trinity and St Joseph’s Health Care families. Pat had a very engaging presence with everyone who had the pleasure to know her. Our deepest condolences to her whole family.

Condolence from Janet (Brewer) Woods on September 24th, 2020 10:05 AM

Dear Bruce and family,

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Pat. She was my Girl Guide Captain at St. Aidan’s in Windsor in the 60’s. I remember when she started dating you as your Dad had taken over the ministry there. At your wedding, our group also formed an honour guard outside the church. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and will be remembered by me as having a huge impact on my life at such an early age.

Condolence from Carol Mae Childs on September 24th, 2020 1:13 PM

Bruce and family
Greg and I extend our deepest condolences to you. We are so sad to hear of Pats passing. Pat was such a kind generous soul. I know your family will miss her and her sweet smile.

Condolence from John M Thompson on September 24th, 2020 1:27 PM

Dear Bruce — it was my privilege to have known Pat at St. Joe’s and, after my retirement there, to discover that she was such an important part of the parish at Ascension. As so many others have said, she was so many good things — wise, compassionate, loving. My prayers are with you as you face the magnitude of your loss.

Condolence from Jasmin Rossiter on September 24th, 2020 1:58 PM

My condolences to Bruce and the family who are grieving for the loss of their wonderful wife, mother,and grandmother. Pat is a loving lady and I cherished her , sitting beside her in the pews most Sunday services. I won’t forgot her nice smiles and greetings to me and her hugs. I will miss Pat and will always remember her friendly talk, and to Rev. Bruce you have a wonderful years with your wife, don’t forget that you have lots of friends in our community and Anglican Ascencions church were here for you. RIP Pat.

Jasmin Rossiter

Condolence from Glenda Tapp on September 24th, 2020 2:26 PM

My sincere condolences to the family of Pat . She was a wonderful lady whom I had the pleasure of meeting through ORNAC . She was a true lady who demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to perioperative nursing in Canada and thus an advocate for excellence of care to our patients, children through to the elderly. She truly made a difference !!
May Pat rest in peace, feel blessed to have known Pat . My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat’s family and friends at this time .
God Bless

Condolence from William Graham on September 24th, 2020 4:50 PM

It is with great sadness we read of the passing of gentle Pat. May she Rest In Peace and rise in glory. We wish Gods richest blessing for Bruce and all the family.
Archdeacon William and Margaret Graham.

Condolence from Margaret Attwell and family on September 24th, 2020 4:57 PM

Bruce, Lawrence, Dave and family,
We as part of the church camp send our condolences. We have 50 years of wonderful cottage memories of Pat from our summers at the camp.
Grace and Peace, Love Margaret Attwell and family (David, Mary, Ruth and Michael) from “Hawthorne” cottage

Condolence from Lynn Bocchini (Smith) on September 24th, 2020 9:40 PM

To the entire Pocock family
Pat and I were in the class of ‘60 at Grace Hospial, Windsor , Ontario
She was always a calming factor for classmates that just needed someone to talk to.
Keep all your family memories close to your heart.
Lynn & Jerry Bocchini (Smith)

Condolence from Irene Stickland on September 24th, 2020 10:14 PM

Beautiful shared memories of 3 years in training for nursing those many years ago ( Class of 1960). May God’s love and presence bring comfort and healing to the hearts of her family.

Condolence from Darcy Harris on September 24th, 2020 11:35 PM

Pat was such a lovely, kind person who dedicated herself to helping others. I served with her on the board at St. Joe’s and always appreciated her deep compassion and concern for others. So very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Dr. Brian Taylor on September 25th, 2020 1:02 AM

Dear Bruce and Family,
So sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. I worked and laughed with her for many years at St Joe’s. She was the director of Perioperative Care and supported me during my years a s a rookie surgeon, and then was a treasured colleague and adviser when I became Chief of Surgery. Her dedication to her nurses and patients was legendary, and was matched by her love for St Joe’s and all it stood for. I will never forget her determination and kindness. Thank you, Pat….well done!!!!…..Brian

Condolence from Trent Ferris on September 25th, 2020 3:05 AM

I met Pat several times and she was nothing but an amazing lady to me. My sincere apologies go out to Larry, Dave and Bruce. I will never forget having baked spaghetti that Pat and bruce prepared. I know she is in a better place but im still sorry for your loss guys.

Condolence from Annette ANGOOD on September 25th, 2020 6:34 AM

Our heartfelt sympathy, Bruce to you and your family. Pat was a classmate at Grace Hospital. Class of ‘60. There was never a time that Pat was not engaged in what she could do for others. She gave of herself always. She will be missed by all .

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in you grief.
Al and Annette Angood

Condolence from Rick and Wilma Freeman on September 25th, 2020 8:19 AM

Please accept our condolences Bruce, Larry, Dave and family. Our thoughts are with you.
Rick and Wilma Freeman

Condolence from Carol Kirkwood on September 25th, 2020 8:31 AM

Dear Bruce and Family,
On behalf of the Canadian Operating Room Leader’s Network, please accept our deepest sympathy with Pat’s passing.
We all feel privileged to have known and worked with Pat. Without question, CORL will keep her memory alive.
Carol, Christine, and Deborah

Condolence from Jan Holmes on September 25th, 2020 12:22 PM

To the Pocock Family
My deep condolences to all of you as you come to terms with the loss of a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to so many. A truly respected Leader throughout the health care profession, especially in the perioperative domain. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers…Jan Homes

Condolence from Marion Binns on September 25th, 2020 3:26 PM

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss my dear friend and our chats at camp and cottage. Plan to participate by live stream.
God Bless u all at this sorrowful time.

Condolence from Janet Crooks on September 25th, 2020 3:36 PM

My deepest sympathy to Bruce, and family. Pat and l Graduated from Walkerville Collegiate in Windsor. We spent the next 3 years in Nurses training at Grace Hospital Windsor. Pat never changed, in all the time l knew her. She was such a friendly, calm, kind person. A perfect nurse.
My prayers are with you and your family Bruce.
Janet and Ken Crooks (McCracken). Class of 1960 GHW.

Condolence from Sister Jacqueline Janisse on September 25th, 2020 4:07 PM

Dear Bruce and family
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your dear soul mate, a loving mother and a much loved friend to me. As many of her St. Joe’s co-workers have expressed, her presence there was extremely impactful. She lived the mission, vision and values of St. Joseph’s Health Care….continuing the healing mission of Jesus to this day. Among the many who greeted her as she moved from this earthly life into the loving heart of God would have been Sr. Jane Marie. Rest in Peace Pat….your many good deeds have gone before you.

Prayerful thoughts and support
Sister Jacqueline Janisse

Condolence from Elisabeth Geertsma on September 25th, 2020 5:05 PM

Bruce there will now be a forever void in our space at Ascension but that holy space will remind us always of our Pat. Thinking of you and praying you find strength at this time.

Condolence from Philip Hassen on September 25th, 2020 8:32 PM

Dear Bruce and Family, We extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. We are very sad to hear of Pat’s passing and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

During my years as CEO at SJHC, I experienced Pat as exceptionally mission driven and deeply patient-focused. She was equally dedicated to her colleagues, community and to her family.

Both Jane and I will remember her as warm, kind, thoughtful, trustworthy and compassionate. Truly an extraordinary person and leader.

We are grateful to have been Pat’s colleague and friend. For certain, she is watching over all of us from heaven.

Condolence from Lisa (Hardy) Loft on September 25th, 2020 9:56 PM

Thinking of the Pocock family during this difficult time. I will remember her kindness and support with my Grandma Hardy at the Holy Trinity Lucan church choir. I remember singing soprano with her! She will not be forgotten.

Keep singing!

Condolence from Rev. Canon Linda and Bill Nixon on September 26th, 2020 10:35 AM

Condolences from Rev. Canon Linda Nixon, and her husband Bill, to the entire Pocock family. We had the pleasure of being with Bruce and Pat at the Church Camp near Barrie for a few summer weeks.

Condolence from Phil and Beverly Pentecost on September 26th, 2020 11:31 AM

Bruce we will all miss her dearly she will always be in my thoughts and our prayers go out to you and the family.

Condolence from Betty McIntyre on September 26th, 2020 11:46 AM

Dear Bruce and family – What a great lady we have lost! She never stopped thinking of others and we all should try to emulate her thinking of life.
May your memories bring you peace. Love, Betty Mc

Condolence from Christa Allen on September 26th, 2020 1:01 PM

Bruce, David, Lawrence and family. I have so many wonderful memories of Pat through church she was always so kind and generous loved being in the choir with her. Bruce and Pat would always welcome us into their home. Always remember my mom loving her shortbread. She will truly be missed Christa Allen and family so sorry for loss.

Condolence from Dolores Farrow on September 26th, 2020 1:20 PM

Bruce and family. My deepest sympathy on the loss of Pat.

Cousin Dolores

Condolence from Nancy Cordell on September 26th, 2020 3:06 PM

Dear Reverend Bruce & family:

Deepest sympathy & sadness on the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother.

I was fortunate to know & love Pat from many years of our offices being beside each other. When Pat locked herself out I had her backup key in my office. Pat gave totally from the heart for her work and her relationships. She was there for each and every one of us. If we were going to the OR for surgery Pat was there holding our our hand & reassuring us. Pat you will be missed. You were a gift to all who knew you. RIP dear Pat

Condolence from Pete, Jackie & Tracey on September 27th, 2020 8:18 AM

Bruce, Lawrence, David and family
How very sad we were to hear of Pat’s passing. She truly did bring sunshine to the lives of others and she touched many lives. How we will miss her.

Condolence from Debbie Drake (Holmes) on September 27th, 2020 12:59 PM

Dear Bruce, Lawrence, David and family,
Morley and I are very sorry for your loss.
As you know Bruce, I worked with Pat for many years in the OR at Joe’s. But before she started there, we had already met you both as you were our student minister at All Saint’s Anglican Church. One of my fondest memories from that time, was a party held at my mum and dad’s (Jill & Bev Holmes) home and Pat partaking in a skit of “You Light Up My Life”. Singing with the other ladies, housecoat on over her clothes with a candle in her hand and a great big grin on her face. I think the party was held in your honour after you were ordained.

Condolence from Joanne Batten on September 27th, 2020 11:12 PM

Bruce ,Larry,David,Amanda and children,
So sad to be writing this message, Patricia was a warrior,never gave up no matter what.. friends since ‘57. She was like an oak, sturdy and solid and arms reaching out to everyone who needed kindness and understanding .never Judgemental, always a positive .
David and Larry she taught you How to live and raise your children. Kiera is so like Pat.
I pray that you will all find peace and strength in the near future. Think of you all often.
Love you and will keep in touch, aunt Joanne

Condolence from Wayne, Julie, Dylan & Emily Pryce on September 28th, 2020 2:23 PM

Bruce, Larry, Dave, Taylor, Keira, Meaghan
Our Hearts go out to all of you. We were very privileged to have the best neighbors, and through Pat’s love of gardening we have a neighborhood of Rose of Sharons to remember her. Her wonderful Christmas packages and always there when we needed her. Treasure all those special memories, we have many to cherish and so fitting that our last visit took place in a greenhouse. She will be missed.

Condolence from Tom Holmes on September 30th, 2020 2:51 PM

Dear Bruce and family,
I just watched Pat’s funeral service. It was very nice to hear such good things about the Pat that I remember. I felt sad when Joanne Batton told me that she had died. Most of my memories go back to high school and inter school Christian Fellowship and also your time here in Windsor. It was very nice to hear of her strong faith which she learned early in life. Three or four years ago when she was here, Joanne treated Pat, Susan and I to lunch. That day we had good visit and talked about everything, and even grandchildren were mentioned. She was proud of them all.
At this time may I express my sympathies to you and your family.
All the best, Susan and Tom Holmes, Windsor, Ontario

Condolence from Steve & Kay Revington on October 6th, 2020 2:02 PM

Dear Bruce, Dave, Larry and families, So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was such a kind and wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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