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CUSHING, Patricia (Pat) Mae

August 20, 1934 – November 2, 2011

Patricia (Pat) Mae Cushing (nee West) beloved wife of Donald George Cushing of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the age of 77 years.

Pat was born on August 20, 1934 in Eston, Saskatchewan to Marguerite and Steven West. She was an active member of Rotary Anns in Calgary for many years and served as President of the Club for the term of 1982-83. Pat was also a proud recipient of the Paul Harris Award in 1997. She enjoyed over twenty-three years working as a volunteer for the Calgary Stampede Board. Pat was a consistent contributor and supporter of the W.H. Cushing Workplace School in Calgary as well as Calgary’s S.P.C.A. She was a member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club. Her passions in life included gardening, beautiful clothing, jewellery and her precious doggies. Pat shared her love of travel to many far away and fascinating places with “The Donald” her husband of forty years. She was a voracious reader and had a vast knowledge of many things and of course she loved a good party.

Besides her loving husband Don, Pat is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Selma Nicol (Rob); Don’s daughter’s and their spouses, Linda Percival (Don) and Donna Cushing (Mike) and her grandchildren Natalie Percival and Ryland Percival. She also leaves to mourn her beloved Norwich Terrier Sadie. Pat’s surviving siblings include, Barb Snyder, Richard West (Lavinia), Diana Gunther (Ray), Wendy Donald (Ed) and Bill Etter (Gwen) as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her sister Anita McDougall September 22, 1991 and brother-in-law Lanny Snyder.

A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Calgary Golf & Country Club (One and one half blocks west of Elbow Drive on 50th Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to acknowledge and express our gratitude to the staff at Rockyview General Hospital, Unit 74 as well as Sarcee Hospice for their compassion and expertise. The family would also like to thank mom’s caregiver and companion of the past year Amanda. If friends so desire donations can be made directly to the Calgary Foundation for the W.H. Cushing Workplace School.

In living memory of Patricia Cushing, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Mary-Ellen & Don Smith :

    Selma, Thinking of you during this very sad time in the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Rob and all your extended family as you all cope with the loss. Take care…

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  2. Margaret P. Hess :

    I offer my condolence to Don and the family. My thoughts and prayers are offered as I grieve at the loss of my friend Pat.
    Love to you all

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  3. Carl St. Laurent :

    Don, please accept my sincere condolence at this difficult time.
    May pleasant memories comfort you and the family.
    Carl St. Laurent

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  4. KEVIN & ANNE BIRD & Family. :

    Don & Donna and Family,
    Our thoughts are with You at Your loss. There must be many Memories to comfort You after so many Years together.
    Kevin & ANNE Bird, & all at Mcilveen Lbr.

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  5. Don, Donna and Linda, sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you all

    Jim Horning

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  6. Don our thoughts are with you at this time. Many memories come to mind of great times we had over the years, My best to you

    Mike Brookes

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