June 22, 1926 – Ft. Worth, TX
July 23, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Patricia Louise D’Arcy, of Calgary and Rancho Mirage CA, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 88 years.
Patti was born in Ft. Worth Tx on June 22, 1926. She graduated from the Will Rogers High School in Tulsa Ok. and the University of Tulsa in 1949 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was married to Jerry D’Arcy in 1948, in Tulsa Oklahoma. The D’Arcy’s moved to Calgary in 1955. They had two children, Dr. Clyde D’Arcy of Parker, CO and Rebecca D’Arcy Wyatt of Parker CO and Rancho Mirage CA Throughout her life, she maintained a great love for education and the arts, philanthropically supporting many organizations, projects and scholarships in Canada and the United States. She was an avid supporter of Women in Need Society and sponsored a charity golf tournament to support that organization for many years at the D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club in Okotoks.
She was past President of the Children’s Hospital Aid Society in Calgary. The Patti and Jerry D’Arcy Presidential Scholarship was established at the University of Tulsa in 2001 to provide merit-based scholarships to entering freshmen. Patti loved her dogs. Winston and Walker were along on the first trips to California in the seventies, followed by Penny, Annie and recently Archie. All were her constant companions in both Rancho Mirage and Calgary. She was an avid golfer and bridge player and a member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club and The Springs Country Club for many years. She enjoyed attending the annual Oilman’s Golf Tournament in Banff and Jasper for many years. One of the highlights of Patti’s life was entertaining Queen Elizabeth at the Calgary Stampede. She also enjoyed participating as a Past President’s wife of the Calgary Stampede.
She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Jerry D’Arcy of Calgary; and her mother and father, Blanchard and Madge Belknap of Tulsa OK.
Patti is survived by a son, Dr. Clyde G. D’Arcy and his wife Toni and their triplets, Jeremiah, Mattie and Morgan of Parker CO; Rebecca D’Arcy Wyatt and her husband Jim Wyatt and their son Adam, of Parker CO and Rancho Mirage CA, and step-daughter Jessica Wyatt of Santa Rosa, CA.; her cousin Paul Brown and his wife Julia from Texas.
A Celebration of Patti’s life with be held at McInnis & Holloway, (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday July 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Women in Need Society, #1 3525 26th Ave SE Calgary T2B2M9 www.womeninneed.net
In living memory of Patti D’Arcy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences