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FOFONOVE, Patricia Sonya Marie (nee Hurlbut)

October 7, 1927 – Guelph, ON
May 7, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Patricia Fofonove, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, AB, after a valiant fight due to complications related to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through her difficult last few months.

Patricia is lovingly remembered by her loving husband of 50 years, Bill Fofonove, her daughter Jill (Stuart) Mitchell, daughter-in-law Tanya Fofonove, sister Mary Jane Pogue, sister-in-Law Barbara Hurlbut, brother-in-law Patrick Osborn and her four doting grandchildren, Connor and Amanda Fofonove and Gordon and Alex Mitchell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her son Paul Fofonove, sister Connie Osborn, brother Jack Hurlbut and brother-in-Law Douglas Pogue.

Patricia was the oldest of four siblings, to whom she remained extremely close throughout their lives. She maintained a life of character, principle, religious belief and exploration of new activities and hobbies. She was as expressive and bold with her opinions as she was with her fashion style.

After following her sister to Calgary, Patricia met her husband, Bill. They were married shortly after on May 25, 1963 in Preston, ON and created their home in Calgary where they raised their children, Jill and Paul and later became proud grandparents of four. With a tremendous spirit and zest for life, Pat loved to play tennis at the Glencoe Club with her doubles foursome, play bridge, travel, read and spend summers sitting on the deck of her holiday home in Invermere, BC. She especially enjoyed being surrounded by the lake and mountains and with her grandchildren, friends and family.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Patricia Fofonove, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Dianne Osborn Beach & Family :

    Lovely Bill, Jill, MJ & families
    Sending Love and Light around you all at this time of sadness.
    Aunt Pat will be enjoying a party with her aunt, mother, sister, son and other relatives gone before! The world beyond is filled with laughter and love. Her grace will add to the light!

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  2. Bill, my sincerest condolences to you, Jill, Mary Jane and the rest of the family. Not an easy time for any of you. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Rest in peace Pat.
    Kent Lyle
    Sylvan Lake

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  3. Janet Salopek on behalf of Salopek & Assoicates :

    Our deepest sympathy. Jill, we are all thinking about you and your family this week. Take care.

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  4. Dear Bill and Family.
    I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Pat. What a wonderful person she was and she will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Whenever she came in to see Dr Doug she always had a kind smile and related many stories of her family. A very proud lady she was. I will think of her often.
    Dawn (Dr Doug Milne’s Nurse)

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  5. Away and just read of Pat’s passing today.Bill,my sincerest sympathy to you and your family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult of times.
    Ted & Velma Oliver

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  6. Arlene Felstrom :

    Dear Bill & family:
    Mary, the secretary at Calgary Election Office advised me of Pat’s death. I was fortunate to have her as my work partner for so many years in Calgary. She was fun to work with and good for many laughs. We shared a great deal about our families and I know how precious each of you were to her. Praying God will be with each one of you as you go through these difficult days.
    Arlene Felstrom, Regina SK.

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