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HIRST, Caroline Patricia (Pat)

January 20, 1916 – April 6, 2013

Caroline Patricia Hirst (nee Irvine) passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She joins in eternal rest her husband Clifford Ervin Hirst who predeceased her on March 17, 1987.

Pat was born on January 20, 1916 in Gleichen, Alberta to Thomas Hill Irvine and Olga Irvine. Following her mother’s early death, she was raised by her maternal grandparents, James and Caroline Ostrander.

Pat was a loving mother and homemaker and enjoyed a long career as a credit manager at Sears Canada. Her many activities included charitable works as a lifetime member of the IODE, handicrafts and playing bridge with her long time close friends. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all her family and friends.

Pat is survived by her children Beverley Rodewolt (Larry), Tom Hirst (Julia) and Brenda Chastellaine, and by six grandchildren, Doug Skovberg (Lisa), Patty Whiting (PJ White), Cliff Chastellaine (Kimberly), Carrie Chastellaine Gray (Jim), Jim Hirst (Robin) and Heather Hirst. Pat has seven great-grandchildren who knew and loved her. She was also predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Hirst, and son-in-law, Al Chastellaine.

A Private Memorial service is to be held by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Pat Hirst 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. Tom, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  2. Evelyn McTavish :

    To the Hirst family, I remember your Mom from the days of her living in the Landmark where my Mom lived. She was such a sweet lady and we always enjoyed our visits with her. She also is the cousin of my good friend Joan McLellan. I went to school with Tom and Brenda but don’t know if you will remember me. My thoughts are with you and I am glad I had the chance to get to know your Mom.

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  3. Shonnie Guy Dean :

    Dear Beverley, Brenda & Tom,
    What a long and wonderful life your mom had and what a lovely picture of her in the Herald. I remember fondly all the good times we had together, camping trips, picnics and just hanging out. Your mom always seemed so unflappable. She has left you with many good memories and certainly with longevity. My mom is a marvel at 93 and we are blessed to still have her. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

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  4. Elaine Hirst :

    Bev, Tom and Brenda. Sorry to hear about the passing of Auntie Pat. Sorry I can’t be there for the service but am thinking of you all.
    Love from Cousin Elaine

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