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 www.mcinnisandholloway.com. 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences