Patricia Needham

Patricia (Pat) Needham passed away on June 3, 2018. She was predeceased by her loving husband Anthony (Tony) Needham, sister Betty, and brother Bob. She is survived by her sisters Fran and Ruth, daughters Rebecca and Cristin, and her granddaughter Alexandria.

Patricia was born in Almonte, Ontario on November 23, 1948. She moved to Vancouver in 1970 where she became a police dispatcher for the VPD and met her husband Tony. In 1984, the Needham’s moved to Maple Ridge, where she became a dispatcher for the RCMP until retiring in 2002. She spent the last few years of her life travelling to places in the sun with her friends and family, and spending time with her beloved granddaughter.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:45 am at Garden Hill Funeral Home, 11765 – 224th Street, Maple Ridge.

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  1. My sincere condolence to all of Pats family. she sure was someone special. Hugs and love to all.

  2. Patricia Hamilton

    Thinking of everyone. Pat loved her adventures. Big hugs to all

  3. Pat was a lovely woman and will be sorely missed by all that knew her. I have such fond memories of her, especially when we worked together so many years ago with VPD and the more recent Comm-op gatherings. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family and especially her daughters and grand-daughter.

  4. Cindy & John McDougall

    Pat was sure fun to work with !!! Condolences to all that loved her

  5. Brenda De Castris (sister of Bonnie Wood)

    My condolences to all of Pat’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Marilyn Sexton

    Rebecca and Cristin I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an great dispatcher and incredible friend. Always full of energy I can still see her face and eyes anticipating the end of a funny story or joke. She had such a connecting laugh. Hmm. I seem to remember her liking Twix chocolate bars too, lol! My condolences to both of you, your family and friends who were fortunate to have known her.

  7. Cris and Becca, I’m so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She raised amazing daughters, the best legacy in the world. (Thank you Pat!! They are amazing women). Alex has been enriched by the time they spent together even though it was way too short. 🙁 Love and hugs. Sigh.

  8. Maril Brightwell

    I worked with Pat at VPD when I started back in the 70’s. I was the new kid, and Pat was warm
    and welcoming, and always full of fun. We had many laughs, and she and Tony were one of the
    nicest couples I ever met there. A huge loss to her family and friends. She was a lovely lady.

  9. I’m so glad I got to meet Pat. She was an amazing woman and the world is a little less bright and fun without her. So sorry for your loss.

  10. Beca, Cris & Family, Fran, Ruth & Families. I am heartbroken for you all. A very special lady has left your lives. I had many wonderful times with Pat over many years and will miss her, especially picking up the phone to hear that familar voice, “Hi, it’s your much younger cousin calling”. She took every opportunity she could to rub it in that I was 39 days older than her. Rest in peace Sweet Pat, you will be missed.

  11. Bob and Valerie Sherrard, Carleton Place

    Our deepest sympathies. Words can’t express our sorrow. A beautiful person who has left us far too soon.

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