Patti “Pat” Jill Atherton passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of Saturday, August 7th at Cowichan District Hospital on Vancouver Island.
Left to remember Pat are husband Peter Eberhardt (married March 7, 2020), sister Deb Gold, nephew Cody Gold, niece Sara Gold and Pat’s extended family consisting of:
school chums from kindergarten through to University; work colleagues from a wide range of health services and Universities; world travelers who shared wonderful stories of music and adventures; film festival fanatics; and friends fortunate enough to be invited to long weekend parties, travel & adventures plus assorted New Year’s Eve celebrations over the years.
A dedicated management professional in healthcare delivery, education and research, Pat was also a nurturing caregiver to loved ones over years including first husband Bruce (2013), life-long friend Suzanne “Sus” (2003) and her sister Deb. Pat was so happy to meet and marry Peter who took wonderful care of Pat when she began to experience her own health issues.
It is impossible to summarize the impact of Pat’s exuberance for life in a few short paragraphs and it’s devastating that COVID prevents us from sharing stories and hugs in person. Please help support Peter, and each other, by taking a moment to write words of sympathy, describe fond memories and share any fun stories about your relationship with Pat.