Patricia Joan STONE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia J. Stone.

Predeceased by parents Cuss and Grace Boyd, brother Dr. David Boyd, sister Ottilie, husbands John Arnoldi and William McCully Stone, sons Phillip and David Arnoldi.

Survived by son Derek (Shelley), grandsons Nicholas and Anthony Arnoldi, sisters-in-law Bea and Syd, daughter-in-law Lindsay, as well as many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Pat’s life revolved around “Swamp City” at Lake Cowichan, her summer family residence and her many travels abroad. A joy to all, Pat, at 5ft 2 1/4 inches was a formidable opponent to many larger. A quick wit and love of laughter endeared her to all. The “Duck Lady” maintained a hoard of seasonal and resident animals that will miss her cheerful call and treats. All will try, and fail to repeat her “Prindrella and Cince” tale, which always brought smiles and applause. A never-ending repertoire of nursery rhymes, quotes and comebacks kept everything lively and entertaining our whole lives. A rare gem of personality, she will be sorely missed.

A remembrance of Pat’s life will be announced in early summer at Lake Cowichan. A formal Memorial Service took place on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra St., Victoria with a reception following on-site. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Ducks Unlimited would be appreciated. On-line condolences made at www.sandsvictoria.ca