Audrey Vivian Patterson passed away on November 25, 2013 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail. She was born in New Westminster on November 26, 1928. Audrey was the youngest daughter of James and Jill Patterson. Audrey was pre-deceased by her brother James and is survived by her sister, Janice Taaffe, her nephews, James and Jeffrey, niece, Elizabeth, and Canadian cousins, Bruce and David Bodwell, and Leslie, James, Richard and Ronald Waldie.
For many years, Audrey taught grade one at various schools in the Trail area. A respected and loved teacher, she gave many of Trail’s children a solid and grounded start to their education. She also spent three years in Europe teaching at the Canadian forces base in Marville, France. This became her base for exploring Western Europe. As a result of her European experience, Audrey became a passionate and thoughtful traveler.
After she retired from teaching, Audrey continued to travel the world, free of vacation restrictions and loved experiencing different cultures and countries. What she loved most about her travels, however, was returning to her beloved Kootenays and resuming the rich and textured life she created for herself there.
A celebration of Audrey’s life will be held at a later date. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca