In memory of
Patricia Anne Pervais
PATRICIA ANNE PERVAIS October 19, 1939 February 9, 2017 Patricia Anne Pervais, age 77 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with family by her side. An amazing mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Words are not enough to share how treasured she was to her family and so many. Patricia was born on October 19, 1939 in Cutler, Ontario on the Serpent River First Nation. She was the eldest of twelve children of the late William and Virginia McLeod (Ahwanaquot). She attended the Garnier Residential School in Spanish, Ontario and subsequently lived in many places throughout her life including British Columbia, Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Toronto and Fort William First Nation where she was a member. She devoted her life to her children, loved travelling, music, arts, fashion, Jeopardy, bingo, skiing, ice skating, family cruises, cooking, and entertaining. Patricia loved the Gay Head Cliffs on Martha's Vineyard, the Rodin Museum Gardens in Paris, and the warm sunshine of Arizona. Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her family. She will be remembered for her generous spirit, gracious nature, sense of adventure, and finding happiness in every moment. She is survived by six children: Lydia Kuchefski (Ken), Desmond Pervais, Craig Pervais (Paula), Colette van Breems (Martin), Claudette Lebowitz (Arthur) and Brian Pervais and seven grandchildren. Funeral Services for the late Patricia Pervais will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 with family and friends gathering in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Mission Road for the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Larry Kroker sj. Private interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Vigil prayers will be held in the Church at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. If friends so desire, donations may be made to St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre, www.splc.ca Please sign the online condolences at everestofthunderbay.com
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