Pat was born in Lanor Manitoba to Emily and James Castle, April 8th, 1932. Losing her father at 3 years of age Pat learned how to pitch in. Pat met and married James Piggott on May 13, 1948 where they settled in the Bardel District of Manitoba on the Piggott family farm. The family soon grew and in 1964 Jim took a job with his brother Howard in Salmon Arm where they relocated to their own 5 acre farm. Pat made Jim promise to never move again and Salmon Arm is where they stayed.
Pat enjoyed farm life but also worked and volunteered in town. She was a member of the Legion, Pipes and Drums and The Royal Purple. Pat was very well known for her handmade crafts and especially her knitting and in the past few years sold them at winter craft sales. She loved music especially the old classics and spoke fondly of the old time dances.
“Nana” passed away peacefully in the morning of May 7th at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Pat is survived by her husband Jim (not quite 65 years), her children Bill (Cindy), Wes, Ann Laitinen (Peter) and Howard (Brenda), 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren of whom she was very proud.
Grave side service was held at Mt Ida Cemetery May 10th 2013 and Celebration of Life tea at the Laitinen home followed.
Memorial donations in Pat’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 729 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B5.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Pat’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com or directly to the family.