Patricia Clarkson (nee Harvey)
Patricia (Trish) Clarkson (nee Harvey) passed peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at age 65 after a brave fight against cancer.
Trish was the beloved wife of Ron Clarkson and devoted mother to Brett Clarkson and wife Janice, Scott Clarkson, and Matthew Clarkson and partner Amanda. She was the adoring grandmother to Maiya, Lucas, River and Penny Clarkson and the loving sister of Greg Harvey (Shelly) and sister-in-law to Rhonda (Bob) Stewart and Greg (Connie) Clarkson. Trish was the daughter of the late Myra Harvey of Listowel. She was also loved by many nieces and nephews from the Harvey and Clarkson families.
Trish was an active member of the Brussels community and will be greatly missed by her many friends and neighbours there. She also held a special place in the hearts of the Picton Gang – a close group of friends since university, as well as The 7 Divas, her longtime friends from high school.
Family and friendships were the two most important things in Trish’s life and those connections will live on in the memories we share. In the words of Helen Keller, “That we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”
Visitation was held at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels on Friday, May 8. A memorial service was held at the Melville Presbyterian Church, Brussels on Saturday, May 9. Rev. Mark Davidson officiated.
Remembrances of Trish were given by daughters-in-law Janice Heise-Clarkson and Amanda Carter and by friends Anya Donaldson, Donna Miller and Lucia Stephenson.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Terry Fox Foundation or the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation will be accepted in Trish’s memory.
Condolences may be left at www.schimanskifamilyfuneral home.com