A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and community member will be laid to rest on January 21, 2021.
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Born on in Quirindi December 2, 1929, Patricia Alice O'Donnell nee Barnes, passed away on January 15, 2021 at Goulburn Base Hospital at the age of 91.
Pat attended school in Breeza and went on to be a nurse in Gunnedah for many years, assisting with the birth of numerous babies.
Following the death of her first husband Eric Howes, Pat found love and happiness with Stan O'Donnell in 1973.
Pat and Stan became residents in Goulburn in 2002. They had previously resided in Gunnedah and moved to Quaama in 1987.
Pat was strongly associated with St Nick's Anglican church in Goulburn, where she enjoyed attending services and making many friendships through the Wednesday service and Friday Follies.
While living in Quaama Pat and Stan owned 'Toyco' a toy and hobby shop in Bega that was well known and provided many hours of happy shopping for all.
Pat is survived by her husband Stan, daughter Ann and husband Graham (known as her favourite son in law), and her five grandchildren and their partners, Katrina (Brent) and Mark (Renee), Nicholas (Trang), Amanda (Darryl) and Christopher (Sarah).
Her grandchildren provided her with thirteen great children, Samantha, Hayden and Zara, Emma Lea and Aela, Dylan and Emmett, Phoebe, Ryan and Annika and Archie, Zander and Emilia. Pat loved them all as they all loved her.
Her first daughter Sherrell June predeceased her at the age of 28, Sherrell was the mother of Katrina and Mark.
Sherrell's passing was a grief she carried with her throughout her life.
The family wishes to thank Goulburn Base Hospital for the care provided to Pat.
Pat's funeral will be held at St Nicolas's Anglican Church on Thursday January 21, 2021. The service will be followed by a private cremation and a wake at the Church Hall.
All are welcome with COVID safe outdoor space to ensure compliance.
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