Posted: April 16th, 2013

1944 ~ 2013
Patricia Anne Gariepy (nee Durk), beloved wife of Wade Cole Gariepy, passed away at home in Suffield, AB., on Friday, April 12, 2013, at the age of 69 years.  Patricia was born to George and Bonnie Durk on March 4, 1944, in Wetaskawin, AB. This is where she spent her formidable years as well as in Empress, AB.  Pat married Wade in Red Deer, on June 17, 1977, and spent 35 wonderful years together, the last number of them in Suffield.  She was caring and loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.  In her spare time, Pat enjoyed doing crafts, cooking, gardening, helping others and working in her community.  She was involved with the Suffield Community Recreation Association for many years.  Pat truely loved her pets, Laska and Zoe.  She will be forever loved by her husband, Wade; children, Randy (Janet) Ross and their children, Melissa, Danielle, great-grandson, Blake;  Jacquie (Tim) Cook and their children, Sabrina and Jordan;  Curt (Kyla) Ross and their children, Trey, Walker and Cooper;  three step-children, Dirk Gariepy, Lance Gariepy and Dahrlyne Gariepy;  step-grandson, Cole;  step great-grandchildren, Eian and Adele;  siblings, Len (Susan) Durk, Terry Durk, Wayne (Margarita) Durk, Ron Durk, Bill (Gerda) Durk as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close family friends.  Pat was predeceased by her parents, George and Bonnie Durk;  Wade’s parents, Sheila and Pat Gariepy;  inlaws, Wilmer and Dorthy Ross and sister, Bev Durk. A Celebration of Patricia’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating.    (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Patricia may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 or to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4700, Stn. South, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 9Z9.   Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta  T1A 4V4   Phone 403-527-6455.

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  1. dawn says:

    Our most sincere condolences for your loss, Isaiah63:9 says everything that pains us pains God as well. May you find comfort in relying on the Almighty God through this difficult time.

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