Paticia Maureen Van Essen (Derby)
August 18, 1944-November 26, 2011
Passed away November 26, 2011 surrounded by family. Born August 18, 1944 in Ceylon, Saskatchewan. She leaves behind the love of her life John, in which they celebrated 48 years on September 13. She also leaves behind her children: Rick, Michele (Dale); grandchildren: Joel, Zachary, Jaide and Sydney; her younger sisters and brothers: Dermot, Brendan (Robin), Maeve, Kathleen, Margaret (Rusty), Kevin. Predeceased by her parents Patrick and Merna Derby and sister Deirdre. Thank you to all the family for being there for us.
A big smiley hug Grama.
As we loved you, so we miss you.
In our memory you are near.
Loved, remembered, longed for always,
Bringing many a silent tear.
To have, to hold and then to part,
Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart.
To hear your voice and see you smile,
To sit with you and talk awhile,
To be together in the same old way,
Would be our greatest wish today.
“Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
A special thank you to the paramedics, nurses and doctors at the Port McNeill Hospital for their care and kindness of Maureen.
John & family