Schindel Patricia Ellen

June 29, 1946 - July 30, 2018


Schindel, Patricia (nee Terry) Born June 29, 1946 in Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with kidney cancer, surrounded by love at Laurel Place Hospice in Surrey, BC, July 30, 2018 at 6:25 a.m. at the young age of 72. Predeceased by her father Douglas in 1982 and her mother, Edith in 2008. Survived by her husband Mike of Surrey, her son Scott Torget (Karen) of Langley, sister Lynne Wilford (Bob) of Nanaimo, 3 grandchildren Zachary, Shae and Jake Torget and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers.

Pat was an incredible woman with a huge heart that touched each and everyone of her family and friends. She was loyal and strong, a great athlete who loved the outdoors, playing sports, biking and hiking and attending her grandchildren’s hockey games and dance events. She will be sadly missed but remembered forever.

Celebration of life will be held at Kearney’s Columbia-Bowell Chapel at 219 6th St. New Westminster, BC on August 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Laurel Place Hospice who provided love and support during her last comfortable days. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BCSPCA would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Debra Cole and Family

Aug 2, 2018 8:32pm

Sorry for your loss Michael.

Vi Schleppe

Aug 5, 2018 9:56pm

My condolences to Mike & Scott & all the family.
I worked with Pat at SFU in Athletics & Rec. Services (late '70s to mid '80s) - We shared many laughs & had some fun adventures (Scott & Sparky included). She always played 1st base when we were involved in Intramural Softball. When she threw the ball - I was always SO glad when she threw it towards someone other than me! ... whew/what speed! I am blessed to have shared time with you Pat - thank you.

Don and Judy Minto

Aug 5, 2018 10:45pm

Our deepest sympathy to you Mike and your family. She will be sadly missed for those who knew her on our street in Silveridge.

Pauline Haslett

Aug 7, 2018 1:57am

Mike & family, I am sorry for your loss of Tricia. My mother (Dorothy Palmer) & Mrs. Terry were friends for many, many decades. The four daughters went to the same high school, John Oliver. While we didn't travel in the same circles we basically knew what each other was doing thru our mothers. I remember my mother talking about Tricia still doing sports & playing baseball. Mike, Scott & Lynne, enjoy all your best memories.

Shirley Labere

Aug 8, 2018 7:25pm

I've known Pat since 1968. We went to the same High School, J.O. Although Pat was 2 1/2 yrs. older, we became friends through our husbands & a group of neighbourhood friends who still hang out. We played cards, had picnics where we built human pyramids ( woe to those on the bottom), went to dinners & visited. I moved away for 22 yrs. & upon my return , we reconnected & periodically played cards & had Xmas dinners etc. Even with changes in our marital statuses , we remained friends. I will miss you Pat. You are at peace now & out of any pain. My deepest sympathy to Mike. My condolences to Scott & family.

Beverly McKnight

Aug 9, 2018 4:25pm

Pat was truly a team player, in the 70’s we played on the Essondale Fire Dept volleyball team. Pat played to win, competition pumped in her body. She took one for the team literally as she and my husband John (then boyfriend) went for the ball, Pat came away with a cut on the eyebrow bleeding profusely. It was a long drive home arguing about him being a ball hog lol
Skip a few years later John had the opportunity to work with Scott at New Westminster Fire Dept and has notthing but good things to say about her son. Obviously a job well done, and the most important legacy she left behind.
You and your family are in our hearts and thoughts..... John and Bev

Bunty (Marjorie) Zantolas

Aug 11, 2018 2:34am

I'll miss Pat immensely. I loved her down to earth style, no fuss, that's the way it is attitude. She was a true and loyal friend. Working with Pat was a life saver. She was so smart and always head of the game. You could always count on her to help out without judging. R.I.P. Pat.

Nancy Johnston

Aug 20, 2018 9:35pm

So sorry to get notice of Pat's passing. I worked closely with Pat for several years and can still hear her deep laugh over a good story or joke. Pat was sharp, fun, funny and passionate about those she loved. The many of us in Co-op and Athletics who had the pleasure of working with her are beytter for it and here's hoping she too is now in a better place. RIP Ms. Schindel!

Shelley Ho

Aug 24, 2018 12:04am

Lots of fun playing ball with her in Arizona..great gal she will be missed

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