Crocker, Patricia Ann, age 58 of Halifax, passed away October 25, 2015, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer, having fought it four times throughout her life.
Daughter of John and Evelyn (Fitzpatrick) Robinson, she is survived by her father John Robinson, Ret. P. Eng., Winnipeg, Manitoba, her loving husband and BFF Ken Crocker, Spryfield; her sister Pamela Wood (Chris), niece Josie Wood and nephew Keifer Wood all of Dartmouth; stepdaughter Carrie (Crocker) Bellefountaine; granddaughter, Lauren Bellefountaine; grandson Dylan Bellefountaine all of Portuguese Cove; stepson Craig Crocker, Fernie, B.C.; and her beloved Tibetan spaniel, Zoey. Pat was predeceased by her mother Evelyn (Fitzpatrick) Robinson.
Pat was born in Winnipeg and moved to Ottawa at the age of four, then on to Nova Scotia at age ten. She has been a true Bluenoser ever since. Following her mother’s passion for curling, she became a member of CFB Halifax Curling Club in 1983. She became very involved in the sport, both as a participant and as a volunteer. She served as Ladies President of CFB Halifax in 1990 – 1991 and then became President of CFB Halifax in 1997 – 1999. As an avid sports fan, she spent countless hours watching Carrie and Craig curl in junior curling. Craig also played Little League baseball and Pat helped with the stats while her husband coached. She served as a Chairperson in the 1992 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the 1995 Labatt Brier, and the 2003 Nokia Brier all held in Halifax. She loved her job with Capital Health, working in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Victoria General Hospital for the past 26 years, and though offered a scholarship for Honours classes at Saint Mary’s University, she said, “but I like what I do” and opted to stay with “her guys” in Biomed. She loved her garden and spent countless hours puttering, pruning, and weeding. She loved to cook and always worked at making a dish better than the last one. She was an avid reader. Pat will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family extends a heart-felt thank you to staff on 5A and 7A at the VG Site.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held in CFB Halifax Curling Club on Saturday, November 7, at 3 p.m.
Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the QEII Foundation.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 773 Bedford Highway, Bedford. (902) 835-4212. To send messages of condolence to the family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org