September 1, 2021

Obituary for Patricia Petrone

Eden’s Funeral Home
Patricia A. Petrone, beloved wife of the late Archie Petrone of Pincher Creek, Alta., passed away on Aug. 23, 2021, at the age of 90.

Patricia is survived by her children K.C. Pappas of Calgary, Alta., Robert (Donna) Petrone of Grande Prairie, Alta., Kelly Lovato of Maui, Hawaii, Joe (Patti) Petrone of Calgary, Alta., Michelle Petrone of Edmonton, Alta., Michael (Sheila) Petrone of Cochrane, Alta., 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by parents Cecile and Arthur Kelly, brothers William and Eugene Kelly, and daughter Patty Petrone.

Patricia was born in Blairmore, Alta., and grew up in Pincher Creek. She attended St. Michael’s School for her elementary and junior high years and transferred to the convent in Calgary for her high school years.

She went on to graduate as a registered nurse and worked in the town of Michelle, B.C., where she met her husband of 58 years. They moved to Pincher Creek, where Patricia worked for Dr. Hal Medlicott until opening the Bunny Bar drive-in as a joint venture with the Flegal family.

Patricia and Archie would eventually expand the Bunny Bar and open a Yamaha motorcycle shop, running both as a family business in which their daughters worked the restaurant and their sons the shop.

Many residents of Pincher Creek have received tokens of Patricia’s exceptional creative skills, which included quilting, sewing and knitting. All her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren proudly display her handiwork in appreciation of her enormous generosity and dedication.

Patricia and Archie “wintered” for 30 years in their beloved Arizona. There, they became great friends with Sparky and Marie Bouwtknigk, Ontario, whose friendship endured beyond Archie’s death and led to many visits in Alberta, which Patricia treasured.

Patricia’s last years were happily spent in her condo at Cornerstone Place, where she and neighbour Jo-Ann Evans became best friends and supported each other through the Covid pandemic.

In Patricia’s later years, a great source of enjoyment for her was the videos of her great grandchildren, all of whom she was so proud.

There was a prayer service held on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at 9 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Pincher Creek, Alta. There was a memorial mass held on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at 10 a.m., also at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

In Patricia’s memory, memorial donations may be made to Windy Slopes Health Foundation, PO Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.

Condolences may be sent through www.edensfuneralhome.com.

 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home

403-627-3131     www.edensfuneralhome.com

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