Patricia (Pat) Jean Ripley (nee Brown) age 79, after a short fight with cancer, passed peacefully at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Pat will be sadly missed by her beloved husband Philip Ripley, children, Cheryl (Hartley), Mario (Judy), Lu (Elaine) and Kristie (John), by her grandchildren, Jackie (Aaron), Jason (Lexy), Alexis (Chris), Marc (Kirsten), Kevin (Cody), Ember, Aidan, Cassandra, Quinn and Dannika, and by her great-grandchildren Lily, Aila and Tali and by her many nieces, nephews, cousins (Barb and Ron), brothers and sister-in-laws Carol, Helen, Peter & Rachel, Sharon & Dave and Doris and so many wonderful friends.
Pat was born August 15, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario the youngest of her Siblings, Gerald (Carol) Brown and Lenard Brown.
Pat was a strong, independent woman. She had a huge sensitive heart, always a devoted caretaker to family and friends, anyone in need. She was always so much fun to be around with her quick wit, beautiful smile, generous laugh, and hilarious antics.
Pat could do just about anything, from helping Phil with home maintenance and repair, building and construction, picture framing, rebuilding travel trailers and her passion of renovating the family cottage. She loved all types of music.
Even though Pat battled a short fight with cancer, she was always upbeat. Pat, our “Rock” loved life and will be so greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral services will be attended by the immediately family only, however, funeral services will be live streamed at the Carson Funeral Home Channel on YouTube on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2pm.
For Family members attending a short viewing, the visitation will be held at Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia, (705) 326-3595.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to either the Salvation Army or your Local Food Bank.
Come with me…..
God saw her getting tired a cure was not to be.
He wrapped her in his loving arms
And whispered “Come with me.”
She suffered much in silence, her spirit did not bend.
She faced her pain with courage, until the bitter end.
She tried so hard to stay with us
But her fight was not in vain,
God took her to his loving home
and freed her from the pain.