Loa Patricia (née Schutz)

August 25, 1953 – November 16, 2015

With her loving family by her side, our much loved Loa passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband Jim, sons Steve (with new wife Jenn) and Mike, sister Maureen (Les), sisters-in-law Sue, Olga (Lloyd) and Vera (George) and many nieces and nephews.

Loa was predeceased by her mother Grace and her father Allan Schutz. Loa’s many loving relatives also extend to Alberta and Ontario.

Loa was born in Kamloops and grew up in Prince Rupert, Victoria, and Vancouver.

Loa came to earth as a special soul and throughout her life everyone lucky enough to know her was touched by her truly caring and loving nature.

Loa graduated from UBC with a B.Sc. in Nursing and loved being a Public Health Nurse during her long career helping babies, moms, school children and the elderly and working with so many caring colleagues and friends. Loa started her career in Ashcroft, BC, where she met her husband, Jim, and then served in the Lower Mainland thereafter.

The family extends its gratitude to the nurses and staff of the North 51 Oncology Ward at Surrey Memorial Hospital where Loa spent 57 days, and to the Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta, BC. Special thanks go to Dr. L. Martin, Dr. C. King and all the other physicians who collectively fought valiantly in the attempt to preserve Loa’s life. The family also wishes to thank her many friends who supported her and them over the past year with meals, flowers, messages and love.

A celebration of Loa’s life will be held on Sunday, December 13, in the Horizon Room of the Sunrise Banquet and Conference Centre at 5640 – 188th Street, Cloverdale, starting at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, Loa would appreciate a donation being made to the BC Cancer Foundation to continue the battle to find a Cure.

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