Pauline Margaret Bruels (Paterson) was born in Calgary, Alberta on February 20, 1927. She was the third child of Netta and Fred Paterson of Craigmyle, where she grew up with her beloved older brothers Bill and John. Polly passed away February 14, 2011 in Victoria, BC. Polly is survived by four loving daughters Christine Bruels, Marion Bergevin, Virginia Errick and Anne Eliraz, also by six grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Polly was a VON in Vancouver and then a Public Health Nurse in Hanna and Innisfail, AB and Golden, BC. She was interested in everyone and embraced life with enthusiasm. She shared her passion for the arts and nature, inspiring cherished friends and family. Polly traveled extensively around the world. She volunteered her time and gave to her Church and Community.
Friends and relatives are cordially invited to the Memorial Service to be held at James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan Street, Victoria on March 19 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for a memorial bench plaque.