Patricia Ann Butala

Patricia Ann Butala

Pat was a loving wife, mother, gramma, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on August 19, 2016, in Cranbrook, B.C.

Pat was born in Trail B.C. on October 02, 1951 to parents Ron and Phyllis Nickerson. She and her seven siblings grew up in Robson B.C. As a child, Pat was known for her mischievous spirit.

In 1971, Pat moved to Golden, B.C. which is where she met her husband Joe and they later would raise their daughter and son. Together they spent many summers camping with family and friends in the Kootenay Valley. Pat and Joe moved to Cranbrook B.C. in 2011.

What Pat enjoyed most of all, was spending time with her grandchildren. She spoiled them immensely with love, fun, hugs and copious amounts of candy.

Pat is survived by her husband of 42 years, Joe, daughter Kiley (Brent) Bromley, son Curtis (Amanda) Butala, her awesome grandchildren; Sophie, Ella and Cruze, her four legged companion Bo, brothers; Charlie (Lodie) Nickerson, and Robert (Darlene) Nickerson, sisters; Pamella Percival (Bob Baitley), Helen (Rick) Bush, Sherry (Steve) Farnum, Kerri (Ken) Neufeld, and Trudy (Dave) Corney, father-in-law Joe Butala Sr., brother-in-law Frank Butala (Cheryl), and sisters-in-law Helena Fuoco and Pauline (Bob) Tegart, two aunts, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pat is pre-deceased by her parents Ron and Phyllis Nickerson, her mother-in-law Mary Butala, and her brother-in-law Dennis Percival.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service at Pat’s request. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date in Golden B.C.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mark Memorial Funeral Services in Cranbrook, B.C.

Pat’s family wishes to thank Dr. Ryan Lunge for his excellent care and kindness as well as the staff at The East Kootenay Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit for all of their support at the time of Pat’s passing.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s memory can be made to the Melanoma Network of Canada at, to assist in Uveal Melanoma research and treatment. Condolences may be left for the family at

We will love and miss her always.

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