GRAHAM, EVELYN PAMELA OF ELGIN MANOR, ST. THOMAS, ON
Graham, Evelyn Pamela “Pam” (Nee Davies) – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mrs. Pamela Graham on Friday, February 7th, 2014, after a long battle with her health. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family while in the compassionate care of Elgin Manor and the help of Ms. Chris Previl. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 69 years, Dr. C. Alex Graham, her daughters Victoria (Vic) Clive, Fiona Trussler, Sandra (Zoltan), Olivia (Fraser) Previl. Granny will be forever missed by her cherished grandchildren Peter (Julie) Clive, Michael (Pamela) Clive, Alexander Trussler and Sean Previl. Two great-granddaughters Gabriella Clive and Charlotte Clive will sadly miss her. Pamela was born in Cape Town, South Africa but was raised in Lincolnshire, England. Pamela was predeceased by her parents Hugh and Phyllis Davies, her sister Betty Davies Breese and her brother Peter Davies. She was classically educated and enjoyed riding, training horses, hunting, golfing and tennis. She entered the Second World War as a Code and Cipher Officer (WAAF) and fell in love with her husband Alex, a Canadian Spitfire pilot. They were married in 1943. Alex attended medical school at the University of Western Ontario. After medical school they moved to Aylmer for a short stay and then settled in St. Thomas in June of 1952. Pam was a proud wife, mother and grandmother. She was tireless in her role as wife and mother. Nothing was too small to celebrate; she enjoyed everyday activities such as gardening, history books, art, travel, politics and theatre. She was an avid sports fan including golf, tennis, hockey, football and baseball. She was a member of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club for many years and played into her 80’s. She was captain of the Ladies Nine Hole League in the 1970’s. Pam loved anything that included her family: Sunday lunches, BBQ’s, golf club brunches, swimming and afternoon tea. She was ready to discuss anything over her delicious oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies. She was always wife, and loving.
A private family service will be held in St. Thomas Cemetery (South Park). Family and friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life service to be held at Williams Funeral Home at a later date to be announced. Condolences for the family and donations to Mrs. Graham can be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Emergency Department) of Elgin Manor Recreation Fund and may be arranged at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas (519-631-0850) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.