Lester- Patricia “Pat” (Harvey) of St. Thomas passed away, while surrounded by her loving family and good friend Mary Jane Langohr, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 63rd year. Dearly loved wife of 44 years of James Lester and loving mother of Stacey and her husband Joe Serratore of St. Thomas, Jason Lester and his partner Elisa Ilic of St. Thomas and Jennifer and her husband Ryan Ryckman of Kitchener. Loved daughter of Mildred (Gard) Harvey and the late Lloyd Harvey. Dear grandmother of Braeden, Bailey, Bryce, Ashley, Kendall and Logan. Dear sister of Ron and his wife Bette Harvey of London, Jim and his wife Shirley Harvey of London and Ralph and his wife Linda Harvey of St. Thomas. Loved sister-in-law of Jean and her husband Bob Vandenwyngaert of Aylmer, Donald and his wife Janice Lester and Sandra and her husband Lloyd Hopper all of St. Thomas. She is predeceased by her mother and father in-law the late Donald and Doris Lester. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pat was born April 16, 1951 in St. Thomas. She was a former Health Care Aide at the Memorial Hospital in St. Thomas and had retired from the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital as a dietary staff member. She was a member of the New Sarum Baptist Church. She and Jim are proud members of the St. Thomas Legion Branch #41, having enjoyed numerous events held at the legion over the years.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the LHSC Foundation (Centro Nuclear Myopathy Research, University Hospital)