MCFARLANE, PATRICIA JEAN
Peacefully at home, surrounded by family, in her 90th year, on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Patricia (Henderson), loving wife of the late Robert Malcolm McFarlane MD (2006). Daughter of the late Myra and the late William Henderson. She leaves her three adoring daughters, Janie (Cope Smith), Wendy, and Laurie (Brian Hughes), her very special grandchildren, Kristin (John Zazzarino), Rob, Charles, and Tommy, and cherished great- grandchildren, James and Olivia. Fondly remembered by her sister Barbara (Keith MacDonald), and many nieces and nephews.
Pat was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved to spend time with her family at home, and at the cottage on the shores of Lake Huron at Bruce Beach. She was an avid curler, tennis player, and football fan. Pat had a lifelong connection with Western University, first as a graduate, and later as a member of the Board of Directors of Foundation Western. A dear friend to many, Pat will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, zest for life, love of nature, and all things blue.
A celebration of Pat`s life will take place on Friday, February 24th, at 11:00 am, at First-St. Andrew`s United Church, 350 Queen`s Avenue, London Ontario. In memory of Pat, family and friends are encouraged to wear something blue. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to The Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Clinic (St. Joseph`s Health Care Foundation), would be greatly appreciated.
John Welwood & Leslie Ray
February 20, 2017, 4:53 pm
Very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. She was a lovely, friendly Lake Huron neighbor. Our condolences and sympathy to Pat's family.
February 20, 2017, 9:53 pm
Denise and I express our sincere condolences of the loss of our long time friend. Pat was a true lady and a real gem of a person. She was a staunch supporter of her husband Bob and her close knit family. Pat and Bob welcomed us into their home and cottage when we arrived in London over 25 years ago. Through the years she remained committed to all things Western as well as to the success of the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre. She donated a number of carvings and paintings depicting the hand some years ago to St. Joseph's Health Centre and these remain on daily display in our Roth McFarlane teaching room for all our students to see. Even after her husband Dr. Robert McFarlane died, she was always interested to hear the latest developments at the Centre in our many afternoon chats. She often would talk about what her children, grand-children and great grand-children were up to. She will be sorely missed by all.
Graham and Denise King
February 21, 2017, 3:14 pm
My dearest sympathy to Janie, Wendy and Laurie and all of your families. Your mother, Pat, was a great neighbour to my mother Dodie for many years, especially during the last 5 years. Pat was a very compassionate, knowledgable, and caring lady who enjoyed talking about her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
February 22, 2017, 3:15 pm
Dear McFarlane family,
I am just so sad hearing that this fine lady has passed away. I first met Pat almost 20 years ago at her car dealership. We struck up a long standing friendship, no Christmas went by without a tin of Quality Street candies, gift wrapped & hand delivered. She reached out to me after I left my job, bringing me to tears with her thoughtfulness. She left me lessons about: carrying on with your head held high; maintaining style at any age; appreciating what you have. I just spoke with her at Christmas & I will miss her.
February 23, 2017, 6:54 pm
My sincerest condolences to the McFarlane family and especially Laurie. I have so many memories of Bruce Beach summers, and of our dads operating on each other. I think our moms just laughed about it. Please know that I am thinking about you and remembering you in prayer.
Claire Davis ( Murray)
February 24, 2017, 2:41 pm
Dear Janie, Wendy and Laurie,
I am so sadden to hear about the loss of your mother. I was so hoping I could be there with you today to celebrate the life of your mom. I have such fond memories of our families spending time together. I especially remember how kind Pat was to me as a child when I would visit your home. Pat and Mom had a special friendship that meant so much to Shirley. I was so hoping I would get one more chance to see her this summer up at the beach. Condolences are also coming from my brothers John, Bill and Hugh. I'll be thinking of you as you deal with your loss. Hugs Claire
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