Pamela (Pam) B. Davies passed away on June 16, 2013 in Grand Forks, BC.
Pam trained as a Registered Nurse and midwife at the Royal Free Hospital in London, England before moving to Canada with her husband Alan in 1957. Pam and Al moved their family from Vancouver to Osoyoos, BC in 1969. As the kids grew up Pam resumed her nursing career at the hospital in Oliver and then went on to start the Home Support service in the South Okanagan. She was actively involved in the community and served on local health related committees, including the planning and inception of Sage Brush Lodge. In May 1983 Pam received her Health Care Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan. After graduation she and Al moved to Dawson Creek where she pursued her hospital administration career.
In March 1987 Pam became the Administrator at Boundary Lodge in Grand Forks. She retired in 1990. Pam shared her commitment to elder care with the Alzheimer Society of B.C., by serving as a regional representative and then on their board of directors from 1991-2001. She also was appointed as the BC representative to the national board of Alzheimer Canada in 1996. Pam was instrumental in founding a Dementia Support Group in Grand Forks. She continued her involvement as a donor and a volunteer, and in 2003 she received the Twigg White Award for her service to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Pam loved Grand Forks. She enjoyed gardening, friends and walks along the river with her dog TC. She was an active member of the congregation at Holy Trinity Anglican Church and a loving parent and proud grandparent. Pam will be remembered for her empathy and kindness, and her commitment to the people and causes she loved. As an advocate for seniors she embodied care ensuring those under her wing were appreciated for their uniqueness and life time contribution.
Pam was predeceased by her husband Al (1998) and will be greatly missed by her daughter Mary, son John and daughter Jane with husband Brian and grandchildren Axel and Zoe. In addition she will be missed by her brothers John, Bill and Paul and sisters Betty, Wendy and Merle and her nieces and nephews in England and Australia.
A Celebration of Pam’s Life will be held at the Holy Trinity Church in Grand Forks on Thursday July 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in honor of Pam Davies to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. , #300-828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2, 1-800-667-3742; or Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 7252 7th St, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0.