Patricia Lea Sheppard

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing on May 22 of Patty Sheppard.  Patty passed away peacefully and pain free at home after a short illness and with her family at her side.

Patty, a retired primary grade school teacher, will be deeply missed by the many who knew and loved her.  Born in Montreal where she graduated from McGill and Concordia Universities following which she lived for many years in Richmond prior to moving to Victoria, and ultimately a place she loved, the Bear Mountain community.

Patty is survived by her loving family, husband Bob Flitton, three sons Jeff (Ali), Chris (Khuyen) and Jon, and her three beautiful grandchildren, Koen, Avery and Kira, the pride and focus of her recent years; three step sons, Rob, Bill and Brad and their families; and her sister Catherine and niece Casey of Ontario.

Patty’s social activities in Victoria centered around Swans Newcomers and regular evening bridge sessions with her dearest girlfriends.

We invite Patty’s friends and neighbours to join us for a celebration of her life and a following social to be held on Friday, June 1 at 3:00 PM at the Westin Bear Mountain Hotel. The family would like to deeply thank those who cared for her, in particular the wonderful VIHA West Shore nurses and the Victoria Hospice team.

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  1. Heartfelt condolences.

  2. Bob, Jeff, Chris and Jon.
    We are truly saddened with your loss. Patty loved all you unconditionally and will truly be missed.

  3. Bob,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers during you time of grief. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Michelle Nuyten

    Bob, thinking of you and your extended family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Bob,
    Sorry to hear about Patty. I am thinking about you at this tough time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Teagan Auterhoff

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Michelle Patton

    Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  8. Hunter Fraser


    I am saddened to hear of the loss of Patty. She was a very gracious and outgoing woman. Thinking of you and your family during these tough times.

    Your friend,

    Hunter Fraser

  9. Bob I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved partner, My condolences to you and your family.

  10. Bob,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and Patty’s sons. I am grateful to have met her, she was truly a lovely, kind, beautiful lady.

  11. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. The Sheppard Family meant so much to me throughout my life. Patty was always so kind to me as a child and I will continue to hold those memories close.

  12. Christine Thaler

    Bob and family, your Bear Mountain family is so sorry for your loss. We are here for you, however you need.

  13. Dear Bob, Catherine, Jeff, Chris and Jon,

    Carol and I were deeply saddened to learn of Patty’s death. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, and our prayers and thoughts are with all of you in this time.

    John Silvius

  14. We have known Patty and Bob for about 20 years. Patty and I always had so much in common since we both came here from the east.
    Fond memories.
    Kaija and Dick

  15. Bob,
    So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  16. Dad, Chris, Jeff & Jon – Ilona and I look forward to seeing you on June 1st to celebrate her life!

  17. Honora Johannesen

    Dear Bob
    Sigurd and I were so sorry to learn of Patty’s death. I remember meeting Patty at Newcomers – those bridge games and Friday morning walks twenty years ago – and enjoying her zest for all the new adventures life was presenting. We enjoyed being ‘backyard neighbours’ for those Highlands years – spending time with Patty was always such a pleasure! She loved her life, you Bob, and her children and grandchildren and was always so happy to share the latest news of all of you.
    Sigurd and I are in Edmonton, but we’ll think of you on June 1st. We hope that the lovely memories you have of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother will comfort you and your family.
    Sigurd and Honora

  18. Janet Cheasley

    I have never met you, Patty, but I know you were a special life-long friend of my close buddy Dale Palin so you must have been a very special person. I know Dale is grieving for you, so that makes me grieve for you also. Blessings and condolences to your family and close friends.

  19. Chris & Jenn Currie

    Bob & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss…and also for not being able to attend the Celebration of Life to express my condolences in person. Thinking of you all.

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