Patricia Tench

Our darling mom Patricia Tupper Tench passed away peacefully, after a short illness at the Perley- Rideau Veterans Health Centre with loved ones at her side. She was 92.
Always willing to share her wisdom, she will be remembered for her sweet but indomitable spirit and loving ways. Family and friends were a source of joy to her. A dedicated volunteer in the church and an avid gardener, Patricia loved to travel with Jack as they worked in many underserviced areas around the world.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Dr Jack Tench and her son Riley, she is survived by her daughters Leslie-Anne, Wendy (Ilio) and Robin and her son John (Andrea).
She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, William and Julian Tench, Amelia and Brittany Webster, Jacob, Aja, Jaime and Anika Dixon, Tyler and Robin Rulli, Atika and Jack Tench-Irvine and Jessica-Rose Tench, her great-grandson Levi Dixon, her beloved cousin Thelma and Kelly Grove, David Lee and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Patricia was born July 3, 1924 in Saint John, New Brunswick, daughter of Hazel and William Tupper. She was united in marriage to John Francis Tench on June 1, 1950. He preceded her in death December 24, 1998. They were married for 48 blissful years.
Pat was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women’s Division who served at Trenton Air Base.
A loyal Red Piner since 1963, “Grandma Pat” will be deeply missed by her Red Pine Camp family and her friends at Spanish Main Resort in Florida where she and Jack spent their winters.
The family extends grateful thanks to Dr Ngo- Minh and the exceptional staff at the Perley-Rideau for their loving care.
Patricia has left us to join our dad on their next great adventure. Happy Trails Mom.
A Celebration of her life will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St. (at O’Connor), Sunday August 28th starting at noon with the service at 2pm and a reception after.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Perley Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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  1. As her favorite nephew who always visited when he had an opportunity, from the time they lived on Center Island, till their house in Ottawa when as a large group, we traveled to Canada for Expo 67, I am disappointed that I am just finding out how my aunt passed from this world. We had many good chats over the years, at the farm where I had to fix the tractor starter to get it to run, to talks we had in Houston when they visited on their way home from assignment in Saudi Arabia, and many spots in between. She was much loved and respected by my family.

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