Patricia (Trish) Janet McMordie, Dip(Ed)’95, MEd’06

Patricia (Trish) Janet McMordieMarch 24, 1956 – October 26, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother. Trish will be lovingly remembered by her husband of over 35 years, Allan; daughter, Janet, and son, David. Trish was born in Lloydminster, AB, to Enoch and Janet Salt. She attended Camrose Lutheran College followed by the University of Alberta, where she obtained her Bachelor of Education degree. She met and married the love of her life, Allan, in Alberta and soon moved out to North Vancouver.

Trish taught in the North Vancouver School District for over 30 years and, while teaching, received a Master of Education degree that concentrated on her passion for early childhood literacy. Trish was an active and well‑loved member of the North Vancouver community. She taught at Larson, Fromme, Ross Road, and Highlands elementary schools and the Progress Centre at Handsworth.

The numerous well wishes and visits from her former students during her time at the hospice are evidence of just how loved she was by those she taught. She was a member of the JP Fell Pipe Band and The Black Bear Rebels ceilidh group with Allan. She attended St. Catherine’s Anglican Church with her family, where she was a founding member of a contemporary music group, Joyful Voice. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and youth group, and was instrumental in founding St. Catherine’s pre‑school. She loved kayaking at the cabin, hiking and riding her bike, playing music, reading books, and travelling with her family.

In recognition of Trish’s passion for books and literacy, donations in Trish’s name can be made to The North Vancouver District Library.