Patrick GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD; Patrick

1951 ~ 2016


Richard Patrick Greenwood passed away peacefully in the loving presence of Christ and his devoted family. The last steps of this journey surrounded him with spiritual songs and words of love. Patrick was born in Abbotsford when the hospital was but a large house called, “The Cottage”. His parents, Dick and Mickey Greenwood made Abbotsford and the farming community their home, where they raised their family of four children. Patrick was the son, surrounded by three wonderful sisters, Lynne, Betsy and Susan. A year after high school, Pat met and married his beloved wife, Ida. Together they enjoyed travelling throughout Europe and then worked together to put each other through university, each to their respective careers; Ida as a teacher and Pat as an audiologist. Pat worked at Shaughnessy Hospital for several years and then came an opportunity to open his own clinic here in Abbotsford. Patrick stepped out in faith to work in his own hometown and to serve his patients as the best audiologist he could be. He loved his profession and always thought it was a perfect fit for his grounding in science, technology, music and sound. In the midst and center of this was Patrick’s devotion to his growing family; a daughter Stephanie and a son Andrew. He loved to listen to every choir performance and watch every hockey match that he could attend. His love for his wife and children spilled over to his extended family with many family celebrations with his delightful nieces and nephews. The recent centerpiece of Pat’s family life was the marriage of daughter Stephanie to Jeff Wilson and son Andrew to Chelsey Hemminger. Patrick became the beloved “Saba” to granddaughters, Aislinn (2 years) and Harper (2 months). They brought many hours of joy and delight. The heartbeat of Patrick’s spiritual life began by being baptized as an infant at Saint Matthew’s Church in Abbotsford. Thirty years later, he found himself renewed in his faith and returned to his roots of worship. The talent of music that was earlier encouraged (and endured) by loving parents and a special aunt, was offered as a gift of worship to his Lord Jesus Christ. Until only several weeks before his passing, Patrick led songs of worship at home with friends and in small prayer groups at church. Patrick’s unwavering and strong assurance of his Saviour’s love sustained him until the end. Patrick will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Ida, children Stephanie (Jeff) Wilson, Andrew (Chelsey) Greenwood and two grandchildren, Aislinn and Harper Wilson, as well as sisters Lynne (Ron) Bartsch, Betsy (Trevor) Norton, Susan (Bruce) TenHoeve, and many nieces and nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Saint Matthew’s Church, that meets at Grace Church, 2087 MacMillan Road, Abbotsford. Donations to the Cancer Foundation are appreciated. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com


Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534