October 20, 1927 – August 19, 2019
After a slow, gradual decline, Pat passed away peacefully at The Oxford surrounded by all of her children on August 19 at the age of 91. Pat was predeceased by her husbands Frank Huston and Delbert Johnson, her parents Winford and Kathleen Fadden, as well as her brothers Glenn and Philip Fadden. She is survived by her sister Dianne Clarke, son Roy (Sue), grandchildren; Mike (Sarah), Chris (Jackie Fast), Monica Ivany (Mike); great grandchildren; Jaxon, Carter and Ella Ivany; daughter Maureen Stewart (Ray), grandchildren; Brett (Maddy), Tyler; son Ryan (Trish); grandchildren; Kara Mach (Jake), Alana Regier (Jeff), Riley Huston (Kelly); son Ron (Karin), grandchildren; Alex and Katie.
Pat was born at the Cottage Hospital in Abbotsford to the Fadden family, pioneer farmers in Sumas. She attended Upper Sumas Elementary and Philip Sheffield High School, then spent two years of training at the University of B.C. and Vancouver Normal School to become a teacher. Pat returned to Abbotsford to teach at Bradner Elementary and Abbotsford Elementary (at the airport campus). Pat met her first husband, Frank Huston, playing badminton. They married in 1949. Following the birth of their four children, Pat partnered with Frank in establishing Huston Rexall Drugs (now Medical Tower Drugs) in downtown Abbotsford. Hard work and long hours were balanced by family time at Birch Bay, then Cultus Lake at “Pat’s Shack”. Pat was involved in all of her children’s sporting activities, foremost of which was Maureen’s highland dancing.
Following Frank’s death in 1994, Pat travelled extensively, eventually meeting her second husband Del Johnson on a trip to Branson, Missouri. They married in 2002. Travel continued to be a focus for Pat and Del until Del’s passing in 2017. Over the years, Pat was involved in many organizations, supporting the Kinsmen and Kinettes, the Scottish Dancing Society, the MSA Pioneer Association as well as coaching softball and badminton. Pat excelled at bridge, and was involved in several clubs.
Many thanks to the Nurse Next Door staff and the folks at The Oxford for providing Pat with care and compassion for the past two years. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be profoundly missed. Her memory will be in our hearts, always.
As requested, there will be a private family service. A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Quality Hotel Pinnacle Room. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Abbotsford Community Foundation, the Alzheimer Society Of BC, or a charity of your choice.
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