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Helen (Pat) Patricia Kahl (Robertson)

October 22, 1937 - May 3, 2019


In the early morning hours of Friday, May 3, 2019, Helen Patricia Kahl passed away at the Kimberley Special Care Home at the age of 81 years.

Pat was born and raised in Cranbrook by her mother Elsie Robertson. Her dad, Bob Robertson passed away before Pat was born.  He was a WW 1 vet and was subjected to shrapnel and mustard gas.  Pat, however, spent many happy summers at her grandmother  Pat Miller’s farm at Wasa.  Her older brother Bob doted on Pat.  She attended Mt. Baker School and the best times she had was being a member of the Pop Price “Girls Bugle Band”.  She started working for BC Tel and met Carl Kahl, the love of her life.  They were married in Cranbrook and had four children; Robert (Bob), Sherri, Darren and Steven.  Her hobbies and passions are rocks and dinosaurs.  Pat was a self-taught lapidary and sold her polished rocks all over the world.  She attended “digs” of dinosaurs and was given a picture of the famous T-Rex “Sue” by Dr. Larson who dug her up in South Dakota.

Pat is survived by her husband Carl, children Bob (Silvia), two grandsons Cody and Joel, great grandson Rand; daughter Sherri and granddaughters Christa and grandson Andrew; son  Darren (Valerie), grandsons Mathew and Aidan and son  Steven (Lara), grandson Zackary and granddaughter Taylor.  Pat is also survived by her nephew’s wife, Debbie and sons Cory and Jason.  Pat was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Bob and one nephew, Ron Munro.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Kimberley Special Care home for the care and compassion shown to Pat during her stay there.

A Graveside service will be held for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Pat to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC  V5Z 1E2




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From: Debbie Munro

Condolences to Uncle Carl, Bob, Sherri, Darren and Steve. Rest in Peace Aunty Pat.

From: John and Val Migneault

We r so very sorry for your loss.

From: Greg Conroy
Relation: Sons friend

Bob and Sylvia, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. Keep the happy memories in your heart. The loss of a loved one is never easy.

From: Shirley Johnson
Relation: Friend

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Pat. She was a good friend (and co-worker back in our working years). I spent hours with her admiring her rocks and lapidary work, while often adding to the collection of sliced geodes and thundereggs for my fridge. In later years I introduced her to my daughter who is also a rock lover and Pat sold her well used rock saw and polisher to Dawn where it is still being used almost daily.
My sincere condolences to the family.

From: Albert Larry Kahl
Relation: Married to my cousin

So very sorry to hear about the loss of Pat.
Love from Karen & Larry Kahl, Mission,BC

From: Nancy & Dick Lopaschuk
Relation: Pat & Carl’s son Steve in our son-in-law

Have so many wonderful memories of Pat and our family get-togthers over the years. Condolences to you Carl and to Bob, Sherri, Darren, Steve and families. She will be missed. Love, Nancy & Dick

From: Cheryl and Gordon Olsen

We were very sorry to hear that Pat had passed away, and would like to express our sincere condolences to you Carl, and your family. Love Cheryl and Gordon Olsen

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Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC  V5Z 1E2

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