patricia Arlene Dougan (Imler)
Patricia Arlene (nee Imler)
Mar. 17, 1936 – Dec. 10, 2014
A wife, mother, sister, grandma, aunt and friend, Pat aged 78 passed away unexpectedly at Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island. She leaves behind her loving companion of over 25 years Bud Friele, daughters Aileen (Craig) and Leanne (Bill) and step daughters Kathy (Donny), Barb (Stan), Christy (Gary), Shelley (Ron) and Kari (Rob). Also survived by granddaughters Deanna and Grace as well as sister Fern, brother Ken, stepsister Joyce and numerous nieces and nephews. Many more Friele grand and great grandchildren will also sorely miss her. Predeceased by brothers Jim and Norm, sister Aileen, and stepsisters Eileen and Joan.
Born in Tofield, Alberta, Pat moved to Vancouver Island as a young girl and grew to love the sea and all it offered.?After marrying Neil Dougan she settled in Cobble Hill and was active in several charities while caring for her 2 young daughters and her elderly in-laws Sadie and Stephen. She also showed a passion for décor and spent countless hours refinishing her auction treasures. Many life adventures followed and many included the love of boating and the ocean. Later in life she met Bud and settled on Salt Spring, together they travelled north and south experiencing life as it came. Her adventures were inspiring and her will to celebrate life often while always being the ever-gracious hostess will not easily be forgotten.
Pat did not wish a service and in lieu of flowers would like donations made to the Lady Minto Hospital (ladymintofoundation.com) for all the care they have provided her and Bud over the years.