Patricia Ann Falvo (O’Connor), a resident of Thunder Bay, Ontario passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Patricia was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on May 10, 1944 to war bride Agnes Hardy and Raymond O’Connor. Patricia and her mother immigrated to Fort William, Ontario in 1946 to join Raymond and to build their new life together.
Pat was always proud of her time working at McKellar Hospital as a dietician aid before leaving her career to start a family.
Pat met the love of her life, Frank Falvo, at the age 15 and they soon began their exciting lifelong relationship. They were married on February 5, 1966 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral after a six year courtship.
They soon welcomed their first-born child, Lynda and went on to have 3 sons – John, David and Frank. Mom’s family and friends were her sole passion. There was always a homemade meal cooking for the family, guests she was entertaining or the neighborhood kids. Pat was the ultimate hockey mom, driving to multiple rinks daily. She never missed a game and was always proud of her boys. She enjoyed evenings out with their closest friends and always looked forward to her winters in Florida where she spent months with Lynda and her family.
Pat will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 55 years, Frank, 4 children, 6 grandchildren and great grandson, Mason: Lynda (Wayne), Bella; John (Shelley), Jacob, Johnathon (Karly), Jackson, Jameson; David (Bonnie), Angelina; and her youngest son Frank.
She is also survived by her siblings, Eleanor, Brian, Mary (Peter), Pam (Bruce), Doug (Lynne) and many nieces and nephews.
Pat was predeceased by her parents, Agnes and Raymond O’Connor, her infant sister, Mary O’Connor, her brother, Andrew O’Connor and her in laws Mario and Linda Falvo.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Cathedral followed by a celebration of life reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Slovak Legion Hall; entry to the reception hall requires proof of vaccine as per Ontario law. Private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 332 North May Street, Thunder Bay.