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Pat Williams

1947 - 2021

Pat passed away at Poole Hospital on 27th November, aged 74 years. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

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Pat worked in the NHS all her working life, and was a Macmillan nurse for nine years before retiring. During this time, she provided palliative care, counselling and emotional support to patients and their families.

We are very grateful for your donations which will contribute towards the amazing work of this wonderful charity and their staff, and will help keep the memory of Pat's work and dedication alive.

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  1. Dear Pat,
    You always had a smile & a positive outlook on life .
    You have a special place in my heart as , after giving our son Jack a very powerful & on point prophetic word in a very low point in his life , you would always ask after him by name .
    You always told me you prayed for him & us, that meant so much .
    Your hugs were legendary ! 😊
    Rest in Peace lovely lady .
    We know you are dancing & singing your heart out with Jesus now x x 💕💓

    Julie & Kev Hawkins
  2. Dear Pat,
    I’ve only known you for a short time since coming back to the Lighthouse Family Church and most of that was via Zoom, but you were always smiling! I loved that about you, smiling and laughing!
    We shared the fact we were both nurses although you went much further than I.
    I was so looking forward to our chat which we never got to have, but I know that you’d rather chat with Jesus anyway of the week. No offence taken.
    I will miss you very much and as a church family we will feel your absence but draw comfort from the fact you are with Him.
    Thank you for being you and being such an encouragement to me when I’ve needed it.
    I love you my dear sister and I hope right now your dancing and enjoying your new life and journey.
    Much love,

    Fiona Wood
  3. I was really sad to hear of Pat’s passing as she was my church buddy.
    She welcomed me when I first went to church about two years ago now and every
    time we met at church we sat together. She was always so caring, supportive and
    a great friend. I will really miss her.

    Julie Henson
  4. Dear Pat. It was a joy to know you and I thank God for the times you reached out to me and blessed me.You were always cheerful, compassionate and friendly and very committed to the important things in your life connected with your faith in Jesus. You were a shining example to us all and we will miss you…til we meet again!

    Avril Game
  5. Dearest Pat
    So shocked at your passing. Knowing you as a neighbour for 13 years left alot of memories.
    The day Sammie-Joe was sat in my garden looking at me really oddly asking for help. Turned out she’d been hit and that’s when she lost her leg. She’s gonna miss her mum 😢.
    You took me out in your new car as you needed to go to the garage, you didn’t hang around did you!! Ha ha.
    Your roses! You loved your roses outside the door. Always watering and pruning. You loved the sunshine and your Malta holidays. I still have the rose you gave me when we moved. I’m a bit rubbish with plants, but it’s still going and I will cherish it.
    Rest in peace Pat. Love from Clare, Paul & Ellie xxx

    Clare Francis
  6. Pat will be missed by so many. I was often on Welcome at Church with her and she always had a friendly greeting for everyone coming into the building.
    I pray that God will comfort all who are mourning at this time, and that after awhile you will be able to remember all the happy times together.

    Dianne Moody
  7. It was so special to have been invited to Pat’s service so thank you Sara very much. Ever since I heard that Pat had passed on I have felt bereft. Even though I hadn’t seen her for some time that fact that my world included Pat Williams somehow made it richer. And when she was gone, well… it just didnt seem possible.

    I was so thrilled that you chose ‘Speigel’ as the final piece of music at the funeral and that I could join in. Even when everyone had left I played on for a few minutes just for Pat. As I told you she had loved a performance of the piece Alistair and myself had done so I could almost imagine her smiling down as I played.

    I have felt tearful on occasion remembering Pat but I have to stop myself as I can almost hear her say “Now Mr. Daly, don’t you get all maudlin on me…”

    Dear dear Pat, I know youre in another unimaginably better place than here right now, but you left us all too soon and we will look forward to a reunion like no other one day!!

    David Daly
  8. We loved you Pat for who you were, encouraging, honest, real, gentle, friendly and a champion of circumstances.

    You gave John an olive tree for his 60th which he cherishes and it will remain in our garden as a memorial of you. When I buy pink and white roses from Lidl, they will also remind me of you because you loved buying them for indoors, just like I do.

    You told us fairly recently that what was most important to you was being listened to, included and valued, feeling loved and accepted for who you were. You were very accepting and inclusive of others and you always tried to love others unconditionally whether they agreed or disagreed with your way of thinking. Your heart was to reach out and nurture all ages, gender, and those from all walks of life. We miss you, we have lovely memories of being together and you will always hold a special place in our hearts.

    John & Merle
  9. Pat was a really dear and valued friend of ours. She was such an honest, lovely person. We shall miss her. Sending our love to the whole family, Rosemary and Adrian Russell x

    Adrian and Rosemary Russell
  10. Lovely memories of sunny days spent together in Malta, spanning many year’s visits. Remembering San Anton gardens, Red tower, Palazzio Parisio, just a few locations where we spent time. You were always a good listener, with a quirky sense of humour and an infectious smile. You will be sadly missed by many Pat..and I only wish I had the ability to post a photo of being almost blown off the cliff at Red tower, in a gale or the white dove in the garden at San Anton or at Golden bay or Rhinefields with Ann and Andy…… are rejoicing now with Jesus. Until we meet again, lots of hugs lovely friend Julie Q 🎶💕🙌

    Julie Quinn
  11. We have known Pat during her years at the Lighthouse, first of all at the intercessors group, praying for Israel, and the people among us. Recently during lockdown our prophetic group met on zoom. During that time we have all grown to know each other more and become closer. I count it a privilege to have been on the last prophetic call when 3 of us, with Pat, had time to spend in hearing God’s heart for each other. I felt that if you had a slice of Pat, every part of her would say, ‘I belong to Jesus, nothing is going to stand in my way.’ I will treasure what she gave to me, that evening, things that no one could have known, but …. We will miss you, we love you Pat. We saw your love for life, your family, flowers, and everyone in need. I wanted to share some quick fire words that the group gave to her on another call;
    strong woman, encourager, compassionate, seeker, big hearted, bold, prayer warrior, healer, soft hearted.
    That’s our Pat.

    Susan Lings
  12. Dear Pat
    (Our lovely Pattypoo as Nadders the late Nadine Lloyd and our family fondly called you!)
    We were so sad to hear that we had lost you to our world but know that you and Nadders will be back bickering and laughing lovingly together again. I will miss meeting at Margot’s cafe and having our yearly birthday natters and lunch.
    You had such a beautiful heart and were SO good and supportive to our family!
    I feel so sad that we could not come to Poole to say our last goodbyes but we were with you in spirit.
    We pray that you will RIP and joy and that you will now soar with Him as you spent your life here on earth striving towards. See you in the future on the other side!!!
    Lots love 💕
    Pauline & Peter Foot

    Pauline &Peter Foot
  13. Oh Pat it really felt like I was only just getting to know you, since coming back to the lighthouse you made me feel so welcome & I never sat on my own you always offered me to sit with you ,
    I will miss you so much , until we meet again , love you 😽

    Emma Walker
  14. Dear Sarah and family

    We are so sorry for your loss and pray that you know the nearness of the God of all comfort at all times.
    Pat inspired me, Yvonne, to pray continually and to want to hear God speak from the first moment I met her – I remember it clearly, more than 25 years ago, Pat sharing the story at the evening service of her intimate relationship with her beloved Jesus. My husband Mike and I became great pals with Pat. I recall visiting her in hospital after her hip replacement and thinking how brave and how positive she was. Pat showed great kindness to us and our ever growing family, and our cats! We also laughed a lot together both at home over a meal and during our shared commitments to St Andrew’s church family life. Though we haven’t seen Pat in person for many years, she was very much alive to us through Facebook and our yearly Christmas card exchange.
    Her ever smiling face, her unforgettable laughter, and her love of life, and the Lord, will be our everlasting memory of her.
    Love & blessings. Yvonne & Mike Cooke, and our grown up children, Katie, Nina, Corinne, Jamie & Jessica.

    Yvonne & Mike Cooke
  15. Pat was a remarkable lady – warm, caring, perceptive, wise, no nonsense, funny. She was a great friend to us for nearly twenty years and she meant so much to so many people. The tributes that have been shared reveal just how many lives she impacted and just how much she was valued and appreciated.

    Pat was not without her struggles but she always put on a brave face and tackled everything with fortitude and cheerfulness. She loved ministering in the Holy Spirit, she loved her cats and she loved her roses.

    Pat, we are missing you very much. Thank you for enriching all of our lives. Farewell, for now, dear friend.

    Andy & Ann Franklin

Service Details

Wednesday, December 8th 2021 - 14:30
Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9BQ
Lesley Shand Funeral Service

Family flowers only please. Black attire not necessary.

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