A life well lived by active woman
Patricia Woodcock May 16,1934 – Nov 22, 2012
PATRICIA Margaret Woodcock (Miller) was born on May 16, 1934, in Maryborough.
She was the third child of seven born to Beatrice and Edward Miller.
Pat lived in Maryborough until her parents moved to Mundubbera where they bought a dairy farm.
Pat attended Boynewood School, and from 1948 she was schooled by correspondence.
At the age of 16 Pat decided to go into nursing to do something she really loved – helping people.
In 1951 Pat meet and married Alfred Woodcock and they moved to Binjour Plateau where Alf had a farm, where they started their family.
The first of their family was Gary, 1952, Kent, 1953 and Paul, 1957.
After Paul’s birth they moved to Gayndah and started a mechanic repair business, Cocky Motors.
It was not long before the family grew and twins Gael and Dael were born in 1961, followed by Kaye in 1963.
Pat was very talented with her skills of dressmaking, knitting, cooking and many other crafts.
The children all remember the outfits their mum made, whether it was for an outing or the Orange Festival parade or some other activity in Gayndah.
When all the children had left home Pat had some time for herself and she got the bug for travelling – she had many overseas trips and around-Australia adventures.
The only place she still wanted to go was Turkey and until her last months shewas still trying to work out how she was going to get there.
Pat was very active in the community as a valued volunteer and she and a couple of friends started the GRV Op Shop some 30 years ago.
She also volunteered at the GRV Home, helping out with activities for the residents.
She was active with the Red Cross, Gayndah YMCA and Gayndah Family History Group. Pat was always the volunteer who did a lot of the work, but didn’t want to be noticed for it.
She was a loving and caring person and all those who knew her know she was always there to help out and it didn’t matter how unwell she was.
Her friends at the pensioner units in Pings Lane have erected a special garden, which they have named in her honour.
That’s the type of impact she had on people.
She will be sadly missed, but always remembered.
PATRICIA WOODCOCK: Sadly missed, but always remembered by her family and friends.