A life well lived by ac­tive woman

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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