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Patricia Ann Canfield


Patricia Ann Canfield, age 88, of Lowell, passed away February 17, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Matilda Schroder; sister, Judy Wierenga; brother, John Schroder; brother-in-law, Robert Hampson, William Wierenga. Patricia is survived by her children, Greg (Kolleen Shaw) Canfield, Lori Canfield, and Mark (Lynne) Canfield; grandchildren, Brad Canfield, Joshua Canfield, Katie Canfield, Emily Canfield, Cassidy Canfield, Krista Kazmerski, Wade Morris, Brittany Morris, Lindsay Radlinski, Leslie McCracken, and Brian Koehn; sisters, Janet Hampson, and Susan (Jack) Leishman, sister-in-law, Kathy (Schroder) Coleman; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Ross Tuffli, Sara Tuffli, Tucker Avram, Raven and Connor Pummill.  Patricia was a Lowell Graduate and St Mary’s Mercy, Grand Rapids School of Nursing, becoming a licensed registered nurse. She retired from Pine Rest Christian Hospital Nursing Service. She loved caring for others, traveling and having family time. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 11:00 to 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Roth-Gerst Funeral Home 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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  1. My heart and condolences go out to all who knew and loved Pat. We were friends going back to Pine Rest Christian Hospital. She was a beautiful person. She brought light to any room she was in or team she was on. She was always looking to learn, to grow, and to encourage others. She cared. She loved. She shared her heart in all she did. Thank you my friend.

  2. Love and hugs to the Canfields: Lori, Greg, and Mark & Lynn; and to Aunt Janet, Aunt Sue & Uncle Jack, and Margaret! Her love to you all continues on in your hearts and mind in all the fond memories you shared. I won’t be able to attend the funeral, but I look forward to our celebration of life gathering in her honor later in the summer. God bless you all and give you all strength during this difficult time. Love, love this photo of her, btw.

  3. So sorry for your loss Greg….please give condolences to the family….bless you..Dave a ND Kelly

  4. Lori, Greg and Mark, please find comfort in knowing that your gentle sweet and smart momma is fully restored with our Heavenly Father! I have dusty old memories of sleep over party’s in your basement and drawing mustaches on all the girls… until your mom found out! I was ready for us to be sent home but your mom just shook her head and said something like good luck getting that off! May she rest in beautiful peace!

  5. It is one of life’s most difficult times to lose your mother. There are circumstances that make her passing a blessing, as her quality of life became less as years passed. As one of 2 living siblings, I must thank my sister Janet for being there for me when I was absent. Being away has been necessary given the distance that must have been traveled to visit Pat. It is with deep remorse that I cannot be with everyone in Lowell for my oldest sister’s family gathering this weekend. She was very much involved in my early years and I learned much from her. She became a Registered Nurse and was instrumental in my goals and her children were also instilled with her abilities to succeed. My thoughts will be with my sister Pat and her family as Jack and I reflect on many of the great times we have had with Pat in the past. Rest in Peace, Dear Sister Pat

  6. She lived a life of service caring for others. My heart goes out to those who gave her the loving care in her final years including Greg, Jan, Lynne, Mark, Lori, and more. She will be truly missed. 💕

  7. Lori, Greg and Mark,
    I’m sorry for your loss of your dear mother Pat. And, Jan and Sue for your sister.

    Melissa expresses it all so well above… she lived a life of service caring for others… and my heart also goes out to those who gave her loving care.

    I have such fond memories of her loving presence through the years. I’ll always remember her and Janet coming to stay with us while Dad was gravely ill in the hospital. And I appreciated Sue’s calls. It was lowest time in my life and her quiet and loving attentiveness to our family meant so much to us.

    I’m also grateful she’s with Dad, Judy and her parents again.

  8. Sending love to the Canfield’s, Aunt Janet and Aunt Sue, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have only fond memories of Aunt Pat, she was there in not only the happy family reunions but also in the hard times. She carried herself with a inclusive and peaceful presence and she will be missed. Being loved by someone like Aunt Pat is like feeling home no matter where you are.
    Sending all love, Mary

  9. Aunt Pat was an original. I’ll miss her kind heart, listening ear and funny stories. She was a strong presence at family reunions, weddings, and funerals. It was so easy to talk to Aunt Pat and pick up where you left off. She was a remarkable woman and always lent a hand to family and expected nothing in return. I miss her already. My sympathies and love to Greg, Mark & Lori.

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