KNOWLES, Patricia - Unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Patricia Knowles of London passed away in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill Knowles; cherished mom of Michael (Elisabeth), Karrie and Mark (Christine); proud nana/grandma to Jaclyn and Emily Cairns and Christopher and Lara Knowles; and loving mom to her faithful Barney and Nori, the rescue cat. Patricia was an active volunteer in her community, particularly the Saturday Supper program at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, pet therapy visits over the years to the London Psychiatric Hospital, Prince Charles Public School, Glen Cairn Public School and various Long Term Care Residences. Her kind nature, ready smile and thoughtfulness toward others will be greatly missed by those who knew Patricia. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. with interment following. Family invite you to contact Harris Funeral Home by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to receive an invitation to join family by Zoom at the service. Donations in memory of Patricia may be made to either London Humane Society or to St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Meal Program and will be gratefully acknowledged.
January 29, 2021, 3:41 pm
Your mother was a lovely person. Kind of heart and a joy to talk to. I will miss seeing her walking Barnie in the neighborhood. May you have peace in your hearts during this difficult time knowing that she was such a great person.
Paula Travers and Leigh Folliott
January 30, 2021, 11:54 am
Leigh and I only met Pat a few years ago when we were all members at Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club. She was such a lovely person, enthusiastically jumping into the game of bowls, always willing to volunteer her time. It was also a treat when she would bring Barney to the club to meet us all. Pat will be greatly missed and we are so sorry for your loss.
February 1, 2021, 10:30 am
Dear Knowles Family, I send condolences to all of you as you grieve the loss but celebrate the life of Patricia. I was Dental Hygienist to Patricia at 484 Central Avenue when I lived in London years ago. I enjoyed my conversations with Patricia. She was very proud of her family. I send blessings to all who love Patricia. Dawn Cumming.
February 2, 2021, 4:27 pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Pats passing we were long time park friends with our dogs in tow. I just saw her a couple of days ago and had a nice chat with her. She will be missed by all the dog walkers at Gibbons.
Patricia (Pat) Rivard
February 3, 2021, 11:27 am
Not only was Pat a very thoughtful friend but also an amazing listener. She was so good to Sadie, my rescue dog, and to me with all my up and downs regarding Sadie.
I am so sorry for your loss. RIP mon amie
February 3, 2021, 5:09 pm
I first met Pat at Thames Valley Golf Ladies League and later also joined her card group. Pat was so welcoming, gracious & kind - and always lots of fun to play with. I am so sorry for your loss.
February 9, 2021, 2:49 pm
I was sorry to hear of Pat’s passing.
I spent many years in her company working with marionettes through MayCourt.
She was very talented and helped us younger members become proficient in the skills.
She was always so much fun and enjoyed being part of this group.
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