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Merle Alexandrid "Pat" Strand (1916-1958)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, November 6, 1958

Headline: Funeral Rites For Pat Strand, 1958

    Friends crowded into the Old Log Church last Saturday for the funeral of Merle Alexandrid "Pat" Strand. In poor health for some time, Pat entered hospital October 26. Her mother, Mrs. J. J. Tobin, flew from Ontario to be at her bedside, arriving October 29, to learn the sad news Pat passed away early that morning.

    Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother and one sister, Mary (Mrs. Charles Schaefer) of Durham, Ontario. Last rites were conducted by the Rev. A. L. Privett. Interment followed at Whitehorse cemetery.

    Born in Durham, Ontario November 17, 1916, Pat lived for many years in the east. During the war years she was employed in an aircraft factory. In 1945 she left Toronto with her husband to take up residence in Atlin. The Strands came to Whitehorse in 1947. Pat was well known in the community, where she worked for a number of years as a waitress. She was a favorite of everyone she met through her gentle, kind nature.

    To the doctor and nurses of Whitehorse hospital and all kind friends for kindliness shown during our recent bereavement in the loss of a dear wife and daughter, Pat Strand, we say thanks so much.

                                        Mrs. J. J. Tobin
                                        B. Strand.