Patricia Joan Thomas, 70 passed away January 21, 2006. Born in Montreal on April 6, 1935, she was the only daughter of William C. and Hilda Murray. Pat grew up in Glen Ridge, NJ, attending Glen Ridge High School. She is a 1956 graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, later practicing as a registered nurse. Pat succumbed to cancer after a valiant struggle. The cancer spread as a result of a weakened immune system following medication for a liver transplant in 1995. Pat was a true lover of nature and enjoyed many trips to the outdoors, including camping with her dog Duke and children in the local mountains, cross country skiing, and trips to the desert. Pat also loved to travel abroad visiting many far-flung countries including Scotland (her heritage). Pat was a long-time volunteer at Little Company of Mary Hospital and at her son's sport leagues. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Liver Foundation. Pat is succeeded by her husband of 47 years Ron Thomas, her loving children, Debbie, Ron, Scott and Todd, and her grandchildren Brigette, Guy, Jack and Cole. This remarkable woman was beloved by those who came in contact with her. We will all miss her and cherish the many wonderful memories. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11AM at Rice Chapel, 5310 Torrance Bl., Torrance, CA.

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  1. We are sorry to hear about Aunt Pat. Through the good and bad times, you are in our prayers.

  2. Ron and Family, My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. God bless you and yours and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  4. Scott, I’m saddened by the news of the passing of your mother and the deep sorrow of such a significant loss that fills you now. Her obituary is so touching and heartfelt; such a lovely person, I’m sorry I never had the opportunity to meet her. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family.

  5. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Thomas Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  6. Scott; I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please know my empathy and love are with you and your family during this diffucult time. Many blessings to your mother in her new and joyful afterlife.

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