Beloved mother, sister, and daughter, Rebecca passed away peacefully on July 20th, surrounded by her family. Born in London, England on May 23rd, 1965, she emigrated to Canada as a child with her parents, Marie Christiane and Ismail Patel, and siblings David and Nathalie.
Rebecca graduated from the Saint John School of Nursing in 1987. She was a consummate caregiver to many patients in Saint John and Maine, as well as to her brother and parents.
A straight talker, Rebecca spoke up whenever she saw unfairness. Anyone fortunate enough to taste her lamb stew or pepper steak can attest to her giftedness as a cook.
Foremost, she was a devoted mother to her children, David and Soraya Patel-Crabtree, who were the light of her life.
She is survived by them, sister Nathalie, and niece Sophie.
A drop in reception will be held at 10 Montgomery Crescent, Saint John, NB on Thursday, July 23rd from 2-4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to nb.lung.ca or a charity of your choice.
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New Brunswick Lung Association
65 Brunswick St , Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5, AL
Contact: Barbara MacKinnon