Pamela Marie Prince
Prince (Peters) (Grondin), Pamela Marie
Born in Chatham (now known as Miramachi) New Brunswick, July 25, 1959, Pam passed peacefully, though unexpectedly in Edmonton, Alberta, August 2, 2023. Pam was 64 years old.
Pam was a loving daughter to Maurice and Greta Grondin; a caring sister to Lynn (Howard Callahan), Kim (Dana), Gregory and Priscilla (Paul Sherwood); a devoted mother to Sara Peters (Dwayne Baier) and Nigel Peters (Rhea); and would have been the best grandmother to Jackson and Scarlett, if not for fate.
Pam was predeceased by Marie and Leo Peters, her former in-laws, with whom she shared a very special bond. Her heart would have been broken, had she’d been aware of their passing.
Although, Pam’s life journey culminated with her descent into Alzheimer, who she became in death was not who she was in life.
Her journey began with her graduation from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a B.N. degree, beginning her nursing career at the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax. Her dedication and empathy as a nurse led her to positions in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care unit of the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto and several nursing administrative positions in Calgary.
Pam was a pioneer, recognizing a void in the health care system, in 2005, she returned to university to study for her Nursing Practitioner license.
Throughout her life, Pam indulged many passions. She learned to play the flute. She participated in track and field sports in high school and played ladies softball as an adult. Pam pursued a variety of creative interests. Many of her crafts were gifted to family and friends.
But her greatest love was for her children. Pam desired nothing more than their happiness, whatever that meant, whatever it took. She would have been so proud to see the wonderful adults they both have become.
Our family is eternally grateful to Priscilla and Paul, who, from Pam’s diagnosis to her death loved her unconditionally, supported her without complaint and cared for Pam, giving her the best life possible, living with this disease. From the heart to the heart, love transcends all.
Alzheimer had robbed Pam of everything she held dear, however, the legacy she has left behind lives on with all of us.