Patricia HasselfeltPatricia Mary Hasselfelt (née Corbould)
August 9, 1930 – August 1, 2022

Patricia Mary Hasselfelt sadly died shortly before her 92nd birthday with family by her side in Barrie, Ontario.

Born in Kamloops, BC, “Pattus” as she was known to her siblings, was the youngest of 5 girls; Betty, Norah, Joan, Margie and younger brother Brian. She was predeceased by parents Charles Edward Bernard (Bernie) Corbould, Alma Hetty (Gee), husband Gordon and sisters Betty and Norah.
Pat started with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radar technician and worked her way to Flying Officer. While stationed at Aylmer, ON, she met her husband, Flight Lieutenant (later Captain) Gordon Russell Hasselfelt of Toronto. They were married for 55 years until his passing due to prostate cancer in 2010.

In 1957, Pat moved with husband Gordon to 2 Fighter Wing Grostenquin, France, as part of the RCAFs contribution to NATO air defence in Western Europe where eldest daughter Karen was born. In 1961, with daughters Karen and new daughter Sandra they returned to Canada. They were subsequently stationed at airbases in Rivers, Manitoba (Eric (Mary)), Goose Bay, Labrador (Sherry (John)), Greenwood, Nova Scotia and Trenton, ON, where they settled in Belleville, ON for 47 years.

Pat loved her garden, especially her roses, was an avid badminton player and was very involved with the Belleville community as a canvasser/contributor for the Canadian Cancer Society, Blood Donor Clinic, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Meals on Wheels and others. After the children grew up, Pat went back into the workforce as a secretary for the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit. Pat was an active member of the Presbyterian Women at St. Columba Presbyterian Church for over 40 years. She welcomed, visited and comforted many parishioners and organized many bake and craft sale fundraisers. She became an elder of the Church in 1993 where she served on the Session and contributed to church operations.

She will be forever loved and remembered for her creativity, energy, enthusiasm, welcoming spirit and butter tarts (among many baked goodies).

She is loved and will be missed by her daughters Karen, Sandra, Sherry and son Eric and by her grandchildren Sabrina, Morgan and Henrik.

Memorial Service to be held on October 1st at 1:30 PM at St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 520 Bridge St. E, Belleville, ON. Reception & Refreshments to follow. To help us determine numbers for the reception, please RSVP via email to sherryhasselfelt [at] gmail [dot] com.

If so desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice.