Pamela Mary [Spro- ston] Bissell was born Oct. 30, 1924 and passed away on May 27, 2016 at the age of 91 years.
Arriving from England to Pier 21 in 1925, then traveling by train to northern Alberta to live and homestead on an undeveloped tract of land, to graduating from the University of Alberta in 1946, and being the recipient of the President’s Gold Medal in nursing, to traveling the world, and retiring to White Rock in 1997, Pamela has done it all.
Pam leaves behind: her daughter Sheila [Grant] of Surrey; son Lindsay [Arla] of West Kelowna; granddaughter Megan [Dennis] of Edmonton; grandson Mark [Alexa] of Toronto; aunts and cousins in the United Kingdom and France; and Bissell relatives in Canada, and the USA.
Pam cared deeply for others and would go about her daily activities smiling, cheery and looking for the best in everyone. She instilled in us the importance of keeping connected with friends and relatives, and the art of the handwritten letter. She loved researching genealogy on her computer and watching British shows. She was so looking forward to the arrival of her two great-grandsons.
Thank you to everyone who touched Pamela’s life in many different ways, we will not forget you.
Donations in Pam’s memory may be made to the Clinical Chair in Aging and Research, Office of Advancement, Faculty of Nursing, 3-141 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Ave., University of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1C9. Cheques payable to the U of A.
A service will be held at a later date in High Prairie.