Patricia Broughton

A photo of Patricia Broughton

Patricia Ann Broughton passed away peacefully with her daughter Lisa and her husband Melvyn by her side on November 25, 2021.  Patricia was one of two children born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to the late Ann & Joseph Kennedy and is survived by her brother Brian Kennedy.

She was predeceased by her first husband Raymond Lawrence Deakins.  Together they raised three children, Lisa Uher, Ryan Deakins and Trevor Deakins.  Patricia (Granny) will be remembered with love by Lauren, Emily, Claire  Craig, Tieler and Mikayla and by her two great grand children Sawyer and Jonathan.

In 1993 Patricia married Melvyn Broughton.  They were the love of each other’s lives, with Melvyn’s love and commitment to her never wavering, only growing stronger in the last years.

Patricia graduated from the St. Joseph school of nursing in Glace Bay Nova Scotia in 1964.  In her career as a nurse she touched many lives with her compassion and care, working primarily as a labor and delivery nurse.  She retired from the Chatham Kent Health Alliance and after a few years her desire to nurse again led her to care for the elderly at Meadow Park Nursing Home in Chatham.  Patricia had the honour of being present and providing loving support to those taking their first breath in life and those taking their last.

Patricia’s greatest gift to those who knew her was her ability to make you laugh.  Her sense of humour and wit was like no other.  Her legacy is to be held in the many stories and unbelievably humorous moments that she created with friends and family.

Our family would like to send our love and condolences to the staff at the Blenheim Community Nursing Home.  They have become our family over the years of her residence there.  They walked a beautiful balance of professionalism, compassion and love for Patricia.  Our thanks to them for the hard work they do in giving grace and dignity to all those they care for.  Thank you to Dr. Perkin and Deylynn Teetzel for holding all of our hands through this journey.

Those wishing to remember Patricia with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Blenheim Community Village Recreation Department.  We would like these funds to go to enhance music therapy for the residents.

Patricia’s life will be celebrated and remembered through stories, music food and wine in a small family gathering as was her request.

“In the blink of an eye everything can change.  So forgive often, and love with all of your heart.  Take no one for granted, for you never know what tomorrow will bring”. Anonymous

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Pat was an amazing women and I didn’t get to know all of her. She made me laugh every single day I went to work. She will be greatly missed. Rest in paradise Patricia I hope you’re dancing around heaven.

To Mel and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing Pat well from 2C at CKHA and formerly Public General Hospital. She looked after me right after the birth of my first child and her kindness and compassion helped us get a great start together. Later, I came to work in the Nursery, alongside Pat who remained on 2C and we grew into respected work colleagues and friends. Pat was funny and kind and it was and it was always a pleasure to work with her.

Our sincere condolences to the family. Joe and Suzanne Lessard

Sorry for your loss, sincere condolences.

Lisa, Trevor, and Ryan, We were saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. She and I were good pals in Lynnwood. She was always able to cheer me up. She was- and still is one of the funniest people I know. She had a huge heart, and despite her innate ability for sarcasm ( often brilliant) she could spread warmth. She will be missed. What a wonderful legacy to leave one of humour. I still smile just thinking of her. Most sincerely, Matt and Carol

My sister is Carol Chorneyko and Carol and Pat lived in Lynwood. I met Pat many years ago whilst visiting Carol from my home in England and I can only say that Pat was THE funniest, kindest lady I have ever known. Many’s a time, over coffee, we would all be laughing till nearly sick … I remember those flashing dark eyes to this day! Heartfelt sympathy to all lovely Pat’s family. Betty

So sorry for your loss, your Mom was well respected and was the kindest nurse. I had the pleasure of her expertise in the 1990s. Take Care

Mel & family it is with a heavy heart to read of Pat's passing. There were many days of laughter and tears at our home with Mary Liz and Pat. She will always be remembered.

I had the pleasure and honor of working with Pat at meadow park..what a caring lovely person with a fantastic laugh and smile..sending deepest condolences

Lisa & families Sending our sincere condolences. Praying the wonderful memories will bring you peace during this sad time.

Dear Mel, Lisa and family, Ryan and family and Trevor, So saddened to read of Pat's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was very loved by her family and friends and will be missed. Sincerely, Darcy and Mary Want.

Dearest Lisa, Lauren, Emily and Claire ~ you are all living legacies of your giving and loving Mom/Granny. My heart goes out to you as together you comfort each other during your time of loss. I know she will live on through her 4 loving ‘girls’. Big hugs to you all. Johnette

Aunt Lisa and family, What a beautiful life your mom had! She was a lovely woman and was loved by many. We are sending our thoughts and love you and and the rest of your family, especially the ever-devoted Mel.

Sending my love & condolences to all. Patricia was a very kind soul , you could see the care and love in her eyes everyday. Leslie, you have always been amazing with her and Mel. God bless

It was an honour and a privilege to provide care for Pat. The times when she would make small talk with you, werent the only good times we’ll remember with her. When I came to BCV as a new nurse, you could instantly see the love Mel had for Pat. Hearing the stories of how she was a nurse made me understand more why I chose this career path. It will be impossible to forget her. Although she never said much, she did speak with her heart and you could tell. My condolences to the family. We’ll take great care of Mel for you. Xx

Mel, Lisa and family Even though I knew you later in her life….I could tell she was a compassionate and caring person I am sure she was a great nurse my condolences to all sending hugs

Awe read that brought tears to my eyes. So sorry to lisa and Mel and family.I will miss Pat alot!! She made me laugh alot with her little comments of wit! Pat was a beautiful woman inside and out! I Heard lots of stories from mel through the past few years Mel loved her so much and it showed every day with his concerns of pats well being. May u rip my friend 🙏 no worries I will watch out for Mel and make sure hes taken care of love ya your friend lesli xo psw. Bcv