January 27, 1924 – February 17, 2021
Our community sadly lost a pillar on February 17th, 2021 when Pamela Yolanda Carmichael peacefully passed away at the age of 97.
Pam was born in Sandhurst England on January 27th, 1924 where she grew up during the Great Depression and World War II. As part of the war effort she worked in a munitions factory building parts for fighter planes such as a the Hawker and Gloster.
Pam came to Canada with her sons Paul and Chris in 1946 to be with her husband George. Years later her journey led her to the town of Ladysmith in which she and George raised their family. As a community member she always volunteered, assisted with fundraisers and helped out any way she could earning her the Ladysmith Citizen of the Year Award. She also spent time as a member of the Rebekah Lodge, earning her way up to a high ranking member. As her family grew so did her passion for politics.
Pamela has been an active member of the New Democratic Party for over 40 years. In this she taught us to always see the positive in hard times, to believe, to trust, to always hope until achievement wins out. To work hard and never give up. Her belief in democracy, a better government and better way of life for everyone will be remembered.
In the words of her greatest idle Tommy Douglas, “we are all in this world together, and the only test of our character that matters, is how we look after…each other, not how we look after ourselves. That’s all that really matters.” It is this philosophy that she passes down to us. It is our turn to not sit idly by, but instead reach out to others in compassion, spreading kindness to everyone, everywhere.
Pamela is survived by her sons Paul and Jack (Patricia), grandchildren Bruce, Darcy (Chris), Cynthia (Cam), Colton, Carla, Christopher, Deserai, Josh, Isiaha, River, Nolan, Isabella, Hayden & Charles. As well as all her family in England. She is preceded in death by her mother Harriet, sister Gwen, brother Walter, husband George, son Christopher and DIL Jackie.
There will not be a public service. In memory of Pamela (in her last words) she would like everyone to have fun in life and cherish one another. Obituary
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