Patricia Flood
Patricia Flood
Patricia Flood
Patricia Flood
Patricia Flood
Patricia Flood

Obituary of Patricia Alma Flood

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, 173 Lourdes Street, Waterloo on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Rafal Tomon as Celebrant.

A Celebration of Life to honour both PATRICIA and HUGH will be held at the Westmount Golf and Country Club, 50 Inverness Drive, Kitchener on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 2 - 5 p.m. To attend the Celebration of Life, please RSVP by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at 519-745-8445 or click here.

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Patricia Alma Flood. She died peacefully on May 3, 2021 at Sunnyside Home in Kitchener with her family at her side, a few weeks before her 89th birthday.

“Trish” was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Hugh Wilfred Flood, in 2020. She was also predeceased by her siblings: David Latimer, Shirley Camelford, and Charles Latimer.  

Patricia was a wonderful mother to six children:  David (Kathy), Paul (Karen), Karen Biskey (Michael), Dr. Diane Flood (Bruce McInnis), Michael (Valerie) and Ellen Heiman (Tyrone); 14 grandchildren: Lisa Flood (Mike Jukic), Michele Kamphuis (Tom), Mark Flood (Becky), Kevin Flood (Jun), Patrick Flood (Monika Posmyk), David Biskey (Maria), Anne Marie Pritiko (Matt), Laura Biskey (Luke), John Biskey (Shayla), Tyler Flood, Ben Flood, Matthew Flood, Denver Heiman, Taylor Heiman and nine great-granddaughters. 

Patricia was born May 24, 1932 in Smiths Falls, Ontario to the late Catherine McKegney and Wilbert Latimer. She grew up in Kingston, Ontario where she met Hugh while he attended Queen’s University. They married on November 7, 1953 and made their home in Kitchener and later Waterloo, where together they raised six children.

Patricia’s life was one of dedication to her family. She mastered all things domestic including baking, sewing, knitting and quilting. She often sewed tiny doll clothes in the evenings after a long day of looking after her family. She was an avid reader and loved historical fiction. When her family was young, she made weekly trips to the bookmobile for her stash of books, though one wonders where she found the time. Patricia loved all children but none as much as her own. She never missed the occasion of a birthday or milestone to show her love or the chance to tell you she loved you more.

Patricia was a longtime volunteer at St. Mary’s and Grand River Hospitals in Kitchener and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Waterloo. When her children were grown, she worked part-time at the University of Waterloo bookstore and took up the game of golf to join her husband as a member of Westmount Golf and Country Club. She never acquired her husband’s skill for the game, but she certainly enjoyed après golf or a good game of bridge.

The family would like to thank the exceptional staff at Sunnyside, whose care and compassion for Patricia was always apparent.  A heartfelt thank you is extended to Pat, who was Patricia’s daily companion, devoted caregiver and lifeline to family during the difficult months of the pandemic. Pat facilitated morning phone calls to loved ones and ensured that Patricia was dressed elegantly for the day and ready for her late afternoon glass of wine.

Patricia accepted the challenge of several years of declining health with dignity and grace. She continued to say “I’m so lucky” though her children knew they were the lucky ones. Thank you, mom. Your work is now done.

Cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, if desired, donations to the Sunnyside Foundation would be deeply appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.

 

Obituary of Hugh Wilfred Flood, B.Sc., P.Eng.

More than a year after a devastating fall, Sunnyside Home provided a welcome home for Hugh Wilfred Flood so he could spend his final weeks with his wife of 67 years.  He passed away peacefully in his 91st year on March 23, 2020 surrounded by his family.

Hugh is survived by his beloved wife Trish (Patricia Latimer).  He was the loving father of six children:  David (Kathy), Paul (Karen), Karen Biskey (Michael), Dr. Diane Flood (Bruce McInnis), Michael (Valerie), Ellen Heiman (Tyrone), 14 grandchildren: Lisa (Mike), Michele (Tom), Mark (Becky), Kevin (Jun), Patrick, David, Anne Marie (Matt), Laura, John, Tyler, Ben, Matthew, Denver, Taylor and eight great-granddaughters.  

Hugh is also survived by his brother Brian (Mary Jo) Flood of Kitchener and his sister-in-law Patricia Flood of Toronto.  He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret (Hinsperger), sister Angela Klaver and brother Dennis Flood.

Hugh was born in Kitchener on January 3, 1930.  With the exception of his university years, he spent his entire life in Kitchener and Waterloo.

In 1949, Hugh and a lifelong friend ventured to Kingston where they spent four years together at Queen’s University.  It was there that Hugh met his devoted wife.  He graduated from Civil Engineering in 1953 and married Patricia on November 7, 1953.

Upon graduation, Hugh began his career with the City of Kitchener.   He was a loyal employee for 34 years, the last 14 of which were spent as City Engineer, officially the Commissioner of Public Works, after the onset of regional government in 1973.

Hugh was a dedicated Queen’s alumnus returning to Kingston regularly to celebrate milestone reunions with his classmates.  He was also a member of our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Hugh enjoyed 88 years of exceptional health and more than 30 years in retirement.  He was an avid bridge player and bowling teammate but his real passion was golf.  He was a very proud longstanding member of Westmount Golf and Country Club where he spent more than 60 years working on his game and celebrating family events.

Clearly Hugh’s proudest achievements were his Queen’s Civil Engineering degree and his wise choice of Patricia for his life partner.  He raised six wonderful children all the while perfecting his golf game to shoot a tidy score of 80 at the age of 80.

The Flood family sincerely appreciates the very special people who provided Hugh’s care when it was needed: Promyse Home Care and Hugh’s team of dedicated care providers: Pat, Ruth and Anna.  Thank you to the exceptional staff at Sunnyside Home who offered care and comfort to Hugh and his family during his final weeks.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass for Hugh was celebrated in August, 2020 at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Waterloo.

A Celebration of Life to honour both Hugh and Patricia will be held at the Westmount Golf and Country Club, 50 Inverness Drive, Kitchener. To attend the Celebration of Life, please RSVP by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com where a link to register your attendance is located at the top of Patricia’s obituary page.

As expressions of sympathy, if desired, donations to the Sunnyside Foundation would be deeply appreciated.  Online condolences and donations may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.