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Patricia Marguerite Steinbrink Kelly

March 10, 1953 - January 7, 2015


Patricia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends after a brief battle with cancer. Born in St. John’s Newfoundland, Patricia was the only child of Ernest Augustus and Ingeborg Steinbrink. After graduating with a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University, Patricia moved to Victoria, BC in 1968 to pursue her passion for coaching rowing as a member of the inaugural class of the National Coaching Institute. She continued her pursuit of higher education by completing a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology at the University of Victoria while at the same time beginning her affiliation with Brentwood College School.


While at Brentwood, Patricia served as the Languages Department Head, Head of Girls Rowing and Housemistress; she was a valued teacher, coach, house parent, mentor and colleague. Patricia excelled at instilling confidence in young people, in the classroom, in sport and in the broader community. Her sparkle, wonderful laugh and caring nature will be missed by all.


More recently, Patricia returned to her musical roots and joined Ensemble Laude Choir from Victoria, an interest that especially inspired her. Patricia always enjoyed gatherings with family and friends, loved to cook and decorate her home, which was her sanctuary.


The joys of Patricia’s life were her husband Kurt and her daughter Stefanie, family vacations, volleyball tournaments, regattas, music, Germany and her many friends. Patricia is survived by Kurt and Stefanie and her mother, Ingeborg.


A Celebration of Life for Patricia is taking place on February 15, 2015 at Crooks Hall, Brentwood College School at 2:00 PM, doors open at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, it was Pat’s wish that donations be made to Ensemble Laude.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Don Bodger
Relation: Friend of the family

I would like to add my sincerest condolences to Kurt, Stefanie and all the family over the loss of Pat. She always had a willing smile when I ran into her and was a great supporter of Stefanie’s sports where I saw her most over the years. It was a pleasure to know her, one of the great perks of my job where I attend sports and other events around the community to meet and get to know people.

From: Bob Green
Relation: Friend

I knew Patricia when she lived in St.John’s and although I have not seen her in more than 30 years, time has not diminished the memories of good times spent in her company. Pat was kind, friendly and always quick with a genuine laugh.
It was only yesterday that I heard Pat had passed away in January but I still wanted to acknowledge her friendship and the deep sense of loss knowing she has left this world much too early.
My sincere condolences to her family.

From: kerry gallagher
Relation: friend

my sincere condolences to patricias family and especially her mom inge who i shared many memorable evenings with

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 15, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Crooks Hall, brentwood College
2735 Mount baker Road
Mill Bay, BC Canada V0R 2P1

2735 Mount baker Road
Mill Bay, BC Canada V0R 2P1

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