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SMEETS-RUML, Patricia - Passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully in her sleep on Thursday June 25, 2020 at the age of 59. Beloved wife and best friend of Mario Luburic for 11 years. Devoted mother of Ashley Miller, James Ruml and Krystina Ruml. Cherished sister of Larry and David Smeets. She will be lovingly remembered by many friends and extended family members. Patricia was one of the strongest women ever known, with a heart of gold. She always had a smile on her face, and she brightened any room she walked into. Her students knew her as 'Ms. Pat', and she was much loved by past and present students and colleagues. Respecting the restrictions of COVID-19, including maximum occupancy levels and the requirement for face coverings (see, friends and family are invited to a Funeral Mass to follow at St. Thomas More Church on Friday July 3, 2020 at 1 pm. Cremation will follow. In memory of Patricia, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada or to Pets Alive Niagara, and would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences at pattersonfuneralhome.comOnline condolences at

Creator of the world

Help us love one another,

Help us care for each other

As sister or brother,

That friendship may grow

From nation to nation.

Bring peace to our world

O Lord of Creation.


Japanese prayer – author unknown