It is with great sadness that the family of Pamela Marie Weiher announces her peaceful passing on Friday, June 19, 2020.
Pam leaves behind her loving husband of 42 years, Joe; two children: Kyle (Leslie) and Jessie (Jarret); three grandchildren: Mason, Tucker and Everly; her dog, Dioge; as well as numerous other close friends and relatives.
Pam cared for her family deeply. She was a stay-at-home Mom who valued being there for her kids and giving them opportunities to be all that they could and wanted to be. She was a dedicated sport parent, chauffeur, and administrator, keeping the family together amidst busy hockey, lacrosse and figure skating schedules.
Wherever she went, she always made friends, whether it be through her kids’ school and sport activities, neighbours, or travels. Many considered her a loyal friend, a confidant and someone they shared numerous laughs and tears with.
Pam made sure not to take life too seriously. She had a vibrant sense of humour, a quick wit and the ability to tell one heck of a story. She was extremely hospitable and often went out of her way to reach out, care for and support those around her.
Throughout her life, Pam’s passion for animals took many forms, including barrel racing with her horse, Sunshine; dog shows with her sheep dog, Sally; quarter horse shows and pony club involvement with her daughter; and most recently barn hunts and providing therapy dog services in the community with Dioge.
Pam loved to travel and enjoyed many adventures with Joe and “the kids”. Her dream trip to see the elephant sanctuary in Nairobi, Kenya and the gorillas in Rwanda were among her travelling highlights. Supporting Kyle and Jessie’s sport activities took her many places across Canada and the Unites States, Spain, and New Zealand. She and Joe also savoured many of their travels with dear friends. Pam’s winter home away from home in Phoenix brought many memories and good friends. And, of course, her oasis will always be her condo in Canmore, looking at the view of the Three Sisters mountains.
A webcast of the service will also be available. The link will be posted here on the Connelly-McKinley website on July 11.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Pam’s memory to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to help with the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned elephants in Kenya.