Pansy "Pan" May Trudeau
Jul 26, 1924 – Oct 13, 2017
Our beloved ‘Pan’ Pansy May Trudeau passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017 at the age of 93 with family at her side. Pan was born July 26, 1924 in Hodgson, Manitoba, Canada to Cyrus and May Howey. She was the third of four children: Reginald, Lance (Bud), Pan and Iris. She relocated to Florida with her parents and younger sister in 1943. There she met her husband-to-be, Donald (Don) Trudeau. She married her ‘Dearest Trudy’ November 2, 1946 in Florida. Don was in the Air Force and Pan and Don moved to England and several bases in the United States before he retired in 1961. They settled in Federal Way, Washington shortly after.
During their military years Pan became a naturalized citizen of the United States. She also honed her skills as a secretary and went to work at Boeing in 1961. Pan retired after 23 years at Boeing as an Executive Secretary, having worked with retired Vice-Presidents and active corporate executives including the CEO, chairman and president.
Pan and Don traveled extensively after retiring, seeing new places and keeping in touch with friends from childhood, the military and work.
Pan had many interests and talents over the years including ballroom dancing, square dancing, gardening, cooking, sewing, card playing, entertaining, reading and her pets. She was a compassionate woman who encouraged others and supported many causes to help veterans, protect animals and make the world a better place.
Pan had attended the Catholic church for many decades and officially converted to Catholicism in 2000. She devoted many hours to helping others through the church and this was a great source of joy to her.
Pan was a dear wife, a devoted daughter and sister, a treasured aunt and dear friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don (1999), brother Reginald and sister Iris (2016).
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa’s at 3939 SW 331st St., Federal Way, WA. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (paws) in Lynnwood, WA; St. Theresa’s or the charity of your choice.
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