October 3, 1948 – May 3, 2019
Pam Ralston, summiting her final adventure, passed away May 3, 2019 at the age of 70.
Loved and treasured by her husband of 23 years, Don Newsham, sons Robin and Lee (Lily), step daughter Kelsey, (Sheldon), granddaughter Kayla (Kyle) and great grandson Jackson, granddaughter Claudia, brother John (Paula), niece Meaghan (Graham), nephew Tim (Ashley), and the Clark and Ralston cousins, she was predeceased by her beloved mother Jean (Moanie) (1999) and father Bill (2001).
Pam, diagnosed with cancer in November, died in comfort after a short stay at St Michael’s hospice, New Westminster. A kind, caring, smiling social worker, gardener, traveller and role model she had a profound impact on all. Colleagues benefited from her diligence, dedication, engaging manner. Friends knew and shared the joy and privilege of Pam’s “wise owl” life.
An avid orienteer, hiker, skier and biker, doing Kilimanjaro and Mt Blanc treks, she was passionate about family get-togethers, making memories, volunteering, (2 year Indonesia venture), reading, lawn bowling, house parties, nature and the forest. Pam had a special presence, was a treasure and gift, and will always remain in the hearts and minds of family and friends.
A memorial celebration service – Pam’s Day, will be held June 20, 2019, 2pm, Glenbrook Park Amenities Centre, New Westminster. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Pancreas Center BC or BC Cancer Foundation.
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