|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1947|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 2011|
Trish passed away at the age of 64 on Monday, October 31, 2011, at 2:38 am at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma after a three year battle with breast cancer. She grew up in Oklahoma City; however, she lived in Midwest City, Oklahoma for the last forty-five years of her life.
Trish was born March 30, 1947 to Frank Earl Canaday and Lillian June Fitzgerald Canaday in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is survived by her long-time companion, Glenn Thomas Reagan, Jr., her daughter, Melissa Sue Pate-Lindsey, her son, Michael Don Pate, her granddaughter, Victoria Lauren Swenson, her grandson, Shelby Evan Swenson, her brother, Frank Lee Canaday and his wife Peggy Canaday, and her niece, Samantha Canaday-Knapp, as well as her beloved pups, Josie, Fang and Daisy.
Trish graduated from U.S. Grant High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1965. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Rose State College in 1975. She later earned her Paralegal Certificate and put it to good use.
She worked for the State of Oklahoma for many years. She worked in the legal field for many years before opening her own quilt store in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1990. She later returned to the legal field as the assistant to the administrator at McKinney & Stringer where she touched the lives and hearts of the many people who worked there.
Trish was an avid quilter and teacher. She was able to share her knowledge and love of this art with people all over the State of Oklahoma. At one point, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art recognized quilts as art. The Museum chose seventeen quilts for their exhibition; each quilter was allowed three entries. Trish was the only entrant to have all three of her quilts chosen for the exhibition. Trish was a past-President of the Central Oklahoma Quilter's Guild. She won many ribbons for her artistic abilities and received the Honor of Oklahoma Star for working on the Heart Warming Project. Trish's favorite place to be when not at home was at Quilter's Corner in Midwest City, spending the day with Mary, Carol, Sharon, Connie, Alta, Deb and the rest of the girls.
Mostly, Trish was the best friend anyone could ever hope to have. She was confident, strong and loving. She was genuine and nurturing in nature. She had the capacity and energy to work two jobs, spend time with her family and enjoy her life to the fullest extent possible. She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her and had the opportunity to love her.
Trish loved fabric, fresh flowers, family and her friends.
Viewings will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home located at 500 Southwest 104th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73139-5500, on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Trish's Graveside Service will also be at Resthaven on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 10:00 am.
There will be a Party to celebrate Trish's life immediately following the Graveside Service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 12915 South Sante Fe, Moore, OK 73170 .
Frank E Canaday (1924 - 1988)
June Canaday (1928 - 1995)
Resthaven Gardens Cemetery
Plot: Garden of the Holy Family
Created by: Judy Borden Soos
Record added: Nov 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79788079