Wriglesworth, Pamela Ruth
11-Sept-1937 to 10-Apr-2013
Pamela (Pam) Ruth Wriglesworth, nee Osterhout, was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She attended Lord Byng High School, where she was a star track athlete. She also trained and ran long distance at a time when these were not sanctioned events for women, setting an early pattern for her life of determination and accomplishment in the face of any obstacle.
Pam married Scott Wayne Wriglesworth and over the course of their 50 years together, they lived on Vancouver Island and in several northern towns including Telegraph Creek, Stewart and Smithers. In addition to raising three children with Scott, Pam worked as a post mistress and as an office manager for BC Hydro in Stewart and Smithers. After her diagnosis of breast cancer in 1999, Pam started a local cancer support group in Smithers and was active in raising money for cancer research. She was also a longtime member of the local contract bridge group and competed in the Northern BC Games.
Throughout her life, Pam demonstrated her deep Christian beliefs through action in living her own life and in helping others. She and Scott enjoyed the fellowship and support of friends at the Christian Reformed Church. Pam’s favorite Bible verse was Heb 13:5 “… never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Pam passed away in the early hours of April 10, 2013 after a brief battle with recurring cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, Scott Wayne Wriglesworth; daughter Diana Ruth Wetmore (Gale), daughter Stacy Kim Goetz (Paul), and six beloved grandchildren (Chelsey, Brittney, Amy, Lateesha, Steele and Katarina). She was predeceased by her son Kevin Scott Wriglesworth (Misty).
Services for a celebration of Pam’s life were held at the Smithers Christian Reformed Church Monday April 15 at 2 PM. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, Pam would appreciate a donation be made to the BC Cancer Society in c/o Box 3776, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0.