Pamela Gorringe

Nov 29th 1966 — Nov 10th 2022 (55 years)

Biography

On November 10, 2022, Pamela (Pam) Lee Gorringe passed away peacefully at the VG Hospital, Halifax, NS after a short but courageous battle against cancer.

Born in Middleton, NS on November 29th , 1966, Pam was the daughter of Bea and Ernie Gorringe. After attending elementary schools in both Chatham NB and Kingston, NS, Pam went to high school at West Kings in Auburn NS. She graduated from the Yarmouth School of Nursing in 1986. She began her career in Fort Vermillion, Alberta but returned to Kentville, NS, prior to moving to Halifax. While in Halifax, she attended the University of Saskatoon and obtained her Bachelor of Nursing degree while continuing her career as a registered nurse. Although Pam spent the majority of her adult life in Halifax, NS, she always considered herself a “Valley Girl”.

Prior to her retirement, Pam worked primarily in the ICU and the Cancer Centre at the VG Hospital, Halifax, NS. When the call came out for people to staff COVID-19 clinics, Pam came out of retirement to vaccinate people. To quote her “it was the right thing to do”.

She enjoyed life and her interests were vast and varied. She loved to travel, played the saxophone, curled, sewed, gardened, perfected being a pet parent to her cat, Gus, and was the ideal companion for any adventure. Both professionally and personally, Pam was known for being hard working, caring, and loyal; she was always there to support anyone who needed it. Pam was truly one in a million and will be missed by anyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

In addition to her parents, Pam is survived by her brother Gary and his wife Angela; nephews Ryan, Nathan, and Ben; aunts Laura Williams, Evelyn Gorringe, and Violet Gorringe; several cousins and a large circle of immensely caring and supportive friends.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Donations in her memory can be made to Brain Cancer Research, Bide Awhile Animal Shelter ( https://bideawhile.org ) or any charity of the donor’s choice.

Notes of Condolences about Pamela

Natalie Foster

6 days ago

I was fortunate to meet Pam when she joined our community band program. We had a great time playing together and seeing each other at various community band festivals. She will be missed.

Shelagh McCorry

10 days ago

I met Pam in 2011 through mutual friends and feel incredibly fortunate I got to know her better these past 2+ years. I was incredibly impressed she selflessly came out of retirement during the pandemic and gave me my very first vaccine. I honestly have no words for how grateful and relieved I was when I turned around to see her in her scrubs, face mask and face shield holding a needle. Incredibly rotted the world lost a truly kind and generous soul. Rest in peace Pam xo

Jackie finck

13 days ago

Pam you where

Very seldom do people come together as young teenager bond like we did, a friendship a lot of times breaks up after high school as people move in different directions then they start a family, ours stayed together through all the live changes, we where there for each other during up and downs. My grown children thought of you as there second mom. I’ll never forget the day I ask you if something happen to my husband and me if you would be guardian of our to very young children as you where family to them an us, you never thought about it you said yes just put my name down in your well. We might not of been born in the same family put we where still sisters. So long till we meet again.






Linda Bailey

13 days ago

I had the privilege of knowing Pam in Nursing School. We graduated together. I am so happy that we reconnected a few years ago at our last reunion. She was a special person and amazing nurse. May she rest in peace 🙏

TODD SMITH

14 days ago

Pam, we only met you two years ago and we cannot describe the loss we feel when you left us. The group Ross, Jamie, Roxie, Jeremy, Markel, Todd, David and of course Pam became a close knit group for our week in Punta Cana, DR. We have all stayed in touch via FB and we thank heaven you visited us last winter when you were in Florida. You know Pam was a great person and she will be greatly missed. I hope you get your wings the first day in heaven.

Kyle Prinoski

14 days ago

I always remember Pam coming over to the pool for swims on hot summer days. I remember cutting her lawn when I was growing up. She was kind person who just wanted to help and talk to everyone. I will miss her kindness and the ability to talk to anyone. She left us too soon. I'm hope she has found peace. I care about Pam a lot. She will be missed.

Jackie finck

14 days ago

We meant in grade 8 I was the new shy girl in the school, you just came up to me started talking introducing me to your group of friends saying to me you got nothing to worry about, from that day on we became more then friends , we would say where sisters and that we where. You where their standing by my side as my maiden of honour on my wedding day, when I had my children who though of you as there second mom and when I asked you if something happen to my husband an I if you would be there guardian without a second thought you just answer of course I will. You where their thought the lost of my parents and others in my life. I always know I just had to pick up the phone an call you however when something was wrong you always seem to know and call me before I got to call you, I figured you has ESP powers. You made my so, daughter and neighbor daughter feel like home when they stayed with you they all loved you. I will never forget our last conversation, I am going to miss your visit, phone calls, you lived life to the fullest, I’ll miss your smile.t This is not bye as I’ll meet up with you again. My heart breaks for your family and all the people you touch in your 55 years as you touch a lot of people.

Yvette Vacon

14 days ago

I met Pam through my cousin Clarice. We would go for walks, have wonderful conversations, participated in the Run for the Cure and the occasional suppers. I am still in shock of her passing. My sincere condolences to her brother and her parents. Rest in peace!

Gaynia Johnson

14 days ago

Pam and I have been friends for over 25 years. It's hard to know where to start. She was a loving and caring person and that showed immensely in her work as a nurse. She meant the world to my boys and they called her Auntie Pam. She was my maid of honor at my wedding. We had many great adventures together. We traveled together and always found a little trouble every where we went. She wanted to curl so I got her on the ice and she was hooked. She loved her garden and I would help her pull weeds as she would help me. Sewing was her craft. I hated it and would bring my projects for her to help me with but she usually just done it cause I was useless. She touched the souls of every one she met and made friends wherever she went. I gave Pam a plaque which read

' Truly great friends are hard to find..difficult to leave and impossible to Forget'. Pam was definitely one of those friends. I'll miss you for the rest of my life. You'll always be in mine and my boys heart. I can't say goodbye but ill say so long till we meet again 💔❤️.

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