Help Me Keep My Promise to Patti

I’ve set up this page so my friends will have a chance to help me pay tribute to my wife, Patricia, who passed away recently after a short but intense battle with cancer.

What kind of tribute?

Well, as friends of Patti know, she loved the opera; indeed, it was her life’s passion.

So to honour her memory, I want to have her name engraved on a plaque which will be placed on a chair at the Four Seasons Centre for the  Performing Arts, the home of the Canadian Opera Company.

That would be a wonderful memorial for a wonderful lady!

In fact,  near the end of her life, I promised Patti I would do this for her and even at that dark time, it made her smile.

So this is something I need to do.

But I want to do more than just get an inscription.

I also want to book a happy, cheery venue in Oakville where Patti’s friends and family can gather to celebrate her life.

This too is something she wanted. No dour funeral for her!

Anyway, these are promises I plan to keep; indeed, they're promises I need to keep.

But I can't do it alone.

The cost of doing everything I have planned will be in the neighborhood of $18,500, which is way beyond my budget.

That’s why I’m reaching out to my friends.

Will you please make a donation through this site so I can keep my promise to Patti and give her the kind of special goodbye she so much deserves?

Just donate whatever you can afford. Every little bit will make a difference.

I have a lot of wonderful friends out there and I know, all of us together, can pull this off.

But please whatever you decide to contribute, do it soon. I want to start making arrangements right away.

Thank you for your generous support and for helping make this happen.

I know Patti would thank you too!
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Gerry Nicholls 
Oakville, ON
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