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Pamela Anastassiades
November 23, 1935 - June 26, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Anastassiades, Pamela <br> <br>Peacefully, after a short illness, on Sunday June 26, 2016. Pamela is survived by her husband Tassos, her children Amandina (James), Fion (Emma) and Philip (Andrea) and her grandchildren Saphia, Ariane, Alex, Freddie, Ava and Julia. <br> <br>She dealt with her illness by focusing on small, practical things and this had the effect of making herself and those around her feel better. This is pretty well how she dealt with everything during her wonderful life. <br> <br>Pamela was born in London, England to Ronald and Mary Hartman (née Muir) and grew up during the Blitz. She trained in nursing at the London Hospital, in East London, and was proud of having received her nursing badge from the Queen Mother. Later, as a midwife, she rode her bicycle throughout “the District” of East London visiting pregnant mothers and delivering hundreds of babies a year. She later completed postgraduate studies at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and then moved to Montreal, where she served as Head Nurse at the Queen Mary’s Veterans Hospital. There she met Tassos in 1964, and they later moved back to Manhattan for two years where Amandina was born. In 1969, Tassos’ work brought them to Kingston where Fion and Philip were born. <br> <br>Pamela’s years in Kingston were focused mostly on her family. She was also an active member in the Kingston Community Ballet Association, and worked on research projects in the field of osteoporosis. She was a marvelous tennis player and took immense pleasure in travelling with her family on their many trips back to Europe. <br> <br>As per her wishes, there will be no immediate funeral or visitation. A garden party will be held in her honour, at a later time. Rest well sweet Pamela, rest well. <br> <br>The family is very appreciative of the excellent and compassionate care she received, and specifically we want to thank Dr. Michael Beyak (KGH IMU), Drs Ray Viola, Greg Patey and Stephanie Connidis (Palliative Care Program) and their staffs. <br> <br>Donations in Pamela’s memory can be made to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation - Department of Medicine.</div>