NAVIN Patricia G. Navin passed peacefully from
this life surrounded by family at her home in
Lancaster. Her spirit, joy and encouraging
nature live in all who met her.
Pat was born in Edmonton, Alberta, September
12, 1953, and preceded in death by her father
Dr. Michael Gibney and sister-in-law Rhonda
Gibney. Survived by husband, Brett A. Navin;
daughter, Rachel M.L. Brady; son, G.M.G. "Duke"
Brady; mother, Gwenfil Gibney of Fallbrook, CA;
brothers, David Gibney of Boise, ID, Mark
(Ginny) Gibney of Canandaiaqua, NY, Joel
(Jaycee) Gibney of Davis, CA, Brien Gibney of
Washington, DC; sister, Shauna (Jeff) Fawcett of
Schenectady, NY; many nieces and nephews.
Last employed by the Fairfield County
Department of Health as Director of Community
Health Development; past president Ohio Chapter
of Society for Professional Health Educators;
past chairman Safe Routes to school; past board
member of United Way Review Board FairHOPE
Hospice; Safe Communities / SafeKids; Action for
Healthy Kids; Governor's Office for Women's
initiatives and Outreach; The Lancaster Cause;
West After School Center - Healthy Living for
Kids. Member of Prevention Works for a Drug Free
Fairfield County, Fairfield County Colorectal
Committee, Fairfield Heritage Trail Association,
Tobacco Prevention Coalition, Safe and Drug Free
Schools Consortium, Prevention Works, Teen
Institute, Lancaster Community Church.
Pat led classes on women's health, yoga,
pilates, and fitness, Laughter the Best Medicine
in the Workplace, a Cancer Support Group at
Lancaster Community Church, Bible studies, and
more. She was involved in many other community
organizations and groups.
Per Pat's request, a memorial service will be
held at the Chapel of the Dove, Flagstaff, AZ,
for family members. Memorials may be given in
her name to the Fairfield County Foundation, 162
E. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130, for education,
recreation and spiritual programs. Caring
cremation has taken place by the FRANK E. SMITH
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. Friends may call 2-4
and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home, 405 N
Columbus St., Lancaster, OH 43130.