Patrice Conwell Haines

November 10, 1925 - December 12, 2017
Patrice Conwell Haines


 

Patrice Conwell “Trish” Haines passed away on December 12, 2017 in Wilmington NC after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was 92.

Trish was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Innes Correll “Jack” Haines, and her son, Alexander Conwell Haines. Surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Penny and Van Schwab of Parkville MD, as well as her daughters Leslie Haines of Burlington and Stephanie Craig of Charlotte.  She is also survived by two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A native of Baltimore Maryland, Trish spent her married life in Fayetteville, NC and moved to Wilmington in 1973. Although trained as a French teacher, she found a career with the Employment Security Commission, where she worked as an interviewer. Trish had an active retirement, volunteering at both New Hanover Hospital and the International Seamen’s Center. Trish was a member of the congregation of St. Andrews on the Sound.  In addition, Trish traveled a great deal, especially in her beloved France. When at home, Trish enjoyed spoiling a succession of beloved dogs and cats.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the New Hanover Humane Society.

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  • December 14, 2017
    Diana Van Fossen says:
    During childhood summers Aunt Pat and Uncle Jack invited us to visit our cousins Stephanie and Leslie at their wonderful home in North Carolina. It was the farthest South we’d ever been and had a lake stocked with fish with a platform to dive off. We had many adventures. Pat introduced us to Southern cooking. Otherwise I’d never have known what a hush puppie was! Our mother Penny was so proud of her bright and dramatic younger sister, Trish. We heard many stories of her triumphs as a reader and skill in French. She had a rich, deep stage voice that I will never forget.

  • December 14, 2017
    Peter Schwab says:
    Aunt Pat recognized my interest in our family history early on and gave me a family heirloom that she in like manner had inherited from her uncle, Francis Noel Smith. It was a James Peale portrait of our ancestor John Elder Gist (with his hair piece on the back side of the portrait). That gift inspired my 30 years of genealogy research. I am forever indebted to Aunt Trish and I carry the family history torch that has been passed on for 8 generations and counting. Also she had a lot of cats which we chased around the slate floors of their modern house with the cats losing their grip around the corners and sliding followed by us shouting "cat on water skies".

  • December 15, 2017
    Diana Van Fossen says:
    During childhood summers Aunt Pat and Uncle Jack invited us to visit our cousins Stephanie and Leslie at their wonderful home in North Carolina. It was the farthest South we’d ever been and had a lake stocked with fish with a platform to dive off. We had many adventures. Pat introduced us to Southern cooking. Otherwise I’d never have known what a hush puppy was! Our mother Penny was so proud of her bright and dramatic younger sister, Trish. We heard many stories of her triumphs as a reader and skill in French. She had a rich deep stage voice that I will never forget.

  • December 17, 2017
    Scott Schwab says:
    Pat- I have many happy memories of visiting our Aunt Pat, cousin Alex and the Haines family in Fayetteville, NC as a youngster. It was like an awesome summer camp at your place Pat ...the long driveway thru the woods...amazing backyard lake with the zip line/flying fox out into the water...beautiful modern design house...great food and hospitality.... In those early years I remember Peter Scotty and David hanging out on our own front lawn awaiting your family visits to Baltimore... I think Penny welcomed the break ...we were out of the house for a few hours...even tho we were just outside the front door ...sometimes longer than a few hours (as we would learn that there had been a mall shopping break or two along the journey)... Later when you attended my wedding in Sydney...1994...Pat, Penny and Van as well as Art Schnieder added much life and colour to the festivities. I remember the reception boat literally waiting at the dock because an inexperienced cab driver had taken Pat and Art to a different harbour (miles away)... ... Pat was very generous to the newlyweds which was greatly appreciated. I regret not sending this months ago. Much love, Scotty

  • December 17, 2017
    Beverly Ottenritter says:
    Dear Leslie and Stephanie, I am so sorry you have lost your mother. She had a wonderful sense of humor and brought that to our house when she visited. My mother was never happier than when Aunt Trish was in town. I always admired her for her love of animals. Love,Beverly