November 27, 1932 – November 17, 2020
Patricia (Pat) died peacefully at the home of her daughter, with all her kids in the home. Pat valued family above all else so being together meant the world to her.
Predeceased by her loving husband Joe Wasylishyn, she is survived by her children Chris, Janice Crossman, Larry, and Paul (Dawn). She is also survived by cousin Marjorie Payne, grandchildren Jenna, McKenna, Dex, Adam (Sidney) and Matt, great-granddaughter Etta and many other cousins and nieces.
Pat was born in Grimsby, England to Juliette and Harry Dobson and grew up in Schumacher in northern Ontario. As a young athlete, Pat excelled at figure skating, swimming, and diving. She achieved her Royal Life Saving award, worked as a lifeguard at the McIntyre Pool and performed in many skating carnivals at the McIntyre Arena.
While working in the Engineering office of the McIntyre mine, Pat met the love of her life. She and Joe enjoyed 63 years of marriage living in different mining communities in Northern Ontario and making many friends along the way. In 2016, they moved to Ottawa to be closer to family.
Special thanks to family physician Dr. Boktor who provided excellent medical care during Pat and Joe's time in Ottawa; the community nurses from SE Health (Abdul and Diane), the PSW's from CBI Home Health (Anisa, Nyota, Layla and Dekka), and Laura Hamilton at the LHIN who provided wonderful support during Pat's final weeks. And a huge thank you to all the staff at Hunt Club Manor where Pat lived for the past 2 years.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no service at this time. A service may be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
- Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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November 22, 2020
My brother and I were very lucky to grow up with several grandmothers. Even more lucky was that one of them was Pat.
Elliot Lake isn't exactly a hotspot of fun for a 10 year old boy but I always looked forward to our trips to visit Pat & Joe. It was a long drive to get there and there wasn't much to do once you arrived but even at that restless age I was happy to visit and excited to see them. Plus, they always had a big movie collection for me to dive through. Pat and I had the same taste in movies then. We both liked our action movies. Pat would always ask for my movie recommendations and she would happily listen as I gave her a detailed review of every movie I had seen since I saw her last. That was our thing. I wish I could recommend one more.
We love you, Pat.
- Adam, Sidney & Etta