OBITUARY

Anne Patricia 'Patsy' Harris

February 2, 1945July 9, 2019

HARRIS – Anne Patricia ‘Patsy’ (Baldwin) Louisbourg

It is with broken hearts that we the family regret to announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, Patsy on July 9th, 2019 at home in Louisbourg.

Born in West Louisbourg (Old Town) on February 2nd, 1945, she was the daughter of the late William ‘Bill’ and Winnifred (Connington) Baldwin, both of Old Town.

Patsy, or Nanny Patsy as known by many, graduated from Holy Angels High School and continued her education in business college. She started her working career at St. Rita’s Hospital. Patsy took a time out from work to raise her four children and then resumed work at the Louisbourg Post Office. Patsy then worked as receptionist at the Louisbourg Medical Clinic from its opening until her retirement and the clinics closing in 2014. She often went well beyond her job duties to accommodate patients with their medical needs and additional bookings.

Patsy was a pillar in her community. She spent her entire life volunteering for organizations in and around Louisbourg. She had a strong Christian faith, playing an active role for many years in the Stella Maris C.W.L. and church functions. Mom also was a member of the Louisbourg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years, making tea and coffee dispensers at the annual Crab Festival, her little job. Mom gained a lot of her ability to interact with people from the Girl Guide movement where she joined girl guides as a child and stayed involved for over 50 years as leader and commissioner of the organization.

Besides interacting and caring for others wellbeing, Patsy enjoyed spending time riding on the Goldwing with Aubrey, but since the Old Town Trail was built, they thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the red chairs to enjoy the view.

Patsy’s greatest love and passion was spending time with her children and grandchildren. A common sight the past 22 years would be Nanny Patsy with one of her granddaughters planting flowers in front of the church or in her yard.

Patsy will be greatly missed by her loving husband Aubrey, who would have been married 50 years on July 26th, son Jason (Tanya), daughters Jocelyn (Matthew), Janice and Joanne; grandchildren Justin (Sarah), Katie, Jonathan, Ireland, Julianna and Jayne; great grandchildren Allie, Emily, Corey and Chloe. Patsy is also survived by sisters Mary (Ralph), Louisbourg; Betty, Sydney; Joanie (Kevin), Sydney; Chris (Stewart), Springhill; brothers Billy (Alfredine), Sydney; Charlie, Dartmouth and Danny (Patsy), Main a Dieu. She is also survived by sister-in-law Ruth (John), British Columbia, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Patsy will also be missed by two of her lifelong friends Elaine MacPherson and Margie Parsons.

Visitation will take place Sunday, July 14th at Stella Maris Church in Louisbourg from 2-4 & 6- 8 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 15th at 11 am in Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg with Father Evo Di Pierro officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Reception to follow in parish hall.

Memorials in Patsy’s memory may be made to the Stella Maris Building Fund in Louisbourg. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com

  • FAMILY

  • Aubrey Harris, Husband
  • William 'Bill' Baldwin, Father
  • Winnifred (Connington) Baldwin, Mother
  • Jason (Tanya), Son
  • Jocelyn (Matthew), Daughter
  • Janice ., Daughter
  • Joanne ., Daughter
  • Justin (Sarah), Katie, Jonathan, Grandchildren
  • Ireland, Julianna, Jayne, Grandchildren
  • Allie, Emily, Corey, Chloe, Great Grandchildren
  • Mary (Ralph), Sister
  • Betty ., Sister
  • Joanie (Kevin), Sister
  • Chris (Stewart), Sister
  • Billy (Alfredine), Brother
  • Charlie ., Brother
  • Danny (Patsy), Brother
  • Ruth (John), Sister-in-law
  • Patsy is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and two lifelong friends, Elaine MacPherson and Margie Parsons.

Services

15 July

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

Stella Maris Church


Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

15 July

Burial

Stella Maris Parish Cemetery


Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Heather Wheeliker

July 15, 2019

We are so saddened to hear of Patsy’s passing, and can only hope that the memories you hold dear will help you through the difficult days and months ahead. Patsy will always hold a special place in my heart, such a down-to-earth and kind person, memories going back many moons ago when I babysat for you. Our hearts go out to all of you during this very difficult time.
Heather & Barry

ruby Berringer (Williams)

July 15, 2019

To the Baldwin family.
So many years have passed but I remember so much of that time I spent in the new/old town school as my early days of teaching. I have fond memories of you (as young as most of you were then) and how eager you were to learn and to help one another. That year was the one when the Big Lorrainer's joined with you as a school and how large a group we were then. It saddens me know Patsy has passed away and I will remember her in my daily prayers and masses. Ruby

FAITH PENNY

July 15, 2019

To Tanya, Jason and Family:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Mrs. Harris. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.
Faith and Danielle Penny

Donna Murray

July 15, 2019

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Patsy. These times are so difficult for family and friends.By reading her obituary we saw what a remarkable woman she was and will be greatly missed.
With our sympathy,
Harold & Donna Murray & family.

Alf Baldwin

July 15, 2019

So sudden, such a loss. Aubrey and family...Please accept my sincere condolences as you prepare for this difficult day. Patsy was a sweet heart! There are really no words to express my thoughts. There is strength and comfort in family. Patsy’s spirit will continue in her children and grandchildren.

Alf Baldwin

Melanie Pitcher

July 14, 2019

So very sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. I have a lot of great memories of her as a volleyball mom, Girl Guide leader, a kind and welcoming receptionist who always tried hard to accommodate you and simply a friendly person who always asked how you were doing and then would ask how the rest of your family was doing.

Melanie Pitcher

Matthew Cook

July 14, 2019

Aubrey and family, I am very sorry for your loss.

Wanda Pitcher-Boisvert

July 14, 2019

Audrey so sorry to hear about Patsy. Remember her with good memory. Was talking to her a few years ago went we were down. We will be praying for you and the family.

Linda Forgeron

July 14, 2019

Aubrey and family and my Baldwin cousins. So sorry to hear about my cousin Patsy's passing. She was a wonderful kind person. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Steve and Linda (Baldwin) Forgeron.

Lisa Slater

July 14, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Aubrey and all of Patsy’s family. She was such a lovely woman and it is so clear that she had a very large and wonderful impact on many people. She will be missed. We hope you find comfort and support in all of the beautiful memories you have to share. Brad and Lisa Slater.

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