November 20, 1946 – August 11, 2019
November 20, 1946 - August 11, 2019
After a lengthy and courageous battle with MS, Pat left us peacefully on August 11th at Actionmarguerite in St Boniface.
She leaves to mourn her loving and devoted husband of 51 years Roland, her daughter Carol, son-in-law Jeff, grandsons Troy and Brett, her sisters, Paulette (John), Lynn (Danny), Darlene (René), her sister-in-law Doris (Garth), many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Receiving her in heaven with open arms are her parents Roger and Thérèse Lalonde and her in-laws Eugène and Blanche Dupras. Mom’s huge smile and positive attitude, even in the most difficult of times, will be forever missed by all.
Mom grew up in St Boniface then later in Windsor Park. She spoke often of the many family camping trips and family parties when she was growing up. Mom obtained her RN at St Boniface Hospital and worked in different disciplines until settling in the nursery. She made many new friends in nursing, some of whom have kept in touch with Mom and celebrated class reunions with her. Thank you to Yvonne, Lorraine and Claudette, who visited with mom and shared nursing stories right up to her passing. Mom and Dad were married at St Boniface Cathedral on July 20th, 1968. Like in her youth, the family gatherings and camping trips continued. Many fun times were had at Brereton, Caddy and Westhawk Lakes with immediate and extended family. Later on, regular trips continued to Westhawk after daughter Carol was born. Most days were spent on the beach, the Scenic Walk and at the Pine Cone Ice Cream Bar. Fast forward several years, Mom and Dad enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas and to Maui. Hosting and attending theme parties with “the” sisters was one of Mom’s loves. The time and thought put into costumes and décor gave Mom something fun to focus on. Then came grandchildren. Troy and Brett were the light of her life. The bond that they shared was irrefutable. The boys silently understood her limitations and always would bring toys to play with on her lap on the chair. We cannot honor Mom without talking about Dad. Dad is the most amazing husband anyone could ask for. His love, compassion and nurturing character is beyond compare. He is the reason that she had the best life that she could have. His endless love and care for her from the beginning are unparalleled.
The family would like to thank the staff of Actionmarguerite for their nurturing care throughout her stay as well as keeping her comfortable while entering the final phase of her journey.
Cremation and a private family interment have taken place at Green Acres.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s memory can be made to the general fund of Actionmarguerite.
As your sisters said to you in your final hours, “Go dance Pat, be free, say Hi to Mom and Dad for us”.
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Brian & Bev Born
August 25, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We know your love and dedication to her exceeded all else, because if your morning's golf game was taking longer than usual, you did not hesitate to leave before the game's conclusion so that you would be with Pat for lunch.
Our sincerest condolences.
Brian and Bev Born
August 19, 2019
Auntie Pat, I will always remember the twinkle in your eye, your bright smile and big hugs. You are missed so much, but there is comfort in knowing you will not suffer anymore and are free.
August 18, 2019
To my beautiful sister Pat you will always be in my heart. Your beautiful smile is now lighting up heaven. Thank you Rollie for being the most loving husband ever. And my sweet Carol you are strong like your mom. You will be fine. I miss you so much sister.
Dance 🌹Dance 🌹Dance
Love, Lynn & Danny ❤️
August 17, 2019
You will be so missed, you are free now.
August 17, 2019
Although I lost my sister, my heart is happy knowing that she is free at last. Thank you Rollie for always being by her side and taking such good and loving care of her. And my dear Carol, you are your mother's daughter "strong and loving". You will be fine sweetheart. To my sweet and beautiful Pat, you will always be in my heart.
Love always, Paulette and John.
Darlene & Rene Ritchot
August 16, 2019
To my wonderful beautiful sister Pat. You are the strongest, most courageous person I know. You have touched the lives of so many and will be remembered by all. You had the most beautiful smile. All you ever wanted to do is dance and now your time has come. So be free little angel and dance. You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Until we meet again. Love you forever. Darlene and Rene
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