1936 ~ 2021
On December 13, 2021, in Whitemouth, Manitoba, Pat passed away peacefully with her husband and daughters at her side, after a lengthy battle with dementia.
Pat was born on August 4, 1936 in St. Boniface, Manitoba and was the youngest of 13 children. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Douglas Blais; her children Carol Fisher (Gary), Dan Blais (Hollie), Theresa (Larry) Nielsen, Barb Blais, Susan (Rick) Backer, and Penny (Jay) Effler; and daughter-in-law Janette (David). She was predeceased by her son David, her first grandchild, Joe Blais and her son-in-law, Terry Fisher.
Pat was a devoted wife and mother of 7 children, 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The cornerstone of Pat’s life was family. She always welcomed extended family and friends and loved to have extra people around the table. Her love for her family was undeniable, as she never hesitated to help them, including travelling at any time, anywhere to care for her grandchildren. She balanced family life and work life, working full time for the Government of Canada for 30 years, cooking homemade meals, sewing clothes for her children and grandchildren, and coaching hockey. She enjoyed working in her garden, playing bridge and golf and hosting parties where she was known for the best margaritas!
As a military wife, Pat adjusted to challenging conditions, including life in Churchill without running water or plumbing. She was a bold no fuss person, preferring jeans to dressing up and was never afraid to speak her mind. Pat came alive when music was playing and became a professional dancer in the kitchen. She had a dry sense of humour, sometimes laughing when no one else would. Pat brought life that filled a room, and joy that filled others.
A sincere thank you to the staff at Riverview Health Centre and Whitemouth Personal Care Home. Your special care of Patricia was very much appreciated by all of the family.
A celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2022.Print This Obituary & Condolences