Patsy Jean Plett, we’re going to miss you more than we can say! We’re glad you are no longer suffering, of course, but it’s hard to reconcile that with the immeasurable hole your absence leaves in our hearts and our lives. If home was sometimes like a spinning wheel, you were the hub. We’ll do our best to keep the wheel going, but it’s going to be wobbly for a while.
Pat’s journey with cancer went about as good as could be imagined. She enjoyed remarkably good health for most of her life, requiring ongoing care outside of her home only in the final four days of her time with us. Small but mighty – that was mom! She will be missed by many, and most acutely by her kids Tim (Corinne), Larry (Michelle), Greg (Char) and Karen, her ten grandchildren and their spouses/partners, her two great grandchildren, and her extended family.
When Pat’s family members were invited to choose words that represented the ways they experienced her, the list was anchored by steadfast, caring, optimistic, wise, grateful, generous, thoughtful, positive, warm, selfless, and witty. These descriptors were nestled into an affirming bundle made up of words like creative, humble, sincere, resilient, bold, intentional, devoted, and more. Oh yeah…plus great hair and scuffles. She found myriad ways to bring those beautiful character traits into the lives of both people and organizations. Her deep and abiding faith was often the centerpiece of those relationships and endeavors. It was her grounded beliefs that gave her peace and comfort in every trial, as well as freedom to celebrate each joyful occasion. She embodied the upward spiral of the link between joy and gratitude without denying the hard parts.
Viewing will take place at 9:00 am on Friday, September 2nd, 2022 at Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive North. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 2, 2022 at Lakeview Church, 19 Glazier Road, Saskatoon, SK.
The Church livestream link is https://youtu.be/WyLvw_ONab4
As a family, we want to (once again) thank those at St. Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care who provided kind, competent, and sensitive care to mom in the final days of her life. We would ask that in lieu of flowers, you consider a gift to St. Paul’s Palliative Care (https://www.stpaulshospital.org/foundation/about/).
I so enjoyed Pat’s wisdom and insight on all things ‘life’, but especially when she shared her knowledge in our Bible study group. Her thoughtful observations are missed.
I know how much she loved her family! She was so proud of you…I’d see her eyes light up when spot any one of you coming toward you. Or if she shared anything about you (nope, she never said anything bad). She was definitely a cheerleader for each of you!
Pat will be missed
To Pat’s family
My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I appreciated Pat’s kindness and her neighbourly wave when she and Elmer lived in the Laurel Wood complex. May you find comfort in the special memories you shared with her.