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Patricia Nora Nadeau

July 12, 1943, Montreal, Quebec – September 16, 2020, Fannystelle, Manitoba.

Patricia Nora Nadeau died peacefully at home on September 16, 2020. Pat leaves behind her husband Rene, daughter Lisa (Bing), and granddaughters Caitlin (Fred) and Jane (Jair).

Pat was raised in Toronto and moved to Winnipeg as a teenager. Working at Eatons as typist in 1960, she met Doreen, Vivian, and Tania, who would become lifelong friends. Little did she know this job is how she would end up in Fannystelle after meeting Vivian’s brother Rene.  They married in 1963 and had their daughter Lisa a few years later.

Fannystelle is where Pat’s love of curling was realized, but what she really enjoyed were the shenanigans of bonspieling with the Fannystelle ladies. She loved to reminisce about her travels with friends to see the Silver Broom curling in several countries.

Pat was a school trustee for the White Horse Plains School Division, serving on the Manitoba Association of School Trustees executive. She worked for many years as an Educational Assistant at a number of Hutterian schools and especially cherished her time with her kindergarten children. She was honoured with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.

Pat was a fiery redhead well known for her fashion sense (bling and turquoise were her signature pieces), her ability to make friends anywhere, and her love for a good game of cards.  Pat was always humming or singing or whistling a tune, and she knew all the oldies. She was one of Elvis’ biggest fans, loved music, movies and books, and was always up to date with the latest celebrity gossip and pop culture. She always had great luck in all things bingo, cards or trivia. She could strike up a conversation with anyone and treated everyone like family.

She was known lovingly as “Memere” to her granddaughters (and her grandsons-in-law, and her great-grandcats “Cuddly-Wuddleys” and “Lulululululu”).  Her poached eggs, egg salad, and fried eggs will be passed down for generations to come. She also taught her girls the value of a good daily facial regime and we all aspire to be as wrinkle free as she was.

We are grateful for all the love and support from family and friends throughout mom’s illness, whether running errands, bringing food and treats, or checking in and visiting. Many thanks to mom’s care team: Dr. Braun, Dr. Homik, Dr. Woelk, the home care and palliative nurses and our special palliative care volunteer Anne Marie. Our deepest gratitude and love to Marnie Fry and her team at In Good Hands who provided the best care imaginable and made it possible for mom to be at home until the end.

Private family gathering will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canada Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Pat’s memory.

As Memere would say “Love you, love you, love you! Toodley-doo!”


#1 Joylaine Graves 2020-09-19 08:55
Beautiful obit for a beautiful lady. Much love to you all as you grieve the loss of Pat. She was such an amazing radiant force in this world and will be truly missed.
#2 Linda and Larry Martell 2020-09-19 09:09
We were very sorry to hear of Pat passing. She was like another sister to me and my sisters growing up in Toronto. We were always singing and dancing together, either at her house or ours. Our thoughts are with Rene and Lisa and the family. We are thinking of you all at this sad time.
Linda and Larry
#3 Pat Thomaschewski 2020-09-19 09:12
When life moves us on we lose contact with folks we know. Although Pat and I were never really close friends the connection between our towns were. Pat with her wonderful smile always remembered when we did meet. Loved her sense of dress! Deepest sympathies to her family. Pat Thomaschewski
#4 Colleen D. 2020-09-19 12:07
What a lovely remembrance of a beautiful and inspiring lady. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Pat once and in that delightful moment recognized her sparkling personality - and glittering shoes - but more than that how she unconditionally supported those around her with such loving enthusiasm and kindness. My family's thoughts are with you all at this time.
#5 Mona Brown 2020-09-19 12:11
To Rene the Nadeau family . Please know I am thinking about you. Pat was so vivacious she energized everyone around her. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Sincerely Mona
#6 Audrey Hogg 2020-09-19 19:11
I have many great memories of Pat while enjoying the curling at the Silver Brooms. She was always lots of fun to travel with. Such a great honour to have known you.

Audrey Hogg
#7 Yolande Franzmann 2020-09-19 23:08
Dearest Rene, Lisa and family,
So very sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful woman who always had a beautiful big smile to share with everyone. When I was very young Pat and Rene would babysit me during the day. I have fond memories of thinking I was so very lucky that Rene and I would get ice cream after lunch every time I went.
May your fond memories help you all through this difficult time. Xo
#8 Brenda Borley 2020-09-20 09:31
Pat had such a positive personality and a zest for life. I’m sure you have many great memories. My condolences to you.
#9 Joan McIntyre 2020-09-20 12:57
Rene Lisa and family,
Sorry very soory for your loss. I remember meeting Pat when her family moved to Toronto. Even at young age she had that big smile and outgoing personality.She became a sister to me and my sister. I will always remember happy times we had over the years. My thoughts are with you Rene Lisa and family. My prayers are with you .
#10 Janice and Joe Van Dasselaar 2020-09-21 08:03
Our deepest sympathy to the Nadeau family, Pat was a wonderful person and we remember the Fannystelle Centennial and all the work Pat did to make it successful..She was a pillar to society and will be missed.
#11 Anne-Marie Dureault 2020-09-21 16:22
Pat always said life was about “creating memories “.
Our friendship came during her illness when I would visit with her and “Ren”. She taught me so much and I am thankful for the time we had. Much love AMD
#12 Susan Maiola 2020-09-22 09:29
Rene,Lisa and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have such fond memories of Pat’s visits to Toronto. They were always filled with fun,laughter and good food. She was a wonderful lady. Thinking of you all.
#13 Marg Wilson 2020-09-22 16:52
Ever since our dear Pat left us I have had you on my mind. I know if you feel like I do there are no words to express my sympathy. She was a wonderful friend.We ate shrimp at Red Lobster, argued over which movie to see and then settled down for the news which was mostly of her beloved family.You were the centre of her world. I’m so glad our last words on the phone were luvyya! luvya! luvya! My heartfelt sympathy and love to you all.
#14 Marg Wilson 2020-09-22 17:04
I’ve been thinking of you all since I heard Pat had passed. It was Pat that included me in the Fannystelle curling ventures at the Silver Broom and since our meeting in Switzerland we have been bosom friends. We went on adventures together on trips, then went to meeting monthly for Red Lobster shrimp and a movie. We could tell each other anything and we did. Our last words were “luvya! luvya! luvya!” My heartfelt sympathy and love to you all. You were the center of her universe.
#15 Susan Becker 2020-09-23 16:24
It has been a while since I've seen Pat and she was in good spirits then and looking forward to her pickeral. We always had a nice catch up until the nect time. Our condolences to all.

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