Patricia Mary Wesol passed away August 8, 2016 surrounded by her family. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Cathrine (husband Bradley); grandchildren Matthew, Stephen and Ann; sisters June and Heather, sister-in-law Pat, as well as her many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Peter Wesol, her parents and her brother Ken. Patricia spent her adult life as a dedicated and passionate nurse (RN). She specialized in midwifery and worked in England, France and Italy. Pat came to Canada on a working holiday in order to pursue a dream to be a prairie midwife. As she and her best friend worked their way westward from Montreal, she worked at the Welland Hospital (old and new) and met Frank whom she married. They settled in Welland, Ontario and it wasn’t until 20 years later that she finally saw the Prairies! Patricias life was one of service to others. She spent over 25 years as a visiting nurse with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) across the Niagara Peninsula. Snowball led the 4th Welland Girl Guides for many years; camping, singing and empowering girls to strive to reach their full potential. She served her church community in a variety of roles. Her community service in Welland won her several awards. Pat moved to Stratford to be near her family after the untimely death of her son-in-law Brian. She loved her three grandchildren with abandon. In her retirement years, Pat led bus adventure tours for friends at St. James church, knitted mitts, hats, baby jackets and toys, sewed and created crafts for church fund-raising, served as an official visitor to shut-ins and nursing home residents, volunteered with the Stratford food bank, represented Operation Christmas Child shoe box program and served as a lay assistant. She loved to travel. One of her greatest joys was serving in Guatemala on a short-term mission project while building a school for the underprivileged. She volunteered her spare time assisting the French elementary classes at Fellowship Christian School in Kitchener. She loved flowers and gardening. Her dog Ruffles was a constant companion. After several serious falls, she entered assisted living in Stratford and then long-term care at Nithview Residence in New Hamburg, Ontario. A service of memorial and interment will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 41 Mornington Street, Stratford, Ontario on Thursday August 11, 2016 at 11:00 am. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church (Stratford), St. Georges Anglican Church (New Hamburg) or the Canadian Cancer Society through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 11 a.m.
St. James Anglican Church
41 Mornington Ave.,
God’s Holy Acre
St. James Anglican Church (Stratford)
St. George’s Anglican Church (New Hamburg)
Canadian Cancer Society