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PANSY (PAT) MAY BATTEY (published on July 09, 2009)



PANSY (PAT) MAY BATTEY (nee CADY) In peace and with grace, Pansy (Pat) May Battey was called home July 4, 2009 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. Pat lived a full and gracious life, nurturing her beloved family and cherishing her dear friends, faith and community. Pat was a good and faithful servant, a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, Mom, Grandma / Nana and friend. Pat was born to Elizabeth and William Franklin Cady on June 18, 1923, born in a house on Dumas Avenue, Fort Garry. The fifth of six children, she was known as a tomboy, full of life, energy and spirit. While the family had little, they were embraced with love. She graduated from Grandin High School, Fort Garry after which she began work at Manitoba Sugar. It was there she met Dick who became her husband of 50 years. They raised four children and enjoyed many happy times together with friends dancing, singing, travelling, caring and helping others. The difficult times they went through were survived by persevering and committing to a better future. Mom and Dad went without much for many years to give their kids the best life they could. They encouraged education and lifelong learning. Mom's many talents included sewing (she made by hand all of her girls' doll clothes and made Dad's shirts), baking the best cookies for all of the neighbourhood kids along with cakes and pies and making the most scrumptious meals. She was a great conversation maker and listener (she welcomed all into her home) and served with several organizations including the Home and School Associations, Cancer Society and the Mothers' Union and supported Dad as a Mason and as a Shriner. She was a lifelong Christian and member of the Anglican Church. Her words and deeds revealed her love of the Lord. Mom worked at Silpit Industries for many years providing excellent advice and customer service to Winnipeg sewers. She was supportive of her grandchildren always and enjoyed their many activities and events. Pat's beloved husband Richard (Dick) Hoag Battey joined loved ones in heaven in 1994. Mom showed us all what love means as she cared for him in his final days, dedicated to the end. She now joins him and the others she loved, in heaven, including her beloved brothers and sisters, Dora Blandford, Jack Cady, Edna Burns, Bill Cady and Paul Cady. We will remember Mom for her love of family, love of God, family get togethers and wonderful meals and baking. She taught us all important life lessons about working hard, learning, integrity, respect for all of God's creatures, service and commitment to faith. We will cherish her memory and love her always, children Paul Battey (Gail), Diane Panting (Garth), Linda Kirton (Bruce) and Lorna Pyrih (Dr. Lawrence Pyrih); grandchildren Melissa, Vanessa (Kyle McDowell), Matthew, Cole, Thomas, Genevieve and Elizabeth and great-grandchildren Skyler, Liam and Gavin. Also left to remember Pat is her precious sister-in-law Ruth Cady and cousin Kay Jolly and her many beloved nieces and nephews, and her close friends, Ted and Joyce Smith. There were many special people in Pat's life that contributed to her life's journey. Thanks to all who were family and friends and who cared. She especially adored Dr. Rowland Hayward. His care, compassion and understanding over the many years are very much appreciated, thank you. We thank the wonderful staff at The Rosewood and The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg for your care of Mom. At the end of her life we sincerely appreciate the compassion and care from Dr. Justin Wong, Bernice and the rest of the staff at the Health Sciences Centre, GA 4th floor. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009 at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Grant and Elm, Winnipeg, officiated by The Reverend Mary Lysecki. A private family burial will take place before the service. Flowers are gratefully declined, instead if you wish please direct a donation in Mom's memory to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2 or Compassion Canada, PO Box 5591, London, ON N6A 5G8 or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Ave., Rm. ON1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. Mom, our hearts are broken but we know you are at peace in the arms of Jesus. We will all join you in God's time. You are the best and will be in our hearts and memories. Thank you for being you and for your selfless love. We will honour you forever. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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