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Born: May 18, 1917

Date of Passing: Aug 31, 2014

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GRETA MAY PATTERSON Born May 18, 1917 - Died August 31, 2014 at the age of 97 years Greta was the daughter of William and Ina Stewart and grew up with schooling in Neepawa. She was predeceased by her husbands Arthur Crabbe in 1941 and James Patterson in 1981, her baby daughter Judy Lynn in 1947, her son James Crabbe, grandson Kirk Wark, sister Dorothy, and brother Roy Stewart. Greta is survived by daughters Marilyn (Glen) Carter, Lola (Alvin) Wark, Betty Patterson (Fred), Shirley (Brian) Evans, Gwen (Gerry) McMillan, and daughter-in-law Bunny Crabbe. Also, Greta had 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Mom's greatest joy was being a mother and a homemaker and all activities associated with raising six kids. She was a member of the Springhill Iroquois WI, UCW and the Victoria Seniors Club in Winnipeg. Since relocating to Neepawa she took part in activities with the Elks Manor and Drop-In Centre as well as volunteering her time knitting hats, scarves and mitts to donate. Mom was happiest at family reunions and wrapped in a blanket at wiener roasts. At Greta's request a graveside service will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB with reception to follow at the Neepawa Legion club room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. White's Funeral Home - Neepawa in care of arrangements. 204-476-2848

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2014

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I was in Neepawa this weekend and visited my Grandmother (Edith Mccracken) in Country meadows and learned of Greta's passing. I am so sorry for the Family's loss. I will miss Greta"s lovely smile and her friendly hello's. You were a very dear friend to Grandma and I know she will miss you like all of us will. My thoughts and Prayers are will you all! - Posted by: Laurie Plante (Friend) on: Nov 03, 2014

  • The mother of my dear friend, Shirley, was an amazing, talented seamstress. When we were young, she was always busy, but never too busy to sew a wedding gown or our bridesmaids' dresses. She was a lovely lady - caring and kind, who always made me feel welcome in her home. Rest in peace, Mrs. Patterson. Christa Brooks - Posted by: Christa Brooks (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2014

  • We want to assure the family of Aunt Greta of our thoughts and prayers as they lay their mother to rest. Recollections of days decades past flood our memory - days visiting Uncle Jim,Aunt Greta and our cousins on the Neepawa farm. Those memories and others will remain with us throughout our lifetime. May the Grace of God be with each of her family members at this time. Love to all. - Posted by: Larry & Denny Patterson (Nephew) on: Sep 03, 2014

  • The Greatest Aunt one could have! From the time we were youngsters on the farm in the good old days when the families were all around and got together for seasonal celebrations and summer picnics, she was the life of the party..full of good humour and occasional practical joke,not to mention her culinary skills,and card playing talents.She was intellectually sharp and feisty until he passing. RIP. - Posted by: BillNicholson (Nephew) on: Sep 03, 2014

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