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Date of Passing: Sep 18, 2017

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PATRICIA ANNE WIGHTMAN M.D., BSc (med.), FRCPC 1931 - 2017 Pat passed away peacefully at home September 18, 2017. She is survived by her husband Clive, four children; Clive (Kim), Bob (Daniela), Reg (Nancy) and Nancy (Chris), eleven grandchildren; Jade, Mikaela, Holton, Anthony, Dominique, Benedict, Grace, Faye, Libby, Ali and Nic and two great-grandchildren, Rose and Nora. Pat was born in Pennant, SK and raised in Oxbow, SK. She graduated from Medical School at the University of Manitoba in 1956 and practiced anaesthesia until 1978. In 1982 she made a significant career change and started studying psychiatry. She obtained her fellowship in 1982 and practiced psychiatry at the Health Sciences Centre until her retirement in June of 2017. In the course of her career she received awards from the Schizophrenia Society and the Mood Disorder Association. She was made an Honorary Member of the Canadian Medical Association in 2014. Pat was a fearless leader and a spirited woman. She was blessed with an incredible memory and an abundance of common sense that she used in every facet of her life. Her devotion to her profession was matched only by the love she had for her family. Whether it be at the family home on Lamont Boulevard or the family cabin at West Hawk Lake, she could usually be seen and heard giving directions and marshalling people about. Even the family pets knew who the boss was. She loved to entertain, and adored being with her children and grandchildren. Our Mom was the glue that held our family together and we all made sure she knew how much we loved her. We will miss her. At Pat's request, she has been cremated and a celebration of her life will be held at Thomson "In The Park" on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 20, 2017

Condolences & Memories (24 entries)

  • I and my family always looked forward to the Grand gifts we would receive from the Wightman family every Christmas. We never spent any time together come summer holidays. Instead our family spent summers with my my moms side of the family at Cystal Lake, Saskatchewan. When my aunt Pat reached out to me and my family, I was blessed to spend time with her and the whole family at the lake cottage. So many years lost, but a lovely farewell to my "Dearest Aunt Pat" Best wishes to all from this Pickard family member. - Posted by: Garth Pickard (Nephew) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • I'm sorry to have missed this. Mrs. Wightman was a jewel. She had me figured out long before I did and her analysis always direct and accurate. Fortunately as measured with other friends of her boys, the bar was set but reachable. She was warm, loving , & whip smart. My condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: John Quinton (Family Friend) on: Dec 19, 2017

  • To Nancy, I heard the news of your Mother's passing through my sister, still living in Winnipeg. I am very sorry for your loss and hearing of it brings back so many childhood memories of visiting your home. There was such warmth and energy within your family and I relished those visits and the times we shared together at the Winter Club. I remember that in spite of being strict with all of you, both of your parents were so playful, affectionate and loving. I hope your sadness is eventually overshadowed with wonderful memories of that love. My thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Geraldine Mitchell (Childhood friend) on: Sep 30, 2017

  • Dr. Bob, I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, through your few stories I could see by the smile you wore while talking about her that she was a special lady. Thoughts to you and all of the family. Sincerely Sandy - Posted by: Sandy Bamforth (assiniboine lab technician) on: Sep 26, 2017

  • Dr. Bob, I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, through your few stories I could see by the smile you wore while talking about her that she was a special lady. Thoughts to you and all of the family. Sincerely Sandy - Posted by: Sandy Bamforth (assiniboine lab technician) on: Sep 26, 2017

  • Our sincere condolences to Clive and family. Pat was a special lady and friend. The times we shared with them at West Hawk Lake were special with Cliver, as Pat would call him, doing as Pat asked, to Pat listening to the conversation and giving her input. She was truly a special friend and we will miss her. You will always be in our thoughts Pat. - Posted by: Bob and Karen mann (Friends) on: Sep 24, 2017

  • Our most sincere condolences to Clive and the family. Mike and Shamim Brown (Vancouver, BC). - Posted by: Michael Brown (First Cousin Once Removed) on: Sep 24, 2017

  • Clive, I have many memories of assisting you in the OR at the Grace with Pat administering the anaesthesia, Donna joins me in extending our sincere sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Fred Gould MD - Posted by: Fredrick T.Gould MD (Worked with Clive and Pat at the Grace Hospital) on: Sep 23, 2017

  • Clive-With Deepest Sympathy. We will always remember Pat with such kindness and love. The first {and best} neighbor at West Hawk Lake. We will always cherish our fabulous dinners and gatherings whether at the lake or in your home. Condolences to you and the family. Don and Lesley Lewis - Posted by: Don and Lesley Lewis (Friends) on: Sep 22, 2017

  • As extended family, we Cooks have have known Pat for many many years. She raised great sons, including Bob who we are lucky enough to call uncle. Again fortunate, I continue to work with and learn from her daughter Nancy, the other psychiatrist in her family. Dr. Wightman was one of the most highly esteemed psychiatrists in our community. She was incredible at her job as bed manager, and so many years of wisdom commanded respect from even the most seasoned psychiatrists. A compliment from Dr. Wightman was an achievement: I remember blushing when she said she liked my cookies. Strong and caring, I have dubbed her "The Legendary Dr. Wightman." She will surely be missed by our family and our Psychiatry family alike. ~Please accept our heartfelt condolences~ - Posted by: Katie Cook (Family ties/resident colleague) on: Sep 22, 2017

  • My deepest sympathies to the Wightman family. I am very sad to hear this news so soon after her well deserved retirement. I had the privilege to work with Pat for many years at HSC/WRHA. She always had me call her by her first name, and after we solved our problem of the day, she would take the conversation to a personal level and ask about my life and share a story of her family. I had a smile reading the obituary, as the description of Pat as Wife, Mom, Grandma was just as I imagined. May she rest in peace. She will be missed and always remembered. - Posted by: Trish Bergal (Colleague) on: Sep 21, 2017

  • Clive SR. so sorry to hear about your life's partners passing. Pat was always the gracious host when we visited the cottage or your home on Lamont. She always made sure her butler (you) was busy looking after us. We always enjoyed her comments that she had friends (us) younger than her children. She viewed us as her friend, and that is quite an honor for us, one we will cherish. My fondest memory was showing her the inside of the West Hawk Bar, that she had never seen before. Always one for new insights. Clive we know you gave her the greatest of care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rick and Michele Hearn - Posted by: Rick and Michele Hearn (Lake Friends) on: Sep 21, 2017

  • My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to family. She will be always missed and remembered as warm, caring and dedicated human being. - Posted by: Sushil Chudasama () on: Sep 21, 2017

  • Very sorry to learn this. Condolences to all. - Posted by: Jon Adaskin () on: Sep 21, 2017

  • Fond memories of Pat's devotion to family and duty. I worked at the Grace for 26 years. Now live in Victoria BC Marty and Tim Ball - Posted by: Tim and Marty Ball (I worked at the Grace while Pat was an Anaesthetist. Marty) on: Sep 20, 2017

  • Our sincere condolences to Dr. Clive and Wightman family. We were very fortunate to have known Pat as a dear family friend for the past 15 years. We will cherish memories of our visits to the cottage and brunches we shared together. We will miss her kind, caring and warm friendship. - Posted by: Malti and Kanti Rajani (Friends) on: Sep 20, 2017

  • So sad to hear the news of Pat's passing. Memories of the annual ski trips of the Wightman and McKenzie clans packed into the station wagons off to Sunshine Village for spring break come to mind. Another memory was her love for the pumpernickel bread at Rae & Jerry's after MTC. Pat was such a strong and successful women and will be missed by everyone who came in contact with her. - Posted by: Cathy Nieroda (McKenzie) (Family friend) on: Sep 20, 2017

  • Dr. Wightman was a close friend of our family and worked with me in mental health at HSC. Dr. Wightman was a very highly respected member of the provincial mental health system. I think that she got her wish to work a fruitful and lengthy career. I know that she loved her work and I was always amazed how many patients she was on a first name basis with. I think this was an indicator of how much she cared about the people she served. Thanks Dr. Wightman. You were a classy woman. You will be sorely missed. - Posted by: Trevor Porritt (Coworker/family friend) on: Sep 20, 2017

  • To all the Wightmans. Its been years seen I have seen you but I retain strong memories of all of you and the hours spent together as children. I particularly remember the eye-opening experience of sleep-overs and the Saturday morning chores and duties that your Mom and Dad laid out for you (and me!). Somehow life at the Burns' was less demanding. And yet none of you seem to have been the worse for the wear for all of that, and indeed I always envied you the strong and close relationship you had with your parents. I trust all of you are well, and join you in remembering your Mom, and the fantastic professional and human person she was. Yours Andrew - Posted by: Andrew Burns (Family friend) on: Sep 20, 2017

  • Dear Bob, My sincerest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you. Kim Cundill - Posted by: Kim Cundill () on: Sep 20, 2017

  • Although I have had not seen Pat for a number of years, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend a few hours alone with her one afternoon many years ago. Her sage advice and words of wisdom I still carry with me to this day. My deepest sympathies to Clive and the Wightman family. - Posted by: Jessie Soole-Peter (Friend ) on: Sep 20, 2017

  • So very sad to learn Pat had passed. She was always a strong steady force in her family's lives, they will miss her terribly as will I. I cherish the happy memories of family dinners with she and Clive. - Posted by: Graham Gork (Friend of the family) on: Sep 20, 2017

  • Dr Clive and family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I have a lifetime of wonderful memories of Pat at family birthdays and her wonderful annual Christmas brunch. May your memories of her bring you comfort in the days to come. Lori Tokaruk - Posted by: Lori Zurowski Tokaruk () on: Sep 20, 2017

  • My sincere condolences to the family. I have known Pat since her residency in psychiatry. She was a kind, warm-hearted and fearless woman. Although our paths have not crossed these past years, she will always be remembered and missed. - Posted by: Heidie Allison (Co-worker/friend) on: Sep 20, 2017

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