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Born: Dec 15, 1945

Date of Passing: Aug 31, 2020

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(nee HLADY)
December 15, 1945 – August 31, 2020

After a brief battle with cancer, our amazing mother, at the age of 74, passed away on August 31, 2020, at home surrounded by her children.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband Ingram; her father Mike; and her in-laws, Inranny, Ambrose, Ivan and Victor. She is lovingly remembered by her mother Elsie; her three children, Susan, Kristin and Mark; grandchildren, Emily and Kaitlyn; and son-in-law Brad. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Pat was raised in Beausejour, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Manitoba, where she met and married her husband, Ingram. She worked for the Winnipeg School Division No. 1 for over 25 years retiring in 2004. She went on to travel with her family and friends and in later years, dedicated her time to caring for her mother.
Her greatest joys were spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and her favourite four-legged friends. Her love for her family was a bond that strengthened and grew, never ending. Although she was taken from us too soon, we have all been blessed for having been a part of her life.
A ceremony celebrating her life will be planned at a later date.
For now, friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Pat's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 05, 2020

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Pat. I worked with Pat when she was a teacher/librarian at Meadows West School, and thought about her often after she retired. She was such a wonderful and kind person. The children loved going to the library, whether it was for book exchange and story time or to work on a project. I so enjoyed working with her when she would help my class with research projects. She was so helpful and patient with all. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Pat's family. May your many happy memories of your mom bring you peace. - Posted by: Naomi Guse (Former colleague at Meadows West School) on: Sep 09, 2020

  • Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom. She was a person of great strength, courage and endless love and pride in her family. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Sharon, Tom and Niki - Posted by: Trosky’s; Sharon, Tom and Niki (Friends) on: Sep 07, 2020

  • I have so many wonderful memories of your mom. She and your dad were always there for us in the summers after my mom went back to work. I especially remember a day at Victoria Beach where Danny and I were so incredibly burnt. She felt so awful. (Did we even have sunscreen back then?) she admitted to my mom she didn’t even think of it as she had never had to worry about kids in the sun. It was a fun day regardless. She had such a welcoming and loving nature, your house felt like home. Susan, Kristen and Mark, I hope you will find joy in the memories and if not now, eventually, feel peace in the void she has left, knowing you were loved. - Posted by: Deana Hendricks (Friend) on: Sep 07, 2020

  • I was a student at Meadows West and Mrs. Ojah was my librarian from Grades 1-5. She is one of the teachers who always held (and will continue to hold) a special place in my memories. She always encouraged my voracious reading habit and continually provided me with new suggestions and books to read. She was warm and caring and the library was one of my favourite places to be. I hope knowing that she touched so many lives will provide a little balm to the soul. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all her friends and family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Celeste (Bryk) Amyoony (Former Student) on: Sep 07, 2020

  • To the entire family - Susan and family, Kristin, Mark, Aunty Elsie, Uncle Allan, Aunty Janet (and families), Uncle Kenny, Aunty Karen (and families) - mom and I are so sorry for your loss! Our hearts are with you and understand the hurt and pain you are going through. Aunty Pat was a strong, sweet and incredible person. She will be greatly missed by everyone! Treasure all the wonderful memories. We won't forget all the wonderful visits with her. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. - Posted by: Tracey Ewasko (Groinus)/Sylvia Groinus (Family/friend) on: Sep 05, 2020

  • Mrs. Ojah was my elementary school librarian at Meadows West. She always helped me find good books and I loved being in the library. I’m actually a school librarian today partly because of her. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Carly Siver (Former student ) on: Sep 05, 2020

  • When I volunteered at Meadows West school Mrs. OJAH was very warm, friendly and helpful to me. My 4 children who were students there all liked her very much. She was a kind and thoughtful lady. - Posted by: D. Siver (Volunteer at Meadow’s West school) on: Sep 05, 2020

  • My sincerest condolences to Pat’s family. My children attended Meadows West School, where Pat was a dedicated librarian for many years. Pat showed true integrity in anything she did. She loved the students and staff alike. She was kind, generous, had a wonderful sense of humour, compassionate to others, and a smile that could only make a person’s day. My thoughts and prayers to her family that she was so proud of. - Posted by: Karen Naumiuk (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of Patricia's passing. She was my Grade 12 English teacher in Killarney, MB. It may have been her first teaching job, and I think she only taught there for one year. I have many fond memories of her classes. As she was only a few years older than I was, we also became friends. My condolences to all her family. - Posted by: Bev Berry-Henderson (Former Student) on: Sep 05, 2020

  • Very sorry to hear of Pat's passing at such an early age. Also sorry we didn't keep in touch as we used to. Deepest sympathy to Pat's family and mother Elsie. Sincerely Marion and Terri Hlady - Posted by: Marion and daughter Terri Hlady (Cousins) on: Sep 05, 2020

  • There are so many good memories of times past when we were all young families together. Then time passes and we go our separate ways. Pat was always welcoming with her warm smile when we did meet. I will always remember with a smile how Pat and I got totally lost coming back from my grandson's wedding. My heartfelt thoughts are with all you all. - Posted by: Carole (Sister in law ) on: Sep 05, 2020

  • It was my pleasure to work with Pat, to enjoy her sense of humour, and to appreciate her commitment to the children in her schools. She worked for the Winnipeg School Division No. 1 for over 25 years retiring in 2004. She worked at Dufferin, Meadows West, Sir John Franklin, Sir William Osler, and Willam Whyte Schools. Pat was a conscientious teacher-librarian. She was a fine team leader, and sometimes a little mischief on the side. Rest in peace dear friend. - Posted by: Gerald R. Brown (Chief Librarian, Winnipeg School Division) on: Sep 05, 2020

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