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Born: Oct 27, 1924

Date of Passing: Oct 27, 2020

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October 27, 1924 – October 27, 2020

In the early morning hours of her 96th birthday, with family at her side, Mom peacefully passed at Red River Place in Selkirk.
Mom was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas William Patterson, father, Murdoch Daniel and mother, Frances Catherine Conquergood (nee McKay), infant brother, Thomas, brother, Stewart Roswell "Ross", sister, Flora Elizabeth Green "Florrie", her twin sister, Frances Murdena Kerr "Deanie", sister, Shirley Jessilind White, sister, Margaret Wilhelmina Smee "Willie" and her eldest son, Thomas Ross.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Reginald Wayne (Marlene), Richard Lorne (Leslie), and Rodger Phillip and daughter-in-law, Fran, along with her beloved grandchildren, Jason (Keri), Elizabeth (Neil), Natalie, Reggie (Pam), Tommy, Michael, James (Chantel), Bryan (Tori), Joseph and Marshall, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jean was born in Winnipeg and raised on the family farm in Lilyfield. She attended Lilyfield School and completed Grade 12 in Transcona. After high school, Jean completed her training as a Registered Nurse at the Misericordia School of Nursing. She nursed at Gladstone General Hospital for two years before returning to Winnipeg to continue nursing, until she married Tom in November 1948. Together, they raised their family of four boys on the Patterson farm in Lilyfield, where she continued to live until only three months before her passing.
In 1970, Jean re-certified as a Nurse and did private duty nursing for about ten years.
Mom's greatest love was her family and her home, followed closely by her church and community. She was a lifelong member of the Lilyfield United Church and active in the United Church Women's group and Mount Lildon Women's Institute. She loved "good" music, reading, crosswords and, most of all, having friends and family visit. She was a gracious hostess who could put together a delicious meal, complete with fine china and teacups, with seemingly no effort on short notice. She could not tolerate an improperly set table!
She was close to her brother and sisters and looked forward to Deanie's visits every summer in the later years. Mom had one speed and that was "go". She liked to be busy and was independent (she would not want us to say she was stubborn!). In addition to being a wife and mom, she also worked hard to help Tom on the farm. Her beautiful hands were a testament to a life of hard work, love, and service to others.
Unfortunately, during her last three months, Jean was moved five times between various health facilities. This, along with COVID-related restrictions, was difficult for her and her family and was only bearable because of the caring health care staff at each facility. Thanks also to all the home care workers who tended to Jean at home during her later years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lilyfield United Church, c/o Box 22, RR2, Winnipeg, R3C 2E6.
A Celebration of Life will be held on a later date.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 31, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My sincere sympathy to the Patterson family in their loss of Jean. RIP Jean amazing lady! She treated me as one of her family, she was a kind and loving person and I will never forget her kindness. To all the family I am truly sorry for your loss Pat Sawyer (Friend) - Posted by: Pat Sawyer (Friend) on: Nov 06, 2020

  • Sincere sympathy to the family in their loss. Always enjoyed my visits with Jean. RIP dear lady. From Cheryle and Don McClure Art Morrison - Posted by: Cheryle McClure (Friend) on: Nov 04, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of Jean's passing. We always looked forward to seeing her at community gatherings and her hugs! The Conquergood family was always well liked and well respected in the community, sad that another member has left our community. RIP Jean... Art Morrison, Sandra Gowan and family - Posted by: Sandra Gowan (friend/neighbour) on: Nov 04, 2020

  • R.I.P. Dear Jean. We will miss you at our gatherings and at church. Most of all, we will miss your hugs. Sincere condolences to the family. Cherish your precious memories. Blessings, from Kent and Luciel. - Posted by: Luciel and Kent Oatway (Friends) on: Nov 01, 2020

  • I have many fond memories of Aunt Jean and Uncle Tommy and staying with them on the farm. The one thing I will never forget is her washing my long hair in the kitchen sink and she was so gentle and kept saying I have never done this before with having all boys. She was a great lady and we always looked forward to our visit with her when we went to Winnipeg. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. May all the good memories help you through this sad time Love Trudine and Nigel - Posted by: Trudine and Nigel Wilson (Niece and Nephew) on: Oct 31, 2020

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