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Born: Nov 21, 1954

Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2020

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Patricia Louise McDonald, born November 21, 1954, passed away suddenly at her home in Ste. Anne on Tuesday, October 17, 2020.
Pat was born the oldest daughter in a family of five. She was predeceased by her father Stewart and her mother Ruth McDonald. She is survived by her brother Ryan McDonald and family, and her sisters, Kim McDonald, Lori Rogger, Michele Duthie and families.
Pat grew up at the family home near Brookdale and attended schools in Brookdale, Neepawa and Brandon. Activities like music, 4-H, delivering Meals on Wheels were just some of the ways in which she occupied her free time. Pat shortened her studies at Brandon University to head to Winnipeg to enter the business world. After working in an office for a food company she took the next step and had a successful career in banking. Here she remained until her retirement.
During these years she was active with, among other things, Air Cadets, travelling, outings with friends, Tai Chi, scuba diving, and gardening.

Pat - your kind, outgoing and cheerful
personality will be missed by all.

The funeral service will be held at the Brookdale Hall.
Donations will be sent to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Air Cadets out of Winnipeg.
Due to covid day of service is by invitation. The service will be taped and available for later viewing at

Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
So loved, so missed, so very dear.

White's Funeral Home Neepawa - Carberry
in care of arrangements. 204-476-2848

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My condolences to the friends and family of Pat. She was a colleague at CIBC for 25 years and was one of the first Administration officers I worked with at the Cibc Portage and Garry location. Pat was always very professional, had strong integrity and a good ear. We often enjoyed a work lunch, Denver’s, at Nathan’s restaurant in Lombard place and Pat would always order a coke to my coffee. She had many hobbies and enjoyed a great laugh. Hoping all those close to Pat remember her fondly and share their good memories. - Posted by: Michael SELCI (Colleague ) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • Pat was a dear friend. I treasure the time we spent together working on photo projects, sharing travel stories, hiking and at other get togethers. Pat was a good listener; she was always willing to spend time helping others. She was very expressive with a ready smile and a great laugh! She was really like one of our family. I am very grateful to have known her but I will miss her. My condolences to all her friends and family. - Posted by: Judy McKinnon (friend) on: Nov 10, 2020

  • I had just met Pat a few times, recently, yet her winning smile and friendliness warmed my heart. I will always remember her as a graceful, thoughtful person who brought much LIght into this world. Be at Peace. Your legacy lives on. Many Blessings to all who knew her. - Posted by: Donna Johnson (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • I met Pat in 2004 while I was learning to scuba dive. She had already been on a couple of dive adventures, prior to that meeting. But the adventures continued. There were 6 Live Aboard Trips with Explorer Ventures. These trips included the islands in the Bahamas, St.Kitts ,St.Eustatius, Saba, St.Maarten, Turks and Caicos and 2 dive vacations to Cayman Brac Beach Resort, in the Cayman Islands. It was a place that Pat loved, not only for diving, but also bird watching and strolling the beaches. We were making plans to return in the near future. Over the years our friendship grew, we both loved to shop for clothes at Packers in Selkirk, laughing hysterically as we tried on different outfits. Pat had great taste and I valued her opinion. It was always a fun day, and after shopping we would often end up at my place. Pat knew a Smirnoff on ice and a good meal prepared by Kris would be waiting for us. Pat and I also shared a love of gardening. Our annual trip each spring to Vanderveen's in Carman to purchase bedding plants and our favourite little store EvenSong, have memories that I will cherish forever. Throughout the summer months we would wander garden centres and toured beautiful gardens, sharing our plans and encouraging each other in our dreams. Pat had big dreams for her yard and had just taken photos of her yard and asked me to help her design it. Her design was completed but I was never able to share it with her. Pat was an amazing photographer and had her camera on all of these outings recording the adventures. Pat helped me become very comfortable with technology, taught me to love history, she helped me navigate the difficult days we all have and share in the joyous ones as well. Pat's retirement included time with so many people, I am so glad our family was part of that. When I told our 3 sons of her passing, each one separately said, She was such a nice Lady. Over the last 3 weeks, I have had the honour to chat with some of Pat's very close friends and hear all of their wonderful stories. It was comforting to know that Cecil was with Pat, and she was not alone when she passed. I hope that he and her neighbour Ken can both take comfort in knowing how much Pat was loved. A special thank you to Const.Foster of the St.Anne Police for his professionalism and empathy. Our most sincere condolences to all of Pat's Family and friends. Fly High and Free my friend, you will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Your Friends, Kris and Asta - Posted by: Asta Johannesson (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • Extending my condolences to Pat's family, neighbours, and friends ...both old and new. I was blessed that Pat was in my life, and recently had told her that. So glad we had that conversation. She entered my life as a mentor at work. It happened one day when I felt like hiding under my desk. She rescued me, she was patient...and as colleagues there was always laughter. Over the last 25 years I have learned that Pat had many talents; cookie baker, excellent driver, experienced scuba diver, amateur golfer, cheating card player, a huge movie and music lover, willing sod layer, wine drinker, and philanthropist. She was always ready for anything and up for anything. Her Ford Edge always had a rain jacket, umbrella, shovel, snow boots, extra warm jacket, blanket, golf clubs ... I would tease her. Pat was totally engaged when talking to you. It didn't matter the subject...she would listen intently and then ask the most thoughtful questions. She loved all types of technology, and her talent as a serious photographer was blossoming into an art form. She was finding love in her gardening and she had so many plans for her property. Pat loved Bugs Bunny, often quoting his wisdom “I knew I should have taken a left turn at Albuquerque” and “What an ultramaroon.” Most of all, she was a steadfast friend - always there when you needed her, generous, creative, stubborn and passionate. She left this life as my sister, as part of the family. Thank you to the Ste Anne police and paramedics, and to Ken and Cecil. Cecil said to me, she always had a joke, and she was laughing until her last minute. He did not want to see her die, however he was so glad he was there with her. Cecil, we all are. I take solace in the fact that Pat did not suffer, however I know the future will not be as bright without her in it. What a loss for this world. - Posted by: Lorraine Johnson (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

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