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Born: Jul 29, 1949

Date of Passing: Nov 12, 2020

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Peacefully, on Thursday, November 12, 2020, surrounded by family, Patricia Lorraine Hladki of Winnipeg, aged 71 years old, passed away at the Health Sciences Centre.
Patricia was born on July 29, 1949 in Selkirk, Manitoba. Medical issues in her childhood caused her to lose her hearing and her ability to speak. It broke our hearts when she had to leave home at seven years old to attend the School for the Deaf in Saskatoon until 1965 when the Manitoba School for the Deaf opened. She went on to graduate, took technical training and was fortunate to secure employment with Manitoba Health Services as a data entry clerk for over 33 years until her retirement.
Patricia was a single, strong-willed and very independent person who never let her handicap slow her down. She loved her job and enjoyed living in Winnipeg, where she purchased her condo. She loved going shopping and also enjoyed fine dining and going to movies. She always found time to spend many weekends in her hometown visiting with her family. We will always have fond memories of our times spent together that were filled with lots of laughter and good food.
Patricia is survived by her daughter Kristin; brothers, Jerry (Cecilia) of Langley, BC, and Donnie (Norma) of Lac du Bonnet, MB; nieces, Donna Hardman (Jarett) of La Salle, MB, and Nancy Gray (Chad) of Winnipeg, MB; great-nephews, Reid and Liam; and great-nieces, Drew and Riley.
She was predeceased by her parents, Romeo and Mary; brother Del and nephew Jared.
We are grateful to her neighbour Mirna who was always there to help her and was so kind to her. Mirna held a special spot in Patricia's heart.
Our family also extends our heartfelt thanks to Stacey and all the medical staff for the compassion and excellent care she received in the A5 and B5 units at the Health Sciences Centre.
At Patricia's request, cremation has taken place and a private interment will take place at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Condolences to Kristin and the rest of Pat's family and friends. I worked with Pat at Manitoba Health as her supervisor and thoroughly enjoyed my time working with her. - Posted by: Patricia and Wayne Butterfield and Family (co-worker and friend) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • I had the privilege of working with Patricia over many years at MHSC. Whenever Patricia met you, she had such a radiant smile and greeting. It was contagious as you felt so good and, indeed, honored to meet her. After all these years I can still see that wonderful smile. My deepest condolences to Patricia's family and loved ones. She was special. Garry Neill - Posted by: Garry K Neill (former co-worker) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • Chris and I (Netta) were so sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. We had not seen her for many years. When we were kids, I (Netta) remember spending many hours with Patsy. Although she could not hear or speak and I knew no sign language we still communicated by writing many notes and drawing countless pictures. I remember her being such a cheerful person and I enjoyed her company a lot and I believe she enjoyed mine. Please accept our sympathies. Chris and Netta Balness - Posted by: Anne Balness (Chris and Netta) (friends) on: Nov 21, 2020

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