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PATRICIA MARY MAY GRANKE (PAT)

Date of Passing: Nov 14, 2020

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PATRICIA MARY MAY GRANKE

Peacefully, our beloved mother, Pat, died on November 14, 2020, at the age of 87.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Harold; children, Robert (Lynn), Gary (Naomi), and Elaine Gelhorn (Bruce); grandmother of Jonathan (Jennifer), Sarah, Brett (Lisa Adams), Carl Granke (Lesley Schiller), Reid Granke (Katie Lavoie), Jamie Morrison (Daniel), Sarah Osswald (Matthew), Heidi Gelhorn, Leif Gelhorn (Diana Schreibmaier). Great-grandmother of Marley, Mason, Noah, Grady, and Becket, Lenni and June. Predeceased by her father Percy Hibbert and mother Freda (nee Ferguson). She is also survived by her brother Kenneth Hibbert (nieces, Barbara and Kathleen).
Pat cherished her marriage to Harold and embraced her role as mother, and then grandmother and great-grandmother. She excelled as a caring and nurturing person whose priority was to offer support and love to her family. A warm smile and listening ear greeted all she met, with kindness. She always had room in her heart for those in need or facing injustice, a value that her family recognized and lived out in many different ways. She was a role model for many and friend to those who got to know her as trustworthy and fun to be with, whether it was playing cards or board games, or sharing about life's challenges.
Patricia was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church for more than 50 years, a community that was very important to her and in which she delighted. Her faith was a guide that provided direction and support.
A memorial service, to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

She will be missed by all, loved
and remembered forever.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, memorial fund, as well as Canadian Lutheran World Relief.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to Harold and family. My mother Barb (Gord) and myself remember Pat fondly from lunches at Maple Grove with you both. She was a delightful lady with a quick smile and kind word. May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Valerie Brown (Kennington) (Family friend) on: Nov 25, 2020

  • Although I did not know her for very long, I am truly blessed to have gotten to know Pat over the last few months. She was an incredible, genuine lady with such grace and kindness that was felt through her presence without a word needing to be said. I will miss seeing her every day. My condolences to Harold, Bob, Elaine and family. - Posted by: Kira Altomare (Friend from Devonshire House) on: Nov 23, 2020

  • Harold and family: My condolences on the passing of Patricia. My thoughts are with you at this time. Evelyn - Posted by: Evelyn Hinther (former colleague of Harold's at Metro & City of Winnipeg) on: Nov 23, 2020

  • We are saddened to hear of Pat's passing. The obituary was a beautiful tribute to her life and faith and all of those qualities are reflected in her family. She was a cheerful and dedicated supporter of the ministry of Luther Village. Our condolences to Harold and all of the Granke family. - Posted by: Lee and Lois Sander (friend) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • Ever remembered. - Posted by: Kenneth Hibbert (Brother) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • We were privileged to be neighbours of Pat and Harold for several years and thoroughly enjoyed their friendship and company. Our sympathy to the entire family. - Posted by: Bob and Kathy Martin, Chilliwack, BC (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to Harold on passing of your beloved wife, Pat. Your long life together will provide you with many memories that you will cherish forever. We got to visit with & know you both while you lived on the third floor at Prairie Landing Apts. We had many conversations with you both in the hallway/common areas, at pot luck suppers & bingos. Although as in most places we can no longer get together due to Covid , Harold I always enjoyed our early Monday morning conversations while we waited for the coffee pot light to turn red. Hope you are enjoying your new home. You are in our thoughts. Marlene & Doug Hanson Suite # 314 - Posted by: Hanson Marlene (Friend from Prairie Landing Apts # 314) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • What a wonderful Mother and Wife you had Harold. She was so sweet to everyone. We loved her. Due to Covid we could not visit as we wished. For that we are sorry. Our prayers are with you all and we will always remember. - Posted by: Jack and Jacquie Puranen (Friends) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • My most sincere condolences at the loss of your wife and mother. - Posted by: Sheila Stacey Blazenko (Norma’s Daughter ) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Dear Bob, Lynn and family, I am sad to read of your mom’s death. May you find peace and comfort in God’s promise of eternal life and salvation, especially in this difficult and strange time. - Posted by: Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Mrs Granke’s passing . Our sincere condolences to the family . - Posted by: Linda & Andy Wind (Neighbours at Victoria Beach ) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Lynn and Bob, and the rest of the family. - Posted by: Jocelyn Greenwood (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. For many years she sat behind us in church and we often visited with her. She was a beautiful warm woman. Sincerely, Ray and Jean Faryna - Posted by: Ray and Jean faryna (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Harold, We are so sorry to read about Pat's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time. Bob and Lillian Ralke - Posted by: Robert and Lilliann Ralke (Family) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • May she rest in peace a truly Christian woman with sincere condolences to the entire Gelhornfamily sincerely Jane Vandal🤟🙏🙏🙏🙏💐💐💐 - Posted by: Jane Vandal (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

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