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PATRICIA MARGUERITE REID (DILTS) (PAT)
Born: Jun 10, 1950
Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
PATRICIA MARGUERITE REID
June 10, 1950 - January 22, 2021
She will be forever missed by her husband William (Bill) Reid; his daughters, Jennifer Jeanson (Greg), and Shannon Reid (Mike). She was a very proud, loving "Grammy" to her beloved grandchildren, Brianne Baricz-Ives (Kyle), Alexander Jeanson (Kayleigh), Nathan Zettergren and Rylan Zettergren.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by her sister Marilyn Grant (Chuck); brother Dwight Dilts (Nancy); sister-in-law Diane Dilts; sister-in-law Leah Paul (Ralph); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was devastated when she lost her sister Leslie Boyd on December 2, 2020; and her brother Rhett Dilts on November 22, 2020.
Pat was born in Winnipeg to Everett and Marguerite Dilts. She grew up in sunny St. James, and spent the summers with her family in Minaki. She loved an adventure, and her passion for travel started with a backpacking trip through Europe as a teenager. She worked in sales for Eaton's, and then began a career with Scotia Bank. Pat then decided to go back to retail with a new clothing store, Bretton's. When the store closed, Pat along with her husband Bill, opened a travel agency specializing in cruises, CRUISESHIPCENTERS. Cruising had become a major passion for them, and they were fortunate to travel on 48 cruises over the years.
After Bill retired, Pat was offered a position back in banking with Royal Bank, where she worked until her retirement in 2010. After her retirement, she and Bill purchased a winter home in Mesa, Arizona. They enjoyed their winters in the south and made many new friends over the years. They made their last trip to Mesa in 2020; it was after their return home that it was discovered that Pat had cancer.
Pat loved time spent with family, and cherished the memories of gatherings at Marilyn and Chuck's home in Lac Du Bonnet, the Dilts family Boxing Day parties, as well as countless game nights and celebrations at Leah and Ralph's.
Pat was a beautiful and kind person both inside and out. She had an incredible sense of humour, and loved all animals. She was very attached to her West Highland Terriers, Sasha and Abby. They were a huge part of her life.
Pat embraced social media and spent hours playing games and doing research on her computer. She was very involved with genealogy as she loved tracing her family's history. Pat was friendly and outgoing. Her passing will be deeply felt by so many people, especially her longtime friend, Debbie Clement.
Thank you to all those who were so supportive during Pat's illness. A special thank you to Dr. Louis Smith for his continued care for Pat over the years.
Due to current Covid restrictions, a celebration of Patricia's life will be held at a later date.
Donations in her honour can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, or the Riverview Health Center - Palliative Care.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 30, 2021
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
Dear Marilyn & Chuck, I am shocked and saddened to see what you have been through these past months - I can't imagine. I know you were so close with your siblings and I was able to see that in a couple of the family get togethers over birthdays. I originally met Pat in 1979 when she worked in Personnel at BNS. I remember she was wearing a brilliant red dress which set off her blonde hair and eyes - she was stunning. Warmest Regards Donna Winspur - Posted by: Donna Winspur (Pat hired me at Scotiabank) on: Feb 06, 2021
Hi cousin Bill, please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Pat. Dale and I have been very fortunate to have re-connected with Leah and Ralph as they supported the comings and going’s of Auntie Noreen. I regret not being in contact with you and your family and will make a point to try and get together with you this coming summer. You are in our prayers. Ian - Posted by: Ian Reid (Cousin) on: Feb 04, 2021
Marilyn & Chuck. I am very sad (x3) to learn of the loss of your sisters Leslie and Pat, and your brother Rhett. The 5 Dilts kids were very popular on our street, Cavell Drive, when we were all growing up together. Leslie was like our older sister, teaching us about "becoming a woman". Pat was mischievous and made us girls say and do funny things. Rhett was your "twin" and FYI I believed that story. Our street was so much fun, that all the kids could play outside together until the street lights came on. Marilyn, as you recall the Many Memories of your brother and sisters, may those memories give you great comfort. With much love, and sadness. Cathy Andrayko Smith - Posted by: Cathy Andrayko Smith (neighbor on Cavell Drive) on: Jan 30, 2021
We are missing you terribly but will have you in our hearts forever. Rest In Peace my dear sister. Love you and we’ll see you on the other side❤️ - Posted by: Marilyn & Chuck (Sister) on: Jan 30, 2021
I was so saddened to see this today! Patty and I went to St James Collegiate and instantly became great friends, I would go to the Dilt's home for lunch almost every day (Catelli mac n cheese was our Tuesday favorite because Marilyn would make it!) she to had open at least 4 boxes to feed not only us girls but the boys as well! I think that beautiful puppy dog got a dish as well. Great memories and lots of laughter in that house is what I remember. My condolences to you Marilyn and Dwight as you also lost your beloved brother Rhett in November and Leslie in December. So so sorry. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time Sharon Mussellam-Gluting - Posted by: Sharon Mussellam-Gluting (High School friend) on: Jan 30, 2021
I was very happy that I connected with Pat through social media recently and we were able to reminisce from back in the day. Our crazy stories from when we worked at Eatons together sure brought us a few laughs again. RIP my friend❤️ - Posted by: Heather Trosky (Friend) on: Jan 30, 2021
We were very fortunate to get to know Pat this past year and have her for a friend. Her positive and happy outlook on life was so refreshing. She just made you feel good when she was around and not everyone has that ability. A truly lovely, beautiful lady and friend. She will be so missed. - Posted by: Karen & Larry Vince (FriendS & neighbours) on: Jan 30, 2021
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