(Lorna) Jean Patterson
Passed on October 27, 2020
(nee Conquergood) 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), 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 recertified 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 homecare 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.
We send our sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful Mother, cherished Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin... Friend. What a wonderful life Jean has led, and she has departed on such a special day. I have memories of Jean going back to my childhood, with extended family picnics and many great gatherings. You are fortunate to have so many rich memories to help you through this difficult time. We are sending you warm wishes and much love from your Kampen cousins - Nadine (nee Shannon) and Art Kampen, and our family (Evelyn & JP , Alexander & Ali, and Keith).
I loved Jean, she was such a sincere, loving, faithful person. Conversations with Jean easily went on and on for hours. I enjoyed and looked forward to my visits with her. I say this with tears in my eyes ... Jean will be sadly missed but I’m happy God prepared a room for her. Although her passing is our loss, it is Heaven’s gain. Jean had a very fulfilling long life. She loved nature and her family. May she now Rest in Peace. Barb (Porter) Bohn
Thinking of your family at this time. Mom (the other Jean Patterson) always enjoyed the visits with your mom and you boys at the farm. She was such a kind women. I remember many visits to the farm and we were always welcome and had a great time. Wishing you and your families the best in this time of sorrow.
Jean Pattterson, Roy and Joan Patterson
Condolences to all the family from my family. Our visits to the farm are embedded in my memories and the kindness and hospitality that was shown to us was heart warming. Gordon had great memories of his earlier years at the farm spending time with his cousins and his wonderful Aunt Jean and Uncle Tom. I know that once again he is united with them and no doubt rehashing old times. Hugs to you all. Maxine Murison and family
I will truly miss Jean or "Mum" as I called her. She was a wonderful strength to me for many years and a loving mother to me. She gave advice with a gracious heart and was always there when I needed her. I will miss the hugs given whenever I was there and the ready laugh and many stories of life on the farm. Rest gently and know you will always be remembered. With much love to the family.
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