TRACEY, Patricia Ann
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December 15, 1948 - August 9, 2012
Patricia Ann Tracey passed away peacefully - but fighting until the end - on Thursday, August 9, 2012. While Pat struggled with her health, her death was sudden. She was supported through her last hours by her son, Scott, daughter, Valerie and sister, Lynn. Pat (or Patsy as she was known to family and friends) was born in Montreal on December 15, 1948, one of five children to Pat and Pearl. Patsy grew up in Verdun and Pierrefonds with her four siblings, Lynn (Richard), Diane (Mike), Mike (Josie) and Mark (Carolyn). Growing up, Patsy and her siblings together learned how to be the life of any party and the hardest workers in the room and, most importantly, the power of laughter. Patsy charted her own course in life. She started out her career in Montreal at Bell Canada and later became a highly successful real estate agent in Calgary. Pat loved the thrill of closing a deal and, perhaps more, the people she met and the fun she had along the way. Pat's greatest joy in life was to love and spend time with her children, Valerie (Matt) and Scott (Amy), and to be Grandma Tipper to her grandchildren Chris and Noah. She shared a special bond with her aunt and friend, Joyce. She loved travel to warm places, any piano bar in any city, the song "My Way", the casino, pulling together a great outfit and a good negotiation. And she loved all of the above, even more, if she was in the company of her children, grandchildren and family. In the past two years she has been supported by the kind staff at Carewest Sarcee. Pat's family will host a visitation at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at Scott's home. Those looking for details about the reception can contact the family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, Pat's family has a special request. In memory of Pat, cross your fingers and buy yourself a lottery ticket or take a trip to your favourite casino (Pat assumed we all had one of those!) and if you have time, let us know about the fun you had. The family is grateful for the compassion and care received from the nurses, RTs and doctors at Foothills Medical Centre, and Carewest Sarcee. In living memory of Patricia Tracey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Gazette on Aug. 11, 2012