Patricia-Ann SHIPLETT
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January 30, 1954 - May 27, 2017
With great sorrow, the family of Patti Shiplett, announce her untimely passing after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Left to mourn are husband Nicholas Jeffrey Stooshinoff, beloved sons Alex and Nicky, mother Ann Shiplett, sisters Marjorie Sutter and Arlene Shiplett, brother David Shiplett, numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends and acquaintances whose lives she touched with her boundless enthusiasm, flair and zest for life. Patti was predeceased by her father Everett and older sister, Heather Solomon and brother-in-law Metro Solomon. Patti was born and raised in North Battleford and after completing high school left for Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba. After a year, finding herself looking for other challenges, she moved on to Vancouver and became employed in marketing and sales. She later moved to Alberta and became a realtor. Following a market crash in the early 1980s she decided to return to Saskatchewan where she enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan College of Commerce graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours in finance. She was determined to become a business woman and worked with SEDCO, The Bank of Nova Scotia and then later as a financial planner with Great West Life. In 1988 she married her husband Nicholas and, while pregnant with their oldest son, they moved to London, England for a year. While in London, Patti attended lectures and took painting classes at the Tate Modern Gallery, the Courtauld Institute of Art and the National Gallery. Patti found that this experience awakened a slumbering passion for art and creativity which she then enthusiastically pursued upon her return to Canada. Patti gave up the world of commerce and became a full- time artist working over the years in various mediums including metal sculpture, plexiglass sculptures, painting and recently video and sound productions. Patti's passion and hard work produced a large body of unique art which has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions, both public and private, throughout the three western provinces. Many of her pieces are held in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. Patti also received a number of corporate and public commissions including the City of Saskatoon and the Government of Saskatchewan. Patti saw art and beauty all around her and strove to create images and perspectives that were new and which gave the observer an opportunity to see the environment in a more spiritual way. She loved nature and the beauty in all things which gave each day a new experience to explore. Patti loved travel and meeting people throughout the world. She also loved to dress in vibrant and colourful prints, and her fabulous shoe collection was the envy of many. Patti was equally comfortable wearing a welder's mask as she was wearing Ferragamo pumps. She was never afraid of hard work and was committed to environmental protection, recycling and saving the bees. Patti was bold and unafraid in life and met her death with the same determination and courage as she lived her life. She will be forever mourned by those who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank the outstanding nurses and doctors of the Cancer Centre, the Oncology Ward and especially the Bone Marrow Transplant unit who strove so hard to help Patti win her battle with cancer. Their gentle care and compassion was greatly appreciated. Services will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Third Avenue United Church with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the Saskatoon Club at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The RUH Foundation (ECP Program) "In memory of Patti" 103 Hospital Drive S7N 0W8 or go to to donate online. Proceeds will be used for the acquisition of specialized equipment for use in bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant patients. Condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306-244-5577).

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from May 30 to May 31, 2017.
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May 27, 2018
Dear Nicholas, your sons, mother Ann, Arlene, Marjorie, David, family and friends. Our sympathy on the anniversary of Patti's passing into heaven. She was such a beautiful and talented lady. Helpful and loving. I am sure she is in Heaven and is watching over all of us. Our prayers are with you.
Roma & Stanley Nowakowski
July 13, 2017
A great talented and generous lady, she will be missed.
Norm Dallin
June 5, 2017
Am very sorry about the loss of your Patti---so precious to you, Nicholas, and to your sons, and to many others. With sympathy from my heart. Lois Henderson
June 4, 2017
condolences from cousin Robert Shiplett and family, Fredericton, NB
Robert Shiplett
June 3, 2017
Jeff and sons, We cannot express the sadness we feel for you in Patti's untimely departure. Our deepest condolences. Hugs to all during this difficult time.
Valerie & Ahmed Shazly
June 3, 2017
Nic, Nicky and Alex,
So sorry to hear the news. Our hearts go out to you. We will miss our time on the crescent talking to her--always so fun and happy!
Grant & Brenda Cubbon (Derek, Niall & Lauren)
June 3, 2017
Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. May your memories of Patti fill your hearts and keep you strong.
Rob and Sharon Middelkoop
June 3, 2017
Dear Nick, Ann, and families,
Our heartfelt condolences to you all on this day as you pay tribute to the joy and many beautiful memories that Patti gave you. God bless.
Thirza and John Odishaw
June 2, 2017
Condolences from Grace and me to you Nick, and your family.
John Hampton
June 2, 2017
Nicholas, Alex and Nicky
" Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear." Our sincere condolences to you and family.
Wayne & Bernadette Willie
June 2, 2017
So sad your time with Patti was cut short. She was a beautiful, vibrant person and will be missed by many.
Barb and Kevin Howell
June 2, 2017
Nick & family, so sorry to hear about Patti. It was many years ago that I met her when I worked at your office. I remember her as a vibrant, outgoing, spirit filled person. Our thoughts are with you.
Donna (Balon) & Jason Walton
May 31, 2017
My deepest condolences go out to the Shiplett/Stooshinoff family. My heart sank when I heard the news of Patti's passing. So many fond memories she was like a mother to all of us young boys growing up. Patti was the most caring and compassionate person I've ever met. Rest in peace Patti, you will be greatly missed by many. <3
Evan Hoffman
May 31, 2017
What a bright light when she came into Greystone Heights School to look in on her boys! I so appreciate how she helped my students learn art, particularly clay work. What I learned from her I took with me and taught so many others. My sad but grateful memories are extended to all the family, including Alex, a former student. Pat Dubets
May 31, 2017
Nick - our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Michelle and Dale Cholowsky
May 31, 2017
My sympathies to the family. I first met Patti as a co-worker at GWL and no matter when we ran into one another, her bright free spirit was always a breath of fresh air.
Darcie Mattick
May 31, 2017
To all of Patti's family,
It is difficult to lose a loved one regardless of whether it is a spouse, a mother, a sibling or a child. Each of you will grieve her passing in a different way. As you go through this difficult time may the memories of this wonderful person and her love for life lead each of you to a place of peace and a renewed appreciation of the beauty around as only she would have seen.
A special hug for Alex. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Garry and Kathy Maier
Garry & Kathy Maier
May 31, 2017
To Nick and family,

We are very sorry for the loss of this remarkable person.

Deb Hopkins and Tim Quigley
May 31, 2017
Our sincere condolences, Nick and family. It was always a pleasure to see Patti on Simpson Crescent -- she had such a strong life force, and such style. Thinking of you all.
Patti Shedden
May 30, 2017
Dear Nick, Terry and I are so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. I will always remember her as an amazing person and artist and will treasure the memories of our friendship, the collaborative work we created together and especially the steel sculpture I received from her. Our deepest and sincerest condolences.
Shelley Kaszefski
May 30, 2017
Auntie Ann, Marjorie, Arlene and David, we want you all to know how sorry we are to hear that Patti's journey has ended. She fought a courageous battle. Keeping you in our prayers as you mourn a beautiful daughter and sister.. and Jeff and sons our deepest condolences and hope all the memories you shared together will get you thru this difficult time
Wendy & Roy Proudfoot
Armstrong, B.C.
Wendy Proudfoot
May 30, 2017
Nick, our thoughts are with you at this sad time
Neil and Joni MacKay
May 30, 2017
Jeff, I am so so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. Ive known Patti all my life, grown up with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons. May she rest in peace.
Joanne Tatchell
May 30, 2017
Thinking of you and the boys, Nick. My wife and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Patty was one of a kind. Very sincerely,
Mark & Vanesa Vanstone
May 30, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to you, Nick, and to your sons in this time of grieving.
Alma Wiebe
May 30, 2017
Dear Nicholas (Jeff),

It's been many years and unfortunately I did not ever meet your wife Patti. Mom and Dad have kept me somewhat up to date with any news regarding your family but in this case something caught my eye as I was reading the Calgary Herald this morning. I knew a little of Patti's background but I had no idea of how accomplished and complete a person she was. I wanted you to know that I am truly sorry for your loss and want to pass on my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Don Harold
May 30, 2017
My condolences on your loss, Nick and family,
Anne Hardy
May 30, 2017
Nicholas my thoughts are with you and the boys.
Patrick McDougall
May 30, 2017
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Patti was a wonderful human being. Her infectious laughter and cheerful nature has always brought joy to everyone's lives. We know you miss her terribly, and we miss her also. We will continue to honor her memory and have you in all our prayers.
Dave, Brenda & Family Zolinsky
May 30, 2017
Stan and I am so sorry to read about Patti's passing. What a great achiever and a wonderful lady. Patti you will be greatly missed by many who loved you. May God grant you a place in heaven with all the angels.
Roma Nowakowski
Roma Nowakowski
May 30, 2017
to Jeff and family We are thinking of you in this time of sorrow. God bless you.
Carol and Walter Konkin
May 30, 2017
I am so very sorry to learn of Patti's untimely passing. My condolences to you Nick and your sons. Keeping you all in my thoughts at this very sad time.
Maureen Fryett
May 30, 2017
Marj and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your families loss. Hopefully in time all the wonderful memories you have of your sister will bring a smile to your face. Big hugs to you all.
Shantelle Shebelski, Saskatoon
May 30, 2017
With heartfelt condolences to you Nick and your family on the loss of your beloved Patti, from the STLA family. Karen Roden.
May 30, 2017

My deepest condolences. If you need anything, just call.
Ian Wagner
May 30, 2017
Nick and family, we are deeply sorry to hear of Patti's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
David Rusnak
May 30, 2017
Nick our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys. Even in these dark times her light will guide you. Stay strong.
Rick Danyliuk
May 30, 2017
Our condolences Nick. We know how difficult this must be for you and we are keeping you in our thoughts.
Glen Luther
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