Pat Williamson

Graveside Cemetery

2:00 pm
Saturday, July 6, 2024
Kincaid Cemetery
NW 26-08-08 W3
Kincaid, Saskatchewan, Canada

Obituary of Pat Williamson

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Gail Pat Williamson (née McBain) of Kincaid, SK, who left us peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at the age of 80 years old. Pat was born on March 17, 1944, at the Kincaid Community Hospital and spent her early years in Glen Bain, Saskatchewan. After graduating in 1962, she began her career at the TD Bank in Hodgeville. In 1963, Pat and her mother moved to Kincaid, where she embarked on a long and dedicated career, serving as Secretary/Treasurer at the Kincaid Union Hospital from 1971 until 1994.

On March 25, 1967, Pat married John Williamson. Together, they nurtured their farm in Kincaid. John's passing on September 1, 1990, left a void in Pat's life, but she persevered with strength and grace, continuing to manage the farm. She was especially grateful to the Brisebois family for their help over the years. Pat particularly looked forward to Eugene picking her up in her father-in-law’s Ford pickup truck and venturing out to the field for a ride in the combine.

In 1993, Pat found new happiness with Rod Graham. Rod and his three daughters, Jennifer, Tobi, and Dianna, became her forever family in 1994, filling her life with love and joy. Pat and Rod shared a home filled with laughter, warmth, and cherished memories.

Pat's love for life was evident in everything she did. A talented seamstress, she sewed her own clothes and crafted many skating costumes for the girls and the community. She cherished her flowers, both indoors and out, and had a special fondness for camping, particularly in Cypress Hills. There, she found great joy in feeding the squirrels and watching the deer and moose pass by. Her favourite saying upon entering the park, "Leave the troubles at the gate," exemplified her approach to life. Her daughters and grandchildren were her greatest joy, and she attended all their school activities, extracurricular events, graduations, and university convocations. She revelled in their accomplishments. Many fond memories were made playing rummy, 31, and doing puzzles together.  Pat found happiness in simple pleasures: a drive around town in the evening with Rod, enjoying coffee with friends at the 50 Club, the hotel, or on the picnic bench outside after its closing.

Pat's humility, kindness, and generosity touched everyone she met. She was always thinking of others and willing to offer a helping hand. Pat was a beloved member of the community, known for her graciousness, and her unwavering spirit. She will be dearly missed.

Pat is survived by her loving family: her spouse Rod Graham; her daughters Jennifer Achter (Jason Switzer), Tobi Graham (Andrew Kwok), and Dianna (Cameron) Juhnke; and her grandchildren Talon, Kalleigh, Ellianna, Finnleigh and grand kitty Bobbi. She also leaves to mourn, her sister-in-law Patsy Malasky, her sister-and-brother-in-law Bessie and Harold Romness and their family. Pat was predeceased by her husband John Williamson (1990); her parents Stewart and Vera McBain; aunt Mabel (George) Gucker, uncle Hugh McBain; parents-in-law Jack and Lily Williamson; her cousins Hugh Gucker, Donna and Ken Reeson; and her family kitty Tigger.

A Graveside Funeral Service in remembrance of Pat will be held at Kincaid Cemetery on July 6, 2024, at 2:00 pm. Lunch and fellowship will follow at the Kincaid Legion Hall. Memorial donations in Pat’s memory may be given to the Kincaid & District Health Centre Board, Box 11 Kincaid, SK S0H 2J0.

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