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Pat Pedersen

Obituary

Marjorie Patricia "Pat" Pedersen (nee Russell) age 88 passed away suddenly at The Meadows LTC facility January 12, 2021. There will be no service at this time due to pandemic restrictions. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pat is survived by her daughters: Gladys Carr, Barbie Howarth and Lisa Proulx; sons, James (Pat) McKibbon and Blake (Angela Kolody) Pedersen; her beloved grandchildren, Bri (Karl) Schultz, Keri (Laine) Inverarity, Lorne (Eliza) McKibbon, Christopher McKibbon, Brandon, Colin and Amber Howarth, Brooklyn and Brenden Proulx and Charles and Amanda McKibbon; and also her cherished great grandchildren, Killashandra, Hunter and Dade Schultz, Porscha, Dominic and Miura Inverarity, and Freya McKibbon. Pat was the last surviving sister of the four Russell sisters. She was also predeceased by both her first husband, Elmer McKibbon and her second husband, James (Jim) Pedersen, as well as her eldest son, David McKibbon. Pat was born on October 16, 1932 in a Model A Ford during an early blizzard, driving into Gull Lake from her grandparents, James and Alberta Service's farm. They didn't quite make it and her dad, William Russell, had to deliver her. She attended Richview, the one room schoolhouse where her Aunt Edna Timmins was the teacher. Later she went to high school at Scott Collegiate in Regina. She met and married Elmer McKibbon October 24, 1952. They moved east to live in the Ottawa Valley where his family roots were, for the next 28 years. In 1980 she came back to Gull Lake and married her childhood sweetheart, Jim Pedersen, on December 28, 1981. They farmed 3 miles north of Gull Lake.  She lost her beloved Jim March 14, 2010. Pat worked as a special care aide at the Gull Lake nursing home until she retired. She was always active in the United Church, both in the east and the west. She sang in the choir, served on the U.C.W. and on many committees, including being a representative at Presbytery. Pat loved music her entire life. She sang, played guitar and piano and was an excellent dancer. She really enjoyed the old tyme band that entertained at The Meadows, singing along and tapping her foot. Despite dementia taking its toll, she never lost her music, playing piano right up to the end. She loved visitors and was always full of compliments for everyone. She enjoyed her final years living in House 11 at The Meadows and was always praising the staff for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan or to The Meadows Auxiliary would be appreciated. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.

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Services

Private Interment

Gull Lake Cemetery
Gull Lake, SK
Gull Lake, SK S0N 1A0

Please note
A memorial service will be held when Covid regulations permit.

Donations

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
301 - 2550 12th Ave., Regina SK S4P 3X1
Web: https://alzheimer.ca/en/sk

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