Patricia (Pat) Bain was born in Castor, Alta. on September 12, 1928, to Earl and Elbra Slemp.
She grew up on the family farm near Fleet, Alta. together with her brother, Raymond (Bax), and sisters, Leola and Betty.
After finishing high school, Pat was a supervisor at Lanes Lake School near Castor.
She then worked at the Castor Drug Store where she met Patrick (Pat) Bain.
They were married on Dec. 31, 1956.
Together, they raised four children: Larry, Gerry (Zully), Angela (Wayne) and Brenda (Dave).
Pat was a stay-at-home mom, and her family was the centre of her life.
She was a fantastic baker and loved to crochet.
She was also very active in the community, serving as a volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels, the Hospital Auxiliary, and various charities.
She was a member of the original group who started the Opportunity Center, and later in life, also started the ‘Widows’ Birthday Club’.
She was a doting grandmother to her eight grandchildren: Nick (Justine), Ashley (Derek), DJ (Lizzie), Katy, Denise (Daniel), Monica, Luke, and Josie, and two great-grandchildren Brysen and Bodhi.
Pat was a kind and gentle woman, and a friend to many.
She was deeply committed to the Church; her faith was always a strong source of comfort and support.
She was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) for more than 60 years.
She spent four years living at Castor’s Long Term Care, where she always appreciated the wonderful care she received from LTC staff and frequently commented on how happy she was there.
Pat was predeceased by her husband Patrick; her parents, Earl and Elbra; her parents-in-law Rose and Michael; her brother Bax; two infant children, Kenneth and Mary; her grandson Nick; her brothers-in-law Ambrose, Joe, Mike and Earl; her sisters-in-law Sister Vincent, Rita and Lucille.
She is survived by her children Larry, Gerry, Angela and Brenda; her sisters Leola and Betty (Dennis); sister-in-law Lilo; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special lifelong friend Ardena Zinger and family friend Shaunna Mohr.
On July 4, 2019, Patricia Eileen Bain completed her earthly journey.
She will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace, Mom.
A prayer vigil was held on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Grace Parish in Castor, Alta. with Father Roger Niedzielski presiding.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, July 8 in Our Lady of Grace Parish also celebrated by Father Roger Niedzielski.
The interment followed in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery where Patricia was laid to rest beside her husband Patrick.
Family and friends then gathered together in the Golden Circle for a time of luncheon and sharing with the luncheon provided by the CWL.
Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation, Long Term Care (Recreation Program).
Friends wishing to express condolences to the Bain Families may do so by visiting www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com.
Parkview Funeral Chapels were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
For further information please call 403-882-3141.