Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. It is evident from the life she lived and family she raised that she strived to insure a full life for all. May all your memories be fond and find comfort in the caring of those around you.
Steve and Tamara Belway
Dear Guderyan and Lozeron Families,
I, Donna Waraksa (née LaBossière, eldest daughter of Emil and Eva LaBossière), send condolences on behalf of my siblings. Our mother, Eva LaBossière (née Alexandre) grew up knowing the Lozeron family very well. Alice, Pat's mother, had also been our mother's teacher and had lived with her family prior to marrying Gene Lozeron. My brother, Pat (now deceased) and my sister, Marie, went to school with Gary Lozeron at St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton. Way back, when Karl and Pat lived in Dawson Creek, I think I babysat a couple of their children once when I was attending Notre Dame School there and my family lived in Fort St. John.
I hope that your families will have many beautiful stories and memories to share when you gather for Pat's funeral tomorrow. I will place Pat's obit in the book of my own mother's life.
Ellen and the entire Guderyan family,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you all as you celebrate the lovely and caring Mom, Aunt and Grannie, that Pat will always be.
We were fortunate to be included in many of the Guderyan celebrations whether it was Clare, Randy and I tagging along on a family ski trip or being included in an amazing Christmas feast hosted, it seemed effortlessly, by Pat and her very willing assistant, husband Karl.
One always left those events having eaten more than you would have chosen, since saying no thanks meant you didn't enjoy it and that was never the case. Our arms were full with extrra goodies for the road and lots of stories, compliments and strong urgings to come back soon.
Randy and I were so pleased that we got to visit with Pat last July when we made our roadtrip to Calgary. Pat was keen to
keep Randy close by as she thought he was "handsome" and me so smart for having met him!
She lived for her family and was proud of each and every one of you. That's a special gift she had and fortunate for us she very generousily shared it.
We'll be with you all in spirit as we express our love and thanks to Pat for being the special woman, she is.
Gerry Martin and Randy LaVigne
Pat was an incredible matriarch to a fantastic family. Our deepest condolences from the MacIsaac family.
Our deepest condolences to all our “cuzzies “ to hear of aunty Pats passing. Hadn’t seen Pat and Karl since 2007 but had a nice visit at that time. Meant a lot that they drove to Manitoba to see my dad (Bill, Karls brother) before he passed. I remember going to their house and was always amazed at the number of kids there. Very lively household but a loving one.
Laurie Guderyan (Donna)
Early ‘50’s. Uncle Jack, Janet (8yrs), Jim (6yrs) and Uncle Mal in the front seat. Auntie Wilma, baby Gary?, Auntie Ann, baby Rod?, Auntie Pat, and baby Beverly? were in the back seat. Driving from Spokane to THE FARM through the construction of the Icefields Parkway, at 34°, and all of us stuck to each other in the blistering heat!
Now that’s a family that truly sticks together… and we still do!
We are grateful to have had such a wonderful Auntie as a guiding light and model of right living as we were growing up. Every one of us can recall a comment or compliment that Auntie Pat said to us, making us feel good about our growing-up selves. She probably never knew how much of an influence she had on us; however, I’m confident that she made a difference to all of us. Grateful!
Sending love to our Guderyan cousins.
Janet and family
Our deepest condolences to Pat's family and loved ones. I felt so fortunate to have gotten to know her through my own grandmother, Annemarie, and loved spending time with her even after my grandmother passed. I was blessed to have had many memorable conversations with her and we found solace in one another after my grandma's passing knowing neither of us would tire talking about her and sharing all the lovely things she told each of us about the other (ha!) Pat was a very special person with a pure heart, remarkable ability to connect with people, and the light she brought to this world will surely be missed.
Aunty Pat had an amazing way of making each of us feel so special each time we had the chance to visit. We share many great memories with the Guderyan family and we also share in your profound loss.
Our thoughts, prayers, love & hugs to you all.
From the Grant & Jamie Menzies Families
We were so happy when Pat and our mother Annemarie became close friends while at Evanston Grand Village. Even after our mom passed, we continued to visit Pat on occasion. It was like being with our own mom and grandma. She was a beautiful soul, and her legacy will live on in her loving family. Our condolences to you all, we know how loved and respected she was by your whole family.
Lori Montanini and family
Your mother leaves all of her light and goodness behind in all of you; to embrace each of you is to embrace your mother still here. A sister to our mother, we felt her to be an iteration of our own, and cherished her for all the love she brought into our lives, uniquely.
The Galasso family will always keep within us the love we received from our Aunty Pat, and will continue to see, and treasure, her in all of you.
Your cousin, Patrick