It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Heisie of Blairmore, AB, beloved wife of Charles “Chuck” Heisie and loving mother to Stan and Leanne. She passed away on Friday October 11, 2019 at the Chinook Reginal Hospital, Lethbridge, AB at the age of 76.
Pat was born on August 13, 1943 in Frank, AB to Stanley and Anna Winarski. She grew up in Frank with her brother Stanley. It was there she met the love of her life, Chuck Heisie. They were married on March 3, 1962. Together they raised two children in Blairmore: Stanley and Leanne.
Pat was a very devoted wife and mother who was actively involved in her community. She was a secretary for many years in three local churches, a member of the Royal Purple, Catholic Women’s League, played a big part in the MS Society, and volunteered as a catechism teacher and a palliative care provider. Pat is well known for her unconditional love and care for all those around her. She could strike up a deep heart-to-heart conversation with anyone, from an old friend to a total stranger. After a long deep conversation, you could ask her “who was that?” - she would smile and say, “I don’t know”.
She was so very friendly to everyone she came in contact with, always giving a smile or wave. She was always ready to give a hand in the community when she saw a need, and always put others before herself. Pat never would show the many struggles she was going through at any given time; she always relied and trusted in her faith in God (which never wavered) to give her strength continually each and every day. She is an example of what faith is and how our reliance on God should be.
Pat is survived by her beloved husband, Chuck; her children, Stan Heisie of Hillcrest and Leanne (Allan) Megli of Penticton BC; her grandchildren, Joshua Heisie of Toronto and Matthew (Jacqueline) Heisie of Los Angeles, California; her brother, Stanley (Marjory) Winarski of Blairmore; nephew, Allan (Christina) Winarski of Slave Lake AB; great nieces, Allison and Brook; cousin, Marlene Martens of Salmon Arm, BC; as well as countless friends.
Pat was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Anna Winarski, and mother and father-in-law, Rose and Charles Heisie.
The Prayer Service will be held at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7:00pm and the Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 11:00 am with Father Eric Nelson as Celebrant, assisted by Deacon Renso Castellarin. Pallbearers will be Joshua Heisie, Matthew Heisie, Allan Winarski, Peter Yanota, Don Neufeld, and Tyler Woitte. Interment will follow at Saint Anne’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Blairmore, AB. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of the late Pat Heisie will be gratefully accepted by the MS Society of Canada (110 Quarry Park Blvd. Southeast, Suite 150, Calgary, AB T2C 3G3, or www.mssociety.ca).
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
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