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Patricia Linda (Smith) Mosby
September 23, 1943 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved mum, Patricia who passed away suddenly on November 2, 2023. Mum was born in the small village of Creswell, UK on September 23, 1943. She was the oldest of three children and from an early age was an invaluable help to her hardworking parents in caring for her younger siblings. In her teen years she was a competitive swimmer for Derbyshire County, an accomplished pianist and, not surprisingly, a beauty contest winner. In 1971, along with our dad, David W. Mosby, she left England with us four kids and moved to Grande Cache, AB where she worked as a kindergarten teacher. After a brief return to England, she eventually settled in in the Crowsnest Pass, AB in 1973. In the years following she worked as a manager at the Turtle Mountain Inn and, along with her second husband, Korby Graf, she was an owner/operator of a hotel in Kimberley, BC. Until recently, she was a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, Bellevue Ladies’ Auxiliary.
It is difficult to imagine what life will be like without Mum’s warmth and wisdom so readily available to us all. She was always there with open arms, heart and mind to make the problems of the day seem small and manageable. Mum loved nothing more than to be surrounded by her family and friends sharing stories of her life and cheeky sense of humour, a wry smile, and the odd glass of wine.
Mum was predeceased by her first husband, David W. Mosby in 1983, and her second husband, Korby Graf in 2019. Left to mourn her passing are her five children, Karl (Deserie) of Puerto Vallarta, MX, Louise of Lethbridge, AB, Andrew (Tammy) of Coalhurst, AB, Karen (Shane) of Burmis, AB and David (Alicia) of Burmis, AB; her brother, Stephen (Colette) of Creswell, UK; as well as her nieces, nephews and extended family in England. One of Mum’s greatest pleasures and points of pride was her legacy of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even a great-great-grandchild.
At Mum’s request, we will not be conducting a public service, but will celebrate her life together as a family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Food Bank (PO Box 675 Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555