October 4, 2023, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Age, 64, born May 4, 1959
Patti is survived by her spouse-partner of 30 years, Kevin Quintin. Her children: Kyle (Tara) Ness and their children Ray, Brielle, Hailey; Kent (Sara) Ness and their children Thomas and Wyatt; Kurt (Corey) Ness and their children Sunshine and Shade. Her Siblings: Theran Welsh (Julie) and their children Jackson, Taylor, Lauren. Glenda Weckworth (Mark) and their children Leah (Frank), Angela (Jared), Rebecca (Shaan), Hannah (Emmanuel). Her great nephews, Jack, and Niam. Her great niece, Lily. Her parents Doug and Dolores Welsh. The father of her children Gordon Ness. Her Aunt Mary Lyons, Uncle Evert Whelen. She is pre-deceased by her grandparents; Donald and Ruby Welsh, Ardinal and Edith Whelen, her nephew Matthew Weckworth, her cousin Darryl Whelen, her aunties Arlie Lyons, Betty Lyons, and Elnora Whelen.
Patti was born May 4, 1959, in the Tisdale Hospital. The Welsh family lived at Prairie River, Saskatchewan until 1962 when Doug was transferred to Weldon (Elevator Agent). Patti was baptised in the United Church, attending Sunday school and church activities in Weldon. Patti liked sports, skating, curling, school sports, horseback riding and enjoyed many hours riding her own pony. Patti loved to gather with family and friends. Patti attended Weldon public school for grades 1-9, then bussed to Birch Hills for high school, graduating in 1977. She then moved to Prince Albert, working in the Hudson Bay Store for 2 years, then at SaskTel as an operator for 4 years. Patti married Gordon Ness in 1982, they had their 3 sons, Kyle, Kent and Kurt. They were in Winnipeg for 2 ½ years, then moved to Saskatoon in 1987.
After the boys started school, Patti worked at the Park Town Hotel Café. She then obtained her Educational Assistant certificate from SIAST and spent over 20 years working at Howard Coad Public School.
All the boys played hockey and Patti spent many hours driving them to hockey rinks across the prairies. She loved camping at Pike Lake with her boys and visiting her sister and family at Sturgeon Lake. Patti and Kevin were both active members of the Saskatoon Blues society and spent many hours volunteering with them and attending concerts.
Patti was someone who was always there for others – offering a meal, a place to crash or an ear to listen. She enjoyed music and gathering with friends and family. We all have many great memories of her laughter and kind and generous nature. She loved her kids and grandkids and never missed an opportunity to attend one of their birthday parties, sports games, or events.
Patti was diagnosed with ALS in July 2022. She dealt with her ALS with amazing courage and strength. Patti was very thankful for her many close friends and very appreciative of how supportive they were throughout her battle with ALS. Kevin was Patti’s primary caregiver and Patti was so grateful for his care and the laughter he brought into their lives. She died peacefully at Royal University Hospital on October 4th. She will be greatly missed by her family, 7 grandchildren and many close friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Grace Westminister United Church (505 10th Street East).
Donations in memory of Patti may be made to the ALS Society of Saskatchewan, 2430 8th Ave. Unit “C” Regina, Saskatchewan
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