Lovatt, Patricia Gayle

It is with broken hearts, we share the passing of our Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma, Patricia Gayle Lovatt (Hinks), who left this world on November 6th at the age of 90.

Mom was born on March 17, 1933, the 3rd of 4 children to Roy and Stena Hinks in Schuler Alberta.

After completing her high school education in Medicine Hat, Mom followed in her sister’s footsteps to Brandon, to pursue her nursing training. Her career took her to Regina Hospital before she soared as an airline stewardess with T.C.A.

She met our dad, Roy Lovatt, and they were married July 6th, 1957 in Souris.

Transitioning from a life of travel to the adventures of becoming a farmer’s wife, she pleasantly surprised many, disproving any doubts her mother might have had about her suiting this role. She embraced homemaking, raising her three children, tending to flower beds, gardens, and displaying her talent in sewing and mending clothes. Her thrifty nature taught us the value of every penny, meticulously managing both household and farm expenses. Mom’s precision in financial matters was unparalleled; even a discrepancy of a mere dime in the books led to thorough reviews until the error was found. A testament to her determination and sharp mind, she managed farm books until 80 years of age and independently maintained her personal finances until just last year.

We highly respect and appreciate our mom and dad who selflessly provided us opportunities, which influenced each of our paths. Their encouragement, love, and support have shaped our lives in so many ways.  As a grandmother, she was always there. She helped her grandchildren feel close, even when they were half a world apart.  She filled our lives with loving jokes, adventure, and a grace that will be cherished for generations to come.

In 2011, Mom made the decision to leave the farm and move to the Lion’s Manor in Brandon. Here she made many new friendships, participated in various activities, loved to attend musicals, and re-sparked her love of travel with her brother, family, and friends.

Despite many health challenges that could have led her to leave us in the past year, Mom remained with us, finding immense joy in witnessing her granddaughter’s marriage and welcoming her first great-grandchild.

Mom was predeceased and is now reunited with her parents, her older sister Enid Hinks, brother Cliff Hinks, and her loving husband of 47 years, Albert Roy Lovatt, whose absence she had felt for the last two decades.

Mom leaves an immeasurable void in the lives of her three children: Greg Lovatt of Souris, Nancylee (Barry) Robertson of Paynesville, Australia, and Becky (Bob) Williams of Morden, her loving grandchildren Kris Williams, Andrew Robertson, Kailynn (Blair) Macaulay, Kimberley Robertson, Samantha Robertson, and David Robertson (Maxine Fisher), as well as her great-grandson Jack Macaulay.

She is also survived and lovingly remembered by her dear brother, Jim (Annette) Hinks of Calgary, Sister-In-Law Doreen Lovatt, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews, all of whom held a special place in her heart. More recently, we jokingly urged Mom to embrace the role of “Grand-Maw” to multiple fur-grandbabies, which she hesitantly but lovingly took in as part of her family.

Mom, we have been so fortunate to have had you in our lives for as long as we did, but we take comfort in knowing Dad has been eagerly waiting to take you dancing again. Please give him a hug from all of us. We love you endlessly and you will live on in all of our hearts, forever.

“There is a bridge of memory,

from here to Heaven above,

that keeps you very close to us;

it’s called the bridge of love.”

A funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. Private interment in the Souris – Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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13 thoughts on “Lovatt, Patricia Gayle”

  1. Our sincere condolences to you Becky NancyLee and Greg. I have many fond memories of our times at the farm…….mostly with Greg getting us into trouble with Aunt Pat. Take care you guys

    Wade and Susan

  2. Greg, Becky, Nancylee
    Sorry to hear of the loss of a lovely kind lady in your mum.
    We are thinking of you at this hard time.

  3. I am sorry to hear of Pat’s passing, I always enjoyed chatting with Pat, a very nice lady. My sincere condolences.
    Ken Morrison

  4. Wow! The memories come flooding back……Lots of good times with Mrs Lovatt, Roy, Nancylee, Becky and Lovatt, err…I mean Greg! I got to know the clan back in university days. On my first trip to Souris for a weekend, Greg and Roy introduced me to chocolate cake for Saturday morning breakfast. It was a pleasant bit of an eye-opener for me…….until later in the morning, when Mrs Lovatt informed us that the cake had not been meant for breakfast, and ‘how could they do that in front of a guest’ !! On another weekend, after having made too much noise returning home at 4 am, Mrs Lovatt confronted Greg and myself at breakfast accusing of us of trying to sneak in, but that she had been awake and knew it was 1 am! We quickly confessed to our misdemeanor and her version of the story! There was always lots of laughter in the Lovatt household…..great memories that I think of often. I wish I could be there on Tuesday to experience the laughter and joy again as you celebrate your mother’s life. Take care. We are thinking of you. Love Brent and Luanne.

  5. My condolences Greg, Nancylee and Becky. Sorry for your loss, she was a lovely person. Wishing you Peace.

  6. Thinking of your family at this time Nancylee. Your mom was always such a distinguished lady who would light up a room with her smile. Wish I could be with you at the service!

  7. Becky, Nancylee, Greg and families, so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma. It was so nice to meet her and get to know her. Pat sure was a very lovely talented, witty, spirited woman and now all those qualities live on in her family. Love Cheryl & Joel

  8. Our deepest sympathy.

    Your mother was a warm and generous lady.

    Our family spent many happy Christmas gatherings with your Mom and Dad.

    Uncle Jim and family

  9. You were blessed with a wonderful mother.
    My deepest condolences Greg, Nancylee, and Becky.
    I am sorry for your loss.

  10. Deepest condolences to Greg Nancylee and Becky on the loss of your mom.She was a wonderful lady and will sadly be missed by all

  11. So sorry for your loss! She was such a special lady and treated everyone with kindness. She will be missed! Praying the your wonderful memories will bring you comfort and peace!

  12. Greg, Becky and Nancylee. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We are so fortunate to have gotten to know both your Mom and Dad. They were such great people. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  13. Dear Greg, Nancylee, Becky, and families.
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    Nancylee, I am happy that you and your family were able to see your Mom this spring.
    Your Mom and Dad were wonderful people and raised 3 fantastic children. I am grateful to have known them for a little while.
    May your hearts be filled with all the love they had for you all whenever they come to mind.

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