March 12, 2012

LEONE ADA (PAT) JENNINGS On Monday, March 12, 2012, Leone Ada (Pat) Jennings, beloved mother of Judy, widow of Wilfred, youngest daughter of the late Ada and Herbert Simpson, passed away. Besides her daughter and best friend Judy, Pat leaves her grandsons Dan and Ian Frew; great-grandchildren Ashley, Chloe, Zack and Madeline; former daughter-in-law Lorraine Fingland and her sons Brock and Sean,(Teresa); their children Joey and Megan; nieces; nephews; their families; as well as her neighbours and friends. She was predeceased by infant nephew Dougie Watt; son Bill; sisters Margaret Tamplin and Jean Watt; brothers-in-law Art Tamplin and Andy Watt; and brother Murray. Born in Stonewall, Manitoba, Pat received her schooling at Luxton, Champlain, Machray and St. Johns schools and at Success Business College. She became a stenographer at Canadian Pacific Express abandoning work for marriage in 1938. She reentered the business world in 1961 to become a supervisor of the Census for Statistics Canada, staying with that firm until her early retirement by which time she had become administration officer. Pat and her husband took several freighter trips to the Far East and after her husband’s death she and her daughter carried on the travelling tradition visiting many wonderful countries and having adventures . My Mother wrote the above many years ago, she was always prepared. A year ago she asked me to add the following: thank you to all those who have made her life so wonderful with special mention for the caring staff at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg where she has spent the last three years of her life in a kind and loving environment. In compliance with Pat’s wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held. No flowers please, donations in Pat’s name could be made to the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, 276 Hugo Street North, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2N6. Her final words: Just remember me with love   As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 17, 2012