Dennis, Patricia Margaret 'Patsy'

Patsy passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 10, 2021 in Thornbury in her 85th year.

Born on September 20, 1937 in Toronto, ON, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy (nee Coldwell) and Grenville Hobson, and a sister to Janis Hobson (Gary Hails) of Toronto and Dale Hobson (Darlene) of Frankford, ON.

Patsy was married to William ‘Snuffy’ Dennis for 25 years until his death at the age of 54. Together they raised a family in the Beaches and later, Clarksburg.

She was the dear and beloved mother of Leslie McLean (Tim Marchand) of Walter’s Falls, Darrell (Erin McIvor) of Clarksburg, Shannon (Will Walker) of Penetang, and Bill (Sarah Bright) of Clarksburg.

Patsy adored her grandchildren and was infinitely proud of them. She will be missed Landon McLean (Katja Pelkonen) of Whistler, BC, Megan McLean (Mike Wilson) of Whistler, BC, Casey Derrick (Eric Brown) of Collingwood, Corbin Derrick (Tori) of St. John, NL, Maxwell Dennis, Lily, Sadie and Lara Dennis of Clarksburg, and Amanda Kaden, Kate Navarro, Virginia Skuce, and Matt Harwood (Melissa).  She will be remembered fondly by her niece, Adelade Hobson.

Patsy loved to participate in life! She was a resident of the Toronto Islands while growing up. She sang with the Sweet Adeline’s both in Toronto and later with the Thornbury Chapter.  Patsy adored all types of music.  She was an accomplished skier and tennis player, a renowned quilter, knitter and seamstress.

She made a friend of everyone she met, and loved to laugh and make merry with family and friends both old and new. Patsy loved the community and touched many hearts and souls during her life journey. But most of all, she loved her family.

A celebration of Patsy’s life will be held early in the summer, details will follow.

As your expression or sympathy, donations to the Beaver Valley Outreach would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

 

Details

A celebration of Patsy’s life will be held early in the summer, details will follow.

Donations: Beaver Valley Outreach
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Peter Lougheed
    Monday, December 13, 2021

    Leslie, Darrell, Shannon, and Bill;
    Very sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing. I will always remember how friendly and supportive she – and your Dad – were of a certain little music group. Always so welcoming and friendly. Been much too long since I saw her but the memories have certainly brought some smiles along with the sadness. I am thinking and praying for you guys and your families! Cherish those memories!

    Peter Lougheed

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thanks Pete. Lots of good times to remember.
      Darrell

      Reply
  2. Sandra Pyatt
    Monday, December 13, 2021

    Dear Leslie, Darrell, Shannon, Bill and your families

    Your Mom was a one of a kind lady. I loved it when I happened to meet her, so we could catch up on new things and reminisce about the past. I will remember her smile and the love and pride she had for all of you.
    Cherish all the wonderful memories you have they will help you through the difficult times.

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you Sandra. Lot’s of great memories to fall back on.
      Darrell

      Reply
  3. Lynn Corrigan
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    I was so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We all have wonderful memories of this funny lady who loved to laugh and sing. Who can forget that smile. My love to all the Dennis family. Cherish the wonderful memories.
    Lynn Corrigan

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you Lynn. That smile will be with me for ever, who could forget? I am glad you had a chance to see her a while back.
      Darrell

      Reply
  4. Susan Jemmett
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Pat was a true and dear friend for many years. It saddens me that I was not able to see her during these covid times. I’ll always remember her love of Jazz by the Bay where we spent many fun evenings and, of course, our Sweet Adelines journey. She was indeed a fun and lovely woman. My condolences to all of you.

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you Susan. She will be missed, but not forgotten.
      Darrell

      Reply
  5. The Sparlings
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Leslie, Landon, Meg and families.
    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a welcoming and supportive “grandmother” to the young crowd! This will be a difficult time for all of you. It is hard to say goodbye. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have.
    Wes and Fionnuala Sparling

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you for your kind thoughts Wes and Fionnuala.
      Darrell

      Reply
  6. Mark Derrick
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    My heart felt condolences, I was a big fan of Patsy, she treated myself and my family so well. Rip Patsy. ❤ Mark .

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thanks Uncle Mark. Lot’s of good memories.
      Darrell

      Reply
  7. Virginia Zarifi
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    I am so very very sorry for your loss. The whole family has my deepest condolences. May the light of her memory warm your hearts and bring you comfort.

    Virginia, with Jeffrey, Eian, & Clara

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you for your kind words Virginia, with Jeffrey, Eian, & Clara. Patsy will be missed.
      Darrell

      Reply
  8. Jerry wright
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Leslie, Darrell, Shannon and Bill.
    So sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences.
    Your mom was a great lady and the Wright’s have many fond memories of our time together growing up in the Beach. She loved to laugh and made everyone around her happy. You and your children will have many wonderful memories to hold onto and share. They were lucky to know her.
    Jerry Wright & Ronnie Wright

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thanks Jerry and Ronnie. You know the 4 of them were up there for the Grey Cup party, all dressed up, on the bleachers and having a hell of a good time I am sure. I hope you are both well.
      Darrell

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    2. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thanks Jerry & Ron,
      You know the 4 of them were all together for another Grey Cup party. I am sure they were having one hell of a time. I hope you and your families are well.
      Darrell

      Reply
  9. Shirley Fawcett
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady! When I worked at Jet Variety, she would always come in and she would always have a smile on her face, sometimes share a joke to have a laugh.

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thanks for your kind words Shirley.
      Darrell

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    2. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you for your kind thoughts Shirley.
      Darrell

      Reply
  10. Joan E Ramsay-Thorn
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Leslie and the whole Dennis family, so sorry for your loss. I have some wonderful memories of times spent with Patsy and just received a picture with her that another friend came across a few weeks ago. We laughed a lot and I so enjoyed her company. She will be missed by many but has left good memories.

    Joan E. Ramsay-Thorn

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you Joan. I hope you are well.
      Darrell

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    2. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you for sharing Joan. Many good memories to fall back on. I hope you are well.
      Darrell

      Reply
  11. Cathy Lancey
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Our very deepest condolences. Much love to all. The Lancey Family

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you Cathy and Family.
      Darrell

      Reply
  12. Lorie
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Shannon so sorry for the loss of your mom
    May you find some comfort with your moms memories

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    1. Shannon
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thank you Lorie

      Reply
  13. Jim and Kathy Uram
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    We are so very sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing, our deepest condolences to the whole family.
    Special hugs to Meg and Landon…. I miss you two❤️❤️

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thanks you Jim and Kathy. We hope that Megs and Landon will be back early summer for a visit and a big celebratory party.
      Darrell

      Reply
  14. Arlene Osborne
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Leslie, Darrell, Shannon, Bill and families,
    What a wonderful time we had when we opened Artricia’s in Clarksburg in 1976. Many memories that will never be forgotten and a lot of fun times with your Dad as well. Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Arlene, Ron, Margie, Greg & Carlene

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Wednesday, December 15, 2021

      Thanks Arlene, lots of good times and laughs with you and Carl. I hope your family is well.
      Darrell

      Reply
  15. Bonnie Hammond
    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Hi Leslie, Darrell, Shannon, Bill & families!
    Pat was a wonderful lady and you will miss her so much! I have great hockey memories of your Mom & Dad & of parties at your house in Clarksburg. When Derek had the business in Clarksburg, I would often see your Mom when she came in for her bottles of water! She always had that special smile & usually a joke or two to share! Enjoy your wonderful memories – they will keep her alive in your hearts!
    Sending you all a hug, Bonnie Hammond

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Friday, December 17, 2021

      Thank you for sharing Bonnie. Many wonderful memories will be with us.
      Darrell

      Reply
  16. Gwen Hutchinson
    Saturday, December 18, 2021

    All the members of the BVAA Ladies group that worked at fund raisers, manning the food booth , the figure skating club, and many other community groups were much more enriched with Pat’s involvement and willingness to contribute her time and talents. Her community spirit was inspiring to
    many.
    My deepest sympathy to all the family.

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Sunday, December 19, 2021

      Thank you for your kind thoughts Gwen.
      Mom always enjoyed her involvement with the BVAA.
      Darrell

      Reply
  17. Patrice Taylor
    Saturday, December 18, 2021

    Leslie Darrell Shannon Bill and Family.
    So sad to hear of your Moms passing. She was always a cool lady . Sorry for your loss.
    Love .
    Patrice Taylor

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Sunday, December 26, 2021

      Thanks Patrice. She was very cool and will be missed.

      Reply
  18. Bev and Harold Ardiel
    Sunday, December 19, 2021

    We were so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was such a fun loving lady!
    I will particularly remember the good times we had working on BVAA activities.
    You will all have many fond memories of your mom to reflect upon.

    Bev and Harold Ardiel

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    1. Darrell Dennis
      Sunday, December 26, 2021

      Thanks you Bev & Harold.

      Mom always enjoyed volunteering with the BVAA. Her memories will be with us all.

      Reply
  19. Keri Lockhart
    Sunday, January 2, 2022

    Darrell,Leslie,Bill and Shannon
    I have very fond memories of Patsy. Sitting on your back porch with your mom and dad and laughing. There was always a group of people there with lots of family present. Many good times.

    Even until a few years ago we would talk about sewing and her laugh. The most amazing laugh…..

    Keep those memories ….thinking of you.
    Keri Lockhart

    Reply

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