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