Page, Patricia Reta 'Pat'

Patricia Page of Meaford, and formerly of Toronto, passed away peacefully at her home that she shared with her much loved pet dogs and horses on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the age of 73.

Born in Grimsby, ON on January 16, 1947, Pat was the much loved daughter of Reta Osman (nee North) of Meaford and the late Ronald Osman.

She was predeceased by her cherished husband and best friend Tony Page in 2013.

Pat was the kindhearted step mother of Derek Page (Elvira) of Bolton and Greg Page (Karen) of Mississauga.

She will be missed dearly by her brother Bob Osman and his wife Dawn of St. Thomas, and by her sister Carol Pattison and her husband Terry of Fenwick. She was the wonderful aunt of Sandy Robbins (late Jim) and Patti Vandenbroek (Brian), Christopher Pattison and the late Patrick Pattison (Marie).

Pat was in the first class of women recruits in 1974 for the Ontario Provincial Police and worked for many years as a police officer in Toronto. She was the proud owner of Patti Page’s Tea Shop in Meaford where she would spend much of her time serving and getting to know folks and developing friendships in the community. She truly loved Meaford and being part of the community.  Many years ago Pat arranged to have Patti Page, the singer, come to perform in town. This was definitely a performance that many will remember and quite significant for this small town. Pat has always loved caring for animals and after her husband Tony passed her dogs and horses became very important companions and have helped her through some extremely challenging times.

A private family service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter (cheques only please) or Meaford Hospital Foundation 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

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Private family service at Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

Donations: Grey Bruce Animal Shelter (cheques only please) or Meaford Hospital Foundation.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. The Gilkinsons
    Friday, July 31, 2020

    To the Page and Osman family – Pat (and Tony) were long time customers of ours and they definitely did love their animals! Our regular visits at the store were always filled with interesting conversations about their police horse retirement barn and vacation spot. Pat was a lovely person and we were sad to hear of her passing. Take care – From the staff at Bayshore Country Feeds

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  2. Kathy Lemon
    Friday, July 31, 2020

    Bob and Dawn and the families of Patty, I was so blessed to be able to know Patty and Tony, they were both truly caring loving people. I was saddened to hear of Patty’s passing but I know she is with her beloved Tony sharing their love of animals and memories together again. Please know my thoughts are with you and may all your cherised memories help you during this very difficult time. Love, Kathy

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  3. Kathy Sled
    Saturday, August 1, 2020

    My condolences to the families. I will remember her with her wide, bright smile and her tea shop as well as Patti Page’s visit and performance in Meaford, our community centre was packed!

    Kathy Sled

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  4. Doug and Muriel Armitage
    Saturday, August 1, 2020

    Doug and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to Pat’s family. It was a pleasure to work with Pat as a member of Chancel Guild at Christ Church and in the many activities she was involved in throughout the Church.

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  5. Edna Clark
    Saturday, August 1, 2020

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. Kirk and I shared so many great times and laughs with Tony and Pat. We travelled together on many ski trips, had great times out on Lake Ontario on their sailboat, lots of great dinners together and had the best time at 23 CIB dances where we would dance in a line to “New York, New York”. Pat always had us in stitches doing her trick where she could wrap her arm around her neck and touch the opposite ear. Tony and Pat were part of a great love story. They built a wonderful life post retirement in Meaford. I have spoken to Pat several times since Kirk died last year. I know that she missed Tony every day of her life. I will miss them both. My condolences to the family.

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  6. dianne rowles
    Saturday, August 1, 2020

    I would like to express my sympathy to Pat’s family she was a great person

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  7. Muriel Hindle
    Sunday, August 2, 2020

    Dear Reta and Family

    So sorry to hear of Pat’s death. Cherish your memories Pat will be missed.
    Sincerely David and Muriel(Kerr) Hindle

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  8. John Dickson
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    Sincere condolences to Pat’s family – I do have fond memories of getting to know Pat and Tony through the locations of the Tea Shoppe, where I could enjoy a pot of tea with a delicious local dessert, and also browse her wonderful books about the British Royal family (especially the section on the Queen’s jockey, Dick Francis [and later a famous mystery writer]), for whom she provided professional security services during part of her career. Learning of their programme to take in retired horses from various police services was also heartwarming. Fond memories indeed, and always treasured…

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  9. Joan Scott
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    Sincere condolences to the Family with Pat’s passing. It was a great pleasure to know both her and Tony.

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  10. Bev. and Marion Genoe
    Thursday, August 6, 2020

    So sorry for the passing of Patty ,Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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