Patricia Jean (Jane) was born May 7, 1942 to Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Charles (Charlie) Stradecki, in Grayson, SK. The elder of 11 children. She grew up on the family farm South of Grayson.
Throughout her childhood, Pat attended early and middle years school in Grayson. The Family was active in their support and presence at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grayson. Pat’s kitchen skills and homemaking skills were learned early on as she had a hand in helping to raise her younger siblings. Farm Life and gardening became enjoyable past-times later in life, although in her early years she viewed them more as chores.
As a young adult In 1962, she set out from Grayson into Stockholm where she began her career as the local telephone operator. The move seems to have sealed her destiny as at around that point, she met Willie Selin. The two spent time together at ball games, sports picnics and local dances. They were married August 22, 1964 in Grayson.
Pat and Willie settled in Stockholm where they built the family home that they would share for almost 50 years. Their four Children arrived from 1967 - 1971. Pat settled into her comfortable routine as busy Mother to four, homemaker and volunteer extraordinaire. She always took time to volunteer wherever needed, spending many hours in support of the New Stockholm Ladies Aid, the local Stockholm Skating rink, helping to manage Pioneer Hall and the Pioneer Ball team as well as countless other community fundraising efforts. Spending time at the family farm and, in-between ball tournaments, weekend camping at the cabin became a favorite past-time as Willie and Pat worked the farmland as a secondary career. Pat and Willie were active members and dedicated supporters of New Stockholm Lutheran Church.
Pat and Willie enjoyed an active social life. Many Saturday nights were spent dancing at “The Club” until the wee hours of the morning. On any other given night, you might find them at home playing cards with friends or away at card parties. They were usually out more often and home later than their teenage children. You would most often see a Toronto Blue Jays game on TV or Curling in winter. Putting together supper for ten on short notice or hosting Christmas dinner for 30+ was routine at Pat’s house. Her grandchildren always knew they were welcome to fresh baking on the counter and treats in the cupboard. Her great-grandchildren were her greatest joy in her later years.
Pat dealt with Heart and Stroke problems sporadically through her later adulthood but she repeatedly bounced back from set-back with little to no side-effects. On Thursday May 5, 2021, Pat suffered a cardiac event together with a stroke and was hospitalized in Yorkton. She died peacefully in Hospital two days after her 79th birthday on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 9th, 2021.
Pat was a joyful person who seldom saw a bad temper (Exception when the Blue Jays were not performing well). She was accepting of all, content with everything in her life and never took a moment to judge any other. She was blessed with many friends and she was in turn, a good friend to many.
Pat was predeceased by husband of 50 years, Wilbert Jerome - (2015) and Brother Larry (Stradeski - 2019) as well as brother Albert in infancy. She leaves to mourn her children Raynold (Janet) Selin, Laurel (Bob) Moore, Alita (Jim) Stevenson, and Candice (Alan) Selin-Crump, her grandchildren, Katelynn (Clayton) Hegedus, Matthew Selin (Bailey Bogdan), Gregory Selin (Sarah Zimmer), Zachery Moore (Emma Johnson), Mackenzie Moore (Jason Flatt), Jesse (Trena )Stevenson, Jovi (John) Odgers, Ioan & Willow Crump, and great-grandchildren Ruth and Kasper (Hegedus), Siblings Therese Koch, Jo (Brian) Galipeau, Gladys (John) Thompson, Anita (Albert) Parish, Butch (Lise) Stradeski, Gail (Ron) Steinbach, Lou (Al) Horne, Sadie (Dave) Hollinger and sister-in-law Lucille (Stradeski) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a gentle soul and she will be dearly missed.
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