MEERES, Patricia Gail
1938 – 2017
On May 24, 2017, Pat Meeres passed away quietly, surrounded by her family. Pat, the eldest daughter of Bill and Pearl Muter, along with sister Diane, moved to Red Deer where Pat attended Central School and Lindsay Thurber Compre-hensive High School. She enjoyed needlework, camping with friends and family, hiking in the mountains, and cross-country skiing.
Pat is sorely missed by her husband of 59 years. She met Lyle on a blind date, married in 1957, and put up with years of bad jokes. Pat joined the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and worked in a bank after high school. After the birth of son Michael and daughter Wendy, Pat worked in the Bay and in Hazel’s Camera Shop. Friends Donna and Gordon McKee often camped and travelled with Pat and Lyle. Favorite trips included the Maritimes, Greece, Italy, England, New Zealand, Spain, Quebec City, Ireland, China and Japan. Later, travel included cruises. Pat always looked forward to time with Diane (Ken), Michael (Marie), Wendy, and grandchildren Rachelle, Danielle, Brett, and Reid. Family appreciate the care and companionship provided by Family Services of Central Alberta, and by the doctors, nurses and medical staff of Unit 33 at Red Deer Hospital, and by Home Care. A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held on Tuesday, May 30, from 2-4:00, at the Cronquist House at Bower Ponds.