Patricia Elaine Guay of Kincardine entered Eternal Life on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at the age of 74.
Why should it be any surprise that this independent, detail oriented person would want to write her own obituary? Those who knew me, know my milestones and achievements in life, so this is no place to “brag”. I had a wonderful life and would not change a thing!
Instead, in sincere humility, I wish to thank those who accompanied me on my life’s journey: my awesome parents, Gladys Victoria and John Oliver Guay; my grandparents, daughter, grandsons, great-grandchildren, Godchildren, cousins, friends and my dear pets.
The best thing I ever did was welcome Lin into my family as my daughter, thereby creating a wonderful family of grandchildren: Jacob and Joshua and their spouses Hannah and Natalie, and great-grandchildren Corbin and Sofia.
I’ve also been so blessed by friends, so many of whom were like family.
Over the years, students, parents of students, and staff have also entered the realm of friends.
I am deeply grateful for my unwavering Catholic faith, which I shared in my chosen mission of Catholic education. My parents, family, teachers, Priests and Sisters deserve my eternal gratitude in my faith formation.
I chose to “go it alone”, independent and free with my vocation of being single dedicated to family, profession and church. Yet I had so many friends and acquaintances, in addition to my birth and adopted family. To all of you who entered my vast circle of life – bless you and thank you! See you on the other side in eternity with The Lord.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Kincardine at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2021, with Father Thomas officiating.
Interment St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Chatham, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society (Kincardine Conference), St. Anthony of Padua Parish – Kincardine, Victoria Park Art Gallery, Adopt-a-pet Rescue in Lucknow or Huron Shores Hospice, or having a Mass said for me would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.