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Patricia Ann Sears

November 18, 1936 - August 29, 2022

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Obituary For Patricia Ann Sears

Patricia Sears, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of Sexsmith, AB, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 85 years.

Pat was born on November 18, 1936, in Vegreville, AB, where she was also raised. She graduated from Nursing at the University of Alberta in 1959. She came to Grande Prairie to work as a nurse, first at the Grande Prairie hospital, then for Public Health. She married in 1962 and she and Raymond Sears shared 59 years together. Their first son, Brent, was born in 1965, followed by Greg in 1967.

Pat embraced the role of the farm wife and mother. She was known to cook huge meals for family and friends; there was always room for one more at the table. For many years this included agricultural trainees from around the world, many of whom remain in touch with the Sears family. She enjoyed travel, swimming, and was always ready for a game of Scrabble. Her sense of humour was known to spice up any occasion. She loved to play the piano and frequently brought her musical talent to the Clairmont United Church, as well as funerals. She also sang in the GP Singers Choir.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Raymond Sears; her son, Greg (Mélise) Sears; grandchildren: Maiya and Megan Sears; sister Joyce Hantiuk; sister-in-law Rita Sears and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Brent Sears (2004) and her brother, Allan Jennings (2012).

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022, at 10:30am, at the St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie (10206 100 Ave). Reception to follow at the Golden Age Centre (10222 101 Ave).

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank those who provided care for Patricia, specifically Princess Guevarra and Devine Baggayan.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation.
(11205 110 St, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 4B1).

A Livestream of the service will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the service on Shaune's obituary on Oliver's Funeral Home website.

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  • 09/01/2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. My mom, Joan Campbell, was a nursing friend of Pat's. Thinking of all of you.

  • 09/01/2022

    Our deepest sympathy, Ray, Melise, Maiya & Megan! Pat was a Dear Friend to so many and we feel privileged to be among them! Two fun trips to Hawaii stand out among other great memories. Her bubbly, humorous, kind-hearted self will always be cherished! Sincerely, Miles & Doreen Kuryvial

  • 08/31/2022

    Ray, Greg and family. So very sorry to hear about Pat's passing. She was a very warm and giving person who loved her family very much. The last time I saw her was for dinner at dads in Arizona, and I still remember her great sense of humour. She will be missed. Sending my condolences. Rick Feeney

  • 08/31/2022

    Thinking of you, Greg, Melise, and girls. May your cherished memories remain strong 💜

  • 08/31/2022

    We are so sorry to hear of Pats passing. Andy & I and our kids have wonderful memories of Ray & Pat out at Takysie Lake with all the gang. So many laughs and good times around the evening fires. Snacks & shots for all. I am very honoured I was able to visit with Ray & Pat recently. Her gentle personality and little bit of humour shined through. You will be missed for sure beautiful Lady. Our condolences to Ray & family.

  • 08/31/2022

    Dear Ray, Greg, Melise, Makhachkala and Megan. Ken and I are honoured to have known Pat and her generosity. She was an incredible woman and loved by all she met. Our hearts go out to you in your grief. Pat and Ken Meyer

  • 08/31/2022

    We are so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We both treasure the time we spent living on the farm getting to know you all. Loved the baking days and harvest meals. Deepest sympathy to you all. Dale and Lindsey BANTA.

  • 08/31/2022

    So very sorry to hear of Pats passing. She will be remembered by many people Condolences to all the family

  • 08/31/2022

    I am so sorry to hear of Pays passing. A wonderful lady who will be remembered by so many. Condolences to the family

  • 08/31/2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our parents were great friends of Pat and Ray and had many great times together. I will always remember her great sense of humour, her laugh, and her most delicious chocolate cake. Our thoughts are with at this time.

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