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Born: Mar 17, 1933

Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2023

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It is with broken hearts, we share the passing of our mom, grandma, and great-grandma, Patricia Gayle Lovatt (Hinks), who left this world on November 6th at the age of 90.

Mom was born on March 17, 1933, the third of four children to Roy and Stena Hinks in Schuler Alberta. After completing her high school education in Medicine Hat, Mom followed in her sister's footsteps to Brandon, to pursue her nursing training. Her career took her to Regina Hospital before she soared as an airline stewardess with T.C.A.

She met our dad, Roy Lovatt, and they were married July 6th, 1957 in Souris.

Transitioning from a life of travel to the adventures of becoming a farmer's wife, she pleasantly surprised many, disproving any doubts her mother might have had about her suiting this role. She embraced homemaking, raising her three children, tending to flower beds, gardens, and displaying her talent in sewing and mending clothes. Her thrifty nature taught us the value of every penny, meticulously managing both household and farm expenses. Mom's precision in financial matters was unparalleled; even a discrepancy of a mere dime in the books led to thorough reviews until the error was found. A testament to her determination and sharp mind, she managed farm books until 80 years of age and independently maintained her personal finances until just last year.

We highly respect and appreciate our mom and dad who selflessly provided us opportunities, which influenced each of our paths. Their encouragement, love, and support have shaped our lives in so many ways. As a grandmother, she was always there. She helped her grandchildren feel close, even when they were half a world apart. She filled our lives with loving jokes, adventure, and a grace that will be cherished for generations to come.

In 2011, Mom made the decision to leave the farm and move to the Lions Manor in Brandon. Here she made many new friendships, participated in various activities, loved to attend musicals, and re-sparked her love of travel with her brother, family, and friends.

Despite many health challenges that could have led her to leave us in the past year, Mom remained with us, finding immense joy in witnessing her granddaughter’s marriage and welcoming her first great-grandchild.

Mom was predeceased and is now reunited with her parents, her older sister Enid Hinks, brother Cliff Hinks, and her loving husband of 47 years, Albert Roy Lovatt, whose absence she had felt for the last two decades.

Mom leaves an immeasurable void in the lives of her three children, Greg Lovatt of Souris, Nancylee (Barry) Robertson of Paynesville, Australia, and Becky (Bob) Williams of Morden, her loving grandchildren Kris Williams, Andrew Robertson, Kailynn (Blair) Macaulay, Kimberley Robertson, Samantha Robertson, and David Robertson (Maxine Fisher), as well as her great-grandson Jack Macaulay.

She is also survived and lovingly remembered by her dear brother, Jim (Annette) Hinks of Calgary, sister-In-Law Doreen Lovatt, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews, all of whom held a special place in her heart. More recently, we jokingly urged Mom to embrace the role of "Grand-Maw" to multiple fur-grandbabies, which she hesitantly but lovingly took in as part of her family.

Mom, we have been so fortunate to have had you in our lives for as long as we did, but we take comfort in knowing Dad has been eagerly waiting to take you dancing again. Please give him a hug from all of us. We love you endlessly and you will live on in all of our hearts, forever.

There is a bridge of memory,

from here to Heaven above,

that keeps you very close to us;

it’s called the bridge of love.

A funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. Private interment in the Souris – Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Publish Date: Nov 18, 2023




Pat, 90 years, beloved wife of the late Roy Lovatt, mother of Greg, Nancylee and Becky, passed away in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 6, 2023. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Pat, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.



Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Nov 10, 2023

As published in Brandon Sun on Nov 10, 2023, Nov 11, 2023, Nov 18, 2023

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