Patricia Thomson

Obituary of Patricia Dawn Thomson

Patricia Dawn Thomson of Red Deer Alberta, passed away on June 20, 2024, just weeks before her 95th birthday with family by her side.

Patricia was born in Corunna, Ontario to William Kenneth and Dorothy Matilda Gunn on July 12, 1929. Patricia started her working life in the florist industry and has continued to love flowers. Patricia was married on July 4, 1951, and her new career became being a homemaker and wonderful mother. Patricia was always home for her children after school. She had a passion for baking, loved reading, and enjoyed crosswords, but her favourite pastime was knitting. Patricia made over 100 dolls over the years, and after her sons passing she donated her earnings from the dolls to the Olds College in his name. Patricia loved her pearl necklaces, and will be remembered by many for always dressing well.

Patricia lived in many places, including Sarnia and Ottawa, Ontario; Fort Smith and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and in Drumheller, Olds, and finally spending the last several years of her life in Red Deer, Alberta. She enjoyed travelling with her children to Hawaii, the Oregon Coast, and loved the Butchart Gardens in Victoria. She made many trips out to the Nelson, BC area, and to the mountains of Alberta. One of Patricia’s favourite places to visit was the Ellis Nature Centre.

Patricia is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Rosemary Cowles, Bonnie (David) Waddell, Christopher Kuzmanovich, and daughter-in-law Sandy Thomson; grandchildren Blaine (Nadine), Lauren (Jason), Raena, Ryan (Ruth), Devon (Carly), Adam (Mandelle), and Stephen (Kim); great grandchildren Logan (Jayden), Lucas, Dilynn, Avery, Merrick, Reese, Cadence, Briar, Owen, and Quinn; her sister Sally, and sister-in-law Annie; and by her numerous nieces and nephews.

Patricia is predeceased by her husband, Thomas; son Richard; son-in-law Clair; and by her siblings Richard and Mary Lou.

Patricia’s family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff of Villa Marie Covenant Care for the gentle care they gave to their mother. They especially want to thank the staff that helped during her last few days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dick Thomson Memorial Fund, Olds College, Olds AB. Condolences to Patricia’s family may be emailed to Please indicate “Thomson” in the subject line.

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