Patricia Marguerite Reid ( Dilts )
June 10, 1950 – Jan 22, 2021
Patricia passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan 22nd after a short courageous battle with cancer. She will be forever missed by her husband William (Bill) Reid, his daughters Jennifer Jeanson ( Greg ), & Shannon Reid (Mike). She was a very proud loving “Grammy” to her beloved grandchildren, Brianne Baricz- Ives (Kyle), Alexander Jeanson (Kayleigh), Nathan Zettergren and Rylan Zettergren.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by her sister Marilyn Grant (Chuck), brother Dwight Dilts ( Nancy ), sister in law Diane Dilts, sister in law Leah Paul ( Ralph) as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Pat was devastated when she lost her sister Leslie Boyd on Dec 2, 2020 & her brother Rhett Dilts on Nov 22, 2020.
Pat was born in Winnipeg to Everett and Marguerite Dilts. She grew up in sunny St. James & spent the summers with her family in Minaki. She loved an adventure & her passion for travel started with a backpacking trip through Europe as a teenager. She worked in sales for Eaton’s & then began a career with Scotia Bank. Pat then decided to go back to retail with a new clothing store Bretton’s. When the store closed, Pat along with her husband Bill opened a travel agency specializing in cruises, CRUISESHIPCENTERS. Cruising had become a major passion for them and they were fortunate to travel on 48 cruises over the years.
After Bill retired, Pat was offered a position back in banking with Royal Bank where she worked until her retirement in 2010. After her retirement, she & Bill purchased a winter home in Mesa, Arizona. They enjoyed their winters in the south & made many new friends over the years. They made their last trip to Mesa in 2020, it was after their return home that it was discovered that Pat had cancer.
Pat loved time spent with family & cherished the memories of gatherings at Marilyn & Chuck’s home in Lac Du Bonnet, the Dilts family Boxing Day parties, as well as countless game nights and celebrations at Leah & Ralph’s.
Pat was a beautiful & kind person both inside & out. She had an incredible sense of humour & loved all animals. She was very attached to her West Highland Terriers, Sasha & Abby. They were a huge part of her life.
Pat embraced social media & spent hours playing games & doing research on her computer. She was very involved with genealogy as she loved tracing her family’s history. Pat was friendly and outgoing. Her passing will be deeply felt by so many people, especially her long-time friend, Debbie Clement.
Thank you to all those who were so supportive during Pat’s illness. A special thank you to Dr. Louis Smith for his continued care for Pat over the years.
Due to current Covid restrictions, a celebration of Patricia’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in her honour can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or the Riverview Health Center- Palliative Care.