It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, sister and aunt, Patricia “Patty” Trowell in Regina on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 61 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer.
Patty was born to Arthur and Margaret (nee Smith) Trowell on May 9, 1957 in Yorkton, SK. She would spend her childhood on the farm with her family in Saltcoats, SK. Patty first attended Grahame School, then Saltcoats and later finished her high school in Yorkton. After high school she moved to Regina and worked for SGI until she met Larry Engstrom in 1981. She followed Larry back to the United States and they would marry in 1984. This partnership gave her the greatest joys of her life: her two children James and Ashley.
Patty was a talented artist her entire life. She had the ability to see the beauty and potential in everything and everyone. She could turn an old piece of wood found at a garage sale into something beautiful, sew a dress for herself overnight, paint, sketch and write poetically. Patty was exceptionally creative and had an appreciation for style and fashion. A natural beauty, she took great pride in looking after herself and was always dressed up and looking her best. Patty was generous and warm hearted to a fault, often times sacrificing her own good to help realize the potential in others. She lived by her motto: “everyone and everything deserves a second chance.”
Patty was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Margaret.
She leaves to mourn her passing her children James and Ashley, her siblings: Leslie (Wendy) Trowell, Frances Larsen, Laurel (Ron) Pitsula, Allan Trowell, Beverley Richards and Kathy (Todd) Trowell. Patty will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other extended family and many special friends.
While there are so many to thank, Patty’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all of the healthcare workers who have helped Patty and especially to Patty’s sister Frances for her selfless, never ending care and support over the last years, as well as Patty’s best friend Liz has also walked along side Patty through life’s joys and sorrows with true friendship and dedication.
Patty will be missed by all whom she touched with her charism and kindness.
Rest in peace Patty.
Patty Trowell of Regina, and formerly of Saltcoats, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Regina.
A funeral will be held for Patty on Wednesday, October 10 at 2 pm from the Saltcoats United Church in Saltcoats.
Interment to follow in the Saltcoats Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Patricia's memory to:
Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4T 7T1
William Booth Special Care Home - Grace Hospice, 50 Angus Road, Regina, SK, S4R 8P6
Allan Blair Cancer Centre
4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina SK S4T 7T1
50 Angus Road, Regina SK S4R 8P6