Patricia "Pat" Leyen
Patricia "Pat" Leyen

Obituary of Patricia "Pat" Leyen

Patricia "Pat" Alice Leyen passed away at Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton Alberta on March 6, 2024 at the age of 81 years.

Pat is survived by: her children, Les Leyen (Josie) , Richard Leyen (Vicki), and Michelle Leyen-Akers (Jesse); grandchildren, Ryan, Ethan, Gracie, Keith, Brieanna and Rachel; siblings, Tom Pirie, Linda LaRocque (Sandy), Evie Graham, Sharon Opheim, Shirley Riemer (Rob), Sheila Fraser; sisters in law, Kendra, Ali, Reina, Terry, Anne and their families; brothers in law; Peter, Gerald and their families; along with extended family and friends.

Pat is predeceased by; her husband, Keith; parents, Thomas and Vera Pirie; siblings, Jamie Fraser, Al Pirie, Don Fraser, and Faye Suggitt.  

Pat was born on May 31, 1942 in Wiltshire England. Pat was the eldest in a family of eleven. At the age of 5, Pat her brother, Tom and mother  immigrated to Canada to join Pat’s Dad. They settled on the prairies in Watson, Saskatchewan. Pat would leave home to enroll in nursing school and eventually become a psychiatric nurse in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.  This is where she met the love of her life, Keith Leyen.

They started their family in Weyburn but ended up moving in 1971 to Lloydminster, Alberta for Keith’s work. She started her job as a full time mother and devoted wife and raised her 3 children.

While in Lloydminster, she became part of the community and participated in many functions.  One of her hobbies was curling.  She joined the curling league and met a lot of good friends.  You could also find her at the local bingo hall.  In later years, Pat and Keith started to travel …purchasing a summer home on Lake Okanagan in Vernon, B.C. She spent lots of time in Vernon with family and friends. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Lloydminster and Grey Nuns Hospital Intensive Care Units. 

A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Pat was a lively, funny, smart and loving wife, mother and friend. We are blessed to have had her in our lives.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or the Cross Cancer Institute.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Patricia "Pat"
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