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OUGHTON, Patricia Jean (nee Laidlaw)

October 23, 1931 – Calgary, Alberta
October 6, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Patricia, beloved wife of Ronald William Oughton for 65 years of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on October 6, 2017.

Pat Oughton has graced lives with her acting, painting, poetry, print-making, cooking, and her love of music. A devoted 50 year student of yoga, where she worked on self-transformation. Much of her inspiration for all of her creative endeavours was found on Mayne Island, British Columbia, her spiritual home.

“There are many ways of seeing, poetry is one of them”.  She was a poet.

She will be loved, missed, by all of us.

Mother of Linda, David, and Robert. Brother Robert (Esther) Laidlaw. Sister Florence (Jim) Walasko. Grandmother to Conrad, Maryanne, Joseph, and Lisa Gaulin. Grandmother to Michelle (Kirk) Stensrud, Noah Oughton, Katherine (Steven Clark) Oughton, Nickolas Oughton. Great Grandson Isaac Stensrud.

She was predeceased by two of her sons, David Oughton and Robert Oughton.

A Celebration of Patricia’s Life will be announced at a later date.

If friends and family wish to make a donation to a lifetime passion of Patricia’s, P.E.O. (Philanthropical Educational Organization), a organization that provides funding to educate women to their full potential, they may do so (725 Cedarille Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2V 2G7).

In living memory of Patricia Oughton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone:  403-243-8200.

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  1. Bob and Esther, Florence and Jim, I send my sincere condolences on the passing of Pat. I remember her as a lovely woman and a PEO sister during my many years in Calgary. She joins our Lisa and her dad Mike in a better place. Peace be with you all, Carol (was Brookes) Allen

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  2. Helen McCrorie :

    Ron, Linda and family
    I am very sad to hear Pat has passed away, but am glad to have known her. I remember fondly our time together in Mexico … meals together, walks, fun conversations and our outdoor yoga class. I found her a loving, beautiful, inspiring woman … a ray of sunshine. Thinking of you all. Much love. Helen (London)

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  3. Michelle Deyholos :

    Such a beautiful lady with such a creative spirit. I will miss her terribly but savour many beautiful memories of Pattie…..the epitome of grace. Rest in peace, my friend.

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  4. Deborah Brown :

    Pat was a wonderful person and a very talented artist. Remember good times with her as a PEO sister, gracious host. Love my works of her art that fill my home with love. My mother (Lorraine McLeod) and I send our love and support.

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  5. Terry Petersen :

    I met Pat + Ron through her Beautiful daughter Linda, I didn’t know Pat long, but loved her well. It was such a privilege to share heartfelt time together . She had a radiance that will always remain with all who knew her.
    Terry Petersen

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  6. Terry Petersen :

    I met Pat + Ron through her Beautiful daughter Linda, I didn’t know Pat long, but loved her well. It was such a privilege to share heartfelt time together. She had a radiance that will always remain with all who knew her.
    Terry Petersen

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  7. Valerie Fetherston :

    Dear Ron and Linda ~ There are no words to say. She was a beacon when she was here and I believe she will continue to act as a light for the lives of those who knew and loved her. We will miss her presence terribly.

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  8. Hello Family,
    We were so sad to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Rob, Joyce, Alex and Ryan Laidlaw

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  9. Beverlee Laidlaw Chasse :

    Hello Linda, Ron and extended families,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Although we have not had a lot of contact for several years, I have many memories of the early days with Pat and Ron, my cousin Linda and Robbie. 50 years ago Pat was ahead of her time on promoting health and wellness and making us drink “Tiger Shakes”. They tasted horrible but she told us it was good for us, so we had to drink them. It definitely was an acquired taste. I have several of her paintings in my home that I get to enjoy every day. Her spirit will live on, only her physical presence has left us. We are sending love to all of Pat’s family including my Dad and Mom and Aunt Florence and Jim.
    Michael and Beverlee Chasse (Laidlaw), Brandon & Geny, Hunter and Mack.

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  10. Barbara J Dobbie :

    Dear Ron, Linda and her family
    I met Patricia and Ron through their loving daughter Linda. I was privileged to be with Patricia as I gave her energy balancing sessions. She had a heartfelt, radiant light and loving presence. I will always remember my times with her.
    Love and Blessings

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  11. Michelle and John Rutherford :

    Ron, Linda and Family,
    we were so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. She was a wonderful, kind and truly an amazing woman. We feel blessed to have known her. We will miss you yoga Mama,
    Thanks for being in our lives. Our thought and prayers are with you Ron and family,
    Hugs, Michelle and John

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  12. Michelle and John Rutherford :

    Dear Ron, Linda, and Family,

    We were saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. She was an amazing woman that we feel blessed to have known. Our thought and prayers are with you, Hugs, Michelle and John

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  13. I am so sorry to hear the sad news that Pat has passed away.
    She was a loyal client at my day spa during her summers on Mayne Island. I loved pampering her and had wonderful conversations with her. She had beautiful skin and always looked amazing. We also saw each other often at our favourite local restaurant – The Wild Fennel with her wonderful husband.
    Sadly I had to close my spa over 5 years ago and lost touch with Pat.
    My heart goes out to her husband and to her family and friends.
    Lisa Horvath

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