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PANKRAT, Isabel Patricia “Pat” (nee Bennion)

August 19, 1929 – Calgary, AB
June 25, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Pat, beloved wife of the late Henry Pankrat of Calgary, AB, passed away on June 25, 2013 at the age of 83 years.

Pat was born in Calgary, AB, but was raised in Elnora, AB. She married our Dad in Calgary in 1950. Mom’s passion was letter writing, and she was very good at getting “free stuff” as a result of her letters. She was a long term foster mom, and was very determined in her ways. She loved her family immensely and was a very proud mom of five kids. She always wanted to be a Grandma and her kids helped her realize her dream of being a Grandma and Great Grandma.

She is survived by her children Kathryn (John) Tidlund, Ric (Deb) Pankrat, Wilson (Kim) Pankrat, Sarah (Jim) Randell; Grandchildren Lyndsay (Greg), Jennifer (Phil), Courtney, Beverly (Jon), Greg (Kristy) and Tyler; Great Grandchildren Emily, Colby, Xavier, Clara, Max, Leo, Meirah, Elliot and Lexi.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Henry Pankrat in 2004; and her son Michael Pankrat in 2008 and daughter-in-law Michelle Pankrat in 1997.

As per Mom’s wishes, the family will Celebrate Pat’s Life privately at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Bow View Manor, Crowfoot Unit, for the care and compassion they showed Mom.

In living memory of Pat Pankrat, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Susan MacDonald (nee: Ginther) :

    Please extend my condolences to your whole family. I am truly sorry not to have gotten down to see you Mother after her sad accident. She has always had a special place in my heart because she looked after me when my Mum was hospitalized when I was just a kid. My heart goes out to you all. Take care.

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