It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kathleen Patricia Schlosser of Edmonton on February 14, 2018 at the age of 88. She is survived by her children; Scott (Mary) Schlosser, Mary Ann (Walter) Dixon and Arden (Vytas) Narusevicius. Pat was a loving grandmother to Evelyn, Mary Pat, Jonathan (Brittany), Matthew (Lauren), Andrew (Krista), Caroline (Toshiro), Colin, Ali (Brent), Jane (Colin) and Brendan; and great-grandmother to Carmen, Michael and James. Pat was predeceased by her husband John and grandson Owen.
Pat was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan in 1929, to parents Herbert and Ada Scott. The family lived in Wilkie and then Regina, before moving to Edmonton when Pat was in her teens. She completed a BSc in Home Economics from the University of Alberta where she was Literary President and earned the Silver “A” Ring among other distinctions.
Pat married John Schlosser in 1952. Together, working as a team, they supported activities that benefited the Edmonton community, in particular numerous cultural organizations and the University of Alberta. Pat was well known for editing the cookbook, A Taste of the Arts, which was a collaborative effort that became a Canadian best seller and raised much-needed funds for many local Arts groups.
A prairie girl at heart, Pat had a love of nature which was reflected in her beautiful gardens and her reverence for the changing seasons. Believing in giving back to one’s community, Pat was part of a group of families who donated a special parcel of land near Devon, Alberta for future generations to enjoy.
She will be remembered as a gifted cook and a warm and generous host to all who visited her Edmonton home or her cabin at Pigeon Lake. Above all she cherished her family and created a beautiful life full of love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Pat was the epitome of elegance, grace and kindness. We loved her very much. She left this world a better place.
A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Church, 11526 76th Avenue NW in Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John and Patricia Schlosser Environmental Scholarship at the University of Alberta or the Owen Schlosser Trust at the Edmonton Community Foundation.