Patricia Nancy McDonnell


McDonnell, Patricia Nancy

On Friday, October 16, 2015, Patricia Nancy McDonnell of Edmonton passed away at the age of 57 years, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Pat is remembered lovingly by her children, Shelly (Chris) Scheideman and Daniel Kresnyak; her twin grandchildren, Elizabeth & Jack Scheideman; and, her husband, Mark Browning. Pat is also survived by her twin brother Ross (Stella) McDonnell and her sister Karen (Harvey) Tober as well as many cherished friends, family and colleagues. She was predeceased by her twin children, Sheila Marie & Keith Allan Kresnyak and parents Patrick and Nan.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 2pm at the Ritchie Community Centre, 7727 – 98 Street, Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations of socks, underwear and toiletries will be collected at the funeral service and donated to the McCauley Senior’s Centre.

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holly sinclair lyle brown


For 35 years I was blessed to have you in my life. How lucky was I to have the lessons you taught, someone there to catch me, if I stumbled or took a fall. I saw you smile no matter what happened any given day. You taught me to be strong even through times that were rough, you always told me it will get better it will be ok..
You gave to others in need, never once complaining or thinking about yourself. I was at awe in what you alone could do rallying the troops to give to the world. You are special, a star of bright shining light. This is rare and not found in our world, you did much good without asking for anything in return.
You raised two children with insurmountable odds. They are bright, balanced and successful in their own right. They are caring, talented and understand what is right.
As I watched you take your last breath on this earth, I knew you were at peace, the pain was gone. I sat and watched as your spirit moved on. I kissed your forehead and whispered goodbye, but I know my friend you are still close by. I hear you laughing and talking even though you are not physically here. Your spirit in my heart, your voice in my ear.
I drove home and looked above, the most beautiful gold sunset spread across the sky, this, my friend your soul saying, I am here, do not cry.
I have sat and thought about how hard times were these last few years. You fought a battle that most would not have survived, you never gave up. You always lived in the moment made every minute count. You always told me, I am not ready to just give up, I will fight for as long as I can. That you did my friend, right up till the very end.
Knowing you for 35 years, has been a pleasure, its been a ride. Some people would say I must tell you goodbye, but my friend you are with me, around me, all the time. So with this I will say to you its not so long or goodbye. I bid you ado, until I see you next life time.

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Zahida Hudani Parks

As We Look Back

As we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering …..
Did we remember to thank you enough
For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us …..
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgment,
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles and times we shared?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We’re thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.
Love always , Zahida Hudani Parks :two_hearts:

Albert Benoit

She was a very strong woman, she inspired others in a positive way, always had a smile no matter what, and always worked hard at not only providing a positive atmosphere to her fellow workers, but definitely kept everyone’s moral up! She will be missed by many, and I wish her family the best,rest in peace Pat, it a privilege to have met, and worked, with you!

Bill & Irene Wilson

My deepest sympathy to all of the family also to Ross and Stella It is such a loss when you lose someone that you love so much , but life goes on and you just have to remember all the good things about her. Bill & Irene Wilson


I got the privilege to have Pat in my life for the past 4 years.
She created inspiration in me and always had something to share, she did so much for me I still cannot believe it!
I loved her so much and I won’t delete our message history since I can look back and and laugh at moments and just how beautiful I still to day think she is.
I now have her words written on me for the rest of my life to hold her forever close “Love, Hope, Faith”.
I love you Patty and I know you’re up there smiling down and sending us your love from the spiritual world. <3

Sheila Mills

I first met Patti last January, through our Amaryllis challenge, Patti’s sense of humor, positive spirit, and zest for life was very inspiring to me. Her huge and kind heart and her love of her family and especially her grandchildren was always evident in everything she said or did. Heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to her family and close friends, She will be missed.

Sariena Cline

Patty we will miss you forever. Your strength, your courage and your hope has inspired so many. Your generosity to others was undeniable. You always cracked us up with your sense of humor. I know you loved that I got you. Those damn onions always making us cry, never admitting any sort of weakness. You were my buddy and my heart is terribly broken. I know you will visit me when we are both ready. My thoughts and prayers go to Mark, Shelly, Danny and the twins. All our Love Sariena and Ken

Leona shaw

My deepest sympathy to all of pattys family!!I met patty in November 2013 when I went to Edmonton to see my son Jason Kim and kids! Patty was a very jolly friendly lady with a great sense of humor despite her illness! She was a great cook also her pies were delicious! After I return home we became fb friends and kept in touch! Today I feel very blessed to have got to know u if only for a short time!! R.i.p beautiful lady!!! Xoxo :sparkling_heart:

Patti-Ann Gladden

Pat has been a part of my life since the day I was born–I remember spending so much time at her house as a child and all the wonderful baking we used to get. Will miss your warm smile and your generous heart. Love you Pat!

steve maudsley

I will always remember Pat as a giving, loving, vibrant person. The best memory I will share is our Trip to Jasper for the Xmas in November. Its a memory I will hold forever. Love to Shelly Danny and the family. Steve and Tricia

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