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In Loving Memory of

Patricia Anne Stempski

1947 - 2021

Obituary of Patricia Anne Stempski

Stempski, Patricia Anne (nee Blain)
passed away in the arms of loved ones, shortly after her 74th birthday, this past Saturday morning; February 6, 2021.

Patricia was born in Timmins in 1947 and raised with love by Paul And Mary Blain. She is survived and lovingly missed by her sisters Gail Smerek (Ross Clausi) and Pam (Jean Marc Dinet) (cousin) and her brother Chris (Deanna). Loving mother of Rachel (Mitch Miljus) and Ethan (Vanessa Ashworth). Admiring Granny of Dierks, Sophie, Macy and Georgia. She will be sadly missed by her Aunt Jean, The BFF Gang, Roger, Mary, Andy, Denise, Rolly, Muriel, Patti, Marilyn, Jo, Liz, so many other long-time friends, and all her nieces and nephews.

Pat lived a fulfilling life, she moved from her hometown of Timmins when she was 18 to Pembroke for x-ray training and soon set roots down in Niagara Falls. She worked and had many stories to tell of her early years at the hospital. Shortly after, she had the pleasure of helping open and run the x-ray and ultrasound clinic in the professional building with her favourite team of doctors and friends. In the early years of that, she worked tirelessly through night school to obtain her ultrasound accreditation. She retired after 42 years of commitment and memories. To say she was dedicated was an understatement of her character.

Patricia lived her life with her whole heart. If something was worth doing, it was worth doing well. She was world renowned for telling you the truth, even if you didn’t want to hear it. She was genuine to a fault and a pussycat at heart (or maybe a lion). She was perfect, she was kind, she could make a meal that would break a man and in short, she was loved. She treasured her role as a mother, sacrificing so much of herself for her two children. Her time as a granny was where her light shone brightest and to each of them, she passed down the best of her. They all have her glimmer in their eye and a hint of her infectious smile. There were never enough moments for her to spend with them and they will miss her dearly. She had a demeanour that kept her young, a sharp sense of humour and a laugh that will never be forgotten.

The family would like to thank everyone who made her time at home so cherished: Dr. Morin, Carly and staff, all of the staff at Saint Elizabeth and the LHIN especially including Pam, Meg, Gracelyn and Jamie.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will have a celebration of life as soon as restrictions will allow. Please check Patricia’s tribute page for updates on the date and time. Donations can be made in her honour and graciously accepted by women’s place of South Niagara. Online condolences may be shared on Patricia’s tribute page at

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Cathy Dwyer Churchill
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Gik Hicks
2 years ago

We are sorry to hear of our neighbour, Mrs. Stempski’s, passing. She was a very nice lady. Condolences to Rachel and family, Gil and Angie Hicks.

Debora Cybulski
2 years ago

Rachel and Ethan, I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your families.

Ken & Karen Riddell
2 years ago

Ethan, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, condolences to you and your family…keeping you in our prayers

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Janice Slade
2 years ago

Rachel, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

Tom & Karen Trasmundi
2 years ago

Rachel and family we are sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Linda Ann Zimak (vandermeer)
2 years ago

I got to know Pat, when she became a customer in our store. I looked forward to seeing her Saturday mornings, i always walked her out to her car with her bags and enjoyed our little conversations. Such a honest, straightforward lady!!
Rest in Peace Pat…
I am so sorry for your loss. Hommer and I send you all our sincerest condolences!!

Christine Marshall
2 years ago

It was just today that I heard about Pat’s passing. How very sad I am to hear this. I have the fondest and happiest memories of our times together in the earlier years with my late husband, Greig. Please know how thankful I am for knowing her and her wonderful children, Rachel and Ethan. She had a beautiful and steadfast heart. I can see her embracing her Grandchildren with so much love. I will always remember her. Sincerely, Christine Marshall.

David Clausi and Family
2 years ago

Condolences to Pat’s family for their loss. Remember the fond memories.

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Pat and Phil Tweedie
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing, my sincere condolences to her family. When the Professional. Building first opened, I worked there for several years and became good friends with Pat. Even after I left to start my family and would come into the X-ray department she still remembered me and we always shared stories of our kids and life. RIP Pat, you certainly were a dedicated, knowledgeable and loveable person and will be missed by all who knew you.

Denise Potter
2 years ago

To Pats family,
Pat has been part of me since we were 20 years old. Thinking back on all the wonderful and crazy times in our younger years makes me promise that what happened in Florida, Utica, Halifax, Timmins (etc), stays
there ! 🤷
All the years since being with both our families are moments I will treasure forever.
Dear Pat you will be remembered and missed.
Love dE

Sherri and Carl Friesen
2 years ago

Oh Rachael! Our hearts ache for you and your family. We’re so sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs to you all

Cynthia, Gerald and family
2 years ago

Rachel, Mitch,, and your beautiful kids. My heart hurts for you. The world’s loss is heaven’s gain. Much love to you all.

Amanda Kaiser
2 years ago

Rachel and Ethan Im so sorry for your loss, Thinking of both of you and your family , through such a heartbreaking time. Sending love and prayers as heaven was given another Angel . xoxo

Dennie Fishman
2 years ago

I am so saddened to hear about your mom’s passing. I know how close you were and how much she adored you, Mitch and the kids. You shared so much and those memories will stay with you and will keep her spirit alive. Lots of love to you all.

Cindy Patterson
2 years ago

Rachel, so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know how much she meant to you. She was SO lucky to have you for a daughter. You were So good to her. I’m sure she was extremely proud of you!

Barb Turkovich
2 years ago

Rachel and family, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mom/grandma. May your memories bring you comfort💕


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