With heavy heart and great veneration, we commemorate the passing of our beloved matriarch Margaret "Patricia" Blair née Givens. She left us peacefully in her 100th year. Her kind and selfless spirit a great gift to all who knew her and her exemplary life will continue to influence the three generations she leaves behind.
Born in east Toronto, the eldest child of decorated WWI Canadian military medical corps veterans, she grew up on the Danforth and was affectionately known to her friends and family as Patsy. As a teenager, her love of music led her to join the Leslie Bell Singers who performed for the troops during WWII.
Pat graduated from Trinity College at U of T and in 1948 married her love Desmond. They built a family the still-rural outskirts of Scarborough and she devoted herself to raising her four children, Brian, Anne, John and Drew.
GranPat will live on in the hearts all who were graced by her gentle nature including her 4 nieces, 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to Gilchrist Chapel McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519-824-0031). Memorial contributions the Salvation Army would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com and they will be forwarded to the family.
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