Patricia Evelyn CAKE
Our beloved Patty Cake passed away while held in the arm of those she loved on Wednesday Sept 21st. She is deeply mourned by her husband of 51 years, Keith Cake, children Kelly (Jerry) Sowa, Rayanne (Doug) Haines and Trevor (Catherine) Cake. She will be remembered as the world’s best Grandmother by Amanda (Garnet) Whale, James Doucet, Deen Doucet, Justin Sowa, Kassandra Cake, and great grandmother to Connor Whale. Her sisters, Linda, Susan, Cindy and brothers, Michael and Kirby are left to grieve her passing. She is predeceased by her Mother Audrey and Father Myles.
A celebration of Patty’s life will take place on Friday, Sept 30th 2-5 pm at Partridge Hill Hall. Patty, loved colour, so we invite all who attend to wear vibrant colours in her honour. In Lieu of Flowers please make a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Institute. – https://ovariancanada.org
On Wednesday September 21st, Patty transformed from wildflower to sunset and oh what a wildflower she was. As a young woman growing up in Regina, Patty knew she wanted to marry a horseman. The minute she met Keith, that was it. There could be no other. They loved big, and beautiful. Neither was afraid of hard work and together they built a life rich in experience and adventure. As Keith says to all who’ll listen, he’s never loved anyone like he loved Patty. They welcomed three children, each with unique personalities and Patty embraced them all. She spent as much time at horseshows as she did in her own house. Then came the theatre rehearsal drop-offs, 4-H meetings, Hockey practices, then more horse shows, and then Pigeon Races. Patty was a woman who always had time for her family. Where her children were concerned, she never tired, never had something more important to do.
Patty worked hard outside the home as well. Truckers came from across the province for her omelettes at the Roadhouse in Fort Saskatchewan. Later her creative side took over as Patty gave her energy to creating beautiful mixed flower bouquets and crafts for the farmers market. She loved reading and singing. She loved dancing in her house, and she really loved talking to friends. Much like Patty was there for her kids, she never turned her back on a friend in need.
Patty loved being with family more than anything in the world and thanks to her lake property she had ample opportunity. Most summers were spent at the lake with her children and grandchildren. Her grandchildren always said that grandma’s lake lot was their favourite place in the world.
We can’t forget about her pets either. There has never been an animal that didn’t instantly fall in love with Patty Cake. Horse, dog cat, goat – they all loved this woman. We can take some small comfort in knowing Patty is now holding her sweet, sweet dog Casper again.
Patty fought hard for two and a half years. She was a lighthouse to all who walked through dark times. Now we celebrate her light and her love. We, her family, hope you’ll spend time thinking about her and the light she brought to you.
Maybe put on a little Helen Reddy or Anne Murry and sit with those memories. We think she’d like that.