Patricia Leslie Cerkow (nee Coburn)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia (Pat) Cerkow, 79, peacefully in her home on February 2, 2022 with family by her side.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Arthem (Art) Cerkow, children Michael Cerkow, Norine Hiebert (Ben), Austin Cerkow, Melissa Delaronde (Lorne), grandchildren Brittany, Riley, Elizabeth, Brady, Holly, Sophia, Isabella, Colton, Keenan, great grandchildren Makaela and Payton.    She is predeceased by her parents, Michael and Phyllis Sazynski.

Pat was born on July 1, 1942 in Winnipeg and grew up in East Kildonan.    She graduated from Miles MacDonnell Collegiate and spent her early career in the 1960’s at Monarch Life, where she enjoyed giving tours of the modern new building. 

Pat met her husband, Art, at the age of 19 and they were happily married for the next 60 years.  She loved being a stay at home mom while her 4 children were young, and building their new home together in North Kildonan in 1980.  Pat worked for Manitoba Public Insurance for 17 years in administration until her retirement.  Pat and Art enjoyed spending time at their cabin at Lee River, getting together with family and friends, and traveling in their retirement years.  Her favorite trip was visiting her son in Australia where they toured up and down the east coast.  Over the years, Pat had a special place in her heart for her many pet dogs.     

Pat was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost.  She treasured her family and embraced every minute with them.  She loved family dinners and weekends at the cabin, hosted many holiday celebrations and birthdays in her home, and was a proud spectator at all our big moments.  She is a symbol of unconditional love and nurturer to all of us.  She will be forever in our hearts.   

The family would like to thank the staff of the palliative care program from St. Boniface Hospital, as well as the many friends and family who helped support us during these past 5 weeks. 

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul. Due to current covid regulations, proof of vaccination and photo I.D. will be required to attend.   

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation.

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