May 4, 2023
Pat Somogyi (nee Crouse) passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the age of 79. She was predeceased by her parents Oliver and Idella. Pat is survived by her loving husband Ernie; her siblings Jim (Joyce) Crouse, Jean Piel and Bill (Fern) Crouse; her children Ingrid Nordstrom, Leif (Carol) Nordstrom and Nelson (Jacqueline) Nordstrom; and her grandchildren Frank, Hannah, Madison, Maverick and Morgan.
Pat was born in Macoun, Saskatchewan and immediately became a farmer. Right from the start she preferred working outside with her dad and was happy to escape “inside” work. More than anything else, Pat loved horses. Growing up, Bessy was her favourite and she owned a whole string of them throughout her life.
Pat was a force to be reckoned with. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing back in the day when university was not the norm and later she added a northern nurse practitioner certification. She spent much of her nursing career in remote northern locations where she was not only the nurse but also counselor, pharmacist and doctor. At the end of her nursing career, Pat still enjoyed working independently as a rural home care nurse.
Nursing was important but so was family. She married Keith, and after some northern adventures, settled on a farm near Willowbrook, Saskatchewan. There she raised her children and passed on her love of horses, gardening and the farm life. After more northern nursing adventures, Pat found herself back in Willowbrook. She was reacquainted with the Somogyi family and Ernie in particular. She and Ernie were married in 2008. Pat was a farmer again! They kept a horse just for looking at, but it became all about the Speckle Park cattle, her dogs Ollie and Rover and her flower garden.
Pat will be missed, but her wild spirit will be carried in the hearts of all who knew her.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 35 Smith Street East, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
Creston B.C. CANADA
Sorry to hear about the passing of Auntie Pat. I have so many fond memories of the Willowbrook farm as kids. Was really one of my favourite places playing hay bail tag with all the cousins. Condolences to all Pat's close loved ones, but really thinking of Ingrid, Lief, and Nelson. Sending much love. Godspeed Auntie.
Yuma Arizona USA
Our deepest condolences to Patsy's husband, children, grandchildren and siblings. It has been many years since we met on this earth, our prayer is we will meet one day in heaven. Aunt Esther, Uncle Leroy
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