Wife, mother, grandmother, died peacefully in Mississauga, Ontario on February 28, 2020, surrounded by the love of her family. She was 91. Pat was born in Calgary in 1928 to parents Pauline and Gerald Brophy, a railway engineer. She graduated from Montreal’s McGill University and soon married a decorated Second World War fighter pilot, James Bernard Prendergast, and never looked back. Pat would live in more than 30 homes and 7 cities during her life. She was active athletically and socially. She loved tennis, platform tennis, sailing, bridge and golf, and held the honour of being the last serving President of the Ladies Section at the Toronto Golf Club. Pat was predeceased by her husband in 2005, but is survived and cherished by her four children: Mary (Jef) Kinney, Megan (Jeff) Goss, Brian (Catherine), and Jane (Sylvie), and loved deeply by her 5 grandchildren: Erika and Jake Goss; Jason (Amanda), Blake and Maddie Prendergast. Pat will be remembered for her quick wit, her joie de vivre, and her love of animals and of her family. A special thank you to the staff of the Port Credit Residences for the wonderful care she received, and also to the palliative and 3A staff of the Trillium Mississauga Hospital for providing care and comfort to her and her family.
For those who wish, donations can be made to Trillium Health Partners Foundation, supporting the Palliative Care program at the Mississauga Hospital site. Donate at trilliumgiving.ca/inmemory, by phone at (905) 848-7575 or by mail to Trillium Health Partners Foundation. There will be a family celebration of her life at a later date.