POSTMAN, Patricia

Posted: November 15th, 2016

1160_aqg5chs9_postman-p-obituary-photoPATRICIA “PAT” POSTMAN

1945 – 2016

PAT POSTMAN went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at the St. Michaels Health Center – Palliative Care Unit at the age of 71 years.

Pat is survived by her daughter, Carmen (Robert) Bogress of Ladner, BC, son Keanan (Glenda) Postman of Lethbridge, AB, 5 grandchildren; Carley, Jordan & Madison Bogress, Cassidy (Stuart) Mitchell, and Noah Postman. Pat is also survived by her mother Johanna Konynenbelt, brother Ron (Tina) Konynenbelt, sisters Sharon (Clint) VanderWoude, Carol (Ron) Haveman, Cindy (Derrick) Bruin and Glenda (Walter) Dunnewold and sister-in-law Paulette Konynenbelt as well as many nieces and nephews.

Pat was predeceased by her husband Tony, her brother Randy Konynenbelt and an infant granddaughter Eden Grace Postman.

Pat was born on November 11, 1945 in Lethbridge to Joe and Johanna Konynenbelt of Nobleford, AB. She attended school at Noble Central School and then went on to study English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tony and Pat were married in August of 1966 and Pat assumed the life of a farmer’s wife. She spent numerous hours throughout her years volunteering for many different ministries and causes. International ministries were always near to her heart as she poured into the lives of countless people.

Pat loved to travel and experience new cultures and adventures. She was an excellent pianist and enjoyed teaching and playing for most of her life. Pat’s goal in life was to share the love of Jesus with everyone she met. She poured herself into her family and dearly loved and treasured her husband, her children and her grandchildren.

Pat will be missed by everyone who knew her. The people she knew spanned many countries, continents, faiths and ages. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Michael’s Health Center and the ALS Society of Alberta for their care and support.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE – Highway #4, just East of the 43rd Street Intersection, on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

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3 Condolences for “POSTMAN, Patricia”

  1. Laurie and Gordon Branden, Kelly, Melanie, Brad, Teresa and Joanne Chambers says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Pat. In the short time that we knew her, we could see what a wonderful lady she was. She shared a table with our dad, Allan Chambers at St. Michael’s. They became friends right away and she was always concerned for him and visited him almost daily when he was moved to palliative care.

    We always looked forward to our visits with Pat. She was such a gentle spirit and a light to those around her. Despite her own illness, she was always smiling and had such a positive outlook on life. We will miss her! May she now rest in peace!

  2. Negede Abaraham says:

    Rest in peace Pat you will be missed you are In a better place in heaven forever in our hearts, Negede and Abrhete.

  3. Abrhet Belete ( Abby) says:

    I am sorry to hear the passing of Pat. Pat was a wonderful person & pat and tony welcomed us to canada with open arms. She showed us the love of Christ in action. Thank you pat for everything you did for our family. Rest in peace !!

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