1948 ~ MUELLER ~ 2013

Posted: November 7th, 2013


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia “Pat” Mueller on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at the age of 64. After a brave and fierce battle with cancer, Pat passed peacefully with her husband and children at her side. Pat leaves her loving husband, Peter; her three children, Philip (Dianne Wilkins) of Calgary, Lisa (Corey Sadlemyer) of Medicine Hat, and Sara (Brett) Anhorn of Calgary. She also leaves her treasured grandchildren, Anna, Kenna, Turner, Nora and Eli. Her family was her life, and she will be profoundly missed by all of them. Pat was intensely proud and protective of her children, their spouses and her grandchildren, and was forever devoted to their health, happiness, and success. Her roots in Philadelphia remained strong, and her sister, Ginny (Rick Kremer), along with her nieces Kim and Chris, as well as numerous other special family members and friends there will feel her loss. In addition, Pat leaves numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews to cherish her memory. Pat was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Lydia Maier, and her dear grandson, Thomas Mueller. Pat was born on December 4th, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She and her immediate and extended family spent many special summers on the Jersey Shore, and until Pat’s passing, her family and friends there remained a very special part of her life, especially her dear sister, Ginny. As a member of the Baptist church in her community, she applied for and was accepted to attend the affiliated bible college, North American Baptist College in Edmonton studying Business Administration at the young age of 17. It is here where her beautiful brown eyes and forever welcoming smile, quickly stole the heart of her beloved and devoted husband, Peter. The two married on April 26th, 1969, and began a journey filled with love, adventure, joy, happiness, and a healthy dose of tears. They remained in Edmonton while Peter completed his schooling, and shortly after relocated to Medicine Hat to start a family. The connections that Pat and Peter established through their churches, communities, and places of employment had a lasting impact on both of them. Many of these relationships have lasted the years, which is a testament to Pat’s sincerity and goodness. In her early career years, Pat worked at various jobs. However, her heart and soul remained focused on nurturing and providing for her children. As her kids grew, she eventually returned to work, and spent over 25 years within School District #76, with most of those years at her special school, CHHS, as a secretary and Students Records Clerk. In a professional setting, people referred to Pat as the ‘glue’ of the school; she was the sunshine greeting people at the start of their day; she was the twinkle that people came to visit throughout their busy schedules, and she was the loving, tender, and happy lady, who eagerly handed out not only smiles, but a generous handful of jujubes to whomever needed a little lift at the time. She loved people, and people easily loved Pat. Pat’s mother was a gentle and loving woman, who loved life; she was dutiful, selfless, committed, while also being surprisingly playful, witty, sparkly, spunky, and fun. Pat adored her mother, and embodied all of these traits and more, and her children will proudly aspire to carry on her legacy with these remarkable qualities. A special place for Pat was her kitchen table, where she fed so many of us literally and metaphorically. People left Pat’s home full – full of her amazing food, and full of her warm and positive energy. Even at the most difficult of times, Pat still showed her family and her friends that life would simply be better if we all just made the best of whatever situation life had handed us. Her unwavering positive, generous, and earnest caring for others, without ever expecting anything in return, sum up Pat so beautifully. Pat had a bountiful supply of energy; as a runner, staying strong and healthy, as an entertainer, anticipating every need, and as a Grandmom, actively participating in her grandkids’ adventures. Pat’s sons-in-law and daughter-in-law continuously celebrated that they’d won the mother-in-law ‘jackpot’. She loved Di, Corey and Brett as though they were her own children. Pat’s accepting, trusting, and loving ways were what allowed the family to grow as close as they are. She was simply a natural; a natural Wife, Mom, Grandmom, and Friend. Genuine, generous. compassionate, and forgiving. Her husband remains in awe of her – she didn’t command attention, and yet people were drawn to her. She was fun. She was true. And she was an inspiration. She will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to peloton65.com, a cause that was near to Pat’s heart. There will be a Celebration of Pat’s Life on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at MEDALTA POTTERIES, 713 Medalta Avenue SE. Guests are asked to dress comfortably, as though you were going for a visit at Pat’s house. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Pat Mueller. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Friday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Susan Page says:

    We send our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Pat, the loving center of your family. –Mike & Susan Page & family

  2. Richard and Dorothy says:

    Our deepest sympathy Peter and family. Have a lot of special memories of you all as our neighbor and our ladies weekly coffee get togethers. So sorry for your loss.

  3. CR Geissler says:

    In Grade 11 German, Peter had our class go around the school on a scavenger hunt with German clues. One of the clues was to go to the main office and ask Pat what they were going to have for supper. Every student who came in received a big smile and the answer “French onion soup”. I asked what time was supper (not a question in the scavenger hunt) and after she answered I invited myself over for the meal. She laughed and agreed which allowed me to go back to class to tell Peter he would be having a guest for supper.
    I have great memories of times spent at the Mueller house. Pat’s warmth and generosity and Peter’s sense of humour welcomed and entertained every visitor.
    Pat, your smile and laugh will live on all of our memories. Thank you.

  4. Anita Schlenker says:

    Dear Peter and Family – So very sad to hear of Pat’s passing. I have fond memories of her as a youth leader. She was a wonderful mentor to me as I was growing up. ~Anita Schlenker (Thiessen)

  5. Dawn Hunt says:

    We are so very sorry to hear this incredibly sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Pat Mueller was a beautiful person with a smile that really did light up the front office at CHHS. I completed a practicum there. On challenging days, the greeting I received from Pat was like a ‘pick me up’ as she was always so warm, genuine & motivating. She always made me feel important and took the time to ask how I was. Considering the location of her work space, she probably dealt with countless issues but no matter how many people were waiting to speak with her or how many lines were ringing on her phone, she treated everyone with respect and showed genuine interest in them and whatever they needed to discuss with her. Since that time I only saw her a few times, and I don’t know if she remembered me, but she did make an impact on me I will never forget and I will always be so thankful for her kindness and thoughtfulness. I am certain she touched many hearts without realizing it

  6. Tom and Dixie Baker says:

    So sorry upon the loss of Pat.Keep all the lovely memories. from Tom and Dixie Baker

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