2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Patricia Warren (Nee McGuinty) March 14, 1940 - January 1, 2022

It is with profound sadness that the family of Patricia (nee McGuinty) Warren announce her peaceful passing on January 1st, 2022 at the age of 81 years at the Kemptville District Hospital. Pat, or “Patsy” as she was known to her family in the Pembroke area, will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Doug, and her children, Paul (Laura) and Jen. She will be dearly missed by her deeply loved sisters Anna (Tommie) Egan and Margaret (the late Isidore) Radke, as well as her many nieces and nephews on both the McGuinty and Warren sides of the family and many cherished friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret (Ruddy) and William McGuinty, as well as her siblings Theresa (the late Jack) Hunt, Clarence (Jean) McGuinty, Doreen (Art) Lund, Evelyn (the late John) Wren, and Doris (the late Barry) McGuire,


Born in the village of Osceola, Ontario on March 14, 1940, Pat moved to Pembroke with her family as a child. Named Pembroke’s Miss Chamber of Commerce in 1962 and described as a “5’5” bundle of charm”, Pat spent time at the local newspaper, The Pembroke Observer, as the social reporter where her lifelong curiosity about people and their stories began.


Pat met her husband, Doug, while living in Pembroke, and the two relocated to Winchester, Ontario after marrying in 1965 and would make it their home for the next 50 years where they raised their son, Paul, and daughter, Jennifer. Pat worked for the Village of Winchester, and after retiring, proudly served as one of the area’s Welcome Wagon representatives, earning “Representative of the Year” for Ontario in 2007. In 2015, Pat and Doug relocated to Kemptville.


Pat will be forever remembered for her trademark infectious laugh, her sharp wit, her kind ways, as well as her genuine interest in learning about the lives of others through engaging conversation. She was a best friend to her husband. She was unendingly supportive and proud of her children. She loved flowers and feathered friends. She took her euchre very seriously but would have everyone collapsing in laughter at her Pictionary skills. Pat was a fan of travel and animal documentaries, never missed an episode of the “Big Bang Theory”, and enjoyed cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. She loved country music and dancing. She read the Ottawa Citizen every morning with her coffee and would pore over the obituaries, absorbing the life stories contained in each. We wanted to write an obituary for her that would have made her smile had she come across it during her daily ritual.


Our deepest thanks for the incredible care and compassion demonstrated by her family physician, Dr. Rattan, and his medical assistant, Tracey, at Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre, as well as by Trish, her in-home nurse for many years. Care provided by paramedics and medical teams at both Kemptville District Hospital and Winchester District Memorial Hospital were instrumental in Pat’s many recoveries from health challenges over the years, as was the support provided by pharmacies both in Winchester (Seaway Valley Pharmacy) and Kemptville (Shoppers Drug Mart). With great strength and determination, Pat was able to remain at home until January 1st, and we are thankful beyond words to Kemptville District Hospital for making her final day with us one of peace and comfort.


As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Seniors’ Community Services (for Kemptville and surrounding areas) or Beth Donovan Hospice would be appreciated. These local services both provided invaluable support over the years to our family, and we are deeply grateful.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date once COVID restrictions allow. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).

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A celebration of life will be held at a later date once COVID restrictions allow. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting






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    Vera Kitson says

    My sincere sympathy. May your treasured memories help you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Vera Kitson, Brockville, Ontario

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    Caroline Rooney says

    So very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Fond memories of their years in Winchester.
    Sincere condolences to the Family!

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    Franziska Herzig says

    My deepest condolences Paul, to you and yours.

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    Tanya Horspool says

    Jennifer and family, my deepest condolences to all of you. May you hold all the memories of your mother forever in your heart. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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    Larry Stevens says

    Doug, Paul & Laura and Jen, My deepest condolences to you all…..she was a card!

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    Shelley Sheedy says

    Deepest sympathy to Doug, Paul & Jen. I have many fond memories of Patsy but as you so aptly captured, her infectious laugh is definitely one of them. That, and the McGuinty sisters’ ability to have fun, often with Patsy leading the way, especially if it included Irish music or dancing.
    We hope your many cherished memories will help you in the days ahead.
    Love the Sheedys 💞

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    Ken and Danielle Byers says

    Doug, Paul and Jen
    So very sorry for your loss. May your memories shine through this difficult time. She has a lovely lady.💕

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    Yolanda Oliver says

    Pat was always friendly and a kind individual, to me and my family. She persevered over some of her experiences ( yet, seemed to enjoy family/life.
    I appreciated getting to know her and sending loving thoughts and peaceful healing to you all.

    Yolanda Oliver xo

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    Nichole Belair-Wright says

    My heart breaks for Pat’s family. I am so very honored to have met her and to have worked with her at the township. She was an amazing woman who will be greatly missed by all.

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    Lynn Ashton says

    I will miss Pat and her great sense of humour. My sincere condolences to Doug, Jen and Paul.

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    Alison Darrach says

    Thinking of you, Jen, Mr. Warren and Paul, and wishing you peace at this difficult time.
    I have so many fond childhood memories, including visiting her at work every day after school (for snacks), always willing to watch our silly plays and dances, and that one very slow drive around Ottawa: “Look out!! Butterfly!!”
    May her memories live on, and bring you joy, and a little laugh like she would always have for us.
    Al, Mike, Ainsley and Charlotte

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    Anne Cross says

    Thinking of all of you during this sad time.

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    Rhonda and Darrin Kelly says

    Our sincere condolences. May all of your treasured memories bring you comfort.

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    Greg and Leeann says

    My sympathies to Doug, Paul and Jen. Growing up as neighbours, I can remember many nights of the adults together partying and laughing. Pat was always in the middle of the fun. A great lady with a great laugh. She will be missed.

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    Lori Gardner-Dearman says

    Jen and family
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. May the wonderful memories keep you all comforted. May she rest in peace.
    Lori Dearman

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    ken jones says

    Sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. Sincere condolences to the family
    Ken Jones
    (Pat’s first cousin)

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