Tate,Priscilla (Penny)

Priscilla (Penny) Tate (nee Barry), 79, of Brantford, ON, formerly of Yeovil Somerset England, died peacefully in her sleep on June 9 2019,
at John Noble Home in Brantford. Born October 29, 1939 in Yeovil Somerset England, she is predeceased by her mother, Ella Barry, her
sister Phyllis Barry, her brother Den Barry, and her late husband of 49 years, Donald Tate. Penny spent most of her working years as a bookkeeper, but her greatest joy in life was being a mother. She loved the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the family is very disappointed coach Babcock was unable to secure another Stanley Cup win prior to her passing. She had a fondness for writing, as well as numerous arts and crafts over the years such as stained glass, knitting and ceramics. We think her love of ceramics ended when she unceremoniously drove over a piece that was drying in the garage.

Christmas Eve was always a highlight when she would host friends and family, cook way too much food, bake cookies and mince tarts, and make sure the Elf on the Shelf kept a watchful eye over the children. She is survived by her son, Steven and his wife Tiiu of Brantford, ON, as well as extended family and dear friends in Southern Ontario, and around the globe. She will be greatly missed for her kind heart, her sharp wit, and willingness to debate any topic at any time.

Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are welcome to join in a celebration of her life at Steve and Tiiu’s home on Saturday June 15 2019 from 2:00-5:00PM (you can stay later but we aren’t making you dinner!). Please email Steve at steve.tate@rogers.com for the address. We are extremely grateful and touched by the wonderful care she received while at John Noble Home and know that she will be sorely missed there too. In lieu of flowers we would appreciate donations to John Noble Home, long term care as a small token of our gratitude.

To make a donation please send a cheque to “John Noble Home” c/o Finance Department, 97 Mount Pleasant Street, Brantford, Ontario,N3T 5T6.

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