Peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, June 11, 2012, Patricia Anne Shortt (nee Taylor) passed away at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Donald Shortt.  Loving mother of Timothy Shortt, Douglas (Paula) Shortt, Gail (Raphael) Deschler, and Suzanne (Bill) Murray.  Cherished grandmother of Ashley (Billy), Samantha (Zach), Jesse, Taylor, Casey, Abbey-Lynn, Rachel and Miryam. Dear sister of Ron (Gwen) Taylor, Bill (Lynn) Taylor, Virginia (Henry) Przysiezny, and Paula Taylor. Predeceased by her parents George and Paula Taylor and her son Brian Shortt (1967). Pat was a good friend of Bill W. for almost 43 years. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, June 15, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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