It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Patricia (Patti) Swanborough (née Priestley).  After a short admission at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie surrounded by family, Patti passed peacefully on March 30th, 2024.


She will be remembered and missed by her children Kimberly (David), Brenda (Dan), Jennifer (Dan) and Amanda (Troy), her grandchildren J.D., Zech, Sam, Jessica, Becca, Colby, Sydney, Liam and Nathan and her siblings Linda (Bruce), Rick (Diane), and Mark (Faye) along with many nieces and nephews.  Pre-deceased by brother Jack (Lenore).


Patti lived a life full of family, travelling and wining and dancing with friends.  Known to her nieces and nephews as “Crazy Auntie Pat”, she brought joy and vivacity to family gatherings.


The family would like to thank the compassionate staff at Royal Victoria Hospital for the care she received over the past several years and especially in her last days.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at the Army Navy Club, 52 Morrow Rd., Barrie from 2-5 p.m., all are welcome.


As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made in Patti’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society


Online memories and condolences may be shared at

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


8 Condolences
  • Beth Frankish
    Posted on: Monday, April 1, 2024 Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Patti’s passing. Patti was my supervisor when I worked at Manpower back in 1989.
    We then reconnected a few years ago via Facebook.
    I am sending love and light to her family as they journey through this very sad time.

  • Carolann Companion
    Posted on: Monday, April 1, 2024 Reply

    Your beautiful voice is now added to heavens choir. Sing loud & free my beautiful friend.

  • Judy Obee
    Posted on: Monday, April 1, 2024 Reply

    My heart is so sad to hear the news of Patti’s death. She was a wonderful co-worker who became a dear friend. I believe she is in a better place and at peace, but will be greatly missed.
    Rest in well deserved peace Patti. 💗
    Love, Judy

  • Judith Smith
    Posted on: Monday, April 1, 2024 Reply

    I hope you dance up a storm beautiful lady. Let heaven know that you have arrived. Nite nite and God bless. Xx

  • Corey Whitley
    Posted on: Monday, April 1, 2024 Reply

    My heartfelt prayers to my cousins and my Priestley family. I still make her special potatoes and carrots for my kids. Love sent from all of us in Texas.

  • Deborah Adams Ferguson
    Posted on: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 Reply

    Sending my condolences to the family.
    Cherish your special memories.

  • Stacey hudson
    Posted on: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 Reply

    I will always have happy memories of our beloved “crazy Aunty Pat 💕

    I hope the wonderful memories of all the time you shared together help to bring you all comfort.

    Sending hugs and love to all with deepest sympathy

  • Ken Gale
    Posted on: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 Reply

    My condolences to the family and friends of Patti. She was a good friend and co-worker who was always ready to help when we couldn’t find the answers for our customers.

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