Catherine Patricia Crosbie

Obituary of Catherine Patricia Crosbie

Catherine Patricia "Patty" Crosbie (nee James)

July 23, 1944-May 30, 2024

Patty passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully at home, two months shy of her 80th birthday. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Catherine James and siblings Art and Mary Elizabeth. John S Crosbie was the man who captured Patty's heart and sadly left this world after 23 years of marriage. Patty leaves behind her daughter Kate (Ismail), granddaughters Mariana and Seren, her son Charles (Carla) granddaughters Charlotte and Cecily. She will be deeply missed by her stepsons Peter, Stephen, Andrew and their children. Patty's remaining siblings Margaret Anne Cutler and Peter James, as well as countless friends will miss her terribly. Patty grew up in Toronto, attending Whitney Public School and North Toronto Collegiate Institute, with summers happily spent at Camp Shawanaga and Camp Calumet. After her wild adventures travelling throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in a VW van, she settled back in Toronto. For 18 years, she worked as founding executive director of the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS), a role she cherished for her ability to help those less fortunate in their time of need. When she moved to Port Hope, Patty continued her philanthropic work as a volunteer at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Port Hope Jazz Festival, Port Hope House Tours, Federal Liberal Party and served three years as President of La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. Patty was an avid lover of tennis, film, fiction, political debate, and trivia. Enjoying time with family and friends in Muskoka and Pointe-au-Baril was always a summer highlight. A loving, caring and generous woman, Patty never failed to send a birthday card or recognize another's accomplishment. Her passing leaves a big hole in our lives and she will be deeply missed.

Service to be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St, Toronto, On, Friday June 28th at 11:00am. Reception to follow in the Friendship Room.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund or Doctors Without Borders

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