Loss ‘felt by many’

Dear Editor:

We are writing this as a thank-you note to this wonderful community for the outpouring of support we have received in response to our late mom’s cookbook, Sweet Patti’s Favourites.

We are very grateful to Lorie Black for featuring mom’s story in the Advertiser recently. 

Our mom, Patti Bird, passed away Dec. 6, after a 10-month battle with cancer. She was the owner of Sweet Patti’s Catering and is fondly remembered by many for her cooking and baking. All profits from her cookbook are donated to the oncology department at Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

We are so fortunate to have her legacy live on in her cookbook and we can’t possibly express our gratitude to everyone who has purchased a book. It truly means so much to us. 

This feels incredibly overdue, but we also wanted to thank everyone for all the love and support we received throughout mom’s fight, and after. We really saw our family and friends rally together to be there for mom, for our dad and for us. 

Mom truly looked forward to every visit. We appreciate every meal that was dropped off, every phone call, every card, every hug. We know the loss of our mom was felt by many throughout this community. Thank you for being there for her and for us. 

A Celebration of Life for our mom is being held on July 13 at our family cottage on Belwood Lake (717 Seventh Street) from 4 to 11pm. If you knew mom, please join us for an evening of live music, good food and fun as we remember and celebrate her.

Stacey and Jodi Bird,