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Mrs. Lyda (Pat) Gernaey

Mrs. Lyda Marie (Pat) Gernaey

Peacefully, on March 15th, 2020 in her 88th year, at Riverview Gardens in Chatham.  Pat was born on November 7th, 1931 to the late William and Jenny (Rabideau) Haines.  She is predeceased by her husband William Coyne Gernaey, her daughter Ruthanne Elaine Donais, son in law Jim Donais, sisters June Hudson, Ida Prodenchuk and brother Gilbert Haines.  She is survived by her son Bill Gernaey and his wife Toni, her sister Isobel Manning, grandchildren Clayton, Aaron, Jeff (Jenn), Eric (Renee), Bill (Jessara), James and sisters in law MaryAnn Wright (Brian) and Jackie Haines.  She will be lovingly remembered by her 16 great grandchildren.  A special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Riverview Gardens for their kindness. Cremation to follow with interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery at a later date.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider The Alzheimer Society Chatham-Kent.  On-line condolences may be left at


Cremation to follow. Interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery at a later date.

Expression of Sympathy: The Alzheimer Society Chatham-Kent.

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