Obituary of Patrick Bryce Panter
With great sorrow we announce the passing of Patrick “Pat” Panter at the age of 75 in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan on October 12, 2023.
Pat is the oldest son of Jim and Helen Panter, born January 24, 1948, in Prince Albert, SK. Pat attended school in Rapid Bend and Big River.
Pat met his wife, Donna, through the years growing up in Big River. They were married on May 15, 1971.
After working at various jobs he chose a career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. This brought about many moves throughout Saskatchewan including Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Bengough, Regina, and Loon Lake. Throughout these moves, their two children were born and friendships were built across the province, especially through their involvement with service organizations including Jaycees and the Kinsmen and Kinettes.
After a second stint in Regina, it was decided to settle down in one place for longer than a year or two so a career change was in the works. They bought an insurance business in Big River and moved home in 1985 to begin Panter Agencies which they continue to operate.
Pat loved to be outdoors with much time spent camping and snowmobiling. He served in key roles with the Forest Fringe and Big River’s Timber Trails Sno Riders for many years and often put more miles on the trail groomer than he did his own snowmobile. This love was shared with his family and continues to be shared with his grandchildren.
Pat is dearly missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Donna; their children Jason (Helen), their children Jordan and Jace; and Jana (Mike) Budan; his brothers Doug (Kathy) and Larry; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary, Judy, Sandy, Peggy, Nova, Fred, John, Norman (Joyce), Robbie (Kathy), and Alan (Noella).
Pat was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Helen, Donna’s parents Tom & Barbara Warriner, his brother Rob, sisters and brothers-in-law Johnny, Linda, Susan, David, and Murray; and his nephews Cory and Tom.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 2 PM in the Big River Community Hall followed by interment at the Big River Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation in Pat’s honour, please consider the Big River Cemetary Fund c/o Town of Big River or Kinsmen Telemiracle(2217C Hanselman Court Saskatoon SK S7L 6A8) as a token of remembrance.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lynn Anderson Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK 306-747-2828.