Beach BOOSTER strives to bring positive and good news to our readers... so with the sad news of us losing Pat Damaren this week... I think back to all the positive and good things she brought to Wasaga Beach.
Wasaga Beach enjoyed Pat’s hospitality for years at the Dyconia Resort Hotel, as she worked hard to provide a wonderful atmosphere in both the Dining Room and the Lounge at the famous hotel. Pat’s welcoming smile made every visit to “The Dyc” feel like you were special. Dropping in to catch up on the latest news from John, as he told his stories of the past and the possible future of Wasaga Beach, was always made more rewarding as Pat made sure the surroundings looked great and that you were greeted with her friendly hello and for some... a hug.
Pat’s attention to detail showed as all appreciated the renovations to the Dining Room as new lighting, seating, tables and hardwood floors were installed to make it even more appealing. The view of the river was enjoyed by all of the regulars and new comers who enjoyed The Dyconia for its famous Prime Rib and many other great items not available elsewhere in The Beach. John and Pat working together made all guests happy with the great meals served in this famous Wasaga Beach establishment.
Renovations in The Lounge at the Dyconia also showed Pat’s attention to detail, as it was a welcoming place for all to enjoy a drink and of course the famous lunch specialties. Pat’s friendly smile was always seen, often looking on as John was on one of his infamous rants about The Beach!
After John and Pat sold the Dyconia Resort, Pat’s talents were taken to the Wasaga Sands where she continued to wow people with her great, special buffets and the regular menu items at the Golf Club. Pat’s catering experience was always sought after as she mastered all types of events, including beach front weddings.
After a long and hard fought battle with cancer, we lost Pat on Monday, June 11, 2012. Pat will be remembered for many things, including her good nature, her generosity, her wonderful smile and laugh... but in my mind, I will always fondly remember her at The Dyconia... making the historic Wasaga Beach hotel a happy place to be!
Patti is survived by her husband John, brothers Mario and Joe, and sister Lois.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Patti at Wasaga CountryLife Resort, 85 Theme Park Rd., Wasaga Beach on Thursday, June 14th at 2 p.m.
Flowers and donations may be sent to Wasaga CountryLife Resort.