On Easter Sunday, long-time Manitoba Coin Club (MCC) member Patricia Bauer died of lymphoma at the age of 77.
In an obituary published in Bison Tales (2018, Issue 2), the official newsletter of the MCC, Bauer was described as having “thoroughly enjoyed” her membership and said “on many occasions that she ‘Loved’ the members of the club.”
“She was a member of the Manitoba Coin Club for many years, and always took an active part in club activities,” wrote MCC member Bruce Taylor. “During the Royal Canadian Numismatic Convention in 2013, Pat volunteered to be the Reception Hostess, and did a fine job in that position. Her forte was her friendly disposition, and ability to converse with anyone. As a collector, Pat, by her own admission, was not an expert in numismatics. She always enjoyed attending the ‘Mini Browse’ so she could look at the coins, and talk to the dealers. She just loved collecting pretty things, coins being one of them. She also had an extensive collection of Swarovski eggs.”
Taylor also wrote of Bauer’s employment in a jewelry store, “where she became very knowledgeable with regards to gemstones.”
“She once commented on a ring that she had seen, and immediately recognized the stone as an Alexandrite, talked about the locations where that stone was found, and was very conversant with the various shapes and cuts of gem stones. She could also look at a diamond, and be pretty close to naming the grade of the stone.”