Carswell-Alexander, Pat

December 12, 1958 - June 30, 2020

CARSWELL-ALEXANDER, “Pat” Patrica Jean – Age 61 of Brigden, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Loving mother of Ben Alexander (Amanda Stones) and Christyann Alexander. Cherished grandmother of Keegan Alexander. Loving daughter of the late Floyd and Jean Carswell. Pat was the owner and operator of the Corunna License Bureau for many years. She will be sadly missed by her dog Misty.

A private family graveside service will be held at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue ( or Lambton Supportive Transitional Housing Inc. (


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  1. My family and I were so sad to hear of Pat’s passing. Her cheerful attitude was such a joy to everyone who knew her–everyone who passed through the license office and so many more. She will be sadly missed. Condolences to the family.

  2. Ben, Christy and family. So sorry to hear that Pat has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Very sorry for your loss Ben and Chrisy. Your mom was a strong woman with great intention. I will miss our many conversations over the years on spirited topics. Very sad to hear of her passing.

  4. To Ben, Christy and family. Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Thinking of you all at this time. Kathy & Ross Pettit

  5. Pat will be missed in the Sarnia Lambton community. My condolences to the family. She always helped me to navigate through the process at the MTO. Many people I know went there because of her knowlege and her helpfulness.

  6. As a long time member of the Sarnia Street Machines and an old car owner I visited Pat in Corunna whenever I needed licence plates, stickers, drivers licence renewals or information on my old car ownership that was needed to be carried in the car in case the” pollution police” stopped me and checked the engine for pollution controls etc. Pat was always friendly and knew where to find what I required. .I got the impression that Pat had a special place in her heart for us old car guys,. She always smiled at me and seemed to know that I was an old car guy and a Sarnia Street Machine member. I will still carry on going to Corunna Licence Bureau but will always look at Pat’s desk only to find her not there. I will miss her.

  7. I am very sorry to hear that Pat has passed away. She always had a very large caring heart for her family and her community… thoughts and prayers are with you at this time🤗

  8. Very saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. I served on St Clair Council with Pat for many years.Pat always brought wisdom and spice to our debates.

  9. Ben and Christy
    We are very sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was an amazing women. Who brought so much joy to our monthly dinner club. (20 plus years). We all bonded over delicious food, lots of great conversations and hilarious themes. She really was the one who kept it going and organized. She will be so missed by all the people’s lives she touched. Our thoughts are with you today, Love Bernie and Linda Caudle

  10. We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s death.We have known her since she was a baby and watched her grow and contribute to this community. She will be very missed .May the good and happy memories be a solace for you her family

  11. Such sad news for the family and the community. She was a good friend to the OPP in Corunna and to me when I worked there. She will be missed.

  12. My deepest condolences to Ben & Christyann & their families……Pat was a very, very special person….behind her
    sometimes gruff exterior there was a Heart of Gold! She gave until she could not give anymore. I loved her
    dearly…she wanted to do this journey by herself as only she could….she has now gotten her Crown in Heaven.
    God Bless and Keep her family safe……

  13. So very sorry, Pat was a great lady. She always was ready to give great service while at work. Always had a great smile & willing to talk when ever or where ever we met. She will be deeply missed.

  14. Christyann, Ben and family….Your mom was one who worked so diligently to improve ours and surrounding communities. She was always willing to go that extra mile for someone and expecting nothing in return. She showed so much consideration for women less fortunate than herself. You can all be very proud of the woman she was and how much you children meant to her. Sincere condolences from the McCormick family.

  15. Christyann and Ben and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I knew her for many years as well as Jean and Floyd.

  16. My sympathy to Pat’s family. She surely was a strong voice for the community of Corunna.
    May all your dear memories stay close to your hearts in times of need. RIP PAT

  17. We are so sad to hear of Pat’s untimely passing. Pat was an interesting lady; she had a special way of making you feel better after talking with her and she made you laugh in spite of yourself. Pat was a great asset to the Triple C Woodcarving Group and served as its president at one time.
    Rest in peace dear Pat. We will remember you with fondness. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  18. Christy and Ben I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I knew Pat for a lot of years and always enjoyed our talks. My condolences to your family.

  19. Pat was a good friend for many years, She was the go to person for information on Our old car hobby, she will be greatly missed by All..Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Family at this time…..Mike Hudson (Sarnia Street Machines)

  20. Our sincerest condolences to Ben and Christyann on the loss of your mother. A long time friend, she will be missed. Sincerely, Burvell and Cheryl Will

  21. We are deeply saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a very hard worker and an expert in her work. Pat always asked how our family was doing and was genuinely concerned about our Dad, Bill, while he was ill. She will be missed by the community she served. Sending our condolences to Pat’s family.
    Sincerely, The Anthony family from Port Lambton.

  22. I worked with Pat for many years on St Clair Township Council and always was impressed by her honesty and commitment to her community. She will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts are with her family

  23. We send hugs and condolences to Pat’s family and are deeply saddened at this news. Larry and I both will miss her very much.

  24. Had the pleasure of first meeting Pat through our work with the Physician Recruitment Taskforce. Definitely an honour to work with her and get to know her better. Had a nice conversation with her a week or two ago, and I definitely consider myself lucky to have known her!

  25. Very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a very nice and friendly person. We used to see each other at dinners every third Saturday.My condolences go out to her family. RIP Pat.

  26. SORRY to hear of Pat. Another one leaving behind her children and grandchildren far to young. May the good memories keep you strong and holding on.

  27. Sorry to hear of your moms passing, she will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Ben&Christyann and family.

  28. Ben, Christy and family,
    I met your mom many years ago with mutual friends at a meeting. From the 1st she was someone I was drawn to for her humour, honestly and love for her children. I really appreciated the time spend with her . She will be missed by you and the community.

  29. Sad day to loose such a good person .. she had strong opinions and was stronger to stand by those opinions .. gtreat sense of humour when she wanted to smile lol.. rest easy lady !

  30. Ben,Christyann and family our sincere condolences to you all. Your Mom was a proud and strong community supporter voicing her concerns in support of the Township during her time served on St. Clair Township Council, it was a pleasure to have served with her. Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you all.

  31. Thoughts and prayers to the family! It was a pleasure meeting and working with Pat on the Corunna community policing committee along with our regular interactions over the last 10 years. She was such a pillar within our community!

    Rest in peace Pat.

  32. So sorry to hear about the passing of a dear mother/grandmother. I worked with Pat many years ago. She was a very kind person, and will be missed by all who truly knew her. Hold those fond memories close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Rest in peace Pat xo

  33. So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. John and I loved her kindness and dry sense of humour. We will miss seeing her at the License Bureau. Our sincere condolences to her family.

    John and Susan Macintyre

  34. So very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was still so young and will be missed. Much sympathy to her family.

  35. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. I’m actually in shock! I will keep her beautiful soul in my prayers♥️

  36. Thinking of Your family at this difficult time. Your mom will be missed by her community.

  37. So very sorry for your loss. I had many laughs with Pat over the years at the license bureau. Oh how she loved her pup. My sincere condolences.

  38. Shocked and saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. My condolences to you Ben and Christyann❤️

  39. Our heartfelt condolences to you Christy, Ben and family. Pat was a lot of things to many people and will be missed tremendously.

  40. We were sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to Christy and Ben and family. Thinking of you all. Mark, Gail, Kyrie and Evan Freer

  41. She was always pleasant to deal with at the License Bureau and she also was a valued volunteer with the Ontario Steam Show while we were involved. May she rest in peace.

  42. Dear Ben, Christy and Family, our Sincere Sympathy to you all! Your Mom never sat still, she was always out on the go, doing so much for the community. I’m sadden to hear of her Passing! I enjoyed working for her. Ben and Christy you were number one for your Mom, May the memories you made over the years help you through the difficult and sad times ahead. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.

  43. So very sorry for the loss of your mom . She will be missed .
    Cam& Joanne Eager , Corunna Home Hardware

  44. Ben and Christyann
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Beautiful memories are forever in your hearts.

  45. I’m very sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. She was a very nice person. My sincerest heartfelt condolences to her family.

  46. Deepest sympathy for your loss Ben and Christyann. Cherish your memories, your mom was always working for the best in her community and family.

  47. Very sorry to hear always enjoyed talking with her I will miss her, my deepest condolences to the family.

  48. Ben and Christyann, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. This is such sad news. she was a great lady and a strong woman in this community. Our sincere condolences. Dave and Betty Pardy

  49. Its very sad news to hear that Pat has passed away. I met her many years ago . She was a force on council for many years and it was always nice to see and talk to her at the license office too. My sincere condolences to her family .

  50. Christy and Ben:
    So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I sure enjoyed my years sitting on Council with Pat. She will be missed. Thinking of you both.

  51. Sad to hear of pats passing she was a strong woman of the community our sympathy to the family

  52. So sorry to hear of Pats passing…our condolences Crystiann and Ben and your family…

  53. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Pat was a straight shooter and always great to talk to. A great lady.
    Sending her family my sympathy.

  54. Ben and Cristyann my thoughts are with you during this sad time. So sorry your mom and I never reconnected. I have many fond memories of her

  55. Our sincerest condolences Christy, Ben & family. Your mom was a great lady and will be missed by many.

  56. My condolences to the Carswell family at this very difficult time..Pat was a great person and will be missed by many.

  57. Pat once told me that we couldn’t change the whole world, but we could change our little corner of it. You, my friend, Pat did just that. I am honoured and blessed to have known you. Doug and I extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to Ben and Christiyann and your families. Darlene and Doug Riddoch

  58. Our deepest condolences Christyann and Ben
    We’ve known your Mom since she a young las and will miss
    Her many stories. We were always on the same page as we both said it like it was.

  59. Deepest sympathy to the entire family during your time of sadness and grief. We have fond memories of Pat dating back to our youth. It was always nice to have a good chat with her at the office. God bless you all.

  60. I will miss you PAT. We became friends and co workers for 10 years. We saw amd talked alot about everthing. Thanks PAT for the memories. Love always Joyce

  61. so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She served her community well as a long member of council and everybody knew Pat was the go to girl for licences . Our prayers and love to the family.

  62. My condolences to Christie & Ben & family. So sorry for your loss.
    Laurie Pepper (Corunna Home Hardware & Brigden neighbour)

  63. Ben and Christy,,,,We are sorry to hear of your mom passing,,keep your memories close to your heart our deepest condolences sending hugs to all…

  64. Ben and family I’m very sorry to hear about ur mom she was a great lady I’m thinking of all of u

  65. My sincere condolences Christy, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, she will be missed dearly throughout this Community.

  66. Oh gosh we are so sorry for your loss! pat was a wonderful lady/neighbour thinking of you guys!

  67. Dear Ben & Christy: We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a community minded lady and will be missed by many. Please accept our condolences!