Retired Island teacher and publisher Patricia Stanyer has written a book entitled A Time To Remember looking back at her life. In this memoir Patricia tells of her childhood, youth, work, her family and community, her adventures and travel, and the world that she has lived in for over 90 years. It’s main narrative is about “raising a family while working in the teaching profession.”
Patricia Stanyer was born to the Pendergast family near Kensington, PEI. After receiving her B.A. degree Patricia worked in a number of places across Canada including Jasper, Burns Lake, Terrace, Kitimat, and Vancouver.
In 1981 her publishing career began with editing a book by her mother Gurtrude called A Good Time Was Had By All. The following year she published a genealogy of her husband, Raymond’s family. Her next effort was the release of a nurse’s story, Try The Goose Grease. A venture into publishing sports magazines began in 1993. Under the company name Tabor Pulishing she released books by her brother Reg Pendergast, Close To the Heart and Close to The Folks. In 2005 she collaborated with Reg in a book about their father entitled Trailblazer, The Legendary Big Jim Pendergast. Next came a book about growing up on the prairies during the depression years by Ignatia Grams, Never Borrow Trouble, and a children’s book, Red Rocks and Pink Sand. Over ten thousand copies of books that Patricia has had a hand in, have been distributed and sold in the past thirty-five years.
A Time To Remember can by purchased at Bookmark in Charlottetown, Mrs. Peakes, Kindred Spirits at Park Corner, Stanley Bridge Studios, O’Leary Potato Museum, Mill River Resort and at Murphy’s Pharmacy in Kensington.