Last lap for lovely Pat

Pat Greysmith showing off some of her swimming medals. Picture: Daniel Wilkinsd285908
Pat Greysmith showing off some of her swimming medals. Picture: Daniel Wilkinsd285908

Cold mornings never deterred Mrs Greysmith, who was at Mandurah Aquatic Recreation Centre at 5.30am every morning to train for the World Masters Games.

She competed in two world championships and in 2008 won two gold medals at the championships at Challenge Stadium.

She was also a member of Mandurah Mannas and swam freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke but her swimming days ended when, competing in Sydney, she fell and broke her elbow, resulting in a long stay in hospital.

At 16 and working at Perth Hospital, she attended Fremantle Salvation Army Citadel and played the timbrel in the Army band.

She married in 1936 and had three children.

When she married her second husband Francis Greysmith in 1957, she changed her name from Maude to Pat.

The Bridgetown publican’s wife became a care worker in a New South Wales boys correctional institution and pig farmer.

She returned to WA to set up a sheep and wheat farm near Ravensthorpe and eventually the Greysmiths retired to Halls Head.

Mrs Greysmith belonged to many clubs and organisations but none was more precious than the Uniting Church .

She was a passionate West Coast Eagles supporter and had a passion for dancing.

But after becoming increasingly frail since Christmas she moved to the RSL Hostel at Meadow Springs and died at Peel Health Campus after a recent fall.