Patricia R. Grant, of Shelburne, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2012, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare. She was an avid collector of teddy bears and in earlier years she been well known for the bears she made to her own design as a part of her small business, Bear House, in Burlington’s New North End. She was an avid reader and enjoyed travel. With superb skill, she designed and made all her own clothing and frequently made items for special occasions for friends and neighbors. She loved her many pets and her squirrels. She is survived by her husband, Walter Grant; and her two sons, Jim Grant of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Jeff Grant and fiancée, Doris Holloway, of Amelia Island, Fla. She was predeceased by her granddaughter; Mary Grant of Orwigsburg, Pa. Pat will be missed by all. Arrangements by Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Service, Shelburne, In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County at www.chittendenhumane.org /donate.