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Globe and Mail 1Home Suite Home owner Patti Priestman, left, and assistants Louise Dobbin and Denise Hiltz pack up a house in Pontypool, Ont. Even Jake the dog lends a paw. (Fred Thornhill for The Globe and Mail)

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VIRGINIA GALT

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Oct. 13 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014, 8:41 AM EDT

 

 

One of Patti Priestman’s enduring regrets – and greatest inspirations – stems from her mother-in-law’s wrenching move from the family home she had lived in for more than 50 years in Kitchener, Ont.

Ms. Priestman’s father-in-law was ill, the family rallied, but the whole process was way too rushed.

“My husband and I would roar down from [our home in] Peterborough to Kitchener [roughly 300 kilometres] after a 40-hour work week and have the weekend to try to help them. My husband’s brother was there, too. My mother-in-law would be stressed, she wanted to have tea, she wanted to talk, and we didn’t have much time, we had to get this done. It was heartbreaking,” recalls Ms. Priestman, who founded her own business,Home Suite Home Transitions, in Peterborough as a result of the experience.

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Dec 3rd, 2015 : The Millbrook Times, By Maryann Caldwell

 

 

 

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            You’ve sold your house, the moving company is booked and you’re looking forward to settling into your new home.  Then you look around and think “Boy, do I ever have a lot of stuff!” Fortunately, you just heard about Patti Priestman and her business, Home Suite Home Transitions.

            “Moving is rated in the top 10 of the most stressful life events” says Patti “and we work with clients to take, what might seem like an insurmountable task, and break it down into smaller pieces.”

            The story behind how Ms. Priestman discovered the missing link which became her business

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Testimonials

Highly - Very Highly - Recommended

May 2018.  We have had the good fortune of receiving the professional services of Home Suite Home Transitions (HSHT) onTHREE separate ocassions.

 

Moving is a most challenging experience, especially for seniors.  We needed to down-size, reorganize, de-clutter, donate - and move!  All this is so capably performed by Patti Priestman's HSHT company of well-trained, happy, energetic staff.  Our three moves (one of which was from Lindsay to Ptbo) have all been undertaken with them.  We have always found Patti and her staff very caring, patient and trustworthy so of course we are engaging them for our fourth move!  We are so grateful that she offers this very necessary service for seniors. You will find this team is always a joy to be around.

Highly - very highly - recommended!

A&B Roy

 

 

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