Patterson, Donald Racey

Patterson, Donald Racey

July 4th, 2016

Peacefully on Monday, July 4th, 2016, Donald Racey Patterson, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Winnifred Valetta Patterson (Dixon). Cherished father of Susan Cordell (Ross), Richard “Rick” Patterson (Elizabeth) and Anne Goarley (Jeff). Grandfather of Lisa Goulet (Michael), Jeff Cordell (Danielle), Craig Cordell (Emilie Hutchinson), Mark Patterson (Megan Daigneault), Grant Patterson (Catherine), Danielle Patterson (Adam Dumouchel) and Kyle, Amanda and Benjamin Goarley. Survived by many great grandchildren. Don will be missed by his brother Robert “Bob” Patterson (Helen), his sister-in-law Marie Hartry, and by many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. “Thank you” to the Country Terrace Nursing Home staff for their exceptional care and compassion.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Don are asked to consider the London Food Bank or London Health Sciences Foundation.

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John P HumphreyI'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Don. My Sincere Condolences to the whole Patterson Family.
Greg PlayfordFond memories of Don. A colleague at CMHC and a neighbour on Cathcart Street. A very nice man. Condolences to the family.
Bob and Vickie hutchinsonWe are so sorry to hear the news of your father passing away. He was a good father and a wonderful grandpa. We hope the many happy memories of him will keep you smiling.
Ted ElliottDear Anne, Richard, Susan and family, Sorry to hear of your father. I remember your father well and how kind he was. My thoughts are with you at this time. Sincere Condolences, Ted Elliott
Michael Stawecki A colleague at CMHC, a friend, and a true gentleman. Don was a very special person and he will be missed.
Debbie CallejaMy sincere condolences. Don was a true joy to know. He was a co-worker at CMHC and it was my pleasure to have known him. May fond memories remain to help you in all in this sad time.
Dawn PorterI worked with Don for many years at CMHC. He was a loyal employee and congenial colleague. My condolences to the family on the loss of a very special man.
Harvey & Ruth EastonWe are so sad to learn of Don's passing. He was a colleague of my father (Ernie) at CMHC. He was also a Master Carpenter and came to our assistance with our first home when we needed some fire doors installed. Don always had a great sense of humor and loved to share a laugh. He also loved to travel. We have lost a fine gentleman with integrity. Our hearts and thoughts are with the family at this time of your loss.
Rob & Gill Greatorex & Jim & Jen HollywoodWe were sorry to hear the sad news of the loss of your father. Sincere condolences to Rick, Liz and all the Patterson family. Our thoughts are with you.
Jane McIverI am sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Don for many years and he was truly a kind, gentle and wonderful man! Prayers to the family
Monneen ElliottDeepest sympathy to the Patterson Family. Don was a great neighbour! He will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Monneen Elliott
Susan GrabowskiDear Susan, Richard, Anne and families. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time. With Love, The Grabowski's
David & Patricia KirkDear Susan & Ross: we are sending our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Our family always enjoyed chatting to Don at Trinity. He always had a big smile to greet us and was so kind to pay attention to our children too. It was a pleasure to know him.
Nelly FelixMy deepest sympathy to Susan, Richard and Anne and families .I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you all.
Pat CurrieMy sincere condolences to the family. Don was a co-worker at CMHC for 15 years and always had a smile and a laugh to share. He was truly a special man and will be missed by many.
Michele HaigI was sad to learn of the passing of Don Racey Patterson. My mother is Betty Jane Humphrey. My sister Claire shared my mom's memory of visiting "Aunt Mable". Our family shall pray for Don's family & friends that they do not have a heavy heart. We know Don's Spirit shall ascend to Heaven & find an Eternity of Peace, Harmony and Accord with his loving God. Respectively, Michele (Becker) Haig Windsor, California
Ann WildSusan, Ross & Family My sincere condolences to you and your family. Your Dad would always come and speak to Steven, Sarah and Jonathan and ask about their school, work and outside activities. When Jonathan was building a bridge for a school project he gave him ideas to add the cable to the balsa wood. He was kind hearted and always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
Annette CantellSusan & Ross. I was so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He was always such a sweet, caring man. He always had kind words to say and he would often ask about my children and when I was going to go on a holiday back to Belfast. He will be dearly missed.
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