JOHN (JACK) PATERSON   - Chief Petty Officer - Died Age 51

Died January 26, 2009


Published:Apr 29, 2009
PATERSON, John (Jack) Died suddenly, January 26, 2009, in his 88th year. He is survived by children John (Bonnie-Jane) and Lesley (Alec); grandchildren Lexie (Sean), Tim, Michael (Tracy), Tessa (Tyler), Gabriel and Daniel; sister, Mrs. Ruth Doole, Gibsons, B.C. Four great-grandchildren Kate and Matthew, Jaeden and Chase, are also saddened by the loss of their special grandpa. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Frances, in 2007. He served in the navy from 1941 to 1945. As a Lieutenant, Jack served as Communications Officer aboard the Magog until the ship was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in the St. Lawrence River in October 1944. The ship was declared a total loss and the entire crew of the Magog was transferred to another frigate which served as part of the protection for convoys to England. After obtaining a Masters degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, he worked out of Winnipeg. In 1957 he joined the chemical distributor, Canada Colors and Chemicals Ltd., based in Toronto. He rose to the position of Vice President and finished his successful career with this firm in 1986. He was a longtime golf and curling member of the Burlington Golf & Country Club and will be missed by a wide circle of friends. He especially enjoyed his past year at Heritage Place with the friendly staff and residents. He was "Mr. Social" for his great ability to remember a name and to call a person by name. A private family memorial service was previously held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carpenter Hospice, 5250 Parkway Dr., Burlington, ON L7P 1T1 or a charity of your choice.

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Hamilton Spectator

Location: Oakville



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