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Reginald Patterson

Reginald Patterson

March 15, 2007

Reginald Patterson
Patterson, Reginald; at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Thursday March 15, 2007. Reginald 'Reg' Albert Patterson of Holstein in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Dianna (Tilcox) Patterson. Loved father of Trevor Patterson & wife Renee of Edmonton and Christa Pedersen & husband Kevin of Fergus. Loving grandfather of Damon, Alexis, Madison, Dylan and Eve. Dear brother of Stephen Patterson & wife Wendy of Barrie and Lisa Melbourne & husband Daniel of Costa Rica. Predeceased by parents Albert & Dorothy Patterson and sister Brenda Ridley. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday March 22nd at 1:00p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


Diana I was so sorry to hear about Reg , I spoke with you not long ago and I knew he wasn't well, he's struggled for so long as you all have , my heart goes out to you as I know your Mom is not well either. Please know my thoughts are with you

— Donna Muir, January 1, 2010

Diana, I'm saddened to read in the Advocate today of Reg's passing. I enjoyed chatting with Reg whenever he was in for an exam over the many years I had the honour of looking after his eyes! I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and your family these days. With heartfelt sympathy, Jon

— Jon Walcott, January 1, 2010

Dear Dianna, Krista and family: I am so sorry to hear about your loss."Reg" was a very interesting character and I so enjoyed having had the pleasure to meet him. You are in my prayers and always in my heart cause I am very lucky to call you my friends

— Andrea Jachs, January 1, 2010

Dianna and Family: It is with much sadness that I send my deepest sympathies to you all. It has been sometime since I have been with you all but I hold time and memories most dear in my heart. There is little I can add to the notes from Roy Maxwell about the person and character of Reg. All that knew him loved him and he will truly be missed. May it help to know you are all in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Jacqueline

— Jacqueline Lambert, January 1, 2010

Dianna and family, my deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you all at this time. Love Cheryl

— CHERYL SMITH, January 1, 2010

I would like to extend to the family my deepest condolences for your loss. Reg was a wonderful person and I feel truly honoured to have known and worked with him for so many year. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

— Gael Loro, January 1, 2010

As the former Director of Communications with Chicken Farmers of Ontario, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Reg Patterson from 1989 untill 2005. I can assure you that Reg helped me a lot more than I helped him. He was so knowledgeable and so well respected by so many people that once I had Reg on the phone or in my office, I knew that my problems were over because he always came through. Reg worked with me on many occasions that involved finding host farms for TV crews and visitors from many nations around the world. He educated me, trusted me and always volunteered to be my lead man in "crowd control" at the CFO annual meeting - not a small or pleasant chore. He helped me a lot. I had nothing but respect for the man and I can assure you that he had the respect of everyone else he ever met. He loved his family and spoke highly of them. They probably didn't even know it, because Reg wasn't known for his sentimentality, but it was there. He was deeply proud of his family and those of us who knew him well were very aware of it. My wife (Glynis) and I, and many others, had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful CFO chicken barbecue at the Patterson residence many years ago and, more recently, I had the incredibly distinct pleasure and honour of enjoying a cold beer with Reg in his garage with his cars in Holstein: a shining example of a man in his castle. As a communications man and a veteran CBC broadcaster, I am rarely stuck for words. But when it comes to the honest, hard-working, salt-of-the-earth types like Reg, I am humbled, honoured and, indeed, stuck for words. I remember the day that I took the picture of Reg that has been shown on this website, and I assure you that I was among the very few who ever saw Reg Patterson stand so straight and tall in a suit, in the heat, for so long. It was an absolute joy to know Reg because he knew how to set standards - and standards that really matter and are difficult to find these days - in his own quiet, unassuming and determined way. The world could use a lot more Reg Patterson's, but they are few and far between, which is why people like him are so admired by so many, including me. God bless you Reg. You were one of a kind and it was an honour to be included in a small part of your world. I offer my sincere condolences to the Patterson family. Roy

— Roy Maxwell, January 1, 2010

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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