PATTERSON, John McQuoid - Born February 3, 1927 on a farm in Southeastern Saskatchewan near the town of Grenfell, the elder son of Thomas James and Vera Agnes (McQuoid) Patterson. Died peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2016 surrounded by his family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.
He obtained a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, and shortly after joined Canadian Pacific as an Engineer enjoying a very rewarding 39 year career serving in various capacities at numerous locations from Montreal to Vancouver.
In 1952, he married Mary Agnes Ross at Oak Bay Anglican Church, Victoria and they had two children: Catherine, living in London, and William, living in Oakville. Mary passed away in 2008 in London.
He was a strong Monarchist, and a staunch Anglican, preferring the Catholic over the Evangelical tradition. He was a life member of Assiniboia Masonic Lodge, and a longtime member of Prince of Wales Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, both of Regina. He was an active member of the CP Pensioners Association in London.
For relaxation he prepared ancestral charts for family members, and for other selected families from the Goderich-Dungannon, Ontario area as well as being a student of European and British Monarchies, beginning with the Norman ancestors of William the Conqueror in about 900 AD.
He is survived by daughter Catherine (Jim Ferguson), and by son William (Patty McNeil) and grandchildren Mikaela and Ross of London and Ian and Morgan of Oakville. His brother, Hugh, lives in Grenfell. Also left to mourn is his good friend, Lisa Wong, of Toronto.
The family would like to thank the health care professionals and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bayshore Home Health Services, and Dr. Lionel Hoben, family physician.
Visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James St. at Wellington on Thursday, July 14 at 11 am. Private interment Woodland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society, Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated.
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