Treavor Norris Patterson
Feb. 3, 1947 – May 1, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Treavor Patterson after losing a very determined battle with lung cancer on Fri., May 1, 2015.
He is survived by his devoted mother, Winnifred; his wife of 48 years, Marion (nee Andrews); daughter Lynne (Michael); son Jeff; and six grandchildren – Jessica (Milad), Trevor Jr., Katherine, Aiden, Hannah and Grace, and soon-to-arrive great-grandson. He was predeceased by his father, Frank; his brother, Carl Robert; and sister, Bernice. Treavor also leaves behind an amazing large supportive family, all living in Ontario in close proximity to the family farm, including brothers, Ron (Nadine), Bev, Roger (Martha), Mark (Cathy), and sisters Heather (Barry), Nancy (Tom), Debbie (Brad), and Michelle, and sister-in-law Vicki.
Trev was born in Brockville, and grew up on a farm in South Mountain. As the eldest of 11 siblings, it was here that he honed his strong work ethic that was very much evident throughout his life.
He was literally a “jack of all trades,” with all the tools and huge workshop to go along with that title. He just loved to hear someone ask “and how does that work?” or better yet “how can that be fixed?.” He truly took self-sufficiency to a new level. He was a man with many interests that included golf, restoring his 1957 Plymouth Savoy car, and performing with the Burke Mountain Bluegrass Band. He had an ongoing passion for camping, fishing, and hunting. Some of his greatest times were spent with his growing family teaching his children and grandchildren how to not only survive, but thrive in the great outdoors. His annual “guys” fishing and hunting trips took many meetings and months of prep work followed up by a year-long recounting of the events!
No words can express the gratitude to the team, especially Bryon, at the Monitored Care Unit at Eagle Ridge Hospital for honouring Treavor’s wishes, and giving all of us at his bedside the strength and guidance to help him through his final moments passing over into God’s hands.
And last, but by no means least, a big thank you to Maggie, Trevs’ ever so loyal four-legged companion, for the countless hours spent by his side, never missing a car or truck ride or bluegrass session, and waiting quietly by his bedside for him to wake.
Treavor was a very proud and honourable man. Definitely a force to be reckoned with and he mostly made, and followed his own path. He will be definitely missed.
Cremation has taken place, and in lieu of flowers, donations in Treavor’s name to JDRF Canada would be appreciated in the hopes of making a positive difference in the lives of his son Jeff, granddaughter Grace Georgia, grandnephew Gavin, and all those affected by Type 1 diabetes.
A memorial service will be held in the church he helped build amongst his church family, at Victory Baptist Church, 2191 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam, B.C. on Sat., May 16 at 2 pm, followed by a reception downstairs in a newly created Treavor inspired hall.