Delmer Patterson, a resident of Dundas Manor in Winchester for the past seven years, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sun., Jan. 5, 2014. He was 77.
He was born at home on Conroy Road in Ottawa on Jan. 10, 1936, to his parents, Alexander and Margaret Patterson (nee Martin). Delmer married Marjorie Jackson in Vars in 1961 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, and together they farmed and raised six children in the Greely, Vernon, and Iroquois areas.
He was a long-time employee of the Central Experimental Farm in the plot division doing the tractor work. Delmer loved anything about tractors especially Farmall tractors, auction sales, the McHaffie Flea Market on Sundays, going to the C & L Feed Store, and the Brinston General Store for the daily “coffee club.” He loved plowing matches and tractor pulls. You could often see Delmer driving around the countryside in his red Chevy truck.
Delmer is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie, and their children, Don (Dawn) of Dalmeny, Debbie (Patrice) Fortier of Vars, Marlene Patterson of Navan, Meryl (Kathy) of Metcalfe, John (Wendy) of Russell, and Bea (Lyndon) Stewart of Iroquois. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Alex, Ben, Alain, Benoit, Colin, Connor, Jessica, Melissa, Cameron, and Sarah. He is also survived by cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was the brother of Wilma (Lloyd) Sharp of Ottawa, brother-in-law of Jack Hanes of St. David’s, and of Norma Dagenais (the late Andre), Mary Jackson (the late George), and Meryland Cherie Jackson. He was predeceased by his sister, Myrlah Hanes.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Wed., Jan. 8 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am which was conducted by Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele. A eulogy was given by his daughter, Bea Stewart. The pallbearers were his grandsons: Alex Patterson, Ben Patterson, Alain Fortier, Benoit Fortier, Colin Patterson, Connor Patterson, and Cameron Stewart.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Dundas Manor Activity Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Thank you to the staff at Dundas Manor and Winchester District Memorial Hospital for all their care, to David Lapier at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg, to Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele and SandraBarkley-Probst for the beautiful service.
Delmer will be remembered by us all.