PATTERSON, Laura: April 28, 2017
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune • Friday, May 5, 2017 • Obituary
“Forever young”, Laura Patterson (Norton) passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the age of 89 years. Born in Bezanson, to a big family, Laura learned the value of family, always committed to her role. Laura was” Fun” and in her presence there was a sense of security. A well-known and respected woman for the years dedicated to the food and beverage industry till her retirement. Laura developed lifelong friendships through curling, bowling, crafting, entertaining, and playing cards, which she excelled at. Then she tried to teach Ruby to drive… In the latter years, time was spent travelling, and she continued to watch the sports and enjoy her family. In Jesse’s words “She lived too well to live any longer!” Laura is survived by her son Ernie Patterson (Claudia) and daughter Donna Drummond (Wallace); son in-law Rodney Fredrickson; grandchildren: Michael, Deanna, Teresa, Jason, Keith, Kevin, Cédric, Jesse, Bretton and Alexandrea; many great-grandchildren; sisters: Grace Menard and Ruby Boyer; brother Edwin Norton; as well as many nieces, nephews and great pals Sis and Cathy. She was predeceased by parents Jerome Norton and Lillie (Robideau); brothers: Earl, Clyde, Ralph, and Fred; sisters: Olive Stewart, Stella Kimble and Shirley Boyd; husband Ken Patterson; daughter Barbara Fredrickson; and longtime partner Louis Kovacs. At Mom’s request, a family service and burial will held June 10, 2017, at 1:00pm, at the Glen Leslie Church and Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke of Alberta (Unit 109, 10126 120 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8H9. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversfuneralhome.com


PATTERSON, Charlotte: June 10, 1922 - October 10, 2016

Charlotte Patterson, longtime resident of the Glen Leslie, Bezanson (Fitzsimmons) and Grande Prairie areas, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the QEII Hospital, at the age of 94 years.

Charlotte was born in Berne, Switzerland on June 10, 1922. Charlotte and her parents, Hans and Annie Ruch, along with her older sister Eva, arrived in Canada when Charlotte was two years old. They eventually settled and homesteaded in the Bezanson area where Charlotte grew up along with her seven siblings: Eva Hollingsworth (deceased), Lenora Fogel (deceased), Alberta (Patterson) deceased, Olive Strid, Hans Ruch, Margaret Courtney and Evelyn McMillan. Charlotte married Earl Patterson (deceased) on August 1, 1941. They had two children: Wayne (1942) and Bob (1944).

All her life, Charlotte knew the value of hard work and she instilled this work ethic in her children to be passed down to the generations to come. She loved children, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her great great-grandchildren. Any animals she had were always named and special to her. She was an excellent seamstress, and sewed for many. Charlotte was also a great cook and baker. When anyone dropped in, they always had a snack and coffee. She loved to play cards and often did so until the early hours of the morning.

Although blind and in a wheelchair, Charlotte enjoyed all of the entertainers that came to the lodge and knew all of them by name. She enjoyed playing bingo, with the help of family, and always bought lotto tickets in the hope of winning the “big one”.

Charlotte leaves her legacy to her sons Wayne (Paulette) and Bob (Gwen, deceased); grandchildren on Wayne’s side of the family: Sandra (Dwayne) Van Schaick and their children Brett (Elisha) and Kadence, Ty (MacKenzie) and Wynter, Tracey Dowd and her children Liam and Maggie, Todd Patterson (Susanne) and their children Jordan and Brady. On Bob’s side: Corinne Patterson and her children Kyle and Jace Weegar, Marc Patterson and his children Paige and Hanna (their mother Christine), Beau and Luke (their mother Candy). She also leaves her legacy to a very special family in her life: Ernie and Liz Lange and family; the kids were like grandchildren to her. She also leaves to mourn her sisters: Olive, Margaret and Evelyn; brother Hans (Carol); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, 3 sisters, 6 brothers in-law, husband Earl, daughter in-law Gwen, many nieces and nephews and special friend Benny.

Rest in peace Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Great Great-Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Friend.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 11:00am, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Bezanson, AB (102 St, and 98 Ave.).

Thank you to the staff and homecare at Wild Rose Manor, her last home, you were very kind and caring. Thank you to Kay McNally for your caring. Also thank you to the Staff on 5 North and Dr. Andreiuk and Dr. Pope.


PATTERSON, Gwenith (Gwen) Elizabeth: May 30, 1946 – September 6, 2013
May 30, 1946 - Turner Valley, AB
September 6, 2013 - Grande Prairie, AB
It is with heavy hearts the family of Gwen Patterson announces her passing. Gwen passed away peacefully with her loving husband Bob at her side on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the age of 67 years. Gwen was born in Turner Valley the third child of Henry and Madge (nee Keddie) Jones. The family moved to Grande Prairie in 1954, and shortly after tragedy struck their family when Madge passed of cancer in 1955. In 1958 Henry remarried to Isabelle Anderson and her two children. Gwen graduated from Grande Prairie Composite High School in 1964.Gwen married her High School sweet heart Bob on September 4, 1965 they lived in Calgary then Drumheller, making many lifelong friends along the way. They returned to Grande Prairie, where they worked, farmed and raised their family. Gwen worked as a Paralegal for 30 years, with various law firms in Alberta. Gwen took much pride in her home, always decorating in the most update cozy country décor. She was an amazing cook and loved to put on a meal for family and friends. Everyone will remember her homemade pies and signature lasagna. Gwen was an accomplished seamstress, needlepoint, petty point and later in life took up the fine art of quilting and many family and friends have beautiful quilts as keepsakes. The most important thing to Gwen was her cherished grandchildren; there was always a birthday card and gift in the mail if she couldn't be there; never hesitating to travel far to be at dance recitals, hockey games and important moments in their lives. Besides her loving husband of 48 years Bob, Gwen is survived her children, daughter Corinne Patterson; son and daughter-in-law Marc and Candus Patterson; her cherished grandchildren Kyle and Jace Weegar, Paige, Hannah, Beau and Luke Patterson;her mother-in-law Charlotte Patterson; sister Jessie Currie; brother and sister-in-law David and Evelyn Jones; sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Jim Hale; brother David Anderson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Wayne and Paulette Patterson and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. A Memorial Service to celebrate Gwen's life will be held at Bezanson Memorial Hall (Bezanson, AB) on September 22, 2013 at 2:00pm. If friends or family so desire memorial donations can be made directly to Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society (Box 21215, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 6W7). Arrangements in care of
BEAR CREEK FUNERAL HOME


PATTERSON, Keith Lane "Doc": April 16, 1947 - March 15, 2015.
Our beloved son, brother, and uncle departed peacefully, surrounded by loving family and friends on Sunday, March 15 at 3:10 PM at Points West Hospice. Keith lived a happy life on the Rex Patterson homestead in Bezanson until his "retirement" to Grande Prairie in 2011, where he resided in the loving care of his sister Val and brother-in-law Terry. He will be forever cherished and missed by his mother, Allie Weegar, brother David Patterson, sisters Val (Terry) Williamson, Annette (Ron) Mort, and their children Sandi (Lynn), Cathy (Laurie), Parri, James, Lisa, Michael (Michelle), and Darrin. He is also survived by many grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless special friends who gave his life so much meaning. Keith was pre-deceased by his father Bud Patterson in 1958, step-father Earl Weegar in 2001, and sister-in-law Rhea Patterson in 2012. Please join us to remember Keith on Thursday, March 19 at 1PM at the Bezanson Community Hall with a visitation and viewing prior to the service at 12:00 noon. The family is forever grateful to Lorraine, Monique, Darlene, Sam, Jen, Christina, Rachel, and Merisol for their outstanding care and compassion during Keith's last days. If desired, a memorial donation may be made in Keith's name to Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society. Care entrusted to:
Bear Creek Funeral Home Grande Prairie 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com
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Meryle (Buster) Patterson - Buster Patterson, beloved husband of Polly Patterson, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at the age of 80 with his family at his bedside.Buster was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, July 1, 1928 and grew up in the Bezanson area. He married Polly Stark on October 24, 1951, and later had three sons, Billy, Danny and Leslie.Buster took over his dad's farm in Bezanson in 1968 and remained there until his retirement. Buster also had other jobs off the farm including logging, carpentry, and various jobs in Grande Prairie. Buster was very active in the senior community in Bezanson and Grande Prairie. He enjoyed floor curling, golfing, playing cards, and dancing. His hobbies included woodworking, which left his friends and family with many souvenirs and memories. After retiring in 1999, they moved to Grande Prairie where they remained.He leaves to mourn his loving wife and best friend Mary (Polly) Patterson, sons Billy (Sheryll), Danny (Brenda), Leslie (Cindy), and grandchildren Jason (Tammy), Dustin, Raina (Shaye), Stacey (Jaime), Tarah, Lannie (Sarah), Jordan (Amanda), Amber (Rob), and great grandchildren Jagger, Austin, Jemma, Ryder, Corbyn, Avery, Deacon, and many nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his parents Guy and Adda Patterson, brother Gene, sisters Mildred Parish, Minnie Sacket and brothers-in-law Lawrence Parish, Nemo Sacket, and Des Stark.He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Glen Leslie Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Q.E.II Hospital Foundation.Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.comOliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Crematorium11168249







Vernon Edward Patterson
Funeral services for Vernon Edward Patterson, 40, of Bezanson, who died August 1, victim of a farm accident, were held from Bezanson Hall August 4. Rev. G. B. Johnston officiated.
Born in Grande Prairie, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Patterson, Mr. Patterson served five years overseas in the Canadian Army. He farmed in the Bezanson district and was a member of the West Smoky Legion, Bezanson Stampede Committee, Bezanson Memorial Hall Committee and the Home and School. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Mr. Patterson was highly thought of by his neighbors and will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his widow, Allie and three children, David 6, Keith 11, and Valerie 9; his parent; two brothers, Milford and Kenneth and two sisters, Mrs. Rupert Weegar (Hazel) and Mrs. Bertt Ogden (Wauneita). 





Waunita Patterson married Bert Ogden (1935)

OGDEN, Wauneita Amanda. February 6, 1916 – June 2, 2011. Wauneita Ogden, resident of Grande Prairie, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Wauneita Ogden was born in Murray, Iowa, United States. She came to Canada in April 1916 with her sister Hazel and parents Rex and Grace Patterson. She married Bert November 20, 1935. They made their home on the farm in Bezanson. Wauneita loved to play the piano, and enjoyed her flowers and vegetable garden. She loved to have family and friends around. In 1982, due to failing health, Bert and Wauneita moved into Pioneer Lodge, Grande Prairie. In the mid 80's Wauneita moved to Heritage Lodge. Wauneita kept herself busy crocheting, embroidering, playing cards with friends and many visits from friends and family. April 2011, Wauneita was taken to the QEII Hospital where she remained until the time of her passing. Wauneita was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Bert; parents Rex and Grace Patterson; two infant brothers; sister Hazel Weegar; brother Vernon Patterson; brother Kenneth Patterson; one grandson; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; brother in-law Rupert Weegar; nephew Earl Weegar; niece Linda Cage. Leaving to mourn her passing are daughter Shirley (Elmer) Westergaard of Fort St. John, B.C.; son Robert Ogden of Dawson Creek, B.C.; son Raymond (Linda) Ogden of Bezanson; brother Milfred (Edith) Patterson; sister in-laws Allie Weegar and Laura Patterson; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 11am at Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at the Glen Leslie Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Rainbow Society of Alberta or a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.com OLIVER'S GRANDE PRAIRIE FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM 10195457


Mildred Patterson married Laurence Parrish (1934)


Hazel Patterson married Rupert Weegar (1929)


FREDRICKSON, Barbara Marie: April 4, 1950 - May 12, 2013.
Barbara Fredrickson of Winfield, BC passed away with her family by her side at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 63 years, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Barbara is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by her husband and soul mate - Rod (Freddy), son – Michael, daughter – Deanna (husband Taylor), grandchildren, Coleman, Drayton, Danja, Kelsi and Aaron, mother – Laura Patterson, brother – Ernie Patterson, sister - Donna Drummond (husband Wallace), along with many great friends and relatives. She was predeceased by her father, Ken Patterson. Barbara truly adored spending time with her children and grandchildren, tending to her roses, golfing, playing cards and traveling to Phoenix and Hawaii. Barbara welcomed company with open arms and enjoyed many great visits with friends and family. She always had a smile on her face, which made her the most beautiful woman ever. Her inner beauty and who she was as a person was so amazing; and that allowed her to make an instant connection with anyone. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, #202 - 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5. Celebrations of Life for Barbara (all friends and family welcome to attend one or both): Sunday May 26 Rod and Barb’s Home 11530 Turtle Bay Court, Winnfield BC 1pm – 3pm Sunday June 9 Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club 711040 Resources Road, Grande Prairie AB 12pm – 2pm
Condolences may be sent to the family through the guest book at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME KELOWNA, BC 250-765-3147.
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