In Loving Memory of
Earl is lovingly remembered by his wife Doreen,
his children Greg, Gloria, Gwen, and Eric,
as well as their families.
January 20, 2018
Boissevain Health Centre
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
St. Paul’s United Church
Private Interment ~ Boissevain Cemetery
Donations in memory of Earl may be made to the
Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund,
or to the Boissevain Health Centre Auxiliary.
Patterson, Earl Robert
October 18th,1926 -January 20th, 2018
A kind and gentle soul passed away peacefully at Boissevain Health Centre
Jan 20th after a long and blessed life. Earl was born in Boissevain and grew up on the family farm. Earl’s love of music and dancing led him to the Minto dance hall where he met his wife of 61 years, Doreen Wood. They made many life long friends through dancing, and being involved with their church family at Saint Pauls United Church.
Earl loved being a farmer and took great pride in looking across a ripe wheat field swaying in the breeze. He loved spending time with his children during late night combine runs and sitting quietly with them in the field while enjoying his lunch.
Earl took great joy curling with his brother Murray and in later years with his sons Greg and Eric. He was an ardent supporter of his children’s and grandchildren‘s activities and was always proud of each and everyone of them.
Earl joined the camera club and through his photography showed his natural gift of capturing the beauty of the world around him. Earl’s passion for model railroading sprang from his boyhood fascination with trains. Building his railroad from scratch gave him endless hours of entertainment but his greatest joy was sharing his stories with people from all over the world.
He created replicas, in amazing detail, of places that were near and dear to him.
Earl was predeceased by his parents Alvin and Bessie and his brother/best friend Murray. He is survived by his loving wife Doreen, children: Greg (Lysa), Gloria (Joe), Gwen (Lee), Eric (Karen); Grandchildren: Jeri (Noel), Jill, Megan, Hanna, Ryan, Emma, Justin, Carter & Lena; Great grandchildren: Ethan and Lucas; and his loving sisters Eva and Eleanor.
A sincere thank you to Dr. Nell, the staff of Boissevain Health Centre and the staff of Westview Lodge for your care and compassion.