A resident of Dundas Manor in Winchester, for the past seven years, Delmer Patterson passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on January 5, 2014. He was 77.
Delmer was born at home on the Conroy Road in Ottawa, on January 10, 1936, to his parents Alexander and Margaret Patterson (nee Martin).
In 1961, at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Vars, Delmer married Marjorie Jackson, and together they farmed and raised six children in the Greely, Vernon and Iroquois areas.
Delmer was a long-time employee of the Central Experimental Farm in the plot division doing the tractor work.
He 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”. Delmer loved the plowing matches and tractor pulls, and you could often see him driving around the countryside in his red Chev truck.
Delmer is survived by his wife, Marjorie of 52 years 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.
Delmer was the brother of Wilma (Lloyd) Sharp of Ottawa, brother-in-law of Jack Hanes of St. David’s and of Norma Dagenais (late Andre), Mary Jackson (late George) and Meryl and Cherie Jackson.
He was predeceased by his sister Myrlah Hanes.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg on Wednesday, January 8th, from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele. A eulogy was given by his daughter Bea Stewart. Pallbearers were Delmer’s grandsons, Alex Patterson, Ben Patterson, Alain Fortier, Benoit Fortier, Colin Patterson, Connor Patterson and Cameron Stewart.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital and the Dundas Manor Activity Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. On-line condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Delmer will be remembered by us all.