Glenda Mary PattersonMay 14, 1943 ~ October 9, 2017 (age 74)
It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to an amazing lady and true pillar of our community. The hats you wore were many...each as loving and beautiful as the next.
Daughter of Jack and Margaret Battie, who beamed with pride everytime you sang. Sister to Lindsay (June) Monroe, Elaine (Reg) Warner, Val (Larry) Morgan, and Vivian (Colin Cameron).
Laughter was always the best medicine and together, you had the biggest dose.
Wife of Gord Patterson, whose strength will come from the wonderful memories of 48 years of marriage and knowing that he was the love of your life. Mother to Susan (Bob) Cabral and Gord Jr., who count their blessings everyday that you were their mom. Nana to Lola and Cortez. They will miss you every single day, but will grow up to be wonderful people because of lessons they learned from you. Auntie Glenda to countless nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family, who you held as close to your heart as if they were your own children.
Nurse, lab technician, retired Alderperson, volunteer cancer counselor and so much more to so many in the community...But mostly - a true friend and inspiration to us all.
You loved without fear and gave your heart unconditionally to everyone you met. A "Hi Hun" or "How are you Sweetheart" was more powerful than you will every know. You believed whole-heartedly in guardian angels...and now we do too!
Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at St. Mary's Church (Hall) in Ladysmith, BC. No host bar.
In lieu of flowers, a Go Fund Me page has been set up so that we can continue to support all of the causes in the community that were dear to Glenda's heart. To donate, please go to: www.gofundme.com (Search: Glenda Patterson)