Dec. 8, 1916 – January 28, 2006
It is with sadness we announce that Greta Patterson passed away peacefully on Jan.28, 2006 at Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver, B.C.
She and her twin sister were born in Pembroke, Ontario, on Dec. 8, 1916. Greta served as a nursing sister lieutenant in WWII and met Captain Stanley George Patterson in Kingston Hospital. They were married in Pembroke and traveled west on their honeymoon to West Vancouver where they resided and raised their children Kathleen, Robert and Ann. In 1968, they moved to Terrace where Stan became General Manager for B.C. Telephone Co. Greta was an active member of that community. In 1976, their beloved summer residence in Sechelt became their permanent retirement home. Greta lived there even after Stan’s death until Jan. 2005 when she moved to Capilano Care Centre.
Greta was an active member in all the communities that she lived in. She was involved in the Scouting movement for 15 years and was active in Hospital Auxiliary. Being an avid curler and golfer, she held positions in the Hollyburn Country Club, Terrace Golf and Country Club and Sunshine Coast Golf Club.
Greta is predeceased by her husband Stan, her sisters, Mona and Elsa and her brother, Harold. She is also predeceased by brothers-in-law, Norman, Ralph and Lawrie.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Kathleen Casey (Mike), Robert Patterson (Pat) and Ann Patterson (Fred); grandchildren, Ryan, Sidnee and Megan; her twin sister, Freda Winn and sisters-in-law Mary Patterson and Marg Patterson. Family and friends will lovingly remember Greta and her zest for life. No service was held by request. In memoriam donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society or St. Mary’s Hospital in Sechelt.
Hollyburn Funeral Home. 604.922.1221. www.hollyburnfunerals.com