Robert Paterson, a long time resident of Williams Lake BC, passed away peacefully at Cariboo Memorial Hospital at the age of 75, after a lengthy illness.
Bob was born in Montreal, Quebec and relocated to Aldergrove at an early age and then arrived in the Cariboo in 1970.
He will be fondly remembered for his dynamic, outgoing, friendly personality. Bob was a past president of the Manufactured Housing Association of BC. He sat on the board for the Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute and was a successful business man as the Owner/Operator of Bob Paterson Homes. Bob was also active in his community, he was a former member of the Elks, part of the Community Policing and chaired the Advisory Planning Committee. Bob also enjoyed being a member of the Good Sams.
Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Cory. Sons Jim and Steve (Karrie) and daughter Shauna (Jace) Jacobsen. 6 Grandchildren Brandon, Jack, Kasan, Shane, Leah and Holly. 3 Step Grandchildren Dayton, Kendra and Travis, of Williams Lake. Bob is also survived by his brothers John (Monika) and Patrick of Lac la Hache, Frank (Carol) of Port Coquitlam, sister Helen Desjarlais of 100 Mile House, sister-in-law Beverley Paterson of Montreal, Quebec, mother-in-law Adell Philips of Burnaby BC and a large extended family including many nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his father William, mother May, brothers Bill and Jim and nephew Justin.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the United Church in Williams Lake on Monday May 26, 2014 at 11:00 am.
Those wishing to honor Bob’s memory may do so to the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust.
The family sends many thanks to Dr. S. deSwardt and the nurses and staff of CMH, ER and 2nd floor.
Laprairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.