Oshawa Funeral Home


John Fitz-Patrick Paterson

October 31, 2001March 20, 2020

PATERSON, John Fitz-Patrick Suddenly in Bowmanville on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 18 years of age. Beloved companion of Emma. Loving father of Liam and Rylan. Dear son of Kelly and the late William. Cherished brother of William (Carley), Graham (Kara), Danielle and Rebecca. John will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends. Due to the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus, a Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). Online condolences may be made at


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Danielle Paterson

April 26, 2020

I'm pretty late but I couldn't bring myself to write a memory on your obituary after we could've just reminisced a few months ago about the same memories I would be writing about now... We have way too many memories my dude. You really were my best friend and brother in one. One memory I'll never forget was this winter that just passed actually.. We were walking through the forest and saw this rock that looked like a potato. I'm not sure why but we put it by a tree and we buried it with snow and we said when the snow melts, we're going to come back and find the potato rock. When I go to get it I know you won't physically be there with me, but I know your spirit is there with me always 💜 I love you so much John.

Diane Baker

April 9, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.

Carley Ciancio

March 28, 2020

I'm not really sure how I can even start this. John was my brother from another mother. My brother in law. John was an amazing young man who was filled with life. He had the biggest smile and you could feel his personality when he walked into a room. I remember meeting him when he was just a little boy. He reminded me so much of his older brothers. There are so many wonderful things I could say but I want to point out a few. John had a way with words and was something he seemed to explore occasionally. He would write raps and show me them and I was always amazed. They were usually about his beautiful girlfriend and their family. When john loved something he went 110%. John loved his family so much, and you could tell. He was a sensitive guy wether he showed you it or not. He always just wanted the best for people. My favourite memory of him is at my wedding. I remember saying my vows to William and looking over his shoulder to see his two brothers, who in a few words would be mine too, smiling back at me. My favourite picture was not taken by my photographer but a family member who captured me and will walking down the aisle and John clapping with his big grin on. He took over the dance floor that night. I will forever think of him when I hear the song "footloose". He stomped up and down that dance floor. He was so excited to wear his blue suit, which he looked amazing in. John had a big heart and a big soul that he has passed down to his two beautiful boys. He left those two pieces with us that I will always cherish. Love you John.

Hunter Ellis

March 24, 2020

There are so many memories we have together it’s so hard to pick a favourite one, we grow up together I watched you grow from a kid to a young man you are, you were my best friend john, I will never forget you brother and I can’t wait to see you again one day. I love you bud 🤟