Mrs. Doris Patterson
September 16, 1923 – June 3, 2012
Doris Patterson was born in Mossley, England on September 16, 1923 and died of Alzheimers in West Vancouver, B.C. on June 3, 2012. She and her husband Frank and their son Myron immigrated to Canada in 1956. She worked for Stanley Drugs for many years and after retirement started a second career as an actress. She appeared in a number of films and television commercials. Doris and Frank loved ballroom dancing and were regulars at the Grand Ballroom in Richmond until Alzheimers started to slow her down.
Doris is survived by her husband Frank, her son Myron and his wife Robin of Salt Lake City, USA, her grandson Brett of Salt Lake City, her sister Joan of Mossley, England and eight nieces and nephews in England.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother and one niece.
The family wishes to thank Liliana, Nessa, Lilia, Maria, Tex, Wendy and Lesley for providing expert and loving nursing care, and everyone who has helped and supported Frank through this difficult time.
A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver on July 10 at 11:00am.
Do I want to be with you As the years come and go? Only forever If you care to know. Would I grant all your wishes And be proud of the task Only forever If someone should ask. How long would it take me To be near if you bechon? Off hand I would figure Less than a second. Do you think I'll remember How you looked when you smile? Only forever That's puttin' it mild.
How long would it take me To be near if you bechon? Off hand I would figure Less than a second. Do you think I'll remember How you looked when you smile? Only forever That's puttin' it mild.
Mrs. Doris Patterson
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March 13, 2013
Very sorry for your loss and hope you can find comfort in your family. Jean and Auntie Anne and families are thinking of you at this sad time and send their love and best wishes.
July 5, 2012
I will always remember Mrs. Patterson with her wonderful smile and her kind face. I will never forget the day her and Frank came into the bank and danced for our 150th aniversary. It was a sight to behold.We all adored her very much and she will be truly missed by all the staff at TD Bank.
July 4, 2012
Dear Frank, Eric and I send to you and the family condolences on the passing of Doris. You will both be remembered as a lovely couple with many gifts. Doris will be remembered for her lovely smile, courage, kindness and grace.
Keeping you in our thoughts.
Margery and Eric Anderson, West Vancouver.
July 3, 2012
I remember Frank when you lived in a cottage off Micklehurst Road; I used to call every morning when I was going to work to see my new nephew and his mother Doris.
July 3, 2012
Dear Uncle Frank, memories of my Auntie Doris range from being served in the Fish and Chip Shop in Staley Road, Mossley, seeing you all off to Canada at Liverpool on the Empress of France, and your most recent visit to England for the Whitsuntide Band Contests approximately 4 years ago. Covering over 50 years, you could always guarantee that Birthday and Christmas cards from you both would arrive early and without fail. You`ve always been a lovely couple, with an energy to make a success of what you aimed to do. Our thoughts and love are with you, Ian and Kim Turnbull.
July 1, 2012
Dear Uncle Frank as the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Just as you gave without question to Aunti Doris.
June 17, 2012
Cherish the memories of a long and happy life well lived with Doris. May you find comfort in the love and support of friends.