Violet Irene Paterson
May 4, 1921 – May 25, 2019
Obituary – Violet Irene Paterson
Violet Irene Paterson passed away on May 25, 2019 at the Weyburn General Hospital at age 98. Vi was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon Paterson, in 2004; parents, Daniel and Anna Anderson; brothers, Carl (Marion), Albert (Clara), Arvid (Lil), & Daniel (Aileen) Anderson; sisters, Esther (Paul, Arvid), Viva (Johnny), and Elsie (Harold) Johnson; brother-in-law, Roy (Velma) Paterson, and many in-laws from her honorary family, the Allans. Vi was born on May 4, 1921 and grew up on the family farm near Norquay, SK. She was proud of her Swedish ancestry and was blessed throughout her life with an abundance of visits from her cousins living in Sweden. After her adult siblings left home, Vi stayed home to help her parents, with a short period of employment in Yorkton helping a family with housekeeping. In 1954, Vi married Gordon, the love of her life, and they farmed together at Creelman, SK. Vi was devoted to her husband, family, and friends. She hosted many gatherings of friends and family and enjoyed working for the community, the Creelman Agricultural Society, and Creelman United Church. Although there was not much time for hobbies in those days, she enjoyed dancing, curling, the annual Creelman Fair, and other community events. She loved baking and was a master at making buns, cookies, cakes, and pies. An impromptu gathering of friends and neighbours for old time music, dancing, and good food was common at the Paterson house. Vi delighted in spending time with her grandchildren, and later great-grandchildren. When Vi and Gordon retired to Weyburn in 1981, they added a new community of friends and enjoyed cribbage, shuffleboard, and many other activities at the Wheatland Senior Centre. At age 95, Vi moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home, where she received much tender loving care and cultivated a new group of friends. She continued to live life to the fullest with their busy recreation program, including bowling, teas, cribbage, musical entertainment, outings, and many other events. Vi will be lovingly remembered by her son, Roger Paterson (Elva Iwanchuk) of Regina, SK; daughter, Phyllis Paterson (Tom Best) of Saskatoon, SK; daughter-in-law, Trudy Paterson (Kim Lockie) of Creelman, SK; grandchildren, Ryan (Marley), April (Mike), Collin, Brooke, and Evan; great-grandchildren, Hudson and Jackson; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Allan and Ruth Allan; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A celebration of Vi's life was held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK, followed by lunch and fellowship at the Weyburn Wheatland Senior Centre. Interment took place follow at the Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, SK. For those who so desire, donations in memory of Vi may be made to The Wheatland Senior Centre or Weyburn Special Care Home Activity Fund. Arrangements are entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel. Messages and stories for the family may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com.
- Celebration of Violet's Life Friday, June 7, 2019
Violet Irene Paterson
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May 29, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Paterson. I have very fond memories of Mrs Paterson when I lived in the same building as she did. She was always cheerful and kind. She loved her flowers out front of her apartment window. We met up quite often at the mailbox or in the laundry room and would have a nice chit chat. May she rest in peace in Heaven.
May 29, 2019
To Vi’s family!
Please accept my sincerest condolences on Vi’s passing. Since I had the privilege to know her, Vi and I became such great friends over the past few years. We would have great games of cribbage, visits, laughs, and had tea in her fancy tea cups! I will always remember her. May you rest in peace Vi!