28 Sep 23

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Corporal Hugh B. Patterson was in his 102nd year, an honoured C&E Branch veteran of WW2, where he served in Europe as a Signalman, Dispatch Rider, delivering messages to the front and all field units.

Corporal Patterson, long time resident of Caledonia and distinguished member of the century club, passed away peacefully at his residence, RVilla in Caledonia, surrounded by family. Corporal Patterson was born at home in Caledonia in December 1921 to parents Myrtle and Norman Patterson, farmers of Scottish heritage. After the war, he met his wife, Barbara, and together they raised a family of nine children. Corporal Patterson is predeceased by his sister and brother. He worked at his trade as an electrician and was actively involved in community clubs: the Haldimand Choralairs, the Presbyterian Choir, The Kinsmen Club, K40 and The Special Projects Club. He was happy to help out in the community. In his retirement years, he lived on the farm on McClung Road, then moved to RVilla and made it his home. Staff have become his second family and the residents his close friends. Corporal Hugh B. Patterson has many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and he is extremely proud of them all.

Corporal Hugh B. Patterson was buried at St. Patricks Cemetery and 31 Signals Regt was present and provided Signallers to stand vigil at his coffin throughout the visitations and an Honour Guard escorted his coffin as it left the church to be interred.

Previously the Branch was also privileged to celebrate Corporal Patterson’s 100th birthday alongside his family and friends in July 2022.