John Patterson

Obituary of John Russell Patterson

Born in the village of East Bolton, Quebec on January 7, 1921, John passed away peacefully at the Scarborough Health Network – Birchmount Hospital, on October 26, 2022, in his 102nd year.  Predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Kathryn and his special friend, Betty King.  Also predeceased by his parents, Robert and Susie Bryant, his brother, Harold, and his sisters, Irene and Mabel.  Forever missed by his loving children, Ann, Donna (Arthur) and Janine, his grandsons, Kareem John and Hadi Bryant, and great-grandfather of Arya and Dahlia.  John is also survived by his brother, Stan, sister, Elsie, brother-in-law, Ian Stewart, sister-in-law, Betty Stewart, remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews, and will be missed by many friends and acquaintances.


John was an avid bridge player and Blue Jays fan, was an exceptional gardener. Church was an important aspect of his life.


The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville) from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1st.  A service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 2nd at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception


If desired, donations may be made to the Love Scarborough Campaign of the Scarborough Hospitals, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the East Bolton Cemetery Association in Austin, Quebec or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded through


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