ARMSTRONG, Richard (Dick) Patterson – Passed away peacefully at Highview Residences, London, with his family at his side on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013.  He is survived by his beloved and cherished wife of 60 years and dear friend of 75 years, Marian, devoted daughters Janet and Linda and very special sons-in-law Greg Carr and Mark Enns.  Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will miss Dick’s special joi de vivre.   Predeceased by his sister Mary Frankish (2010).  Dick was born on May 10, 1929 in New Liskeard, Ontario.   His heart will forever remain at the family cottage where he would return often to his roots.  He will be interred at Pioneer Cemetery, Temiskaming Shores in the spring 2014.  He obtained his BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1952 and started a long and very successful career that took him from Quebec to Ontario and Michigan.  He was President & CEO of three diverse companies; Westclox Canada, Baker Perkins (Canada and US) and Hayward Pool Products Canada.

He supported local charities such as United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Sisters of St. Joseph (Peterborough) through direct involvement and served on several boards during his working career, most notably Trent University Board of Governors.   A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland North, London, on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of London or Highview Residences. The family would like to thank Dr. John Jordan for his compassion. We would also like to thank the ‘family’ at Highview for their exceptional care.  His final home was filled with love, care and compassion. For this, his family will be forever grateful.  Online condolences may be made at

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