patterson0002Died peacefully on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 74th year.  Don of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Brampton, beloved husband of Bette for over 51 years.  Loving father of Ron of Palm Springs, California; David (Melanie) of Coquitlam, British Columbia and Walter (Mary Ann) of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.  Dear grandfather of Nadine and Elise of Coquitlam, British Columbia.  Don will also be missed by his mother-in-law Caroline Jamieson of Ottawa and brother-in-law Alan (Janet) Jamieson of Timmins and their family.  Don was a humble and compassionate man.  He loved his family, was a mentor to many and always put others first.  He will be missed.  His family thank Dr. Peter Holloway, Dr. Michael Lisi and their nursing staff for the exceptional care given to Don.  The family invite his friends to join them for a Memorial Service at the Wasaga Beach United Church, 380 Zoo Park Road, Wasaga Beach on Saturday February 1, 2014 at 2 o’clock.  If desired, remembrances to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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