September 29, 1939 – July 23, 2014
Passed away peacefully in his 75th year after a long battle with cancer at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Predeceased by Tom and Edith Paterson. Will be sadly missed by his wife Carol, Linda McVea (Joel), Lisa Andrews (Bob); grandchildren Josh, Bob, Braxton and Bronwyn along with his furry friends Henry and Dexter; brother John and family (Kincardine) and many neighbors, family and friends, especially Pat and Marilyn. Tom was a dedicated employee of the A&P for 44 years. Friends will be received by the family on Friday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas whereTom’s Service will take place on Saturday, July 26th at 11a.m. Cremation has taken place and an interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Dundas Blues Junior Hockey Club or the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.
Dear Carol: Deepest sympathy and please know we are thinking of you. Sterling and Kim Nichol
Carol, I am so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. The only peaceful thing is that he is now with Aunt Edie and Uncle Tom and I’m sure they will have a great time together again. I can still hear Tom’s booming voice as it always made me jump when he walked into Aunt Edie’s house LOL. The Paterson’s are my family and I cherish all of the memories forever!
I wish you all the best and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere condolences to your family
From Ann Parker and the Dundas Garden Club
To the BIG KAHUNA…God says it’s okay today to play another nine today. A tribute to a man whos heart was as big as himself,,his laughter bellowed as he squeezed the plush animals at the store,the cows mooing the ducks quaking. He was larger the real life and was always a good friend. So with my deepest sympathies to the family for their loss all I can say is “Play through BIG KAHUNA’
Carol, I am very sorry for your loss. My family and I are thinking of you. Allan and Yvonne also send their sincere sympathies.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Carol, so sorry to hear about Tom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, John & Ellen and all the rest of the cousins.
Dear Carol &Family. Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you all ,at this sad and difficult time. .Deepest Sympathy Wayne & Shirley Zess
Carol and Family:
We’re so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. We have lost a big bear with a soft heart.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mel & Joan Shedden
Carol, our deepest sympathies go out to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many hugs, John, Karen and Nick.
Even though I had not spoken to my father since I was married 17 years ago, I was very sad to find out about his passing the day after his funeral service. It was ironic in that I was asked that very day by my wife how I knew he was still alive and my response was that my sister Heather (Tom’s daughter) had not called me. She had not seen his obituary.
I passed along my condolences to Carol shortly after reading his obituary.
I am sorry that I was absent from his life and he from mine for so long.
I am glad that his pain is over, and that he is at rest.
I know that some people may not forgive me and I do not ask you to.
I share your pain and I will miss my father everyday.
I found this prayer online and thought it fitting for his love of the game.
A Baseball Player’s Prayer
God grant me wisdom, to tell a strike from a ball,
to know where to throw and never to fall.
Keep me always in the base line, running straight and true
and I’ll look for your sign, to stretch one into two.
God give me vision, to see every pitch,
so if a player needs help, then I will see which.
Let me always hustle, so I’ll be at my best
and take pride in myself, in sports and the rest.
God be my strength, when I throw the ball
when I’m far from home plate, or against a wall.
So I never miss a base, please guide my feet,
bring me home safely, so my job is complete.
When I help younger players, let me always give praise,
so they’ll see you in me, in all of my ways.
God please guide our coach, to be fair and smart,
to teach us to be good, let it come from his heart.
Let me take a loss, just as well as a win,
to do any less, is surely a sin.
As long as I can play, let me make my parents proud,
as proud as I am, when they yell MY name out loud.
However my games end, let me always have fun
and if Heaven has All Stars, I want to be one.
When my games here are over and my seasons are done,
let me play on your team. just like your son.