In Celebration of

John Allen "Pat" Paterson

February 12, 1926 -  April 4, 2021

John Allen Paterson, known to his family and friends as Pat, passed away peacefully in Mississauga Ontario on April 4th, 2021 after a gradual decline since August 2020. With great sadness yet profound gratitude, his family celebrates a life well lived.

He is survived by his loving wife Monika Guerlin, his children from his marriage to Florence Scott (deceased), Norman (Debbie), Janice Mole (John) and Sandy Szlagowski (Chris) and his step-children Andrea Hill-Kolody (Andrew) and Tanya Hill (Brent Webber).

Pat was born in Toronto on February 12, 1926 to Vera Bee and John Allen Paterson. As a teenager Pat enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was training to be a navigator. After being demobbed he worked in various industries, eventually forming Triangle Plumbing and Heating Supply with two partners. His handshake was his bond and he was highly respected in the Industry.

Pat always said he was a “belonger”, not a joiner and enjoyed the Etobicoke Gyro Club, Zetland-Wilson Lodge, Shriners and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.

The cottage in Muskoka was a highlight in his life along with travel, Big Band music, theatre, old movies and a good Single Malt Scotch.

His grandchildren gave him such joy, Scott Paterson (Jade), Michael Paterson (Melissa), Laura Paterson, Christopher Paterson, Shawn and Kevin (Kate) Mole, Olivia and Andrew Szlagowski, Jennifer, Sarah and Stephen Kolody.

Another great love was his Great Grandchildren McLaren, Riley, Reid, Hallie and Audrey.
We will miss our dear husband, father, grandpa, GG, uncle and friend.
A special thanks goes to the staff at Cooksville Care Centre for their compassionate care.
His Bro Donny is waiting in heaven with open arms and a wee dram!


A private family service will be held on Monday, April 12 at 11 a.m. EST.

For those who wish to virtually attend the service, please use the link:

In memory of Pat, the family would appreciate donations to Habitat for Humanity


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Dave & Leslie Marr (Friends)

Entered April 7, 2021 from Brampton

We'll remember his sense of humour and his love of family. He'll be missed but we will always treasure our memories of him at home and at the cottage.

Tom Clyde (Friend)

Entered April 8, 2021 from Quinte West

Monika and family,
I am sorry for your loss. I didn't know Pat but with the wonders of modern technology I have renewed a high school friendship with Monika. She spoke often and loving ly of Pat. I wish that I had got to meet him. But COVID had other plans. He is in our thoughts and prayers. May his memory bring peace and love forever.
Love to all
Tom Clyde

Margaret Teltz (Friend)

Entered April 8, 2021 from Mississauga

My husband and I feel fortunate to have shared many happy times with Pat and Monika over the years. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Sue Gill (Friend)

Entered April 8, 2021 from MISSISSAUGA

I have know Pat for nearly 30 years, and it is hard to believe he is no longer with us. I saw him last June, outside on the back porch, and he was still soldiering on even though he did not look well. I will very much miss his beautiful ready smile and his witty jokes, and the relaxing times Chiquita (my Chihuahua) and I spent at the cottage with Pat and Monika. The past year hasn't been easy for him, but now he can finally rest in peace, without pain or worry. I will miss you Pat!!

Frank Sullivan (Friend & Customer)

Entered April 8, 2021 from Toronto

Rest in Peace Pat.........Frank


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