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Rita M. Patterson

July 5, 1923 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Rita M. Patterson Obituary

In Loving Memory of Rita M. Patterson

1923 – 2024

While there is much to celebrate about a long life well-lived, it is with sadness that we announce the passing of Rita Mary Patterson of Mount Saint Joseph Nursing Home, Miramichi, and formerly of Loggieville, NB, on March 1, 2024, in her 101st year. Born in Russellville to the late Sydney and Charlotte (Arsenault) Savage on July 5, 1923, she was married to the late Elmer Patterson of Loggieville. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Rita was a homebody. Although she enjoyed her outings, she was always content to be back home surrounded by pictures and memories of her family. She was a home-maker and farmer’s wife and took great pride in attending to all the tasks associated with those roles - tending the garden, milking cows, doing barn chores, making pickles and jams, knitting hats and mittens and scarves, and sewing most of the girls’ clothing. She was an accomplished cook and baker and always had ‘proper’ meals (complete with dessert) on the table at ‘meal time’ both for her family and anyone who may drop in (looking for a donut or a chocolate chip cookie, perhaps?). She was a faithful adherent to Knox United Church and was proud of being a life-time member of the UCW. She was a member of the Miramichi Highland Society and past member of the Loggieville Senior Citizens Club.

Mourning her passing are her daughter, Dorothy Lee Patterson (Jim Stevenson) of Dutch Valley, NB; her son, Richard (Jacqueline) of Miramichi, NB; her grandchildren: Patrick Jones (Megumi) of Japan, Peter Jones (Heather) of Italy Cross, NS, Kelsey Betts (Robin Fontaine) of Boundary Creek, NB, and Adam Patterson of Halifax, NS; her great-grandchildren: Katrina Luck of Sackville, and Christyn Jones of Japan; her sisters-in-law: Annie Nolan (late Alex), Libby Hay (late William), and Clair Savage (late Frederick); and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased by her son, David (1973); her daughter, Patricia Jones (2007); infant grandson, Jeffrey Jones (1971); great-grandson, McAulay Jones (2022); son-in-law, Arnold Jones (2012); brothers: Bernard (late Stella), James, and Frederick (Clair); and sisters: Rose Kingston (late Donald), Cecilia Anderson (late Abbie), Margaret Lyons (late George), Kathleen Savage, and Francis Kenny (late Wallace).

Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home, 140 King St., Miramichi, on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 4-7 PM.  A Celebration of Rita’s Life was held at Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 11 AM, with The Reverend David Allan officiating.  Music for the service was provided by Mike Davis and the hymns were "Here I Am, Lord", "Halleluia" and "On Eagle's Wings".  Also a recorded hymn "In The Garden" by Alan Jackson was played.  The scripture readings were read by Jacquie Patterson and Adams Patterson.  Remembrances of Rita was presented by Lee Patterson and Rick Patterson.  Pallbearers were Billy Hay, Clayton Kenny, Lawrence Kingston, Bill Morrissey, Laurie Patterson and Howard Savage.  Honorary pallbearers were Al Fraser, Bruce Loggie, Stephen Loggie, Jamie Patterson and Ralph Savage.  Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery later in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Miramichi Food Bank, or Pine Grove Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, NB; telephone (506) 773-3492.  Additionally, messages of condolence may be shared online at www.adamsfh.ca

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Visitation
Thursday
March 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home Ltd.
140 King Street
Miramichi, NB E1N 2N9

Celebration of Life
Friday
March 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Adams Funeral Home Chapel

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