Nature 19

Eileen (Allen) Paterson

December 2, 1924 ~ October 30, 2018 (age 93)


 PATERSON -- Sarah "Eileen" Paterson, beloved wife of the late Bruce Paterson passed away at

Birch Lodge in Hamiota, Manitoba on October 30,2018 at the age of 93 years.


Eileen was born in Oak River, Manitoba to her parents Robert and Margaret Allen on December 2,

1924; the second of six children. After finishing school in Oak River, she came to McConnell to

work in her Uncle Jack Allen's store where she met her future husband Bruce. They were married

on October 10, 1946. In those days, money was in short supply so they ran a mixed farming

operation, drove the school van, sold eggs and had a huge garden. They never seemed to run out

of energy. They had two sons born at Hamiota hospital; Arnold in 1950 and Larry in 1953. The farm

grew larger and with two kids there was more work, but Eileen never complained and was always

happy. When Arnold and Larry got older and into sports, she and Bruce were always there and no

matter how cold the rinks were, she was still determined to watch from outside. Eileen taught

Sunday School, belonged to the WI and the UCW and she did a lot of work for the McConnell 4H

Calf Club where Bruce was the leader. She also hauled grain, pitched bales and looked after her

garden. On September 14, 1989 her life changed drastically when Bruce died suddenly at home

after combining the night before. Larry had come home to farm a few years prior, so that was a

great relief for her. Five years later Larry was diagnosed with cancer and he passed away on

October 25, 1995. Eileen stayed on the farm for two more years before moving in to Hamiota.

Eileen enjoyed living in town, but always missed the farm. Eileen was predeceased by her husband

Bruce, son Larry, brother Bill Allen and his wife Jean, sister Doreen and her husband Dallas

Hunsaker, sister in law Beatrice Allen, and brothers-in-law Frank Mathison and Bill Bradley. Eileen

is survived by her son Arnold (Nergis) of Hamiota and his children: Jacquie (Darren) Turcotte of

Whitecourt, AB; Julie (Michael) Daniels and Wade (Shannon) Paterson of Calgary and their mother

Chris Paterson. She is also survived by Larry's children: Bryce (Michelle) Paterson of Russell,

Manitoba; Darcy Paterson of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Brett (Monica) Paterson of Regina, Sask., and

their mother Debbie (Dallis) Johns of Hamiota. There are also 13 great grandchildren: Kaycie,

Grayden and Kale Turcotte; Jordyn and Nate Daniels; Kamble and Ryland Paterson; Michaela Clark

and Eva Paterson; Reese, Kaelyn, Maya and Colton Paterson. Eileen is also survived by 3 siblings:

Ella Mathison of Hamiota, Bessie Bradley and Jack Allen of Brandon, as well as sister-in-law Isobel

Paterson of Lethbridge AB. A Funeral service was held at the Hamiota United Church on

Wednesday November 07, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with lunch following at the Hamiota Community

Centre. Burial of the urn was at the family plot in Hamiota. Donations may be made to the Birch

Lodge Personal Care Home - Activity Fund c/o Hamiota District Health Centre or the Hamiota

United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota R0M 0T0.


The family would like to sincerely thank Elsie Dickenson, Isobel Basso and the Hamiota United

Church Choir for the lovely service and the UCW for the delicious lunch. Many thanks to all that

sent flowers, food, cards and thoughtful condolences; they were greatly appreciated. We would

also like to thank Dwayne, Al and Rob of Campbell Funeral Home and Loree from Campbell Flowers for their kind assistance. To all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Hamiota Hospital, as well as all of the staff at Birch Lodge we extend a very special thank-you for your care, kindness and professionalism.


-Eileen’s Family 

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Funeral Service
November 7, 2018

2:00 PM
Hamiota United Church
Birch Ave
Hamiota, Manitoba R0M 0T0

November 7, 2018

2:45 PM
Hamiota Community Centre
50 4th St SE
Hamiota, Manitoba R0M 0T0

November 7, 2018

4:30 PM
Hamiota Cemetery
1/2mi S of Hamiota on Hwy 21
Hamiota, Manitoba R0M 0T0


Birch Lodge Personal Care Home - Activity Fund
c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0,
Tel: 204-764-2412

Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund
Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0,

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