Peacefully, with family by her side, Charlotte Margaret (Nice) Patterson, passed into the presence of her Lord on July 22, 2006, at MSA Cottage Pavilion. Predeceased in April of 1993 by her beloved husband of 57 years, Alex B. Patterson. Also preÂdeceased by sisters Florence (Kerr) Woroby, Olive Walker and her brother, Lawrence Nice. Survived by her sister, Evelyn Peake. Cherished mother of four, Larry (Denny) Patterson, Ruth (Ken) Gienger, all of Abbotsford, Goldie (Allan) MacMillan of Ottawa and Wayne Patterson of Ashcroft. Charlotte was the dearly loved Grandma of ten, and Great Grandma of 29. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many friends.
Born in Neepawa, Manitoba, Charlotte was a graduate of Winnipeg Salvation Army Bible College, she pastored several S.A. Corps in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Married to the Rev. Alex B. Patterson in 1936, Charlotte later was ordained as a Deaconess in the Church of the Nazarene and together they pastored Churches in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Having served as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Abbotsford, she was also a volunteer with the Red Cross Society in Ottawa while her husband was Member of Parliament for the Fraser Valley (23 years).
In retirement Charlotte crocheted baby covers for many years for the Community Services of Abbotsford. In recent years, prior to being cared for by the Âspecial Pavilion staff at the Cottage, Charlotte enjoyed her happy, peaceful years in the Hallmark Assisted Living Residence. Her prayers are cherished by all who have been so blessed. Charlotte’s beautiful spirit of faith, caring and commitment, was evident throughout her life knowing the “peace of God” and therewith to be content” (Phil.4:7, 11) whatever the circumstances and wherever led by the Lord she faithfully served for over 95 years. Charlotte knew in Whom she believed, with confidence of “eternal life” (1 John 5:13). Her life has been an inspiration and example to all whose lives she touched.
A Celebration of Charlotte’s life will be held on Friday July 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm from the Abbotsford Church of the Nazarene, 2390 McMillian Road, Abbotsford. Interment at Hazelwood Cemetery.
Henderson’s Funeral Home