John Andrew Patterson

John Andrew Patterson, of Sooke, BC, passed away August 8, 2013 in the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 56.

John was born August 25, 1956 in Victoria, BC to Dr. John Gordon (Jack) Patterson and Victoria Patterson.

John was a kind, loving and compassionate man. Growing up in Victoria and moving to Sooke in his teens, he fostered many friendships and became a skilled and respected member of the community. With a great passion for the outdoors, John was a man of the land. He spent any spare time hunting and fishing with friends and family throughout BC. It was always one of John’s dreams to own a small cabin on the side of a lake in the interior of BC where he could be surrounded by nature and have a place where loved ones could join him.

Survived by his twin sons, Pete & Jess Patterson, siblings, Gordon Patterson and Maureen Zabel, five nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews, John was a family man who found great joy being with the people he loved. John was predeceased by both his parents, Jack and Victoria Patterson, and his sister, Linda Patterson.

A private celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2013