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LAC Beverley Henry Patterson
Royal Canadian Air Force

Located at Column 25, Row 17

Personal Biography

Beverley (Bev) Henry Patterson was born November 9, 1921 in Annapolis Valley. He was the youngest of three sons born to John Wilford and Lillian Rachel/Rae (Hiltz) Patterson. His brothers were Ivan and Clifford. Bev was a veteran of the Second World War. He entered World War II on November 11, 1941. He was a machinist by trade and served as a Leading Air Craftsman. He was one of the first to open the Number 6 Operational Training Unit (RCAF) in Comox, BC in 1943. Bev was discharged on August 31, 1945. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings County. He married his sweetheart Mary Rosalie Jordan on October 4, 1947 and had four children. Garth, (married Shirley Osborne), Michael (married Janet Walsh), Anne (married Bryson Eye) and Greg (married Susan Head). Bev had eight grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. He was a family man who helped whenever needed. He was employed with Canada Agriculture Entomological Laboratory most of his working life. He died at age 96 on June 16, 2018 in the Camp Hill Memorial Hospital, Halifax. He was buried next to his loving wife in Kentville, NS.

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