Pat, was born on November 23, 1930 in Blackheath, England and passed away peacefully with her best friend Pasty by her side on October 5, 2022. Pat’s five years at home after her husband’s passing was made easier with her grandson, Sam and support of family, friends and medical professionals.  Predeceased by her husband, Sammy and brother Jim Farmer.  Survived by her son Neil “Sammy” (Kim) and granddaughter Tiffany and family; daughter Sarah, grandson Sam, brother-in-law Linwood and his family, Florence Palmer, family and friends in England, Scotland and Canada.

Pat, or Queenie (as her brother Jim called her) was a great advocate for Adult Day Care.  She was a founder of Mt. Newton Adult Day Care Centre and long-time volunteer.  Once retired from St. Anthony’s Physiotherapy she was occupied by her grandson, Sam and many trips to England to visit family and friends.

No Service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Helen Sweett

    I was an owner with Patricia and Sam at one of the first private physio therapy clinics in Dartmouth NS, and when they returned to live in BC I continued to own it for another 20 plus years. Prior to the clinic, Pat and I first met when we worked at the Camp Hill Veterans hospital. Our family used to socialize on weekends with our children.
    My sincere condolences on the death of Pat. My husband also died this year in May.
    Helen Sweett

  • Lindsey Newman

    Of course you had to leave, as a perfect Lady in Waiting, you couldn’t allow too much of a gap to pass between yourself and HM! I can never remember Pat entering a room, that she couldn’t fill with laughter, or tell the best darned anecdotes …..clean or otherwise, planned or accidental.
    I will always remember you Pat, with your profound tolerance, warmth, and such humour.
    When your having tea with HM , don’t forget the marmalade sandwiches,!
    For the Lady I knew so briefly, thank you and safe passage.

  • Eve Townsend

    To the precious family of Pat Paterson:
    I go back to the early days of working with Pat Paterson when the E.C.U. of Saanich Peninsula Hospital was opened. This very caring Professional had a great heart and mind for the total wellbeing of the residents. Pat worked hard to bring about the change for them that she saw was needed. The people of the Saanich Peninsula owe a huge debt of gratitude to both Pat Paterson and Patsy Berger North. With sincere love, affection and gratitude.

  • Jean and Graham Robinson

    Jean and Graham Robinson
    We are so sad to realise we will never see or hear your English accent, describing your life on the West Coast with the equally lovely Sammy.
    Jim had it right when he called you Queenie.

  • HRH Ellie of Moo

    To Our Most Esteemed HRH Biscuit Bearer
    Patricia Betty Paterson
    As My Good, Fuzzy Friend, Paddington would say
    At a moment like this
    “Thank You, Ma’am …. For Everything !
    With enduring love and affection
    From HRH Ellie of Moo, King Charles Cavalier
    And her loyal, but incompetent manservant, Steve

  • Stephen Newman

    Pat was a wonderful woman and friend, with a self-depreciating laugh and zest for life that could dominate any space she entered. Someone who put others before herself and who never forgot a good deed to others. A true lover of dogs and their foibles. She enjoyed life from the sublime to the ridiculous and recounted them with such great humour and good fun. Thank you, Pat, for sharing a life well-lived.
    …. And thank you Patsy for being her true friend though thick and thin to the very end. And to ‘young’ Sam for lifting some of the burden in later life.

    Life is about character, not necessarily popularity, and Pat, you had both in spades!!!

  • Brenda Harfield

    It was my absolute privilege to briefly come to know Pat & Patsy Berger-North some years ago when my late husband required the services of Mt Newton Centre Society & I learned of the determination of Pat & her cohort Patsy to set up Mt Newton which, in the Coast Salish nation means, ‘place of refuge’ they named this incredibly valued service to the residents of the Saanich Peninsula
    Rest In Peace, Pat. Brenda Harfield

  • Mike Beale

    Pat ! I thought you’d live forever ! Will miss you so very much. Sending much love to Sarah,Neil, Sammy, Linwood and all the family

  • Linda D.

    I miss you and will always hold you as if you were my mom. Safe travels.

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