Donna Patterson

Obituary of Donna Rose Patterson


Passed away peacefully at L.H.S.C University Campus on Sunday, August 1, 2021.  Donna Rose (née Wernham) Patterson of Kerwood in her 80th year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Patterson (2008) for 47 years.


Cherished Mother of D.Kathy (Jerry) Hendrikx, Robin (John) McLenon, Robbie (Tami) Patterson and Ryan (Tammy O’Brien) Patterson.


Treasured Grandma/Nan of Emily (Cory Jordan) Hendrikx, Erin (Jeff Thiel) Hendrikx, Scott (Nathalie Geldart) Hendrikx and Meghan (Richard King) Hendrikx; Daniel (Delaney) McLenon and Olivia McLenon; Ryan Cook (predeceased 2010), Kyle (Caitlin) Cook, Makenna Patterson and Torrie Patterson.


A very much-loved GG to Ryan’s children, Mikey and Kemi; Kyle and Caitlin’s children, Cassidy and Ryan; Emily and Cory’s children, Ari, Liam and Maria; Erin and Jeff’s children, George and Charles.


Survived by sister-in-law Judy Patterson.  She will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Dorothy Wernham, her brother Bob, her sister Betty Douglas, brother-in-law Robert Douglas and brother-in-law Carmen Patterson.


While raising a family and working on the farm, Donna recognized the importance of community service.  She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, drove for the VON, volunteered with minor sports and for many years could be found running the food canteens at the local arenas.  As a long-term member of the Kerwood- Bethesda United Church, Donna took her turn as organist and organized numerous church suppers.


After driving many children to school over a span of 33 years, Donna decided that it was only right that she should also cater their weddings, feed them at their Christmas parties and ensure that the food they ate at Camp Kee-Mo-Kee was something to write home about.      


The family would like to thank her long-time family physician, Dr. G. Perkin, nurse Beatrice and the doctors and staff at the University and Victoria Campuses for their respectful, professional and compassionate care shown towards both Donna and her family.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (519-245-1023), 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the Memorial Service will held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11 a.m.  Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Registration is required to attend the visitation and service.  Please follow the links below for registration or call the funeral home.  For those who are unable to attend the service, a livestream will be available on Donna’s memorial page, or by clicking HERE.


As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Kerwood-Bethesda United Church or Veritas #128 Strathroy, Order of the Eastern Star.  Online condolences and donations can be made to


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