Gorden Charles Patton, born April 6, 1947, in Selkirk, MB, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Winnipeg. Those who knew of his appreciation for precision may find it noteworthy that he passed exactly 75 years from his date of birth.
In his younger years, Dad worked for Manitoba Hydro and later joined Canada Post. In his thirties, he went back to school and attended the University of Manitoba, where he earned his teaching degree. No matter where he lived, Dad was sure to have a good book and some sort of cigar or pipe close at hand. A quiet, intellectual man, he was quick with his characteristic half-smile when something amused him.
Dad was predeceased by his brother Raymond and sister Darlene (Ray Molinski). He is survived by his children Shawn (Angel) Patton, Kim (Rick) Hart, and Ginette Demaere, as well as his seven grandchildren: Sebastian, Talia, Madeline, Ethan, Julien, Chantal, and Justine. Dad also leaves behind two brothers, James and David, brother-in-law Ray, nieces Brenda and Marla (Justin), and nephews James, Daryl, and Trevor (Shelley).
Dad will be deeply missed.
No formal service will be held.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com