Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday August 3, 2007 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, Ruth Bernice (Bush) Patterson of St. Marys at the age of 82. Loving wife and best friend of Tom Patterson for 61 years. Much loved mother of Tom (Bev) Patterson of Barrie, Debbie (Ron) Clarke of St. Marys and Gary (Shirley) Patterson of St. Marys. Dear grandmother of Liz (Neil) Mavor, Missy (Don) Einarson, Sonya Clarke, Nancy Clarke, Michelle Patterson (Paul), Lisa (Casey) Boyer and Tanya Patterson. Great-grandmother of Aaron Mavor, Joseph Einarson, Julien and Cierra Boyer. Dear sister of Naaman (Norma) Bush and sister-in-law of Flora Bush and predeceased by her brother Basil Bush. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Angus Daniel and Harriett (Ward) Bush and several brothers and sisters. The visitation will be held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Sunday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Fraser officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of choice.
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