Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald Raymond Patterson

In memory of:

Leading Seaman Donald Raymond Patterson

December 3, 1969

100 miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Military Service


Service Number:

35692H

Age:

30

Force:

Navy

Unit:

HMCS Bonaventure

Citation(s):

Canadian Forces Decoration, Special Service Medal

Additional Information


Born:

June 9, 1939
Port Colborne, Ontario

Enlistment:

January 14, 1957
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Stanley Raymond and Lucille Margaret Patterson of Sherkston, Ontario. Husband of Bonita Rose Patterson and father of Deborah, Donald and Raymond Patterson of Spryfield, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 147 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SACKVILLE (HILLCREST) CEMETERY
Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Section H, Row K, Grave 14A

Digital Collection

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  • Stained Glass Window– Photo Credit: Marilyn Gurney 
This stained glass window and plaque at St. Brendan's Chapel, CFB Halifax, Halifax, NS is dedicated to the four seamen of the H.M.C.S. Bonaventure killed in an "av" gas disaster.
[stained glass window/vitrail]
WHERE THE LIGHT OF THY PRESENCE SHINETH FOR EVERMORE

[plaque/plaque]
HMCS BONAVENTURE DECEMBER 1969
IN MEMORY
[The names of 4 seamen who died in an "av" gas disaster are listed, but are not clear in the photo./Les noms des 4 marins tués par une explosion de gaz AV sont inscrits, mais ils ne sont pas clairs sur la photo.]

John Elvin Boulter; Gordon Hayes Morrell; Donald Raymond Patterson; Gary Lee Swim  
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=6310
  • Memorial Stained Glass– This Stained Glass Window at the Shearwater Aviation Museum in 12 Wing Canadian Forces Base Shearwater includes four badges: HMCS Shearwater, HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent, and HMCS Bonaventure. The caption states:
1945 Fifty years of Naval Air 1995
For those in peril on the sea

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