Velma Ruth Paterson, late of Creelman, SK passed away peacefully on October 16, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Velma was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Roy; father Gordon Dickie; mother Cecilia Dickie; her father-in-law William Paterson; mother-in-law Grace Paterson; siblings: Vance (Jean) Dickie, Gertrude Dickie, Clifford Dickie, Dorothy Dickie, Roland Dickie; nephew Byron Dickie; brother-in-law Gordon Paterson; sister-in-law Aileen (Denny) Anderson.
Velma is lovingly survived by sons: Dwayne, Bill (Brenda), Larry (Gwen), daughter Dineen; grandchildren: Cody (Hannah), Carly (Naaman) Picard; Curtis (Tamara), Trent (Katie), Kaila (Steven) Dow; Reid, Kyle; great grandchildren: Amzie, Brielle, Ivy; Brooklyn, Emmett, Gabriel, London, Kaiden, Karsten, Teagan, Ryley; grand dogs: Charli, BJ and Ruthy; brothers: Orville (Ruth) Dickie, Clarence (Margaret) Dickie, John (Karen) Dickie; sisters: Lorraine (Bill) Holyoak, Edyth (Jim) Lehman, Carol (Darwin) Pringle; sister-in-law Violet Paterson; as well as numerous well-loved nieces and nephews.
Velma was born on the farm SE 4-11-9W2 in the Sequin area where she went to school until 1936. Gordon and Cecilia then moved to the farm one mile east of Creelman. Velma continued her education in Creelman. She helped her mom and dad raise and care for all her siblings while working in Pete Carruther's store and going to school. Velma married Roy Paterson in 1954 and they had four children: Dwayne born 1956, Bill born 1958, Larry born 1961, and Dineen born 1964. Velma was very involved in the community with the Ladies Legion Auxiliary, Creelman Agricultural Society, Sunday School, church and was president of home and school. She helped in numerous organizations and was always willing to give a hand where needed.
A Memorial Service for Velma was held Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, SK with Reverend Allan Gairns in leadership. Interment was held at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, SK with a luncheon following at the Creelman Memorial Hall, Creelman, SK.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Velma may be made to the Fillmore Health Centre, Resident's Fund, Box 246, Fillmore, SK, S0G 1N0.
M is for the million things she gave me.
O means only that she is growing old
T is for the tears she shed to save me.
H is for her heart of purest gold.
E is for her eyes, with love light shining
R means right, and right she will always be.
Put them all together and they spell MOTHER
A word that means the world to us.