Ellsworth J. Patterson
1929 - 2021
Ellsworth J. Patterson
Visitation Information
Visitation Time
6-8 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Service Time
3 pm
Service Location
Invitation Only; Jones Funeral Home, Sackville
Burial Information
Burial Date
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Burial Location
Sackville Cemetery
Requested Charity
Drew Nursing Home Glider Chair Fund; Donor's Choice
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It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished patriarch, Ellsworth James Patterson, 92, of Sackville NB on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Born in Midgic, NB, Ellsworth was a son of the late William and Kate (Fillmore) Patterson. The youngest of nine children, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Ellsworth was employed by General Electric/Moloney Electric for most of his career and enjoyed the great camaraderie and enduring friendships formed with his co-workers. He was a man of great faith, and a member of the Midgic Baptist Church.

Ellsworth had great love and respect for all people and a love for life itself. His family was his biggest passion, dear friends were considered family too. His home was always a welcoming place if in need of a place to stay, a non-judgmental listening ear or some fun and entertainment. Ellsworth enjoyed music, be it playing the harmonica for his great-grandchildren to dance, or strumming the guitar along with Doug, who always kept him in tune. He enjoyed many a good game of 45’s with his nieces and nephews, and the fun of family washer toss competitions. Never one to stay still for long, he valued the freedom of hopping into his Ford to take a drive to check on family or a favorite lady, or maybe a favorite shop (Cheers Dad!). Ellsworth got great pleasure from food. He was a regular at Patterson’s Restaurant where he enjoyed VIP service from the staff. Poutine and headcheese were treats that Bonnie often brought, and sushi was a new favourite his grandson introduced to him just this past year. He claimed his only dislike was butter, thus our butter chicken dish got a code name. He had a striking gift for gab and spent most evenings perfecting his telephone skills. In earlier years he enjoyed making toys from wood that are treasured by family members. Ellsworth held a place in his heart for dogs, especially his poodles. A loving home he gave to each, first was "Candy" then "Candy 2" and lastly "Candy 3".

Ellsworth will be sadly missed by his daughter Cynthia (Francis Capstick) Bowles, Lake Echo, NS and her children Patrick and Ashley (Mariana), son Danny (Lori), Sackville, NB and their children Christopher (Martine) and Jason (AmyLynn), son Paul (Karen Tucker), Truro, NS and his children Daniel and Justin,  step-daughter Bonnie (Doug) Stokes, Moncton and their children Jody (Tracey Kelly) and Shannon (Stuart Jewett), Step-son-in-law Jeff Harper, Sackville NB and his children Travis (Kassandra) and Tylor (Monica), daughter-in-law Cheri Patterson, Stewiacke, NS,14 great grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Ellsworth was predeceased by his first wife, Eva (Craft), his son Gordon, his second wife Betty (Estabrooks), sisters Eleanor Atkinson, Julia Hunsley, Sarah Ward, and Gertrude Ormandy, brothers William, Charles, Carl and Douglas, his step-daughter Angela Harper and his daughter-in-law Shirley Patterson.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300) Public visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 6-8 pm. A private family funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 3pm. The funeral service will be streamed and made available by visiting his obituary on the funeral home website.

Donations in memory of Ellsworth may be made to the Drew Nursing Home Glider Chair Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Ellsworth J. Patterson