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James Patten April 5, 1950 - May 19, 2020

Obituary: James Patten

Passed peacefully away at G. B. Cross Hospital, Clarenville, on May 19, 2020, James Patten of George’s Brook, aged 70.

Predeceased by his parents, Francis and Helen Patten, brother Bob Patten, and first wife Mary (Maher) Patten. Left to mourn are his wife, Janet Headge-Patten; daughters Renee (Tone) Osbourne, Raquel Patten (David D’Allaire), son Joey Patten(Carrie Milley); grandchildren Dylan, Alyson, Brandon, Robert, Hailey, and Rylie; great-grandchildren Christopher and Kaleb; siblings Bill Patten (Marion) and Frances Arnold (Aubrey); and many relatives and friends.

Born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1950, Jim came to Canada with his family in 1957, when they settled in his father’s hometown, Traytown. His family was his greatest pride, and he travelled far to provide for them. Jim lived in PEI, Labrador, Alberta, NS, BC, and NB before returning to Newfoundland in 2012. When health ended his auto body career, he set up an online comic business, and later took up painting, being very proud of his first sale. Despite the health challenges of his later years, Jim remained a man of spirit and energy to the end.

Cremation will take place immediately. Due to Covid19, a memorial service will be held at a later time when all his family and friends can come together.

Thanks to the staff at G. B. Cross Hospital and the Clarenville Dialysis Unit. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in his memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.


Cremation will take place immediately. Due to Covid19, a memorial service will be held at a later time when all his family and friends can come together


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    Dianne Pritchett says

    Very, very sorry to hear this news.
    My deepest condolences to you, Janet, and all the family.

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    Alan Patten says

    Very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing,I know at times it wasn’t easy for him or his family with all of his medical issues but he came through it a good many times with his families and friends support.May he rest in peace and try to remember the good times and that will get you through these hard times.He never gave up and that says it all.

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    Carolyn chaulk says

    Condolences to the patten family

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    Clarence & Patsy Sweetapple says

    So Sorry To Hear Of Jim’s passing. Condolences to All His Family. Hang onto All The Wonderful Memories You shared with Him. They will help in The Difficult Days ahead. Rip Jim

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      Carl major says

      Janet Thinking about you at this time. My prayers are with you. Every blessing. Love . Carl

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    Bob & Karen Patten says

    We’re so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing.
    Thinking of you all during this sad time. Deepest condolences, Bob & Karen Patten

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    Walter & June Butler says

    Janet and Family,
    So sorry to hear today of Jim’s death and want to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Know that we are thinking of you during this time and praying that you receive some sense of consolation from friends and in the beautiful memories of your life together. May he rest in total peace.

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    Ina says

    So sorry to hear of your loss Janet. May you find comfort in pleasant memories. Peace.

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    Madeline Ward says

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing ,Thinking of you all at this difficult time ,my prayers and thoughts are with you

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    Pearl & Ivan Patten says

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing, he fought a long and hard battle, but he never gave up. Cherish the beautiful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

    Pearl & Ivan Patten
    New Brunswick

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    Paula McHugh Grudich says

    Dear Janet & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your deep loss. May you cherish all of your wonderful memories and may they sustain you in this very sorrowful time.

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    Brenda Piercey says

    Dear Janet,

    Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Dear Husband, James and also on the loss of your Uncle Reg on the same day. My thoughts are with you and HOW I WISH I WAS CLOSER IN MILES SO I COULD GIVE YOU A COMFORTING HUG AND WE COULD HAVE A CUPPA.

    I can only imagine what you and James went through in past months and dealing with the Medical System as a whole ! I am so sad when I think about his worry, disappointment and Pain. We too have gone through similar trials and we are thankful for both of you that he is now at Peace and no more distress and pain.

    God Bless you and I know what kind of “stuff you are made of ” so I trust you will find the fortitude to deal with the weeks ahead. I hope that your “New Family” members are a life line for you.

    Love and Hugs from an “Old Friend ” from Corner Brook who now resides In Middleton, Annapolis Valley,NS
    Brenda (Martin) Piercey

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