It is with profound sadness that the family of Gregory Laurence Patterson announce his sudden but peaceful passing on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Greg had just celebrated his 50th birthday in May. Greg will be deeply missed by his life partner Lana Davies, who was his true love and his precious dog Oscar, who was the centre of his world; his loving and devoted parents Laurence (Larry) and Maureen (Chabinyc) Patterson; his sister Lara (Jeff); and his nephews Kobe and Cooper Lelond. Greg will also be fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles; cousins; and nieces and nephews on Lana’s side – Jody, Dryden, Avia, Dawson, Gavin, Preston, Nolan, Kelsey and Kolby; and many extended family members and dear friends.
Greg was predeceased by his grandparents Peter and Helen Chabinyc; Bob and Flo Patterson; and by Lana’s parents Lyall and Andrea (Andrews) Davies.
Greg was born on May 13, 1968 at the New Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up in Winnipeg and attended Maples High School. In 1986, his family moved to Regina where he started his job in the audio visual (AV) industry as a technician. Over the course of his 30+ year career, Greg became well-known and was often asked for by name. Most recently, and for the majority of this time, he was employed with Inland Audio Visual. Many lifelong friendships were created through his work.
Greg was passionate and extreme about the things he loved. As a sports fanatic, he tracked meticulous details and closely followed hockey (a Winnipeg Jets fan), NFL, Nascar, Tour de France, and more. His greatest sports passion of all was cycling. As an avid cyclist, he owned three bikes, his favourite being a road bike. His personal drive and self-competitiveness were unprecedented. With each ride, Greg demanded excellence of himself as he continuously set and surpassed his cycling goals. Greg’s attention to detail was evident in many other areas including electronics, technology, cars and bass guitar, to name a few. The same attention was given to his everyday living and household responsibilities. Greg was typically a quiet guy but he could talk your ear off if it was about something that he loved!
Greg was very respectful and dedicated to his family. He loved his parents dearly. He had the utmost respect for his dad and adored his mom. He looked forward to his regular trips to visit his parents in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and enjoyed time at Good Spirit Lake with the Davies family. Greg formed special bonds with Lana’s siblings, Brock (‘bro’) and Lynn. He also enjoyed the time he spent with Clark & Janice and Carman & Dinalle and their families over the past several years.
Ultimately, there was no place that Greg would rather be than at home with Lana and Oscar. His heart belonged to both. He was very appreciative of Lana’s cooking and for all the things she did for him. Greg wasn’t the typical handyman but was always helpful around the house. He believed there was nothing that couldn’t be fixed with duct tape. He was truly the ‘man of the house’. Oscar was Greg’s pride and joy and the two were inseparable. Greg lived life to the fullest and always cherished the simple things… he would never say not to a burger and beer. What Lana will miss most of all are all the little things he did for her and how he made her feel.
Greg will always be remembered as a kind and gentle soul.
Life is a journey, enjoy the ride.
Family, friends, and all whose lives have been touched by Greg are invited to join:
A Celebration of Greg’s Life will be held at the Regina Rugby Club (please use south side entrance), 4025 – 25th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan on Friday June 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with lunch to follow.
Informal dress. Just come as you are or wear your favourite sports jersey!
Those who so desire may make memorial donations, in memory of Greg, to the Regina Humane Society or to a charity of your choice.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gregory Laurence Patterson June 21st 2018.source