Passed away peacefully at LHSC – Victoria Hospital with family by her side on February 16, 2020, at the age of 61. Beth was born in London, Ontario on September 15, 1958, to parents Albert and Irene ‘Rene’ (Gould) Patterson. Beth was the much-loved wife of Louise Stonehouse. She is survived by her dear sister Laura Thompson (John), and brother Bruce Player (Judy). Missed by her nieces Buffy (Darrel), and Bobbie (Shawn), nephews Randy, Daniel (Poppy), and Ian Philip, and great-nephews Jacob, and Caleb. Beth was a second mom to Michelle (Arno) and ‘Ice Cream Beth’ to Kaitlin, Audrey and Ben, second mom to Mark and second Grandma to Lily and Marshall. Predeceased by her sister Pat Robinson, and her brother Bill Patterson.
Beth had a big heart full of generosity and compassion. She was a good listener, had great wisdom and was a lot of fun to be around. She spent most of her life in the service of others. As a social worker, she worked for Canadian Mental Health Association for 34 years; a caregiver and mentor to many.
A Celebration of Beth’s Life will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, LUCAN on Saturday, March 14th from 2 – 4 PM. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers and honouring Beth’s career, donations to Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex – Exeter Site would be greatly appreciated.
Louise, it breaks my heart to not be able to join you and Beth’s family and friends today to celebrate this wonderful woman. Unfortunately I’m not feeling well and think I should stay home.
I want you to know how much I enjoyed working with Beth and I was honoured to call her a friend. Beth was wise, funny and compassionate and I learned much from her over the years. I miss her.
Beth’s legacy will be seen and felt for years to come in the many people she has helped and her contribution to making our system better. She was a tireless advocate and so incredibly kind.
My deepest sympathies for your loss,
My condolences to family and friends. I have worked with Beth for many years- she has touched the lives of so many- always respectful and always compassionate- she will be missed
We shared so many fun times together Beth. There is a big hole in so many hearts with your passing. You will be forever missed.
Our sincerest condolences Louise and all of your family.
Hold tight to your many wonderful memories of our dear Beth
Love from Glenda and Rick
I have recently heard of Beth’s passing and am deeply saddened by it.
My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
Jacky and Don Mcgregor
Dear Louise and family. We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We always enjoyed our special times with you and Beth. Such a great gal, always so much fun to be in her company. Thinking about you during this sad time.
Jacky and Don
Louise, we are so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. You guys were the best neighbours we ever had! Beth always had a smile on her face everytime we saw her. We will miss her. Love Jeff, Abby, Brandan and Craig.
My condolences to Louise and family, Beth, you will be sadly missed.
Sincere condolences to Louise and the family. Beth was such an amazing person. Lots of fond memories and always lots of laughter whenever we were together. Heart of gold! Will miss you.
Sincere condolences to all @ this time of your loss.
Louise and family
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear Beth
Thinking of you at this diffucult time,
I am very sadden to read about the passing of Beth. She was a very kind lady, and really had a wonderful sense of humor. A very genuine person; someone who was pleasant; and the most down to Earth person you could meet. You will be missed.
Robert J. Cuillerier
So sorry for your loss Louise and family. We shared a few good times with Beth and Louise with our sister Glenda.
Rest In Peace Beth
Kim Jaggard & Terry Fennema
Louise and family
I am sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Dear Louise and Family,
Beth had a heart of gold. Strong blood in that family. Both Beth & are greatly missed by many.
Her Keno Family always had fun.
RIP Beth you dear heart.
Louise and family our heart felt condolence on Beth’s passing she worked tirelessly for people with mental health issues over her career putting in many hours to build the four CMHA houses in Exeter touching in many lives that are to many to name helping those that had given up on themselves giving them hope again.so many positive thing happened due to her hard work for the clients she fought for.
Louise and family, please accept my condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss!
Our community has lost a great woman who made mental illness a priority. Beth made it her life’s work to destigmatize and dispel myths surrounding those with mental illness. For that, I salute you and Beth for making life more tolerable for those who have been marginalized in our community.
As a solider of peace and unrelenting advocacy- thank you Beth!
With sincere sympathy!
Beth was a very dear friend who will be greatly missed. I’ll always cherish the many wonderful memories. She had a huge heart and always so full of kindness and compassion. Rest In peace Beth. My sincere condolences to Louise and family Judy❤️
Beth …. a great lady who loved a good laugh, and let’s not forget Keno. You’d be sure of a good time when Beth and her sister Pat were around, and I miss them both with all my heart.
Our thoughts are with Louise and the rest of the family.
Keep your fondest memories of Beth closest to your hearts.
Louise and Ralph
John & Cathy Brady
We are so sorry for your loss. As one of the ‘Keno’ girls we sure had fun.
jack reginald triebner
Our condolences go out to the family of the late Beth Patterson
I worked as their Maintenance Person for many years at WOTCH .
Jack Triebner and friend Betty .
My condolences to Louise and family. I cared a great deal for Beth, first as my boss and later as a friend. Pain-free at last!
Kind regards, Leslie Knight
Cheryl & Regan Hopkins
Dear Louise and Family,
We were shocked to hear of the passing of Beth. She was always such a friendly lady and took the time to ask anyone how they were doing. Our mom, Linda, has always spoken very highly of Beth and viewed her as a boss, coworker, and most importantly, a friend. She will be missed by many throughout the community. We hope that the memories with her and the love of those around you, bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.
I love you Beth I will miss you so much…our talks were the best to talk to you…u never shut the door on me…I will miss you greatly. You were the kindness and had the best sense of humor. Remember we loved you at Wotch. There is a hole now that can’t be filled…my condolences to the family and Louise. Hugs Aimee