William Ellis Patey (Bill)

March 30, 1933

July 24, 2023

Bill Patey, a native of Beaconsfield, United Kingdom, was the beloved son of Charles and Marion Patey. He embarked on his academic journey at UBC and later continued his studies at Oxford University. Bill went on to carve a successful career path with Chevron Canada, showcasing his dedication and expertise. In 1956, he exchanged vows with the love of his life, Janet Rosemary Finch, and from their union was blessed with a son named William Simon Patey. Bill also treasured the presence of his cherished grandson, Nicholas, who brought immense joy to his life. Tragedy struck when Janet untimely passed away in 1982, but Bill eventually found solace in the arms of Maureen Wilson, whom he married in 1985. Sadly, Bill bid farewell to Maureen in 2019, leaving an indelible void in his heart. Throughout his journey, Bill’s unwavering faith in Jesus Christ remained steadfast, and he actively participated in the spiritual community as a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Vancouver.

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