A friend of the Campbell River Mirror has passed away.
Iain Paterson was a newspaper carrier and driver for many years and also wrote his Caledonian Corner column for the paper.
A passionate soccer fan, until most recently, Paterson played oldtimers soccer. Besides being a Manchester United fan, he was also a dedicated Scotland supporter. Once he was observed coming out of the Mirror office after an England-Scotland match the night before in which his team went down in an albeit close loss. Face painted in Scottish blue and fired up, Paterson stuck his fist in the air and exclaimed “An honourable defeat!”
Paterson was born in Scotland and moved to Canada in the 1960’s to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company. He resided in the Campbell River area for the past 30 years.
He was a member of the Legion and well known around the community.
Iain is predeceased by his mother Joan Paterson, Father Alistar Paterson and his wife Deborah Morton.
He is survived by his step-daughter Heidi Jochimski, and his grandchildren Allen, Kelsy, and Andrew Envoldsen.
There will be a toast to Iain on Saturday at Freddy’s Pub from 5-7 p.m.