We Remember


January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

With love and peaceful hearts we remember Della Janet Patterson (Britton) of Kelowna, BC; a life well-lived from August 24th, 1924 to February 25th, 2017.  She peacefully passed into heaven at the age of 92 at the Kelowna Hospice House.

Della was an incredible mother, sister, loving Grandma, Great Grandma and friend. Her love and dedication to her family and friends was always evident.  She will be remembered for her quick wit, independence, poise and generosity.

Born on August 24th, 1924 in Grandview, Manitoba to Howard and Janet Britton.   She was blessed with 6 siblings and is survived by Tom and Bill Britton of Vancouver Island.  She married Orvel Irvin Patterson in 1949 in Grandview. They raised their daughters in Virden, Manitoba until they retired in Kelowna, BC in 1994.

Predeceased by the love of her life, her husband Orvel, April 24, 1995. She leaves a legacy in her loving daughters Gloria McSorley and Judy (Jeff) Roscoe; grandchildren Kristen (Scott) Fullerton, Jordelle (Garth) Dupré, Jason Roscoe, Breanne (Tony) Rhodes, Stacie (Adam) Huxley and Houston McSorley.  Great grandchildren Layne and Hayley Fullerton, Taylan and Harper Dupré, Hudson Roscoe and Cali and Dayton Huxley.

We would like to thank the KGH physicians and nursing staff. A very warm thank you to the caring and kind hearted Hospice House staff.  To Dr. Mace, there are no words to express the magnitude of our appreciation for all the years of care and compassion you provided Mom/Grandma. We are grateful, always.

To honor Mom/Grandma, we invite you to drop-in to the Harvest Golf & Country Club, 2725 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC on Wednesday, March 1st between 4 and 6pm to sip tea or raise a glass and share memories with us.  Knowing Della, we invite you to wear color.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C.O.A.C.H. Cardiac Rehabilitation, #204-2622 Pandosy Street, V1Y 1V6 (250) 763-3433 or to a charity of your choice.

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Wednesday, March 1st between 4 and 6pm

Harvest Golf & Country Club

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C.O.A.C.H. Cardiac Rehabilitation, #204-2622 Pandosy Street, V1Y 1V6 (250) 763-3433 or to a charity of your choice.


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The service for PATTERSON, Della is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1st between 4 and 6pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Harvest Golf & Country Club

2725 KLO Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Jim Nixon says:

    My sincerest condolences to Della’s family. My Mom and I will always cherish the memory of a very special lady. She was a very good friend to my Mom. I am out of the country and won’t make it to The Harvest. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. JN

  • Juanita & Bob King says:

    To all of Della’s family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. May you find comfort in your memories and strength in your faith.

  • Barry & Jill Canart says:

    Thinking about you all in your time of loss. I always remember your Mom as such a sharp looking And classy lady. You will have many wonderful stories to share as you gather together and celebrate her life well lived. Our Sincere Sympathy to you all.

  • Terri & Dwayne Renard says:

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate the life of this wonderful woman. Della was a “lady” in the purest sense, lovely inside and out. She will be missed by so many, but especially by her family whom she adored. We are sending love and healing energy to all, from the Renard family ❤️

  • Eldon & Liz Hnylycia says:

    Gloria, Judy & Families~~ Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. Having lived just across from Mom (at 362 Sunrise), we had the privilage of your Mom’s friendship in the neighbourhood. She was such a lovely lady. Her many social sharings and caring were always such a pleasure. Della will never be forgotten by those that knew her – not to mention yourselves. Very Sincerely~~Eldon & Liz Hnylcia.

  • Betty McSorley says:

    Thinking of you all today as you celebrate Grandma Della’s “well lived” life. You will be sharing memories, laughter, and tears and remembering all the good times. Wish I could be there to give you all a Hug – I will miss my “birthday buddy” – rest in peace dear friend. Love to all. Gr B

  • Bobbie Riley says:

    Gloria I was saddened to read your dear Mother had passed. Della was such a delightful lady and a pleasure to help in my ladies wear store Bobbie’s on Cooper Rd. Her sweet personality, twinkly eyes and beautiful smile are such a wonderful memory. Treasure the memories, and my condolences to all your family.
    Bobbie Riley

  • Mike & Helen Bomak says:

    Gloria,Judy & families,
    Mike & I were reminiscing about our early life….Virden! I googled Della Patterson and was saddened to hear that she passed away….our sincere condolences.
    I vividly remember Della & Orvel hosting a Christmas Dinner,that Mike & I attended,newly engaged…this is 1955! Then living in the trailer court and becoming the family of “Pat-Mor Construction “ Della was a role model for the “ newly weds”!
    What wonderful memories we have of your Mom & Dad & our beginnings…..With Heartfelt Sympathy,Mike & Helen Bomak

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