Stuart W. “Skip” Patterson, HMCS Prestonian, WWII


Excerpt from Royal Canadian Legion Yearbook:

Stuart Patterson was born 6 April 1928, in Rodney, Ontario.  He joined the Royal Canadian Navy on March 9, 1944 and was sent to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia for basic training in WWII.  He was assigned to HMCS Prestonian 18 November 1946 as part of escort group 28 out of Halifax.  At the end of the war, Stuart volunteered to serve in the Pacific.  He was is discharged 4 Jan 1946.

Stuart returned to Rodney where he farmed as well as worked for Union Gas for 30 years.  He helped found Rodney Legion Branch and he also founded Rodney Christian Mission and served as its pastor . He volunteered at the Parkwood Hospital in London, a veterans’ hospital.  Stuart and his wife Betty have 5 children.

4 thoughts on “Stuart W. “Skip” Patterson, HMCS Prestonian, WWII

  • November 10, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Enjoyed seeing the pictures of my dad (Skip Patterson) and his ship. I’m thankful for the part he played in ensuring we have freedom today. My thanks to all those who served our country and for those who dedicate time to ensure we remember our history…thank you Mary.
    Wanda Hazelwood (daughter)
    Wardsville, Ont.

  • November 10, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Great job Mary , putting that package together about dad . Your site helps us remember and honour our Canadian hero’s , who sacrificed so much for our freedom .

  • November 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Skip is a man who has lived his life as he has preached it. A kind hearted, giving man with a wonderful sense of humor and fun. I am thankful for his friendship and mentorship in ny life. I am thankful for his service in fighting for my freedom and the freedom of others. An amazing man whom I am so thankful for

  • May 12, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    This was great. I notice my dad served on some of the same ships he did but not sure if it was at the same time. I will have to check.

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