Eugene Stanley Pattinson
May 10, 1956 – January 29, 2020
Late Jan 29th, Eugene Stanley Pattinson (but don’t you dare call him Eugene) took his last breath at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. He was 63.
He was born in Nanaimo, but raised in Merritt by his adopted parents William and Eileen, and there he lived out the majority of his life.
While working out his days at Aspen Planers, he found joy in sports, movies, online gaming, and political debate. He was a kind man, simple in his needs, and generous in his time, as well as a schemer and a dreamer.
Beyond all that, he was a loving single father to Jennifer Pattinson and Jessica Reid, and the exceptionally proud grandfather of Logan, Daryl and Tenille Kaylee. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Belisle, and his brother, Gorman Pattinson.
Stan struggled with multiple myeloma for 5 years, only to hear last week that his treatment options were exhausted; it was time to focus on comfort. While painful to hear, he was quick to joke about swapping stories with loved ones at the Pearly Gates, to be one with the universe, and to finally learn all the mysteries denied to him in life.
His decline was quicker than anticipated. Stan had almost no time to connect with loved ones during his last week, but he spent that time in comfort, with family and friends at his constant side. He will be greatly missed – but we are happy to say he transitioned very peacefully and he is finally without pain.
As Stan was not big on ceremony, there will be no memorial or prayer service. Instead, the family will hold a casual Celebration of Life on Feb 8th from 1-3pm at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel (1180 Rogers Way, Kamloops B.C.) All are invited to drop-in and share stories about Stan, as the family hopes to collect memories on his behalf that portray not only his good qualities, but also his faults and quirks. Suits are not welcome- but 49ers or Canucks apparel are.Print This Obituary & Condolences