Owen Patterson Death, Obituary – The news of the passing of Owen Patterson, who had been a much-loved member of the Buccleuch Bowling Club for a number of years, has left all of us with broken hearts.
Owen, a seven-time winner at the club, was everyone’s friend at the club, and his presence there will be sorely missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to know him.
We are thinking about his family and friends during this trying time and keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. Owen was politically active throughout his entire life and even after he passed away. One of his favorite quotes was “The world is run by those that show up,” and he referred to it quite often in his speeches. Animal welfare was the primary focus of Owens’s attention.
He was repulsed by practices such as hunting, factory farming, the practice of capturing and holding whales in captivity, and the barbaric fur industry in Canada. He would utter the phrase “It makes my blood boil” whenever he learned that other people were abusing animals in some way. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of the work he has done to improve the lives of animals and further the cause of animal welfare.
It brought him a great deal of personal fulfillment to serve on the board of directors of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals for such a significant amount of time. Owen was a reliable donor to a number of animal sanctuaries and shelters all over the country.
By contributing his time, energy, and financial resources to the cause, he made a positive impact on the lives of animals. You did good dear friend. Owen, may you finally find the peace you so richly deserved. You will not be forgotten.