Richard Patten

Richard Andrew Patten

Wednesday, May 13th, 1942 - Thursday, December 30th, 2021
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3.Reasons the Company Collects Personal Information

Company collects your Personal Information because it helps deliver a superior online experience, gives you convenient access to the Site for browsing, and allows key features of the Site to function properly. In order to better provide you with this superior level of customer service, our Site collects two types of information (referred to in this policy as "Personal Information") about our visitors: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. In addition, your Personal Information helps Company keep you informed about the latest announcements, special offers, and events that you might like to hear about.

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Company may contract with third-party service providers to assist it in better understanding its Site Users. These service providers are not permitted to use the Non-Personally Identifiable Information collected on Company’s behalf except to help it conduct and improve its business.

When you access the Site from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, Company may collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about the user base as a whole. Company will not use the information collected to market directly to that person.

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Company will use the information it collects to provide, without limitation, services and features to you and facilitate payment for any Donations between Campaign Organizers and Donors and provide information to Campaign Organizers and Campaign beneficiaries. Company will also use the information to measure and improve the Site, and to provide you with customer support.

Company may contact you with new or updated products or services, designs, routes, surveys, or other related announcements from time to time. You may opt-out of all communications except essential updates. Company may include Content in the e-mails sent to you.

Certain software applications and applets transmit data to Company. Company may not make a formal disclosure if it believes its collection of and use of the information is the obvious purpose of the Site or its related application. If it is not obvious that Company is collecting or using such information, it will disclose its collection to you the first time you provide the information.

Company may use the information collected to prevent potential illegal activities. Company may also use a variety of methods to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse.

Company may use your information to serve you personalized advertising. Company does not share your information with advertisers without your consent. Company allows advertisers to choose the characteristics of Users who will see their advertisements. Company may use any of the Non-Personally Identifiable Information it has collected in any fashion to select the appropriate audience. Company will not tell the advertiser who you are as part of this process. When you interact with an advertisement there is a possibility that you may receive a cookie from the advertiser.

7. How Company Shares Your Information

Company shares your Personal Information with third parties when it believes you have permitted such sharing, that it is reasonably necessary to offer services, or when legally required to do so. Company will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties in a way that it thinks violates your privacy. The following non-exhaustive list contains examples of how Company shares or could share your information:

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  3. Company provides some public information to search engines. This information allows search engines to locate the Site. It also allows people to locate you on the Site using a major search engine. This does not mean all information you post on the Site may be accessed using a search engine.

  4. There are also times when Company may make certain Personal Information about you available to strategic partners or third parties. These companies may help Company process information, render services to you, manage and enhance customer data, provide customer service, assess your interest in products and services, or conduct research or satisfaction surveys. Without such information being made available, it would be difficult for you to use Company's Site and services.

  5. Company may also share Personal Information when it has a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect itself and you from people violating the Terms and Conditions of the Site. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, and courts or other government entities.

  6. Company may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if it has a good faith belief that the law requires such a response. This may include requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States if Company has a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, is applicable to users from that jurisdiction, and is consistent with generally accepted international standards.

  7. Company may disclose analyzed data in the form of purchasing trends or statistical data. No Personally Identifiable Information will be attached to this disclosure.

8. Business or Asset Transfer or Sale

Company may be sold, sell or buy businesses or assets of businesses, or merge with another business. In such transactions, Personal Information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Company, a line of business of Company, or substantially all the assets of Company are transferred, Personal Information may well be one of the transferred assets. Company will make a reasonable effort to provide notice on the Site, and to notify you via e-mail to the most recent e-mail address that you have provided of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

9. Miscellaneous

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    YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER TO ACCESS THE SITE OR USE ITS SERVICES. IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS ANY OF COMPANY’S SERVICES FOR ANY REASON. DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF COMPANY’S SITE AND SERVICES, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY COMPANY FALLS WITHIN THE CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT OF 1998 AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO.

    Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to Company. Company does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13, but because some information is collected electronically, it can appear to be the Personal Information of someone over the age of 13, and will be treated as such by this Policy. If a child under 13 submits Personal Information and Company learns that Personal Information pertains to a child under 13, it will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. It is Company’s policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. Therefore, Company restricts the Site and all other provided services to persons 18 years or older.

  2. Agreement with Policy and Continued Use of Site

    Unless stated otherwise, Company’s current Policy applies to all information that Company has about you, your account, and access to the Site. By using the Site, you consent to this Policy and having your Personal Information and data transferred and processed as described.

Obituary

Patten, Richard Andrew May 13, 1942 - December 30, 2021 With deep sadness, the family of Richard Andrew Patten announce his death at the Ottawa General Hospital on December 30, 2021 at the age of 79, after valiantly fighting lymphoma for many years. He was one of four boys, born in Montreal to Bill Patten and Claire Morrissette, a Huguenot descendant. He is predeceased by his parents and brothers Ross of Montreal and Keith of Toronto. His brother Robert and wife Eveline live in Ottawa. He married Penny Flemming, his love, in 1966. They have two children, Timothy (Marie-Eve Larocque) and Chantelle (Johnathon Beks) and four beautiful grandchildren, Claire Rose Patten, Skyler, Sophie and Corrbin Beks, loved so much by their papa. Richard was a cousin to Dany, Gail and Judy Morrissette, an uncle to Christopher and Tyler Patten of Ottawa, David Patten of Gatineau, Shawn and Robin Patten of California and brother-in-law to John Flemming of Montreal (deceased) and Peter Flemming (Norma) of Guelph. Although Richard was born premature, weighing but three pounds, he grew to be a strong man. He was involved in many sports including as a kicker on Rosemount High’s football team. As a young person he worked in summer day camps for the Montreal YMCA and later on in different branches of the Y while attending Sir George Williams University. One summer semester, he worked with Palestinian youth in refugee camps in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Gaza, under the auspices of UNRA and the World Alliance of YMCAs. He graduated from Sir George with a Bachelor of Arts, a major in History and Philosophy of Religion and a Certificate in Applied Social Science. He became a full time YMCA Director in Montreal. In 1969 Richard accepted a 2 year posting in Georgetown, Guyana as a Trainer Consultant to the Guyanese National Council of YMCAs. His mission was to manage a process of reorienting the organization and train staff across the newly independent nation. In 1971 Richard became the Director of International Programs for the Montreal YMCA. With the expelling of Asians from Uganda, Richard negotiated an arrangement with the federal government to work with YMCAs and the voluntary sector across Canada to provide support for thousands of Ismailis in language training, culture, job readiness and provide clothing and shelter. In 1979, the family moved to Ottawa and Richard became the Director of International Programs for the Canadian National Council of YMCAs. He negotiated with CIDA and received funding to establish International Development projects throughout the world, a three way partnership between the recipient nation, supported by a branch of a Canadian YMCA and CIDA. On the home front, the family was happy to discover the Gatineau ski hills. Many winter weekends were spent at Camp Fortune and the children enjoyed learning to ski and race on the hills and Richard took lessons to become a ski instructor. During the 1980’s, he served as President of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, representing organizations engaged in international development & emergency relief. He was part of the special fact-finding mission to Sudan during the Great Sahara Drought. In 1987 Richard left the YMCA and entered politics. He became the MPP for Ottawa Centre in a Liberal government and was appointed Minister of Government Services where he oversaw the relocation of 6 ministries to Northern Ontario. In his home riding, he directly helped hundreds of constituents requiring assistance. He obtained first government funding, $2.1 million, crucial in saving the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park and he played a key role in obtaining full funding for Highway 416. He arranged for a change of ownership of the old courthouse building in Ottawa for conversion to Arts Court. As Ontario’s Minister of Correctional Services, he developed a breakthrough agreement with native communities for native-run corrections programs. In 1990 the Liberals were defeated and Richard went on to become the President of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation. He increased the fund-raising substantially and the first CHEO research building was built. He set up plans for a ten million dollar Endowment Fund and developed a 6-year plan for the Foundation. In 1995, he once again became the MPP for Ottawa Centre (in opposition.) He introduced a Private Member's Bill on amendments to the new Mental Health Act, adopted by the Conservative government as “Brian’s Law” in recognition of the shooting of sportscaster Brian Smith. This law led to the establishment of early assessments of people in danger of hurting themselves or others and of community orders. It took a long time to get this Bill through the legislature. Richard was thanked by all parties. He always said he was most proud of this achievement. Richard always strove to address issues that would enhance people’s quality of life. He loved to socialize with friends and colleagues and he joined many small groups, sharing the joy of camaraderie while fleshing out solutions to important issues. He had a great sense of humour. His many talents included water colour painting – learned at the Ottawa School of Art. Many of his pictures graced the front of the family’s Christmas cards. He never forgot the Y; every summer the family would rent a cottage at YMCA Geneva Park on Lake Couchiching to meet again with old friends. He left politics in 2007. Several hundred friends from different parts of his life came together and held a tribute dinner in his honour. The outcome of the evening was the creation of the Richard Patten Aboriginal Bursary Fund at Algonquin College. Many Indigenous students have been awarded bursary money from this fund to help in their educational journey. Richard began to work in the private sector, primarily with small start-up companies. He was always available to help people in any way he could (many new Canadians). He served on many Boards: Institute for Mental Health Research, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Tulip Festival, Shaw Centre, Lord Stanley Commemoration Group, Botanical Garden Society and many others. A memorial for Richard is being planned for the afternoon of May 13, 2022 at 1pm at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. To view a livestream of the service please click here:  View Service Livestream.  A reception will follow the service.  More details will be posted on this site when they become available. Richard’s ashes will rest in MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec. Heartfelt thanks go out to the Ottawa General Hospital, to the many nurses and doctors who helped Richard on his long journey. They have been truly outstanding. Memorial donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 737 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa Ontario K1Y 1J8, would be appreciated.

 

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  • Memorial Service

    May 13, 2022 | 1:00pm
    When
    May 13, 2022 1:00pm
    Location
    Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry
    Address
    315 McLeod Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1A2
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  • Reception

    May 13, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    May 13, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry
    Address
    315 McLeod Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1A2
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RC

richard che

Posted at 07:18am
Condolences to the family of a wonderful and cherished, friend and gentleman. They don't make 'em that way any more. May you find peace and rest, after almost 80 years on earth. We'll see you at the resurrection, and have a beer together then.
MW

MARCIA AND RONGO WETERE

Posted at 09:58am
RIHARI PATANE Aku hoa
RICHARD PATTEN our Friend

Takoto mai ra aku hoa rongonui Rest in peace our well respected Friend
Moe mai i roto ite Atua Sleep well in the hands of the Great Creator
Tena koe Peni me te whanau pani Greetings Penny and Family - We share your sad loss
Rihari he Matua Kore e wheturangita Richard, Father and Grandfather has become a star in the sky
E Kore rawa Koe e warewareta Never will he be forgotten
He torero wairua he mana motuhake He spoke with spirit and rare mana: A challenge to all who knew him well

Kia tau te rangimarere, tino nui te aroha mou : Rest in peace with the many people who share their love, respect and affection

RONGO "He tangata Maori mo Aotearoa" Maori from the land of the long white cloud (New Zealand)

and from MARCIA
Richard was a man with limitless generosity, commitment and focus on improving the lives of all people especially those in his community. Richard appeared over 13 years ago at our office in the Glebe, curious about our Program, ArrowMight Learning for Life, as he was looking for solutions to ensure that adults and families were acquiring the skills necessary to live and compete in society today. Richard never left our office but rather, gave of his time and energy without any demand for compensation. His enthusiasm and passion for this program sometimes led him to even upsetting some of his closest political colleagues but Richard had Mana. He led by compassion and his spirit was unwavering in his commitment for positive change and a better life for all and this came through in every gesture, smile and joke he would share. We will miss him (You) dearly but promise to retain the many lessons and memories we shared. Our relationship started as colleagues but morphed into a close and loving friendship. The time spent at the cottage with you and Penny was a very special moment for us.
Rest our Dear Friend as you fought long and hard.

AROHANUI (much love) MARCIA AND RONGO WETERE

C

Claude Bergeron

Posted at 12:27pm
Dear Penny and family,

We are very sorry for your lost and we wish you our sincere condolences. We will miss Richard presence at the lake and to our meetings. He was a good man and he leave behind many accomplishments to the community of Ottawa which he served so well.

Claude Bergeron & Andrea Alutis.
SF

Sherry Franklin

Posted at 10:26am
Penny I am so sorry for your loss. You and Richard were so wonderful with me when I lost Ben. If you need to talk or need anything please let me know. Sherry Franklin
SF

Sandra Frain

Posted at 05:48pm
Dear Family and Friends of Richard,
My reflection on 'the meaning of Richard' in and for my life at this time is same same as when I met him in 1980 at the Ottawa YW-YMCA where we both worked at the time. I am struck by Richard's vision for seeing the possibility and the possible solutions for every person and situation that came before him. I am most grateful to have been 'seen' by Richard. I am grateful to have been enveloped in his family life with precious Penny and dear Chantelle and Timothy. I am grateful for the attentions he and his family showed my family (of origin and of creation too). My life was influenced thanks to having had the honour to be chosen to work with Richard and the 'Patten Party Pack' in his Ottawa Centre Constituency office as a 'Community Development Worker' in 1988-1990. 'A political animal' I am not but 'fighting for causes' is me. Thanks to 'Richard and Co.' I learned 'the ways of the world' from a government perspective. This has stood me in good stead for my professional and personal life always. My love to you all in the shared grief that accompanies shared life. Sandra Frain, Educator in Sydney, Australia
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