#CommunityGiving – Gord for Glenda – #Legacy

A legacy lives on… thank you, Gord.

In memory of his wife, Glenda Patterson, Gord Patterson donates to the Soup Kitchen. Pictured here with Soup Kitchen Coordinator Steve Gold (L) and LRCA Vice-President Cathy Hyndman (C). The Soup Kitchen gratefully thanks Gord Patterson (R) for his generosity.

Glenda Patterson is a name that will live on in the Ladysmith community forever. Most of the people who live here can close their eyes and the image of Glenda’s smile, the sound of her voice and the warmth of her heart are all easily recalled.

From her work at the Ladysmith Hospital Lab as the technician with the gentle touch and her tenure spent as a Ladysmith Town Councillor to her long list of volunteer efforts, her name floated through the air for decades with an energy filled with positivity and passion.

Glenda Patterson lived a life of humanitarianism. An inspiration for the Ladysmith community.

Years of service to her community left a hole when she passed this year on October 9, 2017.

Yet, her family was quick to continue her legacy with a Pay-It-Forward campaign on Go-Fund-Me.

Now the family continues her work through providing donations to Glenda’s favourite causes. One of these causes is the Ladysmith Soup Kitchen.

Even after she became ill, she dropped in whenever she could to ask about our guests and volunteers.  She never complained about her own situation. – Steve Gold

Message from Steve Gold about Glenda Patterson and the Soup Kitchen:

Glenda was one of the initial supporters of the Ladysmith Soup Kitchen.  She had a real heart for those in need in our community.  When we were located in the basement of the Eagle’s Hall, she would often drop in and offer to help with whatever needed to be done.  Glenda even made up flower vases to decorate the tables.

The soup kitchen provides hot meals to the community every Tuesday and Thursday

She got to know many of our guests and was genuinely concerned about their welfare.  Even after she became ill, she dropped in whenever she could to ask about our guests and volunteers.  She never complained about her own situation.  She was a pleasure to work with and we were blessed to have her as a volunteer at the Soup Kitchen.

– Steve Gold

 

Dates and times:

The Ladysmith Soup Kitchen is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Soup Kitchen is located in the basement of the Bethel Church at 1149 – 4th Ave in Ladysmith (corner of Walkem Rd. & 4th Ave.).  Entrance to the SK is from the rear lower parking lot off Walkem.