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George Harvey Coutts Paterson, 85, of Liverpool NS, passed away at his home on Nov 15, 2023.
George was born in Liverpool to Henry Ambrose and Mary Shaw (Coutts) Paterson.
George went to high school in Liverpool and graduated from Nova Scotia Technical College in 1961 with an engineering degree. He continued his education in England with a two year Athlone Fellowship. He married Carole on July 20, 1963 in Wilmslow, England. In the early part of his career, George worked at CIL, Shaw Brick and Spruce Falls Paper Company before moving home to Bowater Mersey Paper Company in 1970. He held numerous engineering and management roles at Bowater and retired in 1995. Dad had a wide range of hobbies and interests including the Mersey Band (trumpet), accordion, photography, woodworking, baseball, curling, model railways, trivia & war history, beer & wine making and worldwide travel.
George is survived by his wife of 60 years Carole (Smith) and sons Andrew (Peggy Murphy), Ian (Glenys Gibson), Keith, and Gordon (Tracie McNulty). Grandchildren are Gareth, Lucinda, Alexander and Zara.
George was predeceased by his parents and older brother David.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, N.S. George’s celebration of life will be held on November 27, 2023 in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, 91 Union St, Liverpool. Visitation and reception from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. with words of remembrance beginning at 7:00 pm. No flowers by request. Charitable contributions may be given to the VON, Queens County Branch or a charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences please visit
If you would like to raise a glass in Dad’s memory, his favorite beverages included tea, beer, wine and good single malt scotch (preferably a Speyside).
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the palliative care team who made it possible for him to die peacefully in his own home surrounded by family.


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