William John Pattenaude

Date of Birth

January 3, 1954

Date of Death

September 5, 2021

William John Pattenaude, of Goleta, passed away suddenly on September 5, 2021 at the age of 67. He was born January 3, 1954, in New Westminster, British Columbia.

He worked for many years as a local tile setter, and later for Fielding University.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Irene; his son Jeffrey (Ari), his daughter, Lanita (Jeff), three grandchildren, one brother, James, and two sisters, Anita and Teresa.

He spent many of his afternoons playing cribbage and dominoes with friends, enjoyed monthly poker games, and shot a mean game of pool! John’s passion was gardening, and many friends and neighbors benefited from his bountiful harvests. He and his wife, Irene, have walked every beach along the South and Central Coast and many more around the world.

He was funny (always told a good joke), generous, sincere, and kind. He was loved very much and will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elks Lodge #613, 805-964-6859 in support of their charities. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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