June Rader

RADER:  Peacefully, with her family by her side, June passed away at Hogarth Riverview Manor, Thunder Bay, on Friday, February 24, 2023. Patricia June (Patterson) Rader, of Thunder Bay, formerly of Exeter, Dashwood and London, was in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Earl Edmund Rader (2015).  Loved mother of Katherine Turner of Thunder Bay, David Rader and his wife Julie Hill of Waterloo and Susan Rader of Thunder Bay. Loving grandma of Rachel Turner (Kyle Jacomb), Russell Rader (Sarah Harris-Lowe) and Lee Rader.  Cherished great-grandma of Oliver and Lincoln Jacomb, and Adelaide and Jolene Rader.  Dear sister-in-law of Ray Rader of Zurich, Floyd and Margaret Rader and Lloyd Rader all of Dorchester. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her son-in-law Robert Turner, and in-laws Doris and her husband Colin MacGregor, Isobel, Dorothy and Audrey Rader and parents Alexander and Margaret (Brooks) Patterson.  June was an avid bird lover and especially enjoyed watching the hummingbirds at her and Earl’s home on the Shipka Line.  June had a wonderful sense of humour; she so enjoyed laughing and visiting with friends and family, playing cards, dancing, bowling and roller skating (in her younger days).  She was a longtime volunteer at St. James Westminster Anglican Church in London and at the Lioness Club of Grand Bend, and also enjoyed her work at the Department of Veterans Affairs and at The Bay. She had a very close relationship with all her children and was especially grateful to “her Suzie” who was the primary caregiver for both her and Earl in their later years. Arrangements are entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. A celebration of her life will be held in Spring 2023, with interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood; date and time to be announced. The family would appreciate donations in June’s memory (payable directly) to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind www.guidedogs.ca or a charity of your choice.