FAM­ILY SAY... ‘Wear bright colours for Chris at fu­neral’

So­lace in or­gan do­na­tion

Perthshire Advertiser - - NEWS - Rachel Clark

Chris Pater­son’s fu­neral will be held on Monday The fu­neral of tragic Perth gui­tarist Chris “Pat” Pater­son will take place next week.

Chris, who was known across Perth and Kin­ross for play­ing the gui­tar in pop­u­lar Fair City band The Car­loways, died sud­denly on Sunday, April 1.

The open fu­neral ser­vice for Chris will take place on Monday, April 16 at Perth Cre­ma­to­rium, and all who want to pay their re­spects are wel­come to at­tend.

Chris’s mother Tracy said those who want to wear bright colours can do so, and dad John added: “Peo­ple can wear bright colours and Pais­ley pat­terns, be­cause Chris loved his Pais­ley pat­terned shirts.”

John also re­vealed the fam­ily found some so­lace in mak­ing sure Chris’s wishes to have his or­gans do­nated to help oth­ers have been met.

He said: “I sup­pose in this time of sad­ness it is nice to know Chris’s wishes were car­ried out as he was reg­is­tered for or­gan do­na­tion.

“The whole fam­ily would like to thank ev­ery­one for their wishes and the sup­port we have been shown at this dif­fi­cult time.”

Although best known for his music, Chris was known by his close friends and fam­ily for his love of foot­ball and his cars, as he was a big fan of St John­stone and was a mem­ber of a car club.

Trib­utes have con­tin­ued to flood in for Chris from his fam­ily, as well as from friends and fans of his music with The Car­loways.

His fam­ily said they will re­mem­ber him as some­one who “lived life to the full” and al­ways had a “big smile”.

Chris, who at­tended Perth High School, also re­cov­ered from child­hood can­cer when he was only nine years old.

He re­ceived chemo­ther­apy at the Sick Kids hospi­tal in Ed­in­burgh, and over­came his bat­tle with acute myeloid leukaemia.

The fu­neral ser­vice will take place at the cre­ma­to­rium on Cri­eff Road at 3.30pm and there will be a re­tir­ing col­lec­tion for the Starlight Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion.

The fam­ily has cho­sen to sup­port this char­ity, which funds ac­tiv­i­ties for se­ri­ously and ter­mi­nally ill chil­dren.

When Chris was re­cov­er­ing from his chemo­ther­apy treat­ment as a child, the Starlight Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion was able to sup­port the fam­ily with a hol­i­day to Aus­tralia.

At the fu­neral, the fam­ily has re­quested fam­ily flow­ers only.

Fam­ily man

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