FAMILY SAY... ‘Wear bright colours for Chris at funeral’
Solace in organ donation
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.