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Remembering Lorne Patterson


February 9, 2011
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Lorne Patterson, Founder of print consulting firm Patterson + Associates, passed away suddenly this week of a heart attack while on holiday in Mexico. He was 61.

Patterson was a long-time Board member of the BCPIA and served as Chairman from 2001 to 2003. He also had a lengthy career with Bowne Canada, ending his career there to start his own firm as Managing Director of Financial Print in 2006. Before that, Patterson was Co-owner of BTB Ltd., a mid-sized printer before it was purchased by Bowne in 1993.

In 2009 Patterson received the CPIA Award of Merit in British Columbia. He was also a Past Vice-Chairman of the CPIA Board of Directors, served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Craft Council of BC and was also a Director of the Quality Council of BC. Patterson was also a contributor to Graphic Monthly magazine and holds a degree in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson University.

“We will miss Lorne a great deal, losing his input and work on the Board won’t leave just a hole, it will leave a canyon,” said Rob Varnel, BCPIA Board Chair. “He was our lead and guide on many new technologies.”


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