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Pulp and paper veteran David H. Paterson has died at age 86

December 14, 2020  By P&PC Staff

David H. Paterson. Photo via Tubman Funeral Homes

David H. Paterson, a former member of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (now PAPTAC), died at the age of 86 in Nepean, Ont. on Nov. 28.

Paterson was born in 1935 in Liverpool, N.S. and graduated from Nova Scotia Technical College in 1958. He worked as a chemical engineer and served as executive manager of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Technical Section for 30 years.

PAPTAC released a statement offering its condolences to Paterson’s family, and said he “was a key voice on the importance of technological advancement within the industry and a tremendous mentor to many who worked for him.”


There will not be a visitation or service due to the pandemic. To leave a message of condolence for Paterson’s family and to read his full obituary, click here.

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