Patterson Roop Webster

Profile Updated: July 14, 2016
Patterson Roop
Residing In: Westmount, QC Canada
Spouse/Partner: Norman Webster
Occupation: garden designer, photographer, artist
Children: David, born 1966, is a historian at the Bishop's University, specializing in south east Asia, Canadian More…foreign policy and the role of non-governmental organizations in shaping it. He and his partner have one son, Nicky. Andrew, born 1968, also an historian, teaching at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. He is married to an Australian and they have three children. Derek, born 1970, is a poet, editor and founder of the award-winning magazine Maisonneuve. He lives in Montreal with his wife Saleema, also a writer, and two daughters, Vivienne, 15 and Larkin, almost 2. Gillian, born 1975, is an editor and the mother of a girl and a boy. She lives in Brookline, Mass with her husband Matt. Hilary, born 1977, manages a luxury country inn located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, called Manoir Hovey, member of the group Relais et Chateaux. She and her husband who also works at the inn have one daughter; and two sons.
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I've been an administrator, social advocate, educator, mother and wife; now I create outdoor art installations, lead garden tours to Europe and speak about garden design. Our garden has been written about widely and was featured on the History Channel (French version) in January, 2011. My husband and I lived in China during the Cultural Revolution, in England during the years of Margaret Thatcher, in Toronto as our children were growing up and in Montreal since 1989. During many of those years I was an active volunteer, promoting the teaching of French as a second language. I have two honourary doctorates recognizing that work and was awarded the Ordre de Merite by the government of France. Life has been good to me -- and it keeps getting better!

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Nov 11, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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Nov 24, 2019 at 8:33 PM

Like so many others, I remember Steve with great fondness. He was my first boyfriend and I grieved as only a 13 year old can do when he didn't send me a letter when I went off to camp. We reconnected at our 50th reunion and I was so glad to see him again and to meet Linda. It was clear then and in the emails that followed that they had a wonderful family life, living and loving fully. My condolences to all of his family and friends.


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Posted on: Aug 07, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Happy birthday, Tommy. Hope you do something special to celebrate.

Nov 15, 2016 at 4:56 PM

I'm told it's your birthday, Mel. Hope the day has been good to you,

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Nov 11, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Posted on: Nov 07, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Happy birthday, Carol. I remember your wonderful birthday parties at the big house on Chamberlayne Avenue. Lots of fun!

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Aug 02, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Posted on: Aug 02, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Tom, I know your birthday is coming up soon... hope it is a good day. At this point, I figure any day that gets me to tomorrow is a good one!

Jul 14, 2016 at 8:14 AM
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Nov 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Posted on: Nov 11, 2015 at 4:33 AM

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Dec 03, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Posted on: Dec 02, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Did I miss a birthday? Seems like it... but I'm sure it is still to come. I hope you have a wonderful day, with friends and family. Best to you and Christine both.

Nov 14, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Happy birthday, Mel. I hope you spend the day in whatever way makes you happy.

Nov 11, 2014 at 4:33 AM
Oct 29, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Happy Birthday!

Oct 07, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Happy Birthday, Jeanette. Hope your day is a special one.

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Jan 19, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Thanks to the T.J. automated reminder, I know that you hae a birthday coming up tomorrow. And thanks to old times, I know that you are in for a decade change. As one who made that transition last November, I can say that it isn't as bad as I expected -- but I still rather be in my 60s than in my 70s! I hope your plans include something special, and that you enjoy the day. Best wishes, Pat