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Former General Secretary of the Guyana Table Tennis Association Dennis Patterson, AA was laid to rest last Monday following a ceremony at his residence in D’Urban Backlands.

At the ceremony Patterson received glowing tributes, being described as a "good man" by Reverend Oslen Small and an "exemplar in every fashion" by former Commissioner of Police Laurie Lewis.

His son David in delivering the eulogy described his father as a man of few words, of little flair and fuss and one who had a passion for sport, especially table tennis and cricket. He was always there when friends or family needed him even through the toughest period of Guyana’s history, the younger Patterson recalled.

"DP" graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management. He later joined the Ministry of Local Government as a Valuation Officer rising to the position of Chief Valuation Officer in 1974, a position he held until the time of his death two Tuesdays ago.

He was also secretary of the GTTA for over 40 years and had never missed a regional nor international cricket match at the GCC ground for over 25 years and was a die-hard supporter of the West Indies team.

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Georgetown, former Commissioner of Police Laurie Lewis in paying tribute credited Patterson for being a role model.

And secretary of the GTTA Godfrey Monroe noted that table tennis owed a lot to the late General Secretary. "His legacy will last forever," Monroe said.