Mr Paterson said in a statement this morning that her death had come as a “terrible shock” to the family. He paid tribute to a “wonderful wife, mother and grandmother”. He said: “It is with great sadness that I must inform you that my wife, Rose, has been found dead at our family home in Shropshire.
“Rose and I were married for 40 happy years. She was a wonderful, caring wife, mother and grandmother.
“Her death has come as a terrible shock to us all. I would ask the media to respect the privacy of myself and my family at this extremely difficult time.”
Mrs Paterson, the daughter of the fourth Viscount Ridley, was the chairman of Aintree Racecourse. The couple married in 1980 and had two sons and a daughter.
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Published at Wed, 24 Jun 2020 10:42:00 +0000