BTRC are deeply saddened by the terrible news of the passing of our wonderful Ambassador, Rose Paterson, who sadly died on 24th June 2020, aged 63.
Chairman of Aintree Racecourse, Rose was a great friend and supporter of BTRC. She was instrumental in helping to establish the BTRC Race Day at Aintree, first held in 2016.
She was married to Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Rt, Hon Owen Paterson. He said the loss of his wife had come as a “terrible shock” to the family. “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.”
Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time, she will be greatly missed.