Meet a Shriner

Noble Wilbur W. Patey

Each month we are highlighting an individual from Mazol Shriners. This month we are featuring Noble Wilbur W. Patey as part of our Meet a Shriner series!

1. What is your hometown?

Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Labrador.

Noble Wilbur W. Patey pictured with his wife, Loretta.

2. When did you become a Shriner?

1982.

3. What Shrine Club do you take part in?

The Lake Melville Shrine Club.

4. Why did you become a Shriner?

When I was a Mason I went to Labrador City and there were Shriners there, and they were working for burned and crippled children. That’s why I became a Shriner. I wanted to help.

5. What is your proudest moment of being a Shriner?

It was when one of our children came to a Shrine Dinner at Goose Bay and her parents explained what they thought of the good works of the Shrine. The little girl got up to the microphone and personally thanked the Shriners and said she loved us very much.

6. Could you tell me a story about being a Shriner in public?

Yes, I have been calling BINGO as a Shriner for 30 years and when I meet people downtown or anywhere, the first thing they say to me is, “You didn’t call my number last night,” or “Oh, here is the BINGO caller”. People get to know and recognize you in a good way and that is rewarding. I enjoy being a Shriner and one of the things I really like is meeting other Shriners. We have a common bond together.