Paul was born in Lac La Biche, Alberta on May 2nd, 1925. After a two year struggle with cancer, he passed away peacefully on September 25th, 2005 in Kelowna, British Columbia. Paul grew up on a farm in Atmore, Alberta and married Valerie (Gosselin) on November 11, 1946. They spent the next fifty eight wonderfully full and happy years together in Terrace, Fort McMurray and Kelowna.
Paul had a few sayings and beliefs that epitomize his philosophy on life. He had a marvelous mechanical mind and truly believed that if man could invent something, he could take it apart, put it back together and make it run better. The word “can’t” was not in his vocabulary. He would always tell his children and grandchildren that “if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right”. Paul was a big man with a big laugh, a big heart and a big family.
He is lovingly remembered by his ten children and their spouses: Paulette (John), Jaye, Richard (Karen), Dennis (Mary), Lorne (Sylvia), Deborah (Gordon), Colin (Teresa), Paul (Jo), Peter (Randi) and Val-Ann (Robin). He also lives on through his thirty four grandchildren and (so far), fourteen great grandchildren. He is survived by sisters, Leonie and Emilia (Glen); brother, Bernard (Marcelle) and sister (in law), Josie. His sister, Georgette and brother, Roger made it to heaven before him.
He is remembered as a good and true friend by many in western Canada. The family wish to sincerely thank: Dr. Penny and the staff at Windsor Manor for their considerate care. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2005 from the St. Edwards Catholic Church, 11123 E. Okanagan Centre, Winfield. Funeral Mass will follow in the church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2005.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, (250) 860-6440