Paul was born and raised in Nova Scotia. He spent more than four decades in BC coastal communities including: Powel River, Ucluelet, Juskatla, Port Clements, and Port Alberni. Paul moved to Salmon Arm to watch his granddaughters grow up and participate in their active lives. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday surrounded by family and friends. Paul had a short battle with cancer and passed peacefully with family by his side. Paul was an extremely talented handy man who loved working with wood and enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, working in his yard, golfing, hunting and walking. Paul was best known for his amazing smile and infectious laugh. He touched countless lives with his gentle nature and sincere, helpful advice and support. Paul had a gift for making others feel important and welcome in his home. Paul was pre-deceased by his parents Ernest and Vera and his big brother Carl. He is survived by his siblings Alberta, Leigh and Judith; his wife of 47 years, Brenda, and his sons Michael, Leigh, Ian (Vikki), and Lyle (Leigh-Anne). The greatest joys of Paul’s life were his Grand-daughters Brianna & Emma-Leigh and his Grandson Caden. There will be a celebration of Paul’s life at the Gathering Place on August 22, from 1 to 4 pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Paul’s family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Ross McDonald who went above and beyond and who Paul was very fond of. Thank you also to all the Care Providers who came into our lives and cared for Paul during this difficult time. Heartfelt thanks to all of our friends and family who blessed Paul and all of us with visits, cards, phone calls and messages of love, encouragement and support. We are truly blessed.
Online condolences may be sent through Paul’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com