Paul’s life journey ended October 25th at the Cranbrook Regional Hospital. Paul fought hard but lost to cancer.
Paul is predeceased by his father Hilaire Lemay, mother, Marie Noyce, sister Louella Overman. His is survived by wife Donna of 58 years, son Stephen, daughter Paula (Dan) son Chris (Serrena) three grandchildren, brothers Maurice (Kit), Norman (Simone) sisters jean (Mel) MaeMay (Johnny), Rita and Elaine).
Paul moved from Alberta at age 12 and called Kimberley home for 66 years. He worked at Fabro’s saw mill, the fertilizer and concentrators, then finally underground at the mine where he retired after 38 years.
Paul restarted the Kimberley Boxing Club and coached for many years. He thought of his fighters as his second family. He gave his time, experience and care, in return they gave hard work, respect and heart. He said his fighters never quit. He coached provincial champions and two national champions. Paul also coached ladies softball and later enjoyed Thursday night Texas Hold’em at the Elks. He enjoyed hiking the L.C. trails with his four-legged friend Chewy.
The family would like to thank his great 3rd floor caregivers at the hospital, especially his Angel. Thank you Dr. Lowden for your visits. They meant a lot. His family loved him very much and will always love & miss him, but know he is in a happy, pain-free place as he crosses over the Rainbow Bridge with Chewy who has been waiting for him.
Paul requested no service. A celebration of Paul’s life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if so desired donations in memory may be made to the Cranbrook SPCA or Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter.