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Paul Thomas Richardson

June 29, 1947 - July 26, 2020

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Passed away peacefully July 26, 2020 at ARHCC with his wife Barbara and brother in law Bruce Stevenson by his side.  Born June 29, 1947 in Lisnaskea, North Ireland, he is survived by his wife Barbara, brother in law Bruce Stevenson, many relatives in Ireland, dear friends Brenda Hoffman, Sean and Jody Fitzgerald and Stanley and Claire Carstensen of Petaluma, Ca.  Paul completed his education in Ireland and graduated from Greenmount.  Seeking a change of scenery and job opportunity, Paul moved to Regina in 1966.  Recognizing opportunities in telecommunications Paul went to work for BC Tel/Telus, eventually relocating to Abbotsford where his career spanned 34 years.  He retired in October, 1992.  It was during this time that he met his wife Barbara.  They married on March 31, 2001 and Paul said that day was “the happiest of his life”.  Paul had many interests.  He had a passion for flying and dreamed of being a professional pilot.  Although that dream never materialized he did get his pilot’s license and was a member of the Abbotsford Flying Club.  Paul and Barbara were active RVers.  Their travels in Canada and the States were great adventures and led to wonderful friendships.  Traveling with their cats was an attention getter.  People always stopped to comment on their kitties, a source of joy to both Paul and Barbara.  The fact that Paul was an avid winemaker was an added benefit.  His family and friends will miss his sly sense of humor, his laugh, that wonderful Irish brogue and his ability to debate anyone under the table on everything from politics and finance to the weather.  As private and stoic as Paul was, those who knew him well found him endearing.  Paul’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at ARHCC – ICU and Acuity Wards for their wonderful care.  A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at a later date.  Donations in his memory may be made to ALS Society of BC.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Harolyn and Graeme Fryling
Relation: RV friend from Indian Waters RV Resort

Our hearts go out to you Barb and to the rest of the family. We will always remember Paul’s quiet manner, his great sense of humour, and the twinkle in his eye We always enjoyed our times with Paul and you Barb at Indian Waters. Love from Harolyn and Graeme

From: Randy Hurd
Relation: Friend

Gone too soon Paul, I’ll miss our friendly banter, always an enjoyable time with you.
See you soon Barb, thinking of you.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
August 16, 2020
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
34486 Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

A covered outdoor celebration of life will be held Aug. 16  1-4 pm at 34486 Clayburn Rd.  Abbotsford

34486 Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 31, 2020

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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