Paul Ouellet

Obituary of Paul Joseph Ouellet


November 13, 1949 – Calgary, Alberta

September 11, 2022 – Okotoks, Alberta


Paul Ouellet, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022, surrounded by loving family.


Paul is survived by his wife Maxine, brother Bill, sister Ruth (Rick), children, Paul Jr., Jamie, Chris, Nicole, and Janelle Ouellet; and stepchildren, Ryan, Kent, and Holly DeGama. A devoted family man, Paul was also an uncle to Dean (Brandy) Morrow, Neil (Melissa) Morrow, Sean (Stephanie) Ouellet, and Shelley Ouellet; a grandfather to Ashley Ouellet-Williams, Alyssa Weitz, Braden Ouellet, Rose DeGama-Blanchet, Haley Myers, Hannah Davis, Philip DeGama-Blanchet, and Paige Davis; as well as a great-grandfather to Blake Williams. Paul was predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law Judy.


Paul was born in Calgary on November 13, 1949, to Bill and Ruth Ouellet, and spent his working life in jobs he loved. A lifelong music fan, Paul was a radio personality and broadcaster in Saskatchewan and Alberta in the l960s and 1970s. Following his early days in Rosetown, Camrose, and Calgary, Paul worked with ITV Edmonton and delivered voiceovers for SCTV. He served as on-ice, In-House Public Address Announcer for the Edmonton Oilers for a decade during their ’80s glory years and worked as a broadcaster for the Edmonton Trappers. After eight years of selling (a lot!) of advertising for the Edmonton Sun, Paul eased into retirement. He worked part-time, and played regularly, at golf courses in and around Calgary. Paul and Maxine travelled frequently and enjoyed time in Arizona, Texas, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii.


Paul fought a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. The family wishes to thank Tudor Manor in Okotoks for their support and care in that journey.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to support the Calgary Parkinson's Research Initiative at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Online contributions can be made at Cheques can be made out to "University of Calgary" with "Paul Ouellet Tribute" in the memo and sent to University of Calgary, OVC 131, 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Attn: Stephanie Kallay.


A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at McInnis and Holloway (Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Rd. SE, Calgary, AB) at 2:00 p.m.


In living memory of Paul Ouellet, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


Celebration of Paul's Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Fish Creek Funeral Home
14441 Bannister Road SE
Calgary , Alberta, Canada
(403) 256-9575
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