Dearest Gary, It is with a heavy heart that I write this.Cannot believe she is gone. She was like a sister to me and I will miss her terribly.
I have many memories of her. Too many to mention. When I first had th privilege of meeting her, I immediately liked her and told you; “ That is the girl for you! You better marry her”.
The next great memory was your wedding day! I was so happy she was joining our family. Recently, when talking to her she said how glad she was to be in our family and how much she loved you.
There were many occasions in Buffalo and Calgary that our families got together. One was in Calgary with all my kids and grandkids. She adored the kids and they her.
Four years ago I came out there and just visited. It was great just talking to her and laughing.She was beautiful inside and out and I will never forget her.A kinder person you’ ll never find.
From the bottom of my heart I love you both.
Dear Uncle Gary,
We are so so very sorry that you lost your amazing soulmate! I feel so blessed and lucky to have had Aunt Paula as my aunt! I’ve always looked up to the two of you growing up! Your love for each other was always obvious to those around you! You were a one of a kind couple. I will forever remember Aunt Paula’s kindness and, of course, her laugh! I am forever grateful to you both for creating amazing memories for me when you flew us out and gave us an amazing vacation at your house. I remember Aunt Paula finding us clothes to wear to sleep in as our suitcase did not arrive on time. She made sure that there was food that we would eat wherever we were, knowing how picky Shannon and I were. She was someone who made you feel so comfortable and at home. I am so thankful we were able to spend time together over zoom the past couple years. I can’t imagine how much your heart aches right now, but I know Aunt Paula would want you to continue living a good life, carrying her forever in your heart. We are here for you and praying that the days get easier as time passes and know that you will see her again! We love you and Aunt Paula so much!
Lots of love, Molly (Jay and kids too)
Uncle Gary - My heart breaks for you! Aunt Paula was such a special person. Her laugh was contagious; I will never forget it. Her love for you was obvious! Treasure all the memories the two of you shared. I hold close many memories of all the time we spent together, our trip to Calgary, your trips to Buffalo and when you came to Rochester for the PGA. I’m thankful Covid brought us the gift of zoom, so we could visit with you both despite being so far away. Heaven has gained a very special angel and she is watching over you. I love you both so much and will keep you in my prayers.
Shannon (& Mike and family)
Our hearts break for you Gary and for Paula’s family. You and Paula have always been famly to Brian and I and Paula was such a dear friend for 41 years. I have so many wonderful memories of all those years…..all our fame nights…great Halloween parties …going to the Chuckwagon races each Stampede time and just enjoying life together. We had such fun on our girls trips whether it was Canmore..Banff or Las Vegas and as Marnie mentioned , many laughs. Two memories stand out …one just pure enjoyment and probably the best trip ever when the four of us went to Hawaii for a three week trip of a lifetime and the start of a love affair for Paula with Hawaii…she was so in awe of waking up the first morning looking at the ocean from the 26th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki it was contagious. The entire trip will always be a highlight of our many experiences together. The other memory I will always treasure is just her pure giving nature and selflessness to come to Vancouver and help look after me…and Brian….for three weeks after my cancer surgery in 2006. Just knowing Paula was a gift and I am forever blessed for her friendship and Brian and I will miss her always. We love you both.
So sorry for your loss Gary, Tammy and I hold you and Paula in our prayers. God bless you and sustain you.
Gary, our thoughts are so much with you!! I was one of those people that the minute I met Paula, it felt like we had known each other forever!! She was sooo easy to talk to, laugh with, and you could be totally yourself with Paula. I am thinking back to all of the laughter we shared throughout the years, some tears, so many memories!! I will never forget the one weekend Paula, Susan, Shelby and myself went to Canmore for the weekend. What a wonderful weekend it was. We were playing games and laughing so hard and loud, that someone knocked on our door!! The three of us (Shelby, Susan and myself) were laughing SO hard that we had to get Paula to go to answer the door to re-assure the guy standing there, that we would keep the noise level down!! Such a great time we had - I remember everytime I came to Calgary Shelby and I would get together for dinner with Paula, and I remember when Sue got so sick out in Vancouver, Paula was packed and flying out to Vancouver for three weeks, to help Brian look after Susan!! She truly was 'one in a million' and such a beautiful soul. We will miss her SO very much and she will be forever in our hearts!! Love, Marnie (and Mike)
Gary, Lorrie and I and our family send our deepest condolences. We will miss Paula so much, she was such a beautiful person.
Love, Ron & Lorrie & family
Our condolences Gary for your loss, thinking of you during this difficult time. Paula will be greatly missed.
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