Donald Wade Paul
July 1, 1966 – August 22, 2023
Donald passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on August 22, 2023, surrounded by family and friends after fighting hard battles, he remained courageous.
Donald is predeceased by his beloved wife Bernice Paypompee, his maternal parents Rose Paul/Shebhakeget & Johnny Paul, twin sister Donna Paul, aunties Florence, Louise, Elizabeth Boucher, Emily Desrosiers, Rosie White, uncles Maurice, Jimmy, and Peter, nieces Miranda, April and Whitney, great niece Abigail, and great nephew Erlen.
Survived by his sisters Elaine, Ruby, Teresa, brothers Kendall, Mark and Marshall, his nieces Monica, Asmerte, Yanira, Alisha, Sophia, Shannon, Jasmine, Kendra, Judith and Sonia, nephews Ivan, Ryan, Jon, Rowman, Hamid, his great nieces and nephews Savannah, Melahat, Ozten, Hasan, Harmony, Cilem, London, Naughtyia, Shante, Breanne, Fatima, Hayden, Larenz, Israel, Phoenix, Rosalee, Myka, Mitchell, Holden, Tonia, Emily, Ruby, Darla, Niiko, Brixton, Leo, Presley and Anthony, great-great nephew Lotus, Dominic, Malakai and Saeona.
Donald was a hard-working man – not an office kind of guy, he was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed care taking, fixing things, working with driftwood, commercial fishing, farming and began gardening when he moved back home to his Community. He loved his Community, he participated in everything from creating art, jigging, any and all community events he was there. He loved and adored his family, especially his grand-daughter Rosemary. He was the best papa and uncle - all the kids in the family loved spending time with him because he was so fun. Donald will be greatly missed.
Our family would like to say Gichi-Miigwetch to WNHAC Home Community Care Nurse Travis and PSW’s Lisa, Liza & Paula – he really enjoyed when they did their home visits and was so thankful. Miigwetch to HSC Staff and heartfelt Miigwetches to Jennifer Joseph & Partner Ivan, Kathy Paypompee who all stayed by his side.
Donald’s favourite saying was “Go Home Now!”
It’s his time to go home now…
A wake will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Dog Paw Community Centre. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 10:00 am at Dog Paw Community Centre with burial to follow.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com for the Paul family.