Roberge, Paul H.A.J.

June 4 1929, St. Paul Alberta – January 10, 2015 Summerland B.C.

Until we meet again……Survived by his loving wife Maureen of 65 years. Children: Connie (Ray), Ken (Dianne), Kirk (Joy), Kim, Linda and Barb. Grandchildren: Nick (Tracy), John (Gerilee), Jordan, Nicole (Kevin), Landon, Graham (Lacie), Marshall, Matthew (Rica), Kirlin, Maxine and Nathan. Great grandchildren: Nicholas, Arianna, Alistair, Armicah, Konnor, Caleb, Cadence and Derek. The middle child of a family of eleven, he leaves three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Paul settled in Summerland to marry the love of his life… French Romance met Irish wit….He was employed by Summerland School District in maintenance and had his boiler ticket, meticulously keeping the schools safe and heated . He especially enjoyed being around the students and knew them all by name. He later moved on to build his own interior and exterior painting business and worked in partnership with Trout Creek Construction. He took great pride in all he did and always put forth his very best.

His life was full of family, church and community involvement. He was a team member of Search and Rescue, Kiwanis Club past president and project manager of Kiwanis Pier. He was recognized in 1988 with the Olympian Youth Sports Coach award. He supported youth skating, gymnastics, hockey, baseball, bowling, boxing and wrestling. Paul loved music. Many family trips were spent singing and whistling as a “guess that tune” game. He sang bass in the Baptist choir, participated in Singers and Players on stage and creating sets. As well as his love to step out dancing with Maureen, Paul stepped out volunteering with many hands on acts of support and kindness. His twinkle, fun loving and mischievous grin will be greatly missed.

Paul leaves behind a heritage of faithfulness, selflessness, responsibility, hard work, abundant patience and love. The family acknowledges the tender and supportive care shown Paul by the staff of Dr. Andrew’s Pavilion ECU. Memorial tributes in Paul’s honour may be directed to ‘Friends of the Gardens’ Box 1363, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0 or to the Summerland Minor Hockey Association, Box 1548, Summerland B.C. V0H 1Z0

Join the family in celebration and remember the life we all shared with Paul this coming spring, Saturday March 14th, 1pm. at the Summerland Alliance Church, 14820 N. Victoria Rd. Pastor Rick Gay officiating.

“Please let the light that shone on me, shine on the ones I love”

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