To all of our friends and neighbours in our beautiful community of Caledon and beyond ~
Please accept our deepest thanks for your calls, letters, donations and condolences in memory of Paul. The time each of you took to express your love and sympathy has sustained our family and has given us strength during these most difficult times.
Although our dad did not pass due to Covid-19, we chose to make his funeral private out of an abundance of caution in order to keep our family, friends and community safe. We held tight to the beautiful memories you shared with us, and, in that, we felt less alone.
Paul would have been honoured to have seen such an outpouring of love, and we, his family, are so incredibly grateful to all of you.
Heartfelt thanks to Reverend Lisa Naumann who created a service that was perfectly befitting our dad; to Angela Hay and Anatoly Ivchenko whose music lifted our hearts; to the staff at Music21 who broadcasted his funeral around the world for all his friends and relatives to see; to Deb Hunt, our treasured registered nurse and long time family friend for guiding us through dad’s care; to Dr. Milan Kacer for being there for all of dad’s needs over the last 30 years; to Derek Hamilton and the wonderful team at Turner & Porter Funeral Home for caring for our Dad in the most precious way and with the utmost respect; and to our dedicated team at our family funeral home who are family to each of us and carried us through it all. Most of all, thank you to our Caledon community for being our home, and for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. We will be forever grateful for your kindness.
May Paul’s spirit of compassion, kindness, humour and warmth live on in us all.