Paul William Lavell

14 July , 19635 February , 2019

It is with great sadness the family announces Paul's passing on February 5, 2019 in his 56th year. He will be dearly missed by his children Jacob and Ethan and by their mother Patty Wong. Beloved son to Audrey and the late Peter. Dear brother to Ron (Nora), the late Barb (Ted), Michael (Karen), Cathy (Bill), Donna and Bernie (Carol). He will be sadly missed by all his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Paul made family a priority and his children, Jacob and Ethan, gave him pride strength and love. Paul worked for 28 years at McMaster University as a Computer Systems Specialist. He regularly fielded calls and made visits, as our personal IT specialist, for all family members which were greatly appreciated. The many visits he received from life long friends attest to his loyalty and dependability. His smile, dry sense of humour and optimism will remain a treasured memory. A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital and Emmanuel House for their compassionate care and support. In keeping with Paul's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital or to Emmanuel House would be greatly appreciated by his family.


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John Vickers

10 February 2019

Deepest sympathies to Paul's family on your loss. As a professor at McMaster I met Paul many times over IT problems. I appreciated his patience and good humour.
Sincerely John Vickers

Cal Haddad

9 February 2019

Dear Mike and Karen,
We offer our deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad time.
Thinking of you,
Cal and Maria

Geoff Woods

8 February 2019

Paul and I worked together for more than 20 years.
always had a good joke or poke at some flub I may have said. He always treated me with respect and so I in return.
Your work and your friendship will be greatly missed, my friend and colleague.


Sheila Charbonneau

7 February 2019

Dear Aunt Audrey, Ron and Nora, Michael and Karen, Cathy and Bill, Donna, Bernie and Carol; Jacob and Ethan:

We are all thinking of you at this sad time. We wish you all comfort in the days to come as you remember the wonderful times that you had with Paul.

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Sheila, Luc and Martin Charbonneau

Marilyn Aitchison

7 February 2019

It was my pleasure to work with Paul in the Health Sciences Library, I found him to be a very kind and helpful coworker with a wonderful sense of humour. My sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Louise-Ann Caravaggio

7 February 2019

My deepest sympathy to all the family. Paul and I worked together for 28 years. He will be missed
for his expertise, work ethic, humour and kindness. He will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
-Louise-Ann Caravaggio

Edina Cappuccitti

5 February 2019

My sincere sympathies to my brother-in-law Ron, my sister Nora, and the entire Lavell family. I will always remember Paul's easy smile and lovely personality. I have no doubt that all who knew and loved him will hold him forever in their hearts.
Edina Cappuccitti