OBITUARY

Paul Carlysle Coon

18 September, 194025 December, 2020

It is with very heavy hearts that the family of Paul C Coon, of Beaumont, Alberta, announce his passing on December 25, 2020 at the age of 80 years after a lengthy and difficult struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. Paul was born in Carnduff, Saskatchewan on September 18, 1940 to Kenneth Edgar and Ada Jean Coon. When Paul was young, he worked on farms in the Carnduff and Carivale areas. Then later moved west to Alberta seeking employment in the oil patch, resulting in a very long successful career in Canada as well as overseas. Paul also taught at an oilwell training facility in Nisku, Alberta for a few years before permanently retiring.

Paul is survived by his wife, Lois; three daughters, Paulette (Tom) Brown; Bonnie (Al) Bolton; Julie (Greg) Mattwiiw, and one son Paul John Coon; one stepdaughter Sandra (Keith) Smith; and one stepson Rob (partner, Lori) Douglas as well as 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters, Sandra Archer; Sonya Marie (Wilf) Jaeger, two brothers, Wayne (Bev) Coon; Kenneth Coon; as well as nephews, nieces, cousins and close friends. Paul was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Penny Sue Coon.

Paul was a very kind charitable man with a big smile; he was always ready and more than willing to help a friend. Paul’s children and grandchildren were his biggest joys in life. He made a point to always keep in touch and visit with friends near and far, many since childhood. He had a very keen interest in genealogy providing his family with comprehensive history of their origins to share with future generations. He loved traveling and telling stories of the many different places he had visited. When Paul finally decided to retire, Yuma, Arizona was his destination point with ‘golf’ topping the to-do-list.

The family would like to thank the staff at “Salem Manor” in Leduc, Alberta for providing such a warm and caring environment for Paul during his last two years of life.

Due to COVID restrictions a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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Paul Carlysle Coon

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Patricia Coon

5 January 2021

Dear Lois, Bonnie, Julie, Paul and families. My heart goes out to you. Such a great picture of his 80th. I’m happy I was able to see uncle Paul last year with my parents. He will always be remembered and loved.

Sharon Schopf

4 January 2021

Paul was such a special person...always brought a smile to my face..I remember the times our family would go to Carievale for holidays and hanging out with him and Victor, and then reconnecting when I moved out west..He was such a family man and got me hooked on writing our family history..for which I am forever grateful..you will be forever missed by everyone .

Julie Coon Matwiiw

3 January 2021

Here is Bonnie and I celebrating dads last birthday! The big 80!
Until we meet again Paka!

Danielle Heeks

2 January 2021

I am very thankful that I met Paul and his wonderful family the day Paul moved to Salem manor. I instantly fell in love with Paul and his whole family. Everyone knew Paul was special to me and I will miss him dearly. Love to you all ❤️

Karen Jensen

2 January 2021

I just want to say to family you have my deepest condolences.. Growing up Paul was like a father to me he was a special man.. and will be sadly missed.

Sarah Joseph

1 January 2021

Paul was a very kind and caring guy who always had a big warm smile. I remember the last couple of times I talk to him he always ask how my husband John was doing and always wanted to pass well wishes along to him, he was always happy and cheerful. The fact that he is no longer suffering is a comfort to all who loved him. He will be forever remembered by John and myself for his vibrant smile and his gentle loving nature. May he Rest In Peace. John cousins and Sarah Joseph. Our sympathies and love to Lois and family.

Jocelyn Karran

31 December 2020

Heartfelt sympathies Lois to you and your family during this difficult time. My memories of Paul was his gentle nature and kind smile. He’s at peace now hugs

Rick LePine

31 December 2020

Lois, my Paul RIP, knowing he in a better place, you and your family on in my prayers.

Linda Chupka

31 December 2020

Dear Lois, Michael and I are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was such a nice man and I know you two really enjoyed your life together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda and Michael

Don and Mariette Sutton

31 December 2020

Dear Lois,
We are so very very sorry to hear about the passing of our dear friend Paul. Don loved his early morning golf games with Paul at Silvercreek and our campfire stories and sharing many glasses of wine with you both. So many fond memories of having you as neighbours at the golf course. RIP dear Paul. Until we meet again. Our sincere condolences to his family.

FROM THE FAMILY