Patricia Ann Paul

17 January, 196025 April, 2021

We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved mother Patricia Ann Paul who passed away peacefully with her companion and children by her side on April 25, 2021 at her home in Eskasoni. She was born on January 17, 1960 in Antigonish. She lived in Paqtnkek for a brief period of time then to Whycocomagh, and eventually moved to Eskasoni where she became one of the most loved community members.

She was predeceased by her mother Rosie Paul, Foster mother Annie Prosper, and Foster mother Mary Ann Prosper. Daughter Cheryl Ann Johnson, step son Andrew Alex, granddaughter Margaret Ann Johnson, grandson Jax Johnson, sister Dianne Paul, and brother Wayne Paul.

She will be missed by her companion John Sylliboy, Daughters Lynn Johnson (Stephane), Tricia Johnson, and her baby girl Paige Jeddore (Patrick) and her only son John T. Johnson (Sarita), Her spoiled dog Precious, Stepchildren Connie Francis, Lindsay Sylvester (Joey), Melvin Alex (Sophia), Jerome Alex (Emily). She is also survived by her sisters, Ducy Paul, Freda Paul, Delores Paul, Mary Paul, Anne Marie Prosper (Kerry), Darlene Paul (Earl), one brother Peter Paul, Two godchildren Martin Julian, and Deet Johnson, numerous nieces and nephews, and will be missed by her grandchildren whom she loved to the moon and back.

Patricia was a hardworking woman whom was very kind hearted and always gave a warm comforting smile. She was always chatting up a storm wherever she went. Patricia was known for her “Pat subs”, “Mag’s burgers” and her love for cooking. Patricia loved her life and especially loved her grandchildren whom she loved spending time with on most of her days. She volunteered most of her life with the Ladies Auxiliary and continued volunteering for the playground committee. Throughout Patricia’s life, she was a home care worker, a janitor, and lastly, she was a cook at the Goat Island Café. Patricia loved listening to music and karaokeing to the 70’s and 80’s. She loved music so much that she won “Do the hustle” in 2009 and won best dancer in 2015 at the Acho Man Disco Dance. Patricia will be greatly missed by her Family, Friends, Community, and especially by her “Possies.”

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Due to province wide lockdown there is no public wake or funeral. The funeral services will be livestreamed on the Eskasoni First Nation Facebook Page and ETV. Livestream will take place on Saturday, May 1 starting at 10:30am.


  • John Sylliboy, Companion
  • Lynn Johnson (Stephane), Daughter
  • Tricia Johnson (Loli), Daughter
  • Paige Jeddore (Patrick), Daughter
  • John T. Johnson (Sarita), Son
  • Connie Francis, Step Child
  • Lindsay Sylvester (Joey), Step Child
  • Melvin Alex (Sophia), Step Child
  • Jerome Alex (Emily), Step Child
  • Ducy Paul, Sister
  • Freda Paul, Sister
  • Delores Paul, Sister
  • Mary Paul, Sister
  • Anne Marie Prosper (Kerry), Sister
  • Darlene Paul (Earl), Sister
  • Peter Paul, Brother
  • Martin Julian, Godchild
  • Deet Johnson, Godchild
  • Rosie Paul, Mother (deceased)
  • Annie Prosper, Foster Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Ann Prosper, Foster Mother
  • Cheryl Ann Johnson, Daughter (deceased)
  • Andrew Alex, Step Child (deceased)
  • Margaret Ann Johnson, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Jax Johnson, Grandson (deceased)
  • Dianne Paul, Sister (deceased)
  • Wayne Paul, Brother (deceased)
  • Patricia is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and will be missed by her grandchildren whom she loved to the moon and back.


  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, 1 May , 2021


Patricia Ann Paul

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Sandy R Anthony

1 May 2021

To John Sylliboy and the Family of Patricia: Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved. I'm thinking of you at this sad time of parting.
Sandy Anthony

Maria Sophocleous

30 April 2021

Such a wonderful person! My sincere condolences to the entire family at this difficult time.
I had the pleasure of meeting Patricia at People's Jewellers several years ago.
She was well liked by all . Always upbeat and smiling and a pleasure to know.
God bless

Philip and Erna Boudreau

30 April 2021

To John and Family:
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. We wish you peace and comfort in the memories you share.
Phil and Erna

sr.Catherine macFarlane

30 April 2021

My sympathy to all of Patricia's family and friends, but I do especially want to express my deepest sympathy to Lynn A. Tricia, John T. and Paige. Yes, I knew your mother, she was a very gracious lady with a very welcoming smile. You will dearly miss your mother, but remember all the good memories you carry and pass on to your children. It is very sad for you and all of us that during Covid-19 we cannot be present with you, but I will be praying that our Loving God (Niskam) will support you in the days ahead.
Blessings to all.
Sr. Catherine

Malcolm Dean

30 April 2021

Sorry for your loss, Meskay.

dorothy sylliboy

29 April 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss, sending some prayers, hugs and my love