OBITUARY

Paul William Foster

11 February , 19403 July , 2018

Paul William Foster passed away peacefully at his home in Thornhill at the age of 78 just before sunrise on July 3, 2018. Darling husband & best friend of Merle (Garvey) Foster. He was predeceased by his parents Edith (McColl) Foster & William Foster and his brothers Robert, Joseph & John. Dear brother-in-Law of Nancy (Sam) Wood, Jim (Diane)Garvey & Gayle Foster. Loving uncle of Jody Foster, Nicole Sandison & Laura Benninger. Great Uncle of Lachlan & Duncan Sandison. Paul was an avid golfer until Multiple Myeloma took over more than nine years ago. He was a golf professional for many years, including associate professional at Thornhill Country Club & was employed at Safety Supply Canada & The Beer Store. Paul was #1 fan of the New York Yankees since he was a young boy. The Driftwood Beach Club was our happy bit of paradise for vacationing with many special friends from Canada, US, England & Ireland. Heartfelt thanks to our family & friends for your support for Paul during his illnesses. I am also very grateful to Dr. Donna Reece, Paul’s oncologist at PMH, for her compassionate & excellent care of him for 9 years. Thank you also to the CCAC team under coordinator, Heidi Boivin, which included very kind Dr.Jack Sandler, special nurses & PSW’s for their care during the last weeks of Paul’s life at home. Donations to Myeloma Canada, Salvation Army or Covenant House.would be appreciated. As per Paul’s wishes he has been cremated & there will be no service. May Angel Wings Fly Thee to Thy Rest.

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Rita Stott

10 July 2018

I remember many times seeing Paul sitting on a bench outside of my office waiting for Merle. It was always the same funny conversation. I would say "Hi Paul guess Merle is in Shoppers shopping again". He would laugh and say yup! A very nice, kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you always Merle. XO

Marina Smith

10 July 2018

Our best buddy Paul whom we shared so many happy times at the Driftwood in Florida, I remember when you got Bob and I interested in the baseball, especíally the Yankees, every year we used to watch the game in your apartment then off to the Pub to celebrate even if they didn't win.
Paul may you rest in peace and suffer no more, our love as always.
Dearest Merle you are a very brave and caring lady, who looked after Paul so well. May God bless you both........your old friend Marina and family xxx

Micchaeel Huxley

9 July 2018

I remember the dinners at Ruth's Chris and Kaluz . Sitting at the dirty bar for a beer while Merle shopped . All the laughs at the Driftwood and our sports talks .

Suzanne White

6 July 2018

I share your sorrow Merle and am so proud of you for all you did to let Paul leave us on his terms. You are one of the most courageous and compassionate people I know.
Paul truly was a lifelong friend I knew I could count on if needed and I know the same is true of you Merle.
I sure will miss my buddy Paul, we were so like-minded.
To this day, it still makes me laugh to think of the time many years ago when we were over at your place and after a few hours – out of the blue – Paul looked at us and said, “I’ll get your coats now”…no beating around the bush, he was ready for company to leave. I so admired that.
I will miss our talks about the Yankees – they had one of their biggest fans in Paul. Good year or bad year, he never wavered – he was a true Yankee. Here’s hoping he is chatting it up with Joltin’ Joe now…

With love and I will see you soon Merle,

Suzanne

Jean White

6 July 2018

So many great memories....
-Day trips to Harboufront with Paul just loving the crazy hot weather while eating his mussels at IL Fornello
-Our visit to the Driftwood, Paul and Merle's vacation home in Lauderdale by the sea,
-Lunches at different pubs in and around Thornhill
-Christmas get togethers
-Sharing a cold one after a day of shopping with Merle.
-How excited you both were for us when Suzanne and I planned our first trip to NYC and shared your great memories of visits there.

Going to miss my buddy big time.

Love you Ma Foster, you are in my thoughts and prayers and we will see you soon.

~jean

Bruce Shilton

6 July 2018

Many great memories of time spent working with the arrow and staff....tim cole, paul cotey, jim wilson, glenn crouter 1969-72

And outings to algonquin,woodbine track

And many fine groceries at chez foster with paul and merle and habs games in the den with the heat up

So sad to hear merle of your loss