Paul Andre Archambault

November 2, 1958May 24, 2011

Paul André Archambault November 2, 1958 – May 24, 2011

Paul had many passions in his life. For all who knew him, it was clear that he loved music, the outdoors and nature. The passion started early in life, when he was introduced to music and played saxophone in high school. He went on to learn to play guitar and his love of music is evident to all as he collected music over the years and attended live concerts and tribute bands with many of you, his friends here today.

Paul was a great collector: he had great joy learning about Native Canadian art and artisans over the past decades. He loved to work with his hands and learned all the skills early in life to make beautiful items of leather and macramé. Indeed, he was still working on leather projects until recently.

Of Course, a big part of Paul’s universe involved his love of Volvo’s and motorcycles. He traveled across Canada many times by car or bike. On some of those memorable trips accompanied by his beloved dogs. Paul had no children but it’s safe to say Ringo, Amos and Sweet Pea were his family.

He was a wonderful uncle to Scott, James and Sean. Always interested in their activities: loved to talk cars, music and art with them. He kept tabs on his nephews through phone calls and emails.

Paul was an outdoorsman and loved camping and canoing, particularly in this part of the country but loved Lac St-Joseph and the St-Gabriel de Brandon areas too.

Paul was very creative and always came up with original ideas to spend the summer at Wreck Beach and I hear he could mix a mean Pina Colada! He produced original T-shirt designs and sold not only his famous cocktails but t-shirts as well and had no problem flinging a frisbee or two. He was a kind and generous soul who always made the time for family and friends. He loved fine food, good wine and had La joie de vivre.

In January of 2010, he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Paul showed courage and strength of character facing difficult challenges along the way. He used to say: if you don’t use it, you loose it. He was a tough bugger. He also said: this is not what I wanted, but I guess God had other plans for me. Paul passed away May 24th, 2011 at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. We take this opportunity to thank each of you for all of the support and care you gave him over the past 16 months.

Paul is survived by his loving family; Dominique Lemire (common-law spouse); father Jacques Louise); mother Shirley (Tony); sisters Sandra (Ron) and Nancy (Russ); 3 nephews Scott, Sean, James (Sarah); and other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm. A celebration of his life will follow at a later date in St. Lambert, QC. In lieu of flowers, donations to Multiple Myeloma Montreal or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Abbotsford, BC.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Nancy Archambault

June 7, 2011

Paul, my Dear Brother, I have just returned from your beautiful B.C., I know you loved it. Met so many of your friends, they confirmed what I always knew, you were a kind and generous man. We all miss you. God bless you.

Bernadette Tanti

June 7, 2011

Dear Shirley, Jacques,Nancy, Sandra & family...
No words are possible at this time to ease the pain we all are all in our prayers & thoughts, & may happy memories of Paul help in some way... R.I P.Paul...(free of pain finally)with all our sympathy...Bernadette,Gary,John, Cris, Anthony & Amanda

James and Sarah

June 2, 2011

Sarah and I miss you deeply. You were always kind, outgoing, generous and hospitable. Our best memories of Vancouver will always be dining with you and Dominique at your favourite, Stephos. I am so glad we had time to get to know you, your memory will live on.

Lindsay Rollin

May 28, 2011

Dear Shirley,Jacques,Nancy and Sandra Our Deepest Sympathy to You All.Paul was a Great Son and for me a Great Cousin.I have fond Memories of Times spent with Paul.Paul was a Great Person a Great Fighter and Never for a Second Gave Up Fighting that Horrible Disesse.Paul we Will All Miss You Dearly,Lindsay & Audrey

noreen weippert

May 28, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

anthony laasorsa

May 28, 2011

I am having A hard time to find words that I want to say I knew that you were sick and suffering but you had such a good posetive attitude that i realy thought that you would be able to overcome wathever stood in your way I was hoping that you would you would have been able to come back home in june unfortunately this is not to be all the work I had planned for you I guess im going to have to do it myself Pyou will be very missed even our phone cajjs every morning but with gods help I know you are in better place but that dosent mend a sad heart good bless you PAUL

Wendy Wilcox

May 28, 2011

Dear cousin Paul,
Life was too short. I'm so sorry you had to suffer with this disease. You chose to live in beautiful BC. I hope you are in an even more majestic place.

Randy Rollin

May 27, 2011

Dear Shirley, Jacques, Nancy, Sandra and all those who loved dear cousin Paul... Myself and Lucie are among the many who will remember Paul's great love and respect for life. I wonder if mom and dad, Jean and George, are to blame for instilling in him the love of travel by inviting him, as a young teenager, to join us for a trip to Nova Scotia. I remember how he was awed by the beauty of nature even then. Paul, you were an example of courage during your ordeal; could this trait have been part of your Downeys genes? The Downneys are known to be stubborn enough to never quit, to fight all their might when facing a challenge.

Dominique, nous te souhaitons beaucoup de courage et de sérénité dans cette dure épreuve. Nos pensées et prières sont avec toi.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Randy and Lucie

Cynthia Rollin

May 27, 2011

Dear Aunt Shirley and Family...

My deepest sympathy to everyone. You are all in my thoughts. I am so sorry for your loss of Paul...son, brother, husband and courageous man.

Dianne Nowlan

May 27, 2011

Dear Shirley, Jacques, Nancy, Sandra, Dominique and your families and husband Paul, our daughters and their families and I send our deepest sympathy to you. We will remember cousin Paul as a brave and courageous man who never gave up during the past year and a half instead choosing to live life to the fullest. We will always remember Paul how kind he was to us when we visited Vancouver in and prayers to all.

Dianne and Paul Nowlan