Pauline "Auntie Paul" (Wodynski) Powell

June 7, 1940February 8, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls on Feb. 8, 2021 at the age of 80. Sadly missed by her loving husband Richard of 56 years. Beloved mother to Joanne (the late Andrew) Dilts and Jeffrey (Valerie) Powell. Loving grandma to Ashleigh (Joshua), Rebecca (Tylor), Hannah & Charlie. Also survived by her siblings; Peter (Sherril) & Sue (Peter), & the late Stephen. Sadly missed by her nephew Joshua (Mona) and her late niece Tara. She will also be sadly missed by her fur baby Bonnie.

Auntie Paul loved to bake & would welcome everyone into her home. She was also a Blue Jays & Bills fan.

A special thank-you to the amazing staff at St. Elizabeth who provided mom with excellent loving care, the staff of GNGH and Dr. Salib at the Walker Family Cancer Centre. Donations to Covenant House or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated.

There will be a private family service and interment.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021


Pauline "Auntie Paul" (Wodynski) Powell

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Arlene Boers-Paley Re:Noga

February 13, 2021

Richard, Jeffrey, and Joanne You were all so lucky to have Pauline as your wife and mother. I was fortunate enough to have her as my cousin. Especially lately with our talks, and laughs on the phone. I will truly miss her.

Rosanne Jessup

February 11, 2021

The thing I remember most about Aunt Pauline was the love I felt around her. She was a kind, caring person with a warm and gentle heart. Throughout my entire childhood and even in my college years Pauline sent me a birthday card every year. She never missed it and I always looked forward to receiving her special card for me.
My Mom spoke so highly of her cousin and felt she was like a sister to her. Even though we lived in different cities they always kept in touch and we enjoyed our visits to Niagara Falls where we were welcomed with open arms by Pauline, Richard and the whole family.
Sending our condolences to the Powell Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,

Carolee Penlington

February 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My grandparents, Gord and Thelma Gillette so enjoyed your company. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

Joanne Brown

February 10, 2021

Joanne and family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Be comforted by God’s promise that she lives forever in heaven and that you will all meet again. Prayers and Peace to you all

Sonya Kidd

February 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Grandma Powell’s passing 💔 My daughters and I were honoured and privileged to be able to call Pauline “Grandma Powell”. Pauline was a warm, loving, giving and beautiful woman. We were always welcome at their home and shared many events and school occasions with my girls and Paulines granddaughters Ashleigh and Rebecca. Pauline always had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Paulines family and friends and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Grandma Powell...Goodnight 🙏🏻❤️ 🕊

Bruce Barker

February 10, 2021

Pauline was an amazing person. She made me feel like a son as we shared our love with the Blue Jays and Bills. I will always remember the look on her face when I presented her with a Jim Kelly autographed picture. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

Jolene Kresan

February 9, 2021

The Powells have been such a wonderful, important part of my life in all ways. Pauline showed me love and security, particularly after my parents passed, with Richard by her side, always. This is a life lived well in every way, loved by one and all, kind, sweet and a glowing soul who I will never forget. I'm deeply saddened by her passing and sending love and strength to Richard, Joanne, Jeff and all her wonderful grandkids, friends and family. Best memory, dancing with Pauline at weddings(Buddy Holly)and seeing Bruce Springsteen at the CNE Grandstand oh so long ago. Rock and Roll your way into heaven Pauline. Love you always-Jo xoxo