Paul Vital Besner

September 27, 1950February 7, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Vital Besner announces his passing, on Friday, February 7th 2020, loving father of four children, passed away at age 69. Paul was born on September 27th, 1950, in Lachine to Dorothy (McGruther) and Vital Besner.

Paul had a passion for reading and spending time with his family and friends. He was known for his wealth of knowledge, kind heart and helping spirit. Paul will be lovingly remembered by his children with Marie-Claire Burgess (1950-2018), Nancy (Glen), Mélanie (Bobby), and his children with Susan B. Ruston (1952-1995), Ashley (Alex) and Amanda (Vic), his sister Diane, brothers Bob, John and Richard, and his grandchildren, Andrea, Christopher, Samuel, Jessy, Victor Junior and Leo Paul, as well as nieces and nephews and close friends.

The family will receive condolences on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020, at the : Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222, Highway 20, Pointe-Claire, H9S 3X6, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

A celebration of life in the chapel will take place immediately after, followed by a reception.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in the memory of Paul.


C’est avec grande tristesse que la famille de Paul Vital Besner, père aimant de quatre enfants, annonce son décès, le vendredi 7 février 2020, à l’âge de 69 ans. Fils de Dorothy (McGruther) et de Vital Besner, Paul est né le 27 septembre 1950 à Lachine.

Paul avait comme passion la lecture et passer du temps avec sa famille et ses amis. Il était connu pour ses connaissances, son grand cœur et son esprit d’entraide. Paul sera tendrement regretté par ses enfants avec Marie-Claire Burgess (1950-2018) Nancy (Glen) et Mélanie (Bobby), ses enfants avec Susan B. Ruston (1952-1995) Ashley (Alex) and Amanda (Vic), sa sœur Diane, ses frères Bob, John et Richard, ses petits-enfants : Andrea, Christopher, Samuel, Jessy, Victor Junior et Leo Paul, ainsi que par ses neveux et nièces et ses amis proches.

La famille recevra vos condoléances samedi le 22 février 2020, de 13h00 à 15h00, à la résidence funéraire Collins Clarke MacGillivray White, 222 autoroute 20, Pointe-Claire, Qc, H9S 3X6.

Une célébration de la vie dans la chapelle prendra place immédiatement après, suivie d’une réception.

Au lieu de fleurs, des dons pour la Société canadienne du cancer peuvent être fait en mémoire de Paul.


22 February

Visites / Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Collins Clarke MacGillivray White


222 Autoroute 20
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9S3X6

22 February

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

Collins Clarke MacGillivray White


222 Autoroute 20
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9S3X6

22 February


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Collins Clarke MacGillivray White

222 Autoroute 20
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S


Paul Vital Besner

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Dave Thomas

February 21, 2020

God speed to you my friend.
You will be missed, but not forgotten.
Close to 60 years later, I still have memories of visits with both you and Bob.
I remember times when your Dad if around, would hand out candy bars from his vending machine business to us out in your garage.
I still remember when you moved out west for a while and we visited a couple of times.
To your 4 daughters, as well as Bob, Richard, John, Dianne I send my heartfelt condolences.
Remember the good times, it does help.
Take care
Dave and Ange Thomas
Sylvan Lake, Alberta

mara campagnolo

February 20, 2020

I was very shocked to learn of Paul's passing he was a great person I live on the next street on 1st avenue and every time we used to see him he always had a smile. Sometimes he would ride by on his bike and stop to talk while i was sitting outside reading my book as I am also a big reader of mystery, thriller and psycological novels and he used to tell me where to find books for cheap. He will be greatly missed in the neighbourhood as he was a friendly soul.

Maryse Bélanger

February 17, 2020

Mes plus sincères condoléances à ses filles qui étaient sa plus grande fierté.
Un collègue respectueux, positif et beaucoup trop jeune pour nous quitter.
Mes pensées sont avec vous.
Bon courage.

Victor J Bertrand Sr

February 16, 2020

Paul’s dedication to his family and our great grandchildren was a trademark of his gentle personality.He will long be remembered
Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
May he R.I.P. FONDLY... Rita & Victor

Alba Saltarelli

February 13, 2020

Dear Amanda my heartfelt condolences
to you and your family..I did not know your Dad but remember him from your wedding day how proud he was of you and also what a beautiful speech he gave on your special day .. Wishing you peace and solace through this time 💞 Alba

Jean-Pierre Potvin

February 13, 2020

C'est avec grande tristesse que je viens d'apprendre le décès de Paul. Mes sympathies a toute sa famille et proches. Paul était un ex collègue de travail que j'appréciais beaucoup, et avec avec qui j'avais de beaux échanges. C'était un gentleman qui n'hésitait jamais de vous tendre la main et offrir son aide. Paul a toujours mis ses enfants en avant-plan, il en était tellement fier.

RIP Paul.


Carole Desjardins

February 12, 2020

Je vous offre mes sincères condoléances pour la perte de votre père. Il était tellement fière de ses filles. Paul était un collègue de travail qui avait toujours de belles paroles et un rire communicatif.
Bon courage.

Carole Bourbonniere

February 12, 2020

it is with great sadness that I learned the passing of Paul , he was a colleague and a friend from work , what we call a nice guy .
He even took the time to come and visit me in Harrington while one of his girls was renting a chalet .
He always had a picture of his precious girls and talking proudly about them .

He will always be in my heart

so young

your good friend Carole Bourbonniere

to his family my condoleances