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Assman's Funeral Chapel

1908 Queensway Street, Prince George, BC

OBITUARY

Andre Edgar Paquette

September 24, 1941August 4, 2019

Andre was born to Conrad and Gilbert Paquette on Sept 24, 1941 in Prince Albert, Sask. He was the third of eleven children in a big loving French Canadian family. He passed away peacefully on August 4, 2019 in Prince George, B.C. after a long struggle with many health issues.

He was a self-professed bad boy in his early years, working as a station agent and telegrapher on the railroad, then later in the family garage. He met the love of his life in 1963, Patsy as he called her, and vowed to marry her the day he first saw her. And marry her he did (in 1964). They had an amazing life, with three children. Doug, Todd and Michelle. The family moved to Red Deer in 1968 where he established a very successful career selling cars, winning many awards as top Salesman for Canada. In 1983 he changed professions and became an agent for Sunlife. He was extremely successful there as well and in 1988 he was promoted to become the Branch Manager for the Prince George location. He stayed on with Sunlife for the remainder of his career until retiring in his 70s. Dad was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Pierre and Bernard, his beloved Patsy in 1995, his 2nd wife Ruby in 2010 and tragically his son Doug in 2011. We take comfort knowing he is with them all now.

Dad faced many challenges in his life but approached each one of them with positivity, love and humour. He loved to tell a story, and he was some storyteller. Coming alive anytime he had people around him, he loved to entertain. He had many more than 9 lives, beating the odds time and time again. He lived each of those lives to the fullest. He was a beautiful, inspirational, courageous, gregarious, strong willed man. He will be immensely missed by his children Todd (Hailey) and Michelle, his grandchildren Ryan and Evan, his loving siblings and their families, and extended family and friends. The list is endless.

Please join the family for a Funeral Service at St. Mary’s Parish at 1088 Gillett Street, Prince George, B.C. at 2pm on Tuesday, August 13, with a tea to follow.

Please direct any donations to the Prince George Hospice House. They took phenomenal care of Dad and allowed him to pass on his own terms with dignity and comfort. A very special thank you to Barb for always being there not only for Dad, but for our entire family.

Turn out the lights (anyone who ever played cards with Dad will understand that reference).

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Marilyn Wells

August 11, 2019

Todd, Michelle and family, I have told Andy this and I am so glad I did. Grayson and I owe so much to Andy and Sun Life. He hired Bruce and we moved to Prince George. Andy, Pat, Bruce and I shared many evenings and Saturday afternoons together. We checked out Steamers and The BX pub for happy lunches. We reviewed the week and laughed at the various goings on. I will always remember Andy's laugh and smile because they were frequent. I saw him last summer, we shared a beer and he made me laugh with his deprecating stories. I told him what a great looking car he had, as I left. I said, what kind is it? He said in a shocked voice as I didn't know- Cadillac! Of course, I said! Oh Andy, you were a Cadillac whom I was lucky to know! I will miss your chuckle!

Murray and Shelly Bruce and Kris Perrin

August 11, 2019

Paquette Family We will always remember Andy with a smile Hoping that you are comforted by memories and the healing power of time.So sorry for your loss

John ODonnell

August 11, 2019

Well what do you say about such a wonderful Man and Father in Law.
Andy your guidance, positive attitude and the ability to push forward through such adversity are a true example for us all. I am so grateful for being such a positive influence in all our lives. Ryan and Evan didnt have nearly enough time with you but each memory is a great one.
You where there for me when I needed you most
God Bless Andy rest in peace
John

Tom Kummerfield

August 10, 2019

Very sad to hear of Andre’s passing. We had known each other for many years beginning in Red Deer and thankful to have gotten together again in 2017 to reminisce old times. So glad to have called him my friend. You will be missed.
Tom Kummerfield