Paul Thomas Cote

January 28, 1944July 19, 2013

Paul Thomas Cote was born on January 28, 1944 and passed away on July 19, 2013 in Vancouver, BC.


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Jay Eggers

January 4, 2014


Thinking I'd give you and Paul a call for mutual updates, I Googled his name today and got the appalling news of his passing. I was reckless-fun- challenged when we met. He was a terrific mentor!

How well I recall my son Christian and I sailing the Strait of Georgia on Jeunesse II, his rewarding my legal help by taking me to lunch -- at Chez Panisse [from San Diego], your Point Loma parties. His generosity and fun-loving spirit were legend.

My heartfelt condolences, dear Chris. I know how much you loved him and he you. I will miss him a lot, too.

Warm regards, Jay

John Simonett

September 6, 2013

Like so many others, I became acquainted with Paul through sailing, in my case, soon after I moved to Vancouver in the mid sixties. Since then, I have known Paul as a competitor, shipmate, fellow biker, occasional legal advisor and business associate, but most of all as a treasured family friend. His personality, combining great integrity with a strong sense of fun, made him a delight to associate with in each of these roles.

Chris and the entire family can be assured that your sense of loss is shared by many of us. While Paul may be gone, he will never be forgotten.

September 6, 2013


I will always remember with fondness the bigger than life presence of "Uncle" Paul in our lives. He was such a kind, witty, beautiful man with so much exuberance for life! I was glad I was able to see him on NY 2012 at your home in Vancouver; alas, it was my last glimpse of his beautiful and knowing smile with twinkle in his eyes. I was able to witness how much you both loved each other specially when you pulled out his official invite to take you out...precious. He was a dear friend and will be missed. Sending you peace and love...Lil Sis

Brian Lewis

September 4, 2013

50 years ago, as students, we did everything with humour and enthusiasm. I'm very glad I had the chance to know you. You were a good man. Blessings.

James Nichols

August 24, 2013

Chris, I'm so very sorry. I'd lost track of how to contact Paul. He was one of a kind - they really broke the mold.
Jim Nichols
aka, Wiggly

Chris Pack

August 12, 2013

Paul is a beautiful soul who loved and lived life passionately in everything that he did. It was an honor and a privilege to have been his friend....for that I am very grateful. We all are better from having known him. We love you! The Packs

August 5, 2013

Chris, Betty and family. Paul was a great guy. Deepest sympathy.

Bob Ward

LaDonna Monsees

August 5, 2013


I just learned of Paul's passing. Although we have not stayed in touch, I am really saddened by your loss. Paul was a unique individual, never for a loss of new ideas and the ability to get know everyone he came in contact with. If you are ever in San Diego, please give me a call.

Lauren Bingham

August 3, 2013

I didn't have the chance to know Farfar that well but I knew him the most of all my cousins and sisters. i remember how much I always tried to talk to him when I was little and how i would annoy him:) I know he made my grandma very happy though and was a great man. I'm happy he is out of his misery and I pray that he has found peace

Henry Mizgala

August 3, 2013

Dear Christine, Betty and family.
I offer you my most sincere condolences as well as my prayers at this difficult time. My only regret is that I did not really get to know Paul as he really was but only later in his life when the ravages of his dreadful illness had manifested themselves. May he now rest in peace.