Paul Joseph DuMont
October 29, 1924 – June 28, 2019
Paul Joseph Dumont
October 29, 1924 – June 28, 2019 Paul peacefully passed away at home Friday June 28th to rejoin his wife Anna, who, with Paul by her side, had departed from that very place on May 14, 2014.
Paul was born in Nelson BC, the eighth of nine children of Marc and Elizabeth DuMont. He was educated in BC and raised with Dumont work ethics and values. In 1948 his parents sponsored a young refugee girl to immigrate to Canada and work for them; Anna met Paul and they were married in Vancouver in 1950. Together, with the DuMont families, they owned and operated Sawmills and Logging operations in Nakusp, Terrace, and finally moved to Vernon with the purchase of the Hoover Sawmill in 1963. Their love of the outdoors led to the purchase of two Arabian horses for riding in the hills above Vernon. That led to the raising of thoroughbred race horses, purebred polled Hereford cattle, and the construction of Vernon’s racetrack! The horses included a grandson of “Northern Dancer,” and they had winners on racetracks from Vancouver to California’s Santa Anita. What a ride!
A prayer service will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, July 7, at 5:00pm, and a funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Valley on Monday, July 8 at 11:00am. Cremation to follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155 Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com
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Paul Joseph DuMont
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July 5, 2019
Deeply saddened to hear of dear Paul's passing. Can still see Paul during the 1990's "leading" a horse (basically the horse was lifted off the ground walking beside his massive body) at Kin Park. I have so many wonderful memories of Paul and his horses, especially in the later years at the Coldstream farm perched on the hill. And I will never ever forget how kind Paul was to me during some difficult times. Paul had class. Paul had an astute and sharp brain, and I will honour his memory forever. There will be no other Paul DuMonts. Thank you Paul for everything, and I hope you are back with Anna together watching your wonderful horses run free and up and over the distant hills. Forever.