Schooley , Paul Francis (PFS)

Schooley , Paul Francis (PFS)

July 1st, 2020

With great sadness, we announce the death of Paul Schooley, on July 1st, 2020, in his 82nd year. He passed away peacefully at University Hospital, where he received the ‘gift of life’ as a heart transplant recipient 22 years ago. Born in Stratford, Ontario, he was the son of Basil and the late Florence Schooley. Loving husband and best friend of Shirley (McPherson) for almost 60 years. Loving father to Nancy Hewitt (Schooley) of Burlington and Doug Schooley (Gina) of Texas. A special Grandpa to Tyler Hewitt, Alexandra and Austin Schooley. Survived by his sister, Barb McKinnon and sister-in-law, Phyllis Schooley. A favourite uncle to many nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by his brother, Vincent and brother-in-law, Jack McKinnon. Paul enjoyed a full life and touched everyone he met with a big smile, humour and thoughtfulness. He devoted 55 years to transportation with the CNR and SLH. Paul was a big sports fan and played hockey, baseball, golf and curling.  He and Shirley also enjoyed travelling.

A Celebration of Life will be held when Paul’s son Doug can travel to Canada.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Paul are asked to consider the LHSC – Multi-Organ Transplant Program. 

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Pat & Laverne WallaceShirley,Nancy,Doug and families,we were so very sorry to hear about Paul.Our deepest sympathy to all of you,our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow,take care, love Pat & Pork
Shirley GettlerMy thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sincere Sympathy. Shirley G.
Charles SchellShirley: Our sincerest condolences to you & your family from Donna & I. I have many fond memories of times with Paul at work, fastball, hockey and golf. Always lots of good laughs and good times. May God bless & comfort you in the days ahead.
Sharon RichardsShirley & family, I am so sorry for your loss and so glad that I reconnected with you. Paul was a special man and one of my favourites. Please accept my condolences & let me know when you have a celebration of life for him. Hugs...Sharon
Robert FischerShirley so sad to here the passing of Paul. I enjoyed all the time we curled together. God bless you and yours. Bob Fischer
Deb & Natalie GerstmarDear Shirley, Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Paul. May memories bring you much comfort at this time. He will be missed! Deb & Natalie Gerstmar
Audrey (Ronnenberg) Harloff Shirley...sincere sympathy and kind thoughts are sent to you and your family.
Eileen McEwanDear Shirley, I had the pleasure of working with Paul for a number of years and spending time with you at SLH social events. It was such a happy time for us when Paul had his successful heart transplant. Chuck and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
David & Margaret SandersonShirley, so sad to hear of Paul's passing.Lots of great memories going back to the curling days and social get togethers over the years. Never saw him without his smile. We send our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Lila PennerShirley and family, So sorry to hear about Paul. You and Paul were among the first transplant people, we met in London. Both of your dedication to Organ Donor Awareness was remarkable. I will always remember Paul as a gentleman with a big smile. It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but we must remember the good times and cherish them. I know you will have lots to cherish. Lila
Paul MyersShirley I was dismayed to read about this in today's paper. I had no idea he was in the hospital, or I would definitely have popped by to see him One of my faves, always a pleasure to see you both I wish you the strength to carry on without him If there is anything I can do...
Mike and Sue van BaardwykShirley, so sad to hear of Paul’s passing. Sue and I remember Paul’s devotion to and pride in his family. His support of and loyal nature to his friends, always with a welcoming smile and cheerful outlook. Our memories will always include the wonderful times we have had together. Thinking of you, Nancy and Doug at this time and sending you our sincere condolences and prayers.
Joan & John MorganShirley, we are very sorry to hear of Paul's passing, our sincere condolences to you and the family. Remembering the good old days at the curling club on Friday nights & all the laughs / smiles that we had.
Dick & Lorraine HuffmanOur most sincere condolences to you, Shirley and family. Paul was a truly unique and wonderful friend with whom we shared so many great times on the curing ice and ball field. His marvellous smile and terrific sense of humour made him a joy to be around and we treasure the countless memories in his company. We look forward to seeing you at the celebration of life in Paul’s honour.
Doug and Diana GoudyShirley, Doug and I are so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. We look forward to expressing our condolences in person, once we are able.
Chris & Volker JendhoffShirley, Doug & Gina and Nancy, We are so shocked and very, very sad to learn of Paul’s passing. We all have had some very fun and happy times together and we had so many good times and they are such a blessing to be able to remember him by. Let’s hope at that racetrack in the sky he is not the horse but the MC this time. RIP PFS. Let us know when the celebration is.
Sharon and Sam McLeodDear Shirley. Our sincere condolences to you and your family with the passing of Paul. He was a true gentleman with an ever present smile and a guy who made you feel good when around him. It was a pleasure to know Paul and to you Shirley, may you cherish all the good times.
DebleySo sorry to hear. My heart aches for you. Feel my hug💕
Val FordTo: Shirley Schooley and Family: Shirley, I was so sorry to hear that Paul passed away. My thoughts are with you and all your family at this sad time. In sympathy -- Val Ford
Neil RaaffSo sorry to see that your husband passed away 1st July. I only saw this today 16th August. My sympathy to you Shirley & to all your family.
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