Scapinello, Paul Michael

Scapinello, Paul Michael

February 9th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at his home, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Paul Michael Scapinello, of London, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Julie Scapinello for 35 years. Loving father of Jessie (Kevin) and Justin. Adored grandfather of Keegan and Quinn. Survived by his mother, Mildred; brothers, Peter and David (Marg); and sister, Lynn. Predeceased by his father, Ido Scapinello. Best friend and brother-in-law of Steve (Lynnette). Much-loved uncle and friend to many. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where a memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required to attend the visitation. The family welcomes those unable to attend to view the service via livestream.

To register for one of the visitation times, please click here: Registration page for Paul's visitation on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

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Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory at both indoor and outdoor services. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date and the details will be shared when they are available. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Paul are asked to consider the Humane Society London & Middlesex or a charity of their choice.


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Book of Condolences

Garth & Cathy ReevesSo sorry to hear about Paul. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. I worked with Paul at Thames Valley Golf Course for all the time he was there. Garth Reeves
Shannon-Lee Kelly/Frank Kliza We were so deeply saddened at the news of Scap’s passing. What a great guy with a great heart and a sense of humour bar none!! He will be so deeply missed. Our deepest condolences Julie and family. I pray that the incredible memories you made together help you as you navigate this difficult journey ahead. Frank and ShannonLee
Andrew CrudgeScap..... you were as much responsible for my place in life today as my Dad. Best Shop teacher a guy could have. A Mentor second to none for the good and bad parts of life. You were more distraught than I was about my recent career change! It hasn’t sunk in yet that your gone. I hope your family can take peace in the legacy you leave behind, I’m sure there’s many more than just myself that you mentored. Rest easy Scap. We will take it from here. PS I don’t care how you add it, we won that last round at FireRock!
Jan Hicken and FamilyWe are so sorry for your loss Paul will be missed greatly my love and thoughts are with you all. Love Jan and family.
Cal and Susan NeelyDear Julie, Jessie and Justin We were so shocked to learn of Paul’s passing. He was such a wonderful friend who would always greet you with such a huge hug. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We were blessed to have him as a friend.
Blessed Eileen ThamEternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him. Love, Blessed Eileen Tham
Hank BonnarSo sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. I will aways remember Paul as a big fun loving guy who always had a laugh, and loved to play the game of golf. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hank Bonnar
Russ SaucierTo the family of Paul, I was saddened to hear of his passing, I send my heartfelt condolences.I worked at Firerock golf course with him..I only knew him for a year but I did learn in that time he was a very caring man who loved his family and friends..I looked forward to working with him as a Marshall whenever we were listed to work together, I will miss him this year and so glad I got to meet a fine man..RIP Paul.. Russ Saucier
Pam and Gord BrowneJulie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of times with Paul and you Julie - Christmas Eve open house, our weekend in Michigan spent golfing and shopping. It was always great fun to get together, we’ll miss you Paul. Take care of each other xo
Ann and Craig CulpepperJessie, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we will be thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending much love and hugs also. Ann and Craig
Phil HarrisScap or " Coach" to his Wheatley Warriors was a much beloved character and awesome guy who was always good for a story and a laugh. Julie and kids may your many incredible memories bring you some comfort in the days ahead.
J LindsayScap... Oh the days of the golf team at Saunders - calling you MR. T and driving to tournaments in the sweet van. Rounds at Thames... And one of the most memorable and influential teachers I have had. Thanks for everything Paul
Jun , Hazel , Jon and Alijandra Celestino Thoughts and prayers to the Scapinello family on the loss of Paul. Paul will always be remembered as a good family friend and like a brother to me. Thanks for those memories of our friendship. Aloha kuʻu kaikunāne a hui hou mākou.
JulioSo sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. Always said hi to everyone & was a great man My thoughts & prayers are with his family He will be sadly missed.
Stan KrugMy deepest condolences to Family and friends. Paul you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Your friendship was special as you truly cared for people. I will always miss our time at the Tmta especially our unique way of always losing the 50/50 draws. Also the special treats you would provide. You were the best . Rest In Peace my friend
Ed and Sally Mc CormackWords cannot express the sadness I felt on learning of the passing of Paul. He was a fellow golfer and co/worker. Paul loved to bake and the staff and I looked forward to his tasty treats he brought into the pro shop at Thames Valley. Paul will be missed. I hope my words will bring some comfort to Paul's family who he talked proudly and often. ED
Connie and Eric Uren Julie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We will keep you all in our prayers. Rest In Peace Paul.
Mike WellsSo sorry to hear of Pauls's passing, quite a shock, always a happy man when you meet him on our street.RIP my friend
Dennis PettitJulie, Our heartfelt condolences. We are sorry to hear of Scaps passing Hang in there kid Love Dennis and Sine Pettit
Pat EdgertonJulie, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Paul’s passing this week. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May all the wonderful memories you share help get you through this time of sorrow.
Mike MoffattShocked by this news - Scap was always one of the good ones! RIP old friend!!
Dave SalhaniTo Paul's family, we extend our sincere condolences on the passing of Paul. He was a member in the TMTA for years, of which I had the honor of being an executive along side of him. Paul's sense of humor and life experiences always created a atmosphere of enjoyment. He will be deeply missed.
Jock StoddartHespeler lost a favorite son this week. He was one of a kind.A classmate,teammate and true friend.We lost track of each other starting in early 80’s. No cells,email,texting back then but through a golf tournament in town known as Hespeler’s Finest we reconnected.It was a great day to get back together with old pals,hit a golf ball around,tell some lies and have a boatload of laughsThinking of Scappy always put a big smile on my face.Scappy, Knobby,Bernie and myself will never have a fourth like you.You weren’t the best by any means nor were we but you played for all the right reasons. Just a treat to be around. Have a feeling when you left us you went straight to a basketball court,ball field or a golf course.I’ll miss you pal. Here’s an old Irish Limerick from a Canadian Scotsman. There are good ships and wood ships,ships that sail the sea,but the best ships are friendships,may they always be.All the best to the Scap family from Hespeler. Sincerest condolences. Lori&Jock Stoddart
Burt So sorry to hear the passing of Paul, I will truly miss seeing him on the links, always a pleasure to talk to.
John DouglasDear Julie - I was so shocked and saddened to read this news. Scap will forever be our "coach", our fearless leader in the teachers' hockey tournaments over the years. He always had time for a conversation when we would cross paths outside of the rink and away from the school setting, regardless of how busy he was. I always appreciated your Scap updates during our time together at West. My thoughts are with you and your family in these difficult times. JD
Bev BlackJulie So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a such a friendly and happy man . It was always fun talking with him Kind to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time
Carol Sweeton My condolences. I have so many fond memories of Scap from my University days and after. So many fun times.
Terry HopkinsI'm so sorry to hear of Paul's passing . I have nothing but fond memories of working with Paul. We always had a good laugh. Thinking of him makes me smile. He will be missed.
Cyndy Love-MinnsDear Julie and family My heart is broken- I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was a very special person - always so accommodating and welcoming. I wanted to get used to his hairless face and show him how crappy at golf I am. Love Cyndy
Patty and Chris ThompsonDear Julie and family, We are so sad to hear of Scap’s passing. I loved working with him, and felt he was a driving force of Saunders, with an amazing enthusiasm for students. Keeping you and your family in our hearts !
Paul and Michele McKenzieTo Julie and family we want to extend our sadness and our prayers to all of you. Paul was such an outstanding person, and he will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. You are all in our hearts, at this difficult time, and always.
Barrie GallowayOur deepest condolences to family and friends. Paul you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Your friendship was special as you truly cared for people. I will always miss our time at the TMTA along with our golf outing with Stan and Andrew.. Also the treats you would supply even I was not around. Rest In Peace my friend
Ellen BradshawDear Julie, my condolences to you . take care of yourself. One day at a time.
Dan and Lisa GreeneDear Julie and family. Lisa and I are very sorry and saddened to hear of Paul`s sudden passing. Paul was a great friend to spend time with either on golf road trips, at your home or a random brief casual meeting. Scap enriched with his friendship and will be missed and remembered. Our thoughts are with you.
Sue SellickThis is a tough one. I am still struggling with accepting that our beloved Scappy is gone. An absolute legend at Saunders, Scap was always up for a “hello” before class, and always had a great story to tell! Epitome of kindness and generosity, Scap would often bake up some wonderful treats and share them at work. We have lost a special person, the halls of Saunders will not be the same, but rest assured Scap, you will not be forgotten. Thoughts are with the family... rest in sweet peace Scappy.
Doug LuskPaul was always such a nice genuine man who made people around him smile and always feel welcome. I worked with Paul at OFSSA and WOSSAA golf championships and had the pleasure to play golf with Scap. He will be missed by all.
Rick Linda FeenstraI will always remember Paul as my best auto teacher and friend. We had the best times. We later played baseball together and I always remember him making me laugh and always having a good time and loving life. Paul will be truly missed but and I am blessed to have such fond memories that make me truly belly laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with Julie and the many family and friends that he has touched in his life. God Bless. Rick and Linda Feenstra.
chris rizzo and familyOur heartfelt sympathies to Pauls family.Scap was always smiling and upbeat every time we saw him. Captains day will never be the same Scap,hope you are making the best italian sandwiches in heavan my friend!Rest in peace.
Jan MarcusWe are heartbroken & cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. In my whole 34 year teaching career at Saunders I never heard anyone say a bad word about Paul. The students adored him & our staff loved him. He truly was a special teacher who cared deeply, was always willing to help in any capacity & his wonderful sense of humour was always welcome as was his honest opinion on things. Scap’s contribution to Saunders goes beyond his coaching & teaching. People like him made Saunders the amazing school it is & I thank him for that & am so thankful for knowing him. I will always treasure my conversations with him & know that Julie, Jess, Justin & family will be there for each other & support each other during this heartbreaking time. Rest In Peace Paul... you were one of a kind! Jan Marcus & Family
Linda MacDougall Scap was one of the most positive and popular, respected people I have ever known. My heart goes out to Julie, Jess and Justin. Take care and lean on each other and friends. Linda and Kevin MacDougall
Steve & Jan IrvineOur deepest sympathy to Julie, Jessie and Justin. In the early 80's we moved into our 1st house and were blessed to have Paul and Julie as our next door neighbors. I still remember meeting Paul at the fence for the 1st time and asking what his dogs name was. Paul quickly replied that it was Sydney Dehoser. Thus my 1st introduction to his wonderful humor. He will be sadly missed.
John & Marilyn Vessie Julie and family, We are so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. Teaching with Paul was a pleasure. I will always treasure all the memories that we shared away from the school. I’m sure that if they have a golf course in heaven, Paul is enjoying a round.
Barry Martinelli & FamilyOur deepest condolences to Julie, Jessie & Justin. We were so sorry to hear of Paul's sudden passing. Paul was truly one of a kind. A great teacher. A trusted friend. I know everyone at FireRock enjoyed working with Paul last summer. He always had great stories and a passion for helping others. He was one of the guys that when you looked at the schedule and discovered you were working the same shift you knew it would be a great day. We really will miss you my friend but will relish the opportunity to remember all the great times we had every time we tee up the ball. RIP Scap. Barry & Nancy Martinelli
Stephanie McGuireJulie, I am sorry to read of your Paul’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers, keep your memories and each other close as you navigate your heartbreak. Sincere Condolences, Stephanie.
John and Lana KishHeartfelt condolences to Julie, Jessie and Justin. Paul was my cherished friend..... so enjoyed teaching with him at Saunders S.S. and working on projects in following years. We always sat together at meetings, conferences, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, retirements, BBQs, etc. Paul much enjoyed trying to annoy me..... will miss him like a brother. Rest in Peace Paul! J.Kish
Jim DwyerPaul was one of my favourite coworkers at Saunders. In the staff lounge or the auto shop he always put a smile on my face. RIP Scap. You will be missed.
Phil GermanPaul was a great teacher, a quality colleague, and a gracious host. He was fun to be around.
Bill and Kathy OwensJulie, Jessie and Justin...we were so sad to hear of Paul’s passing...he was a lifelong friend! The memories we shared are endless! We never missed a year at the boys reunions at Bennett’s cottage over the past 45 years plus. We were Buddies in law too! High school comrades, golfing pals, house boat adventures so many great will be missed old friend. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of your family. Bill and Kathy Owens
Darryl TimmermansCondolences to Julie & your entire family. Paul was a great teacher, mentor, golf partner and overall great guy to be around. He will be truly missed.
Fred BrownSo sorry to hear of Pauls passing. He was so laid back and easy going. It was a pleasure to have met and worked with him at Firerock last year. My condolences go out to Paul’s family. May you RIP.
jeff ste.mariePaul's sudden passing has left a large hole in many hearts, including mine. When I entered the teaching profession over 30 years ago, Paul always had some timely guidance for this rookie. We worked together on many events with the Transportation Technology Teachers Subject Council. Paul was a great teacher, a great mentor and most of all, a great friend. He will be missed. May Psalm 46 bring a sense of peace and hope to Paul's family.
Larry Neilans and Murray NeilansWe were very sorry to hear of Paul's ( Scap) passing. We had a lot of good times on and off the ball field. Scap had a good sense of humor and he was a lot of fun to be around. Our condolences to Julie and your family.
Don Purdy Don & Erika Purdy Our deepest condolences to Julie and family we have a lot of great memories. From fellow car club member, trade school and sharing the stock car. He was a good friend, may he rest in PIR.
Tim ClaytonI was very sad to hear of Paul's passing. He was a great guy. I had the good fortune to get to know Paul through high school golf. His passion for the game and dedication to coaching and convening events will be missed by the high school golf community. I will miss his laugh, his presence and his sense of humour. My sincerest condolences to his family on their loss.
Amy Mooser and Bill Schneider Dear Julie and family, We are so sad to hear of Scap’s passing. He was always a pleasure to work with and we enjoyed running into him after his retirement as we would have a nice chat. He beamed with pride talking about his family. We wish you comfort as this most difficult time. Sincerely, Amy and Bill
Elizabeth ElefterosJulie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Paul. Although I did not know him, I can only imagine the sadness you and your family must be feeling at this time. His memory though, will be eternal; you will reminisce all the good times and special occasions you celebrated together. Those shared memories will give you the strength to move forward. My sincerest condolences. Libby Elefteros
Rob Greason My condolences on Paul aka Scap's passing. I had the good fortune of meeting Scap as a fellow high school golf coach. Our respective teams sparred in many matches and tournaments. I played many rounds with Scap. He was a great guy and helped me out a few times when I needed it. He will be missed on the links around London.
Brad PrenticeSo sorry to hear about Paul's passing. Thanks, Scap, for all your kindnesses to me at Saunders, especially when I was just getting started as a teacher.
Ramona MehargFor many years, Paul's smiling face greeted my High School golf teams at events he ran or was coaching at. When I asked if I could bring a Special Olympics Team for the first time to his event, he was so excited to have them. From that point on, we always brought a Special Olympics team to the events and Paul was always there to great them and make sure they were well looked after. He helped make them feel welcomed and valued. Our Arthur Voaden Viking Teams will miss him and send his family and friends our condolences.
Mark PJulie, I'm very sorry. Thinking of you and your family.
Annette and Phil Van BuskirkWe're so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a dear man and we enjoyed knowing him. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Julie. We're thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Love Annette and Phil.
Bill SchneiderJulie and family, so sorry for your loss! Amy and I have many fond memories of Paul from his teaching days at Saunders to the good times shared on the golf course coaching/playing. He will be missed!
Lisa Pryce - ArciszewskiI remember him chatting to me over 20 years ago when I was a new teacher. He made me feel so welcomed. He always took the time to talk to you. He spoke his mind and was always sincere. He had a great sense of humour, noticed things and gave good advice. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family and close friends.
Phil Gregory and FamilyWell Scappy, Another Road Trip. Our condolences to your Family and great number of friends. From the first day we met in the cafateria at GCI. in the early 70's and then sitting beside each other the next day in Classes. Road trips. picking out stones for your flower beds at our yearly reunion in Red Bay, to chaps on the phone. You continued to grow and encourage those around you to as well thru kindness and mentoring. When One can walk,cook,sit across from playing cards, and lauph for almost 50 years There will be no void in my heart, it is and will be filled with cherished memories.
Rob Fleming I didn’t know Scap well for too long but a couple years at the course was all you needed to see how good of a person he was. Extremely generous, always baking for the crew, and always had a joke to go with it. Organized quite a few Golf Tournaments that I played in high school, and always gave it a great personal touch. Amazing guy, gone too soon, condolences to the family! Rob
TheresaJulie and family, so sorry to hear about Paul. I have fond memories from when I dog sat for you ages ago. In the years that followed, Paul was always so welcoming when we met up at school golf tournaments, constantly giving me updates of you and your children. He will be deeply missed by so many. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Chris and Patti TyeOur hearts will always be with the Scapinello family. We are all greatly saddened by Paul's passing. Paul was a larger than life character who had a positive impact on everyone and everything he touched. Rest in peace Paul. Until we meet again...
Howard & Vicki McPhailTo Millie and Family, Our deepest Sympathies. It was very sad news to hear of Paul's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace
Darren ChapmanTruly genuine, and a real gentleman. Paul was always consistent -- a kind, giving and humorous individual who wanted folks to feel welcome and did his best so that everyone could enjoy their day. The world needs more Pauls, and like countless others, I'm thankful I was able to spend some time with him at the course. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family and close friends.
James GrantAs a Sabre of 1987-1988 and in 6 of the Auto Shop Classes I knew Paul's working space very well. With the TVDSB TTJ interactions stories and visits to the Saunders's shop he kept that place in great shape. Teaching many the respect in workspace and keeping the future technicians inline. He like many great teachers had a story for just about anything. Pride in teaching and coaching and fire inside for when things could be done better. God Speed Paul and may you have some great golf games on the tops of the clouds.
Dennis LunauJulie, Jesse and Justin. I was so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. It was my good fortune to know Paul as he came into teaching as a colleague at Saunders in the early 80's. Always a great guy, tremendous with staff and students who was always there for everyone. His great sense of humour was always welcome in the staff room and on the golf course. I have so many great memories of him. I was also fortunate to have him as a parent in the community as a VP at Oakridge and Saunders. He was always there for you, Jesse and Justin, I know you have so many great memories of your growing up with 'dad in the stands'. RIP Paul. I will think of you every time I am fortunate enough to 'tee it up' in the future.
Jackie and Bob Julie, Jesse and Justin We have had many good times together . Paul was a respected teacher , great coach and he loved you all so much! You are in our thoughts and prayers
DOUG PURDYHey Scappy, I think Jock summed it up best 'Hespeler lost a favourite son". As a close friend for over 50 years, the memories are endless. From when we first met when all you Hespelerites were transplanted from PHS to GaltCI&VS and Grade 10 brought a whole new batch of friends to us Galt people. I have been fortunate to enjoy your infectious sense of humour and ribbing ever since. And to be included along with yourself in the 'Group of Seven' high school buds who would have celebrated our 46th year last fall had it not been for COVID. As I write this, a vision in my memory has you wearing that baseball helmet with the pink flamingo glued to the top and you snickering something at Knob. Priceless memories my dear friend! My deepest condolences to you Julie, Justin, Jessie & family. Paul will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Sandi & Darrell LairdJulie and family - we are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He taught both of our sons at Saunders. He was a great guy and you will miss him! Our thoughts are with you.
Ken VenhuizenMy condolences to Julie and family in the sudden passing of Paul! Paul, you will deeply missed by all those at the golf course and in our day to day lives. You left a lasting memory to all those at Saunders S.S. and the TVDSB. Fond memories of our times on the golf course and at the rink especially our time in Wheatley leading us to victory. My thoughts are with you as you play the fairways in heaven.
Wendy McGeeHow sad I am to hear of Paul's passing. He was such a great guy to work and coach with; and he was so supportive of his students and peers. I am happy that I got to know Paul and he is truly missed!
Paul and Donna McWilliamJulie, Jesse and Justin and family. We would like to extend to you all our deepest heartfelt condolences on Paul's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Great memories of times together when the boy's played volleyball together.
Graham HathoeJulie and family, I played sports with and against Paul for many years. He was a fun-loving friend who was a pleasure to be around. My golf group will miss Scap's witty and mocking comments as he sent us off the first tee at Thames. Please accept my deepest condolences. Graham
ANDREW NUYTENWhat terrible news to receive that one of the best and most influential teachers that were a part of your life has passed away. Scap was always the most friendly and encouraging shop teachers and even though I was never directly under his tutelage, he would always come next door to auto-body and talk to us or, talk some smack about us. You will be missed by all the people who's lives you touched.
Peter and Gina Macaulay Julie and family our deepest condolences on Paul’s passing I was proud to be his cousin love Peter and Gina Macaulay
Natasha uran-Mitreski Julie and family, we are so sorry at the sad news . Our deepest condolences, Natasha and Kaya with family
Paul VejvodaMy condolences to Julie, Jessie and Justin on this huge loss. Scap was a great person who was loved by his students and the athletes he coached and he will be deeply missed. Peace.
Tim and Heather OrrJulie, Jessie and Justin. We are so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. From the early days of the Wheatley teacher's hockey team, where Paul led us as the "coach" it became very apparent that Scap was someone you wanted to be around. It was no small feat to guide this crew! So many fond memories! Paul's dedication to his students and his athletes, was second to none. He was extremely proud of his Sabre golf teams and through his leadership, were often the cream of the crop. Our teams often enjoyed competing with each other. Scap was always the first to volunteer to assist with the organization of golf events for all high school golfers, This involvement continued on in his retirement. He was solely responsible for resurrecting the spring championships and when things return to normal, this event will continue. I will never forget his friendship. We have lost a good one. Take care of yourselves, our prayers are with you.
Ted GrysScap, I was always grateful for those “welcoming” elbows on the basketball court, the perceptive description of the weak groundout to short on the diamond but especially, thank you, for your sensitive comments on the first tee at Thames, “If you sucked your gut in, you’d have a better chance of hitting the ball.” I miss you, pal.
Sandy Oswick and Laurie KayPaul was one of those people you wanted be around. He was upbeat, funny and irreverent. That he did not take himself too seriously was one of his most endearing qualities. By being willing to laugh at himself, he was able to laugh with others. To know Paul was to like him. I miss him already.
Michael Lerner and Heather LernerThe Lerner family is heartbroken to hear of Paul's passing. A beloved husband, a supporter father, a loving grandfather, a respected teacher and a friend of all. His legacy is obvious in the tributes to his passing. The mark a teacher leaves with his students is the measure of the man. It is obvious that Paul mentored many who enjoy success today. As Heather's office mate, he made coming to work a pleasure. A day did not pass without bringing a smile to her face. Next to his family, his greatest love was golf. Instead of wearing it on his sleeve it was on the side of his van! We are sure that he has already joined a foursome and is likely playing 36 a day. May all his shot be on the fairway and putts in the hole. We hope the family has fond memories of happy times together for support during this difficult time. You are all in our prayers. May he rest in peace.
Bill and Jane Gadd Julie, Jessie, and Justin, I still cannot believe that this is true. I would not have enough ink in 20 pens to write down and express what Paul meant to myself and to so many others. We have lost a true icon in the golf community and education community. Paul was one of a kind indeed. Paul and I coached the Sabres golf team for 17 years and even after retirement I kept Paul involved with the team because I knew how much it meant to him to be out and having fun with the students and to share some laughs. We always had a great time coaching and carrying on. So many great memories over the years that I will cherish forever. One of his favorite lines after his playing companions would hit a bad shot was " I see you've read my book, page 54 "how not to hit a 5 iron" I will always remember our times together and will miss Paul dearly, and remember his lighthearted approach to most everything . He always liked to make people laugh about something every day. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers during this most difficult time, with deepest sympathy, Bill and Jane, RIP Paul (Scap)
Andy & Barb PullingSo sad to see you leave us. 50 years of memories that will be with us forever. Love to your family. Scap will always be part of me and those who knew him well.
TMTA LondonPaul was always an vibrant supporter of the Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association of London or as we are known in the industry as the TMTA. He was passionate about helping students grow into trained technicians and loved working with our association to assist students and apprenticeship. He also enjoyed the camaraderie of our group and was never shy to show his humour and give a ribbing to his friends. He also had a soft heart and being our leader of the Health and Care committee meant that he was the direct contact of membership when it came to sharing health issues. He felt that just sharing some of the negative health problems had to change, so he started calling his committee "Health, Care and Happiness". He made a point of asking the membership at every opportunity to share any happy news events, so he could pass that on. Well Paul, we want you to know that the TMTA committee that you enjoyed volunteering for will forever be called "Health, Care and Happiness". We love you Paul and will miss you terribly. TMTA President Ron Kelly
Karin LawrenceMy deepest condolscences to Julie and your two wonderful children-Jessie and Justin. Paul was so much a part of my teaching career - larger than life and certainly much taller than me. Although we didn't always agree on how to lead the department I knew his heart was in the right place and after some lively conversations we made decisions that were good for the students and the teachers. I will miss Paul and his sense of humour, his generosity, his support, his passion for teaching and his willingness to touch all those around him. He certainly made my time at Saunders very special. Hugs to all of you.
Michele, Mark, McKenzie, Amanda Aj HendersonDear Julie, Jessy, and Justin we are so saddened by the loss of Paul. He was the most sincere, kind and caring person you could ever know. His love for his family was immeasurable. The ceremony was lovely and Jessy and Justin remained true to their Dad - strong and steady. Our thoughts are with you and all who were fortunate enough to know and love Paul . Care for each other - The Henderson family
Kurtis & Danielle Punkari Mr Scap, you were a great teacher and mentor it was always great to pop by the shop class for a visit. You will be missed, our condolences go out to his family. R.I.P old friend. Miss you already.
Paul KraatzJulie: So sorry to hear of Paul’s sudden passing. He was a true friend, colleague, golf partner, ping pong specialist and teacher. I have so many fond memories of our times together at Saunders. Rest In Peace my friend.
Paul KraatzJulie: So sorry to hear of Paul’s sudden passing. He was a true friend, colleague, golf partner, ping pong specialist and teacher. I have so many fond memories of our times together at Saunders. Rest In Peace my friend.
Scott SandersPaul’s passing is so unexpected and sad. He was such a genuine and good person, plus fun to be around. He was witty, clever, funny, and smart. He will be missed in the halls of Saunders and in the hearts of those who knew him.
Chuck Peterson Julie and Family, I am deeply saddened by the news of Paul's passing. He was my Associate Teacher when I was at Saunders. He was a great teacher, colleague and friend. He will be missed.
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