FINLAY, Paul Antonio
March 9, 1930- November 10, 2011
Forever in our hearts
Born in Kenogami, Quebec, Paul was the youngest of three children. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Edwidge (Gardner) Finlay as well as his sister Jean (Finlay) Voyer.
Paul will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 55 years, Rita Finlay and his sons Pat (Heather), Dave, Carl (Heather), Michael, Robert (Andrea), as well as his daughter Jean (Ryan Dodd); his grandchildren, Stephanie, Kendra and James Finlay, Katie Finlay, Alison (fiancé Brendan Lough) and James Dodd, will also remember him fondly. He is also survived by his brother John, brother-in law Oliver Voyer and numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul joined the RCAF in 1949 and served for 22 years as a Safety Systems Technician. In 1971 he retired and moved his family to the Comox Valley where he opened Paul Finlay’s Service. He was well known throughout the Valley for his quality of work with boat tops and canvas repairs; he greatly enjoyed interacting with his customers until his retirement in 2001.
A devoted family man, Paul enjoyed the great outdoors especially the times spent with family and friends at his cabin on Horne Lake. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. We are blessed to have shared so many wonderful memories with him and he is forever in our hearts.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church, Tunner Drive, Courtenay on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul may be sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 2137 Comox Ave, Comox BC V9M 1P2.
We give special thanks to the caring staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital.