MACKENZIE, Paul Arthur
Passed away February 22, 2014
at the age of 74.
Paul is survived by his loving wife Pam MacKenzie and three daughters, one son and one brother: Lynette and her husband Mike, Charlene and her husband Dale, Deanne and her husband Shawn, Ryan and his wife Kristine, John and his wife Gena and their children Regan and Stephanie. Eight amazing grandchildren brought joy to Paul’s days: Garrett, Jay, Miranda, Jakob, Evan, Jimmy, Solenne and Mac.
Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education at the University of Chicago followed by a Master of Arts in Language from the University of Victoria. A 34 year career in Education began first in Kamloops, then Saltspring Island and finally in Nanaimo. Paul loved to teach – most of all he loved the relationships that came from teaching – he was a gifted teacher.
For the majority of their time on Saltspring Island Paul worked a beautiful eleven-acre hobby farm. Paul, when “outside” on the farm, was determined, curious, patient and genuine in his love for the animals and his land. All of these qualities defined Paul in every endeavour of his life.
In 2006 Paul and his wife Pam retired to Kelowna. Through Newcomers Club and Harvest Golf Club Paul and Pam have made many friendships that have delivered an immeasurable contribution to their happiness. Thank you.
Paul’s love, companionship and gentle spirit will be greatly missed but never forgotten by his family and friends. Rest in Peace Poppa.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.