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Paul Emmanuel Giroday

July 2, 1964 - April 16, 2017


On April 16, we lost our beloved Paul. He passed away at Powell River General Hospital surrounded by family. Paul was born in Dawson Creek on July 2, 1964, but was a Powell River resident from July 1968 ever after. He was predeceased by his dad Michael (2002) and is survived by his mother Shirley, siblings Lesley (Greg), Ian (Sheryl), Neil, Patrick (Rita) and Robert, and his nephews and niece David, Blair, Daniel, Matt, Nolan and Cara. Paul loved his nephews and niece dearly and they always looked forward to receiving his unique Christmas and birthday gifts. Until the last few years, Paul was a great walker and was seen and well-known around town. He also loved his drives around Powell River with his dad, and in more recent years with his mom and/or siblings. With his passing, the Eagles have lost their greatest fan, and shares in Coca-Cola will dip quite a bit. Paul looked forward to his daily Coke and newspaper. He also liked the occasional Labatt’s Blue. Paul loved rock and roll music and had a vast record collection. He also loved America and often expressed his wish to live in California. He had some great trips to New York City, California and to Aunt Dolly and Uncle Bill’s acreage outside Toronto where he spent many hours “teaching the shickens to crow.” Paul suffered many illnesses and setbacks throughout his life. He endured them with a stoic courage. He spent most of his adult life in community care with Inclusion Powell River (formerly PRACL). Paul’s family is forever grateful for the love and care he received from his caregivers, past and present. A big thank-you as well to doctors Dohm, Burns and Murphy for their care of Paul over the years, and to staff at Powell River, Lions Gate, Vancouver General and St. Paul’s hospitals, where he spent far too much time. To those of you who gave Paul a kind word or gesture over the years, we thank you. A gathering in remembrance of Paul will take place between 1:30-4:30 pm on Friday, May 5, at Jean Pike Centre, 7055 Alberni St, Powell River. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Inclusion Powell River.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Maureen MacLennan
Relation: School and PRACL support

Thinking of the Giroday family today. Paul and I went to school together in Ocean View back in the 80s, and then met again through my job at PRACL. Our families have known each other for years with our dads enjoying time together on the golf course before Mike and Gus passed on. Thinking of you all.

From: Heather MacLeod
Relation: Friend

My heartfelt condolences to Shirley, Neil and all of Paul’s family and his friends. We’ll certainly miss him at our Saturday lunches. Thanks for the memories growing up Paul. I’m sure your dad was there to greet you with open arms. Until we meet again.

From: Cathy Wagner (Lewis)
Relation: school

I cannot imagine the pain the Giroday family is experiencing at the moment. I first met Paul at Assumption along with Pat and Neil. I cannot imagine a sweeter soul than Pauls. Shirley, I know Paul is riding and singing with his dad beside him. God Bless

From: Jeannette Jones
Relation: Past neighbourhood kid

I lived across the street when you all arrived to Powell River and remember “small” Paul very much. Paul was such a well loved citizen of this town. He will be long remembered. Condolences to his family.

From: Bern Muller

I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My condolences to your family. I have fond memories of time with Paul in class at Assumption School many years ago. God bless you.

From: Natalie Penny
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry for the loss of your son,brother and uncle. Paul lived on Maple ave just behind me and I loved seeing and talking to him, Powell River lost another wonderful person.

From: Sandra Ciaraulo

I remember Paul from the neighborhood also when I was growing up on Glacier St.
He always stopped to talk about his bike or sing songs. Haven’t seen him in alot of years, but he left a lasting impression on me . Sorry for your loss

From: Mr. David Alan Lessor
Relation: Family friend

I remember Growing up with Paul back in the 70’s in the Townsite. Paul was a Champion Walker and had a heart of Gold. There was always a special spot just up from the Theatre near the Totem poles where you could find Paul’s empty soft drink bottles in the Bush half full. We’ll walk together again in the streets of Glory. Heart felt Peace to Your endearing family.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
May 5, 2017
Beginning at 1:30pm

Jean Pike Centre
7055 Alberni St.
Powell River, BC Canada

7055 Alberni St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Inclusion Powell River if desired.

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