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PAUL E. J. BISSON (published on August 23, 2008)

PAUL E. J. BISSON October 7, 1952 August 18, 2008 With deep sadness we announce the accidental death of Paul. He is survived and will be deeply missed, by his daughter Amber (Rob) Rusnak, son Nick (fiancée Brenda), granddaughters Gwyneth and Chloe, brothers Emile (Linda), Dennis (Marielle), Phil (Sandra), Eugene; sisters Yvette (Gerry), Irene (Ray), Mary (Steve), by many nieces and nephews, also by Margaret and her family, and by many friends and acquaintances. Paul was predeceased by his parents Fidele and Adelaide. Paul grew up in the municipality of Springfield and in Transcona. He and Margaret were married in 1972. In 1979 they moved with Amber to Calgary where Nick was born. Paul began working at Westinghouse there, a career, which would span almost 26 years. He and the family returned to Winnipeg in 1986 where Paul started up and managed a Winnipeg Branch which eventually operated under the names Eaton Yale/Cutter Hammer. He enjoyed the many challenges of his work and was well respected by his co-workers and business acquaintances. Paul was a very active person. He enjoyed all things outdoors; starting with his gravel pit adventures as a child and moving on to camping, fishing, horse riding, baseball, hockey, golfing, snowmobiling, and riding his ATV. He was hard working, and gifted with an analytical brain. He amazed his father-in-law who once commented in awe Paul can fix anything! He could also build anything and was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He had a big and generous heart. He was a former member of the Springfield Kinsmen and gave countless hours of his time working on their projects. He valued the friendships of his fellow Kinsmen. Paul's greatest joy came from spending time with his children. When they were young he was involved in their activities-coaching baseball and hockey, cheering from the sidelines of the soccer fields and was also a Scout leader for both Amber and Nick. The three of them attended a soggy but memorable Scouting Jamboree in Kananaskis, Alberta in 1993. Even now, Paul was a constant presence in their lives. The light of his life in the past six years were his two granddaughters. They so loved their Punka and always had such fun with him. Paul took an early retirement from his career in order to realize a lifelong desire to run his own business. In 2007 he acquired the Twin Pines Restaurant and Campground near Gimli, Manitoba. His dreams and aspirations for developing his new endeavour were tragically cut short following an accident while riding his ATV. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 25, Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. with Rev Jeff Cook officiating. A private interment will take place at Transcona Cemetery. The family would like to thank the neighbour who called the ambulance for Paul and waited with him until it arrived, even going to the hospital with him. Also, thank you to the paramedics, and the staff at the Gimli Hospital ER for your efforts to save him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Paul to the Oakbank Kinsmen Club. Your passing Paul, leaves a giant hole in many hearts. GLEN LAWN FUNERAL HOME 982-7550

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