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PAUL ANDERSON RITCHIE

Date of Passing: Aug 27, 2018

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PAUL ANDERSON RITCHIE Paul Anderson Ritchie, age 68, died on August 27, 2018, at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington Ontario. He had a brief, yet fierce battle with kidney cancer. Paul was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Dave and Dorothy Ritchie and was the second of four boys. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity at the University of Manitoba where he completed an Arts degree and also met his beautiful wife, Wendy (Boak). After Paul and Wendy were married he completed his Chartered Accountant designation at Clarkson Gordon. He had a very successful career which included moving to Arizona with Federal Industries and later to Burlington, Ontario, where he worked at CRS Robotics and Fermentas. Paul's proudest accomplishment was his family and the tight bond they shared. He leaves behind his wife Wendy and their children Pamela (Craig) Dewberry and David (Ashley) Ritchie. Paul adored his four grandchildren, James (seven) and Luke (five) Dewberry, Cameron (three) and Beatrice (one) Ritchie. They called him "Papa Pauly Wally" and he was always teaching them silly tricks, singing funny songs or taking them for ice cream. He also leaves behind his brothers John (Ruth Young), Craig, Barry (Terry) Ritchie and Wendy's siblings Diane (Gus) Campbell and Terry (Cathy) Boak and many nieces and nephews who all called him "Unc". Paul was a wonderful man and his sense of humour will be greatly missed by his family, friends and buddies from various community organizations. He was a member of the Burlington old timers baseball league for over 25 years, Oakville masters men's slow-pitch league, Burlington old-timers hockey club, Bruce trail volunteer association, scotch tasting club, Apache Wells baseball league and Hacker Hockey league in Arizona. Paul and Wendy loved golfing, cycling and traveling together and their favourite place was their home in Arizona where they spent seven winters together. Thank you Dr. Keith Comeau, Dr. Fornasier, Dr. Greslo, Dr. Mills, the Pallative pain team and nurses at Joe Brant for caring for Paul. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Friday, August 31, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For those who wish, donations in memory of Paul to the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Smith's Funeral Homes www.smithsfh.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 29, 2018

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Wendy, It's been many years since I had the opportunity to visit. It's with a heavy heart that I write as I was looking to re-connect with people of significance in my life and Paul was at the top of the list. Especially since it's been only a few days. Karma speaks. I wish you all the best and do hope that when the time is right that we may speak. With best regards, Ray. - Posted by: Ray Schouten (Past friend in Arizona) on: Sep 05, 2018

  • Wendy it has been many years since I last saw Paul ( at a gas pump in St Boniface as we were both filling up before heading to the lake. I remember Paul from our brief time together at CG He was always an upbeat guy with a quick smile. He played sports for fun but to win as I recall from Sunday morning hockey games ( Paul could play and I could not ). I still see Gus and Diane on the odd occassion and we would chat about you and Paul so I knew he had some recent health issues despite his amazing vitality. Connie and I offer our condolences. Don Price - Posted by: Don Price (Clarkson Gordon) on: Sep 03, 2018

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