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Date of Passing: Apr 09, 2021

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Paul died in Winnipeg, MB, on April 9, 2021 at the age of 77.
Predeceased by his parents, Anna and Victor; sister Clarissa Reinart; wife Elsie; and special friend Jean Daum.
Survived by his children, Ben (Mary Ann) -Ottawa, and Len - Winnipeg; and brother Richard (Della) - Deep River ON.
Paul worked as a Geotechnical Engineer for Manitoba Hydro for 27 years.
He enjoyed many summers at his unique self-built cottage at Victoria Beach. In his early years he took many adventurous canoe trips with buddies to northern Manitoba. He was particularly fond of his dog, Flower, who provided him with years of love and companionship.
The family would like to thank his neighbours, Tracy and Derek for their help during this difficult time. A big thanks to Emily and entire staff at Santana Kennels for adopting precious Flower.

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Paul and I have been working together for the last 25 years with Manitoba Hydro. He was a very talented geotechnical engineer. One of the highlights of his work is the design of the Jenpeg Main Dam. It was the only main dam is North America that is constructed in the wet. He authored his design that was published in the Internal Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. After his retirement with Manitoba Hydro He continued as a consultant geotechnical engineer in the repairs of river bank properties in Winnipeg. He was did consultant work for Acres Internal of Winnipeg. RIP Paul. I really miss you. Vincent Liu, P.E. (retired Vancouver) - Posted by: Vincent Pong Hoi Liu (co-worker) on: Apr 20, 2021

  • I first met Paul during a meeting at Manitoba Hydro. At that time, I was an engineer-in training doing a work term in hydrotechnical engineering and Paul shared his thoughts on the geotechnical aspects of the project we were planning. I was so positively impressed with him that when a position became available in his Section I bid on it, hoping to get to work with him. I did get the job and worked with Paul for 13 years. He was professional and a pleasure to work with. Rest in peace Paul. - Posted by: Denis Dubois (colleague at Manitoba Hydro) on: Apr 20, 2021

  • I initially heard about Paul from an old senior colleague of mine in Niagara Falls. He and Paul knew each other while studying at U of M. Subsequently, I knew Paul when he was at Manitoba Hydro as well as when working on a project with our company afterwards. We also met occasionally through the geotechnical society luncheons, in which he diligently participated and always made notes during the presentations. This shows the kind of engineer he is. Paul, Rest in Peace.. I will miss you! - Posted by: Ramli (Colleague from Hatch/Acres) on: Apr 19, 2021

  • I respect Paul as he always acted professionally in our work. He was always very fair to everyone. I really enjoyed working with him. He will be missed. My condolences to the family. RIP - Posted by: Kevin Leung (Former colleague at Manitoba Hydro) on: Apr 18, 2021

  • Paul was a special man that brought so much joy to my mother’s life. He took her death very hard back in 2007. They were so perfect for each other with their interests, especially dancing. Paul took Roxy in (family pet) after my mother’s passing and began a special relationship with her. They’ll all be together again in Heaven. RIP Paul, you brought so much happiness to our family. - Posted by: Leslie (Daughter of Jean Daum) on: Apr 17, 2021

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