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PAUL (GIGI) ZUBEC
Remembered With Love
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Paul Zubec was born in Port Arthur, Ontario in June of 1938. Growing up in Thunder Bay, Paul enjoyed many activities and sports and continued the friendships he made throughout his life.
Paul married Janet, the love of his life in 1966. They enjoyed 57 years together. They were blessed with two sons, John Paul (Elizabeth) and Matthew (Glynis) and four grandchildren, Payton, Ella, Ainslie and Lukas. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Helen (neé Duchminiski) and sister Evelyn (Jim) Portelance. He is survived by his sister Betty (Roland).
Paul moved to Winnipeg in 1966 were he started a career in Pharmaceuticals and spent 38 years in the industry. With his career, this allowed Paul and his family to travel extensively and enjoy sightseeing throughout North America. Paul was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church and the Knights of Columbus. He also volunteered with a number of organizations and associations over the years. He supported countless community-based organizations and coached many local sports teams. Through all these ventures, it was the fellowship and friendships he made that Paul cherished most of all.
Gigi as known by his grandchildren, was naturally a source of great pride and very special to him. He loved and supported them in any activity they were involved. Gigi was well known for giving out his “advice”.
In retirement he enjoyed golf and travelling. Gigi will be remembered for his thoughtfulness, kindness, love and support.
Celebration of Gigi’s life will be held at St Paul the Apostle Church on Portage Avenue on September 14 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 09, 2023
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Very sorry to hear that Paul passed away. Met Paul in 1974 when I first came to Winnipeg Canada from Bombay. Worked for Hoechst in India so I made an effort to connect with Paul and Danny. Soon I started working for Roussel in Winnipeg. Paul and Danny showed me the ropes and helped me establish my career. Both of them were a great help to me. Paul loved helping people. My sincere Condolence to Janet and family. May his soul rest in peace. Roshan and Jimmy Ghadiali - Posted by: Jimmy Ghadiali (worked together.) on: Sep 09, 2023
Jan, my condolences to you and the family. Paul was a real good friend and there will be many memories with the association I had with him at the coffee shop, and then your backyard on the deck. Rest in peace Paul. - Posted by: Harry Salamacha (Friend ) on: Sep 09, 2023
Condolences to Janet and her family and friends. I met Janet and Paul through my marriage to Paul’s cousin Lou Chastko. First time was at Ozerno Hall Fall supper. We were in the basement “for some reason”. The get togethers continued through the years. My children fondly remember the New Year’s Eve toboggan parties that followed with Lou’s display of fireworks! Rest in Peace Paul, you will be missed! Sonia, Jason, Amanda and London - Posted by: Sonia Chastko (Cousin through marriage ) on: Sep 09, 2023
My condolences. Paul was a great mentor to me when I started in the Pharmaceutical industry. - Posted by: Todd Owre (Work Colleague) on: Sep 09, 2023
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