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Born: May 31, 1922

Date of Passing: Dec 20, 2004

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GILBERT IVAN PAUL May 31, 1922 - December 20, 2004 Peacefully, with his wife by his side, Dr. Gilbert Ivan Paul passed away on December 20, 2004. Gilbert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Irene Stadnyk Paul. Dad will be greatly missed by his children, Janet, Timothy (Oriana), Lois (Malcolm), Deborah, Heather (Dave), Susan (Marek) and Linda (Jon). He will also be missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other family members and friends. Gilbert grew up on a farm near Balgonie, SK. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and served Overseas in the Second World War as a Wireless Air Gunner. Upon his return to Canada, Gilbert resumed his education. He received a Masters of Science Degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of Alberta, and his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of North Carolina. Gilbert taught Population Genetics at McGill University for four years and Statistics at the University of Manitoba for over 30 years. Gilbert and Irene bought Lone Pine Farm and built a home together, where they lived and farmed for 30 years. Gilbert was very active in the community and served on various boards. He was Chairman of the Board of the Fort Garry School Division and later served on the School Board of the Whitehorse Plains School Division. He served as a Director of the Manitoba Association of School Trustees. Gilbert was President of the Manitoba Society of Seniors for two years and of the Army, Navy and Air Force Unit #372 for 15 years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses. Gilbert ran as a candidate with the Liberal Party of Manitoba, and was a member of the Manitoba Association of Parliamentarians. He also served as a Provincial Officer with the Manitoba/North West Ontario ANAF Veterans Association. Gilbert enjoyed teaching, farming, hoeing in the garden, playing cribbage, curling, and road trips to family reunions in Western Canada. Gilbert spent countless hours reading in his study, researching a variety of subjects, and writing his memoirs. He mostly enjoyed spending time with colleagues, friends and especially his family. Gilbert was a very generous man, not only with family and friends, but with many organizations in his community. He was an especially philosophical man and felt it was very important to contribute to an overall sense of community. The family would like to thank Homecare for their help and caring, with heartfelt thanks to Joanne for her warmth and exceptional care of Gilbert. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made in Gilbert's name, to the ANAF Unit #283. In accordance with Gilbert's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. at ANAF Unit #283, 3584 Portage Ave. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 22, 2004

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • For the greatest cribbage player who likes to sneak a point or two. You have taught me so much about life, I will never forget you. Every day Gilbert talked about how Irene was the best cook in the world, and how his children were the world to him. He looked forward to the weekends so that he could see his children and Grandchildren. He was also the Master Cookie Chef. I will never forget the orange oatmeal cookies that wer Gl's favorite. Cookies for Liam and Linda. I'll miss you. I'll miss your intellegence. Until we meet again. - Posted by: joanne oliver (Friend) on: Jan 14, 2005

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