In Memory of Paul Bezaire
Forever in our hearts
Bézaire, Paul Gabriel
Born on January 24, 1951 in Windsor Ontario, Paul passed away peacefully at 3:10 p.m. Thursday January 4th, 2018, surrounded by his family and the music he loved. Paul was the loving father to Ève Gilroy (David) and Paule Bézaire (Eric), and the proud grandfather of Zak, Éloïse, Pénélope, Camille, Fiona, Evan and Maya.
Predeceased by his father Rosario and brother Jean Marc (Mary Ellen), Paul is survived by his mother Marie and four siblings Jérôme (Nicole), Louis (Marcy), Marie-Louise (Steve) and Lucille (Sergio); nieces and nephews Benoit (Myriam), Mathew (Tom), Martin (Melissa), Véronic (Stephen), Philippe (Stephanie), Maryse (Sophie), Sophie, Yasmine (Johny), Olivier (Sarra) and Rami, and countless cousins. Paul will be sadly missed, and will be forever loved and cherished in the hearts of all who knew him.
A well-read and introspective man with a sense of humour like no other, and a life-long Habs fan, Paul loved spending time with his daughters and their families and observing the antics of his grandchildren. A lover of nature, he developed an interest for gardening, bird watching and photography. Proud of his roots, he dedicated most of his career to teaching French as a second language in Quebec’s Eastern Township, where he lived for over forty years.
He had recently moved to Ottawa to be closer to his family, and was appreciated by residents and staff at his new home. The family would like to thank the personnel at the Chartwell Belcourt residence for their heartfelt welcome upon Paul’s arrival, the excellent care provided and the friendship extended.
We wish to thank the staff at the Intensive Care Unit at Montfort Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for their excellent care for Paul and support to the family during his last illness.
A Celabration of Life will be held to honour Paul’s life on May 19th at 10am at the Heritage Funeral Complex. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association (https://cmha.ca).
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