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In Memory of Paula Fitzgerald (nee Brocklehurst)

Passed away peacefully December 30, 2021, at her home in Ottawa after a short but courageous battle with cancer in the presence of her family, Paula Fitzgerald, aged 60. Leaving to mourn her husband of 36 years, Bert, daughter Erin (Alex Derickx) and son Kyle (Amélie Asboth); she also leaves behind her brothers Peter, John (Andrea), Fred, Brock (Dave), Todd and Robert (Amanda);  sisters Barb Goodyear (Geoff), Anna, Tina Hudson (Dave), Jacqui (Darcy); sister in law Dorothy Handrigan, brother in law John Kavanagh. Predeceased by her parents, Jack (2006) and Helen (2018), infant brothers, Fred and John, (1953); brother in law, Frank Handrigan and sister in law, Geraldine Kavanagh. Cremation has taken place at the Heritage Funeral Complex. Visitations will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Heritage Funeral Complex located at 1250 Trim Rd., in Orleans, Ontario. The Ceremony will follow at 11 a.m. Due to recent pandemic restrictions, and for those who can not attend the funeral in person, a live streaming service will be available by following the link provided: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgEX5KqnZIc

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or The Alzheimer Society.

Paula was a loving and caring person – a true friend to all, including her many groups – her book club (her Besties), her Florida (Bradenton Tropical Palms) group and her long time Newfoundland and Ottawa friends.

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Bert Kyle and Erin my deepest sympathy and love to you all for the loss of your best wife and mother. I’m so glad I got to spend a little bit of time with you Bert and Paula when you were home in August I was shocked when I heard she was so sick and saddened by her passing she will definitely be missed RIP my beautiful cousin and friend 💔💔💔💔🙏🙏🙏🙏

Fond memories of a dedicated school volunteer who loved and advocated for her children. Never a dull moment when Paula around. You will be greatly missed and remembered for your bright, friendly smile.

Bert we are so sorry to hear this.

We always enjoyed our get togethers when we lived in Ottawa. Great memories…lots of fun and laughs.

Paula was a great lady who took such great care of Ryan when I returned to work after maternity leave. She treated him just like her own son.

Hugs to you, Erin, Kyle and all your families. Take care. ♥️❤❤ Brenda and Stephen

Barb, and family,
I am truly sorry to hear about Paula’s passing. Please except my deepest condolences to you and all those who loved her. Treasure the fond and loving memories as they will help you through this difficult time. Rest well my friend, till we meet again. Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel.

So sad to hear and read this tonight. I meant Paula through family she was funny and love to make people l remember that most about Paula kind and warm hearted 🙏❤️

Please accept our sincerest condolenceses. We are so sad to hear of this news.
Paula was a very generous person with a great wit and sense of humour.
She was also a terrific caregiver and we are grateful for her kindness in looking after Kayleigh and Keirsten.

Bert,Erin and Kyle,I am so sorry for your Loss.My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this very Difficult Time.I went to school at Presentation and Holy Heart with Paula.It was great to see Paula at the reunion a few years back…Oh the reminiscing we did..Beautiful memories.R.I.P. Paula my Friend,You will never be forgotten.🙏🏻

Deepest condolences to you Bert and her family!
I am so sorry to hear of Paula’s. Passing. She was such a sweet person with a very big smile that could light up a room. She will be missed by many. May your memories of your life together help comfort you at this very difficult time,

Bert Kyle and Erin so sorry to hear about Paula’s passing. May the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time.

My sincere condolences on Paula’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

My condolences, Bert, to you and your family on this huge loss. Thinking of you in such a sad time.

Bert, Erin and Kyle so sorry for your loss. We remember Paula for her friendliness and super sense of humour. May your memories of her bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Our hearts are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Paula. We have fond memories of your kindness to us in Florida. I especially remember the night I had to call Paula and ask to come over . There were some who did not believe there was a critter in the house but Paula did.
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this sad time. God Bless

Our deepest condolences Bert. I remember her warm and welcoming smile when we moved in across the street and the way you both took to looking out for us and our kids. Paula was an amazing woman and we will cherish her in our hearts always

Bert and Family. My sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss of Paula. I know you and your children have many wonderful memories to help you all get through this very difficult time.
Brenda Fitzgerald (cousin)
St. John’s, NL

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with Bert, children and. the whole family.. when we were kids Paula and I were close cousins. You grow up, move away and you always expect your loved ones to be there. Another angel gone home.

Bert, we were heartbroken to hear of Paula’s passing. We know words will be of little comfort for what you, Erin and Kyle are going through. Paula was a special lady. Always so kind and encouraging to everyone. She will be greatly missed.
Sending you our love,
Gus and Glenda
Paradise, NL

I am terribly saddened to learn of Paula’s passing. We worked together several years ago at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School. She was absolutely delightful to work with. She was charming and funny and all the students and staff loved her. I am deeply sorry that your wonderful wife, mother, sister and sister-in-law Paula has gone from your lives.

Bert, I am so very sorry for your loss.. my thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.

Bert my heart goes out to you , Erin and Kyle . I will always remember how you and Paula made me a welcome member in your household during my trip to Ottawa almost 15 years ago .My thoughts and prayers are with you all today.

Our sincerest condolences to all of Paula’s family and friends.😔 Paula was a sweet childhood friend of mine and my husband Jerry as we all grew up in together sharing many childhood memories.. She was a kind loving and thoughtful friend.. Though we were separated by life and distance , our memories if her remained in our hearts.. It was deeply saddening to hear of her passing but we could clearly see that she was loved dearly by all who new her.. On this sad day our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones. Rest in eternal peace Paula. Love, Elsie and Jerry

So sorry to not be able to be there in person today to share my condolences and respect for the wonderful woman that Paula was. My heart is with all of you grieving.

I worked for several years with Paula at Colonel By. I was always so happy when Paula would be working with us because she was so full of fun and stories. She would tell me about her daughter Erin, in the same Queen’s Engineering program that my own daughter is currently completing. It is a huge loss to this world with Paula’s passing. My thoughts are with you all.

We were shocked to hear about the passing of Paula.
Her funeral was a beautiful tribute to such a vibrant and caring person. Our deepest condolences The Juneau’s

Bert, Kyle, Erin, and family.

We were so sad to hear about Paula’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies and may the memory of her courage and her love keep you well during this time. All the best.

Louise and Marc

A lovely and touching tribute to Paula .. Our sincerest condolences to Bert, Kyle, Erin and the entire family

Bert and family,
I am just seeing this now. My sincere condolences on the passing of Paula,. I have been gone from Orleans for sometime now so was unaware of Paula’s passing. She was a great gal and we enjoyed many years together in book club . She always brought her thoughtfulness and laughter and that great smile wherever she went. RIP Paula, you will be dearly missed.

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