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DAOUST – Paul Ernest

April 18, 1947 – December 9, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Ernest Daoust, of Calgary announces his sudden passing on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at the age of 62 years.
Paul was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba on April 18th, 1947. Paul grew up and was educated in Ottawa, Ontario and moved west to Calgary in 1976. In July of 1997 Paul married his ‘darlin’ wife and soul mate Loretta, who was his life’s love and best friend, and to whom he demonstrated his adoration daily.

Paul worked for the past ten years with Titan Supply LP, as a salesman serving the Calgary, Brooks and Medicine Hat area. Paul enjoyed working with his co-workers and clients and considered them all in his circle of friends. Paul distinguished himself with many awards and accolades throughout his career.

Paul was an avid reader who loved expanding his knowledge on a myriad of subjects and was a fountain of information for his friends and family. Paul had many hobbies spending hours in his shop refurbishing items from decades past into usable items of the present, both for his own collection and as gifts for others. Paul cherished his restored 1960 Cadillac Fleetwood sixty special. He loved the music of decades past and had amassed an extensive collection of record albums of all his favourites. As the son of an RCAF flight instructor, Paul honoured his heritage by serving in the RCAF and accumulated a cherished collection of memorabilia including several items from his father’s distinguished career.

Paul always flourished in the spring and summer along with his beautiful garden which he planted in memory of his mother. Paul took great comfort in his home and worked continuously on one renovation project after another. One of Paul’s greatest joys was spending time conversing with his neighbours and lending a hand whenever he was needed. He truly felt his community was a part of his extended family. Paul took great pride as a surrogate father to two special boys Ben and Nick and helped their mother Chris nurture them into young adulthood.

Paul is survived by brothers, Jacques (Cindy – deceased) of Ottawa, Mike (Gini) of Kemptville, Denis (Kathleen) of Ottawa, Marc (Claire) of Ottawa. He is also lovingly remembered by brothers and sisters-in-law Danny Kennedy (Marvina) of Belleville, Donna Begin (Reg) of Calgary, Catherine Pigat (Anthony) of Thunder Bay, Susan Gagne (Albert) of Bellville, Joseph Kennedy (Debbie) of Belleville, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Jacqueline (Jackie) Daoust.

A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive NE.) on Monday, December14, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Family has requested the service be a scent free environment, no perfume/cologne please. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Paul Daoust, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Cherie Coppin and Larry Towscik :

    Expressing our deepest sympathy in your time of loss and offering a prayer that your faith, love and support from your family and friends will comfort you and help to ease the pain you are feeling.

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  2. Shelley Renshaw :

    Deepest sympathies on your loss.
    I only knew Paul for 11.5 years, but will remember him always. Memories are all we have now. I also was a big fan of old music. Sometimes Paul would sing a few lines of an old tune that seemed to fit the situation, and I would join in. I will remember him as a very caring and generous person. He served his lifetime on Earth as best as anyone could.
    Miss you greatly Paul.

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  3. Paul was a well respected salesperson. I very much enjoyed his visits to our organization.

    Paul always had a kind word, a positive attitude & a great sense of humour.

    Paul will be deeply missed.

    My sincere condolences to his family.

    Murray Gagan
    Hi-Way Service
    Calgary, Ab

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  4. Dear Loretta, family and friends.

    I wanted to send my deepest sympathy and condolences on Paul’s passing. I hadn’t seen Paul in a good number of years but will always fondly remember him, his laugh and quirky good nature.
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Sharon Karst

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  5. To Loretta and the family of Paul Daoust. I was shocked and saddened when I heard about Paul. I remember him as being one of the best distributor salesman we had and remember many occassions when he would call and ask for information, always being very appreciative and polite. Gale also sends her sympathies Loretta as she has fond memories of the Titan Christmas Party a few years ago. God Bless.
    George & Gale Hammel

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  6. Denise Guitard :

    My deepest sympathy goes to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Al and Susan Gagne :

    Seems only yesterday that you & Paul married, here in Belleville. They still talk of that 50’s wedding party. A conversational piece as recent as the day of Paul’s passing, which came with shock and such saddness over the loss of Paul.
    You’re loss is enormous Loretta. As we all bare witness to the love between you both that day. A love that will last through eternity and beyond.
    Paul will be missed among the family and will forever be remembered as a wonderful brother-in-law.
    Our condolences to Paul’s family whom I have come to know and love as my own family. My tears run with yours.
    RIP Paul. (hugz)

    Al and Susan Gagne

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  8. I only knew Paul for the last 2 1/2 years. He was an excellent sales rep who always made time to visit and tell a story or two while giving us the very best service. He had many friends at Exchanger Industries and will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies to you in your time of sorrow.
    Carl Hendrie
    HS&E coordinator
    Exchanger Industries

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  9. Mary & Adam Rhode :

    Dearest Loretta, Family and Friends,
    We are so very sorry to hear this tragic news. Paul was such a lovely man and always such a gentleman. Words seem so insignificant at this difficult time but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember Paul with great affection and respect.
    Please don’t hesitate to ask if there is any way that we can be of assistance over this next while.
    Hugs, Mary, Adam & Erin xxxxx

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  10. Grant Henneberg :

    Paul’s Family – I only learned of Paul’s passing yesterday when I called Titan to ask him to drop by for a visit. We had been planning a project at my plant I was looking forward to working with him again. It amazed me with the number of customers he met that he always remembered my name and family details. We shared a common liking of Chinese food and often bumped into each other at the Dragon Palace in the Glemore Inn parking lot. He was a kind, gentle, competent and sincere man and will be missed in the safety community.

    My thoughts are with you.


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