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FOFONOVE, Paul William

January 23, 1969 – January 1, 2012

Paul Fofonove beloved husband of Tanya Fofonove of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the age of 42 years.

Paul grew up in Calgary, playing hockey with various teams and would spend hours on the community hockey rink trying to perfect his slap shot. He spent many weekends and summers in the Windermere Valley where his family had a cabin. He was a very good skier and loved to dirt bike, camp and fish. He met his future wife, Tanya, in their last year of high school, fell in love and moved in together after graduating. He attended a year at Mount Royal College then SAIT and earned a Telecommunications Engineering degree. He worked for a small trucking company for a couple of years, when he decided to become his own boss. He bought his first truck and secured a five year contract with Canada Post. Not satisfied, he bought a couple more trucks and eventually ended up with a small successful fleet working the freight industry in Calgary. The day each of his two children were born, were the most precious to him. He worked extremely hard to enable his wife to stay at home with them. He loved to coach his kids teams, in soccer and hockey and would be at every practice and game that he could.

Paul is survived by Tanya Fofonove, his wife of 17 years, son Connor and daughter Amanda; father and mother, Bill and Patricia Fofonove; sister Jill and family, Stuart, Gordie and Alex Mitchell, as well as extended family and many, many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society Box 136, 440, 10816 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB T2J 5N8

In living memory of Paul Fofonove, 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. Dianne Osborn Beach :

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.
    Sympathy,Love and Light to You All

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  2. Tim, Leslie, Kirsten & Doug Pogue :

    Tanya, Connor, and Amanda,
    Our deepest sympathy to you at the passing of your dear husband and father. He was such a wonderful friend to many. Happy memories, that will always be treasured, come to mind when we think of him and I know he will be sadly missed.
    May the blessings of love be upon you,
    May its peace abide with you,
    May its essence illuminate your heart,
    Now and forever
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With our deepest condolences. Love Tim, Leslie Kirsten and Doug

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  3. Marilyn Franklin :

    Lift Up Your Eyes …J.D. Freeman

    …Though many climbers have called it many names, few have reached its top,
    for the way calls for keeping on. Still, once you set out, you can never turn back for long-the mountain draws you to itself. Even in its shadow, even at its foot, you find such serenity and strength.

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  4. Janet Salopek :

    Dear Jill: My deepest sympathy for you and your family. I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how much you loved your brother and I can only imagine the pain you must feel. God bless.

    Janet Salopek

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  5. Hello Tanya, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. You are in my prayers.
    Rob

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  6. Mel & Norine Mackie :

    Bill and Pat

    It seems that it was yesterday that Paul came into your lives and now he is gone. How often we look back and say “God we wished we had gotten to know him better”
    We will pray for you.

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  7. Abner, Malou & John :

    Dear Tanya,

    We cannot feel what you are feeling at this moment of time,
    But please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers
    May God give you the strength.

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  8. Catherine Mitchell :

    Dear Tanya, Bill and Pat, Jill and Stuart, Connor and Amanda,
    I’m sorry Paul is gone. I’m thinking of all of you at this time. Paul is at peace. Catherine

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  9. Tanya,
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family from Tracy and I in New Brunswick.
    There are few people in life that a person can meet for only a short time and make you feel like you’ve known them your whole life! Paul was one of those people.
    We only got to know you guys for a week while you were here for Mark’s wedding but the stories and hilarity will last a lifetime!
    Wishing you all this best during this difficult time.

    Chris and Tracy Paquet

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  10. Dianna, David, Sophie, and Asher (the dog) :

    Tanya, Connor, Amanda, and all of your special pets,

    We are so sorry for your loss – our hearts go out to you. May your memories help you through these very difficult times.

    God bless.

    The Barry Family

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  11. Barry & Andrea Antonenko :

    Tanya, Connor and Amanda we are so sorry for your loss, may your happy memories keep you strong at this sad time. We will miss him.

    Barry & Andrea

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  12. Jill, Stuart,Gordie and Alex
    I know you will miss Paul terribly. My warmest, most loving thoughts are with you all.

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  13. Allison Stone :

    As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens… Tanya, Connor, Amanada and Family.

    Mr prayers are with you.

    Allison Stone & Family

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  14. Darcy Strepaniuk :

    Tanya and Family,
    I am very sad to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and my thoughts are with you and the kids. One breath at a time …
    Darcy

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