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)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences