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BENTLEY, Paul Frederick

September 5, 1942 – Toronto, Ontario
September 8, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Paul beloved husband of Madalyn Aileen Bentley (nee MacGillivray) of Calgary, AB, passed away on September 8, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

Paul was born in Toronto on September 5, 1942. He spent twelve years in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving in both Canada and overseas.

Paul married Madalyn on September 2, 1967, in Picton, Ontario. They moved to Grand Falls, New Brunswick, after Paul left the army as a Corporal, where he lived with family for five years. Paul worked as a power lineman all throughout the Province.

Paul and Madalyn moved to Alberta in 1978, where Paul worked in Red Deer until July 1978, when he then took a position with the City of Calgary in the Electric Department. He worked there until he retired at 53 years of age.

Paul loved to ski, ride horses, coach baseball, and play golf. He and Madalyn traveled to Mexico several times but also ventured overseas to both Russia and the Cook Islands. Paul loved disco, the blues, and some jazz, especially enjoying groups like Chicago, Santana, and The BeeGees.

Besides his loving wife, Paul is survived by his children Toni (Brent, Liam, Holly), Chris (Shannon, Caelan, Reiley) and Matthew (Candace). He is also survived by his sister Dianne McCall of Winnipeg, and Dianne’s children, Laura Lyons (Brendon, Avery)and David McCall.

A Celebration of Paul’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

In living memory of Paul, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian War Amps at https://www.waramps.ca/ways-to-give/donate/.

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  1. Duane and Elaine Bahan :

    Madalyn and Family
    We are so sorry. Paul was such a character. He always brought a smile to our face, we will miss him and will always have a little space in our heart

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  2. William and Yvonne Nyrerod :

    For Madalyn, family and friends,
    We will miss Paul, he always said it the way it was!!
    He will forever be remembered as a great guy.
    Take care

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  3. Madalyn and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  4. Sue-Anne Wearmouth :

    Dear Madalyn and family,
    Please accept my sincere and loving condolences to you, on Paul’s passing.
    He was always a larger than life figure for our family. From baseball coach, to skier , to cowboy , to great friend.
    We will miss him.
    Our thoughts are with you, and sending lots of love.
    Sue-Anne

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  5. Randy and I are so sorry to hear of Paul passing. He was a larger than life personality. Stay strong. You are in our thoughts and prayers

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  6. Allen and Terry Livermore :

    Madalyn and Family,
    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Paul always held a presence in the room and had the most distinguishable voice and laugh.
    Paul always gave his opinion on any given subject with all things considered to back it up.
    A real “straight shooter” so to speak!
    We will miss the unique character of a Man that was Paul but will never, ever, forget him.
    Love from Allen, Terry and Family

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  7. Geraldine O’Brien :

    Dear Madalyn, I am so very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

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  8. Madalyn & family,
    Your friends at SSVP, St. Mark Conference, grieve with you and keep you & Paul in our prayers. May your family’s journey through every next day be brightened by all the good memories of Paul’s life.

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  9. Madalyn, my heart is breaking for you. God bless you and hold you up during this difficult time. My condolences and prayers for Paul, you and the family. Big hugs and love, Bonita and Ed

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  10. Hello Madalyn and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Paul. My thoughts are with you in this very difficult time.

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  11. Denise Fernquist :

    Madalyn and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I’m sorry I never got the opportunity to meet him. I know your faith and your memories will help you through this very sad time.
    Denise Fernquist

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