December 21, 1957
October 23, 2023
Paul of Thorndale tragically passed away at his farm on Monday, October 23, 2023, due to an accident. He was 65 years old at the time of his passing. Paul was a proud father to his children David, Melissa, John, and Holly. He will forever be cherished as a loving Papa to his grandchildren Nolan, Logan, and Cohen. He was the beloved son of John and the late Margaret Allen, and he will be deeply missed by his siblings Rosemarie, Steve, Michael (deceased), Doug, Kimberley, and Johnna, along with their families.
A passionate lover of nature and wildlife, Paul always delighted in the outdoors. Whether it was embarking on fishing trips with his buddies up north, caring for wild animals on his farm, or spending time in the bush cutting firewood, he reveled in the beauty of nature. Paul possessed a remarkable creative mind and enjoyed crafting unique and inventive items like an outdoor rink Zamboni or a bird feeder made from a gourd. He selflessly prioritized the needs of others and would readily lend a helping hand without hesitation. During his impressive 46-year tenure at London Machinery, Paul’s coworkers held him in high regard, recognizing his dedication and love for his work.
However, above all else, Paul’s immense love and devotion were reserved for his family, particularly his cherished grandchildren. He never missed a chance to support his children and grandchildren in their sporting endeavors. To honor Paul’s well-lived life, a celebration will be held at Purple Hill Country Hall, located at 20903 Purple Hill Road in THORNDALE, on Sunday, October 29th, from 3:30 to 6:30 PM. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of crocs, a gesture that would be both cherished and appreciated. Following his wishes, Paul’s remains have been cremated.
In remembrance of Paul, the family kindly suggests enjoying a diet coke while sharing a story or a joke. Donations made to the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station or Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario in his honor would be deeply appreciated by his loved ones.