Paul passed away peacefully, after a short battle with cancer, on October 28, 2010 with Shirley, his wife of 54 years, by his side. Left to mourn his loss with Shirley are his children Barbara Anne (Dennis), Wyatt (Heather), Maggie (Pete), Mark (Coleen) and William (Tammy). He leaves behind his adored grandchildren Matthew (Melanie), Steven (Kiera), Ryan, Danielle, Melissa, Jamie, Samantha, Ashley and Megan as well as his three great-grandchildren, Hanna, Mathias, Zephania and many nieces and nephews. Paul is survived by his brother Ben (Loris) and predeceased by his parents Ben and Anne Holyk.
Paul was born in Ledwyn, Manitoba and was a man of many talents. He grew up playing hockey in nearby Riverton, winning a junior provincial championship. Paul was on town council and was very active in the Elks Lodge. He worked as a butcher in the family store, drove a school bus and operated a bulk gas station and a pool hall. He moved to 100 Mile House in 1973, opening the Macleod’s Hardware Store along with Shirley as his business partner. They were able to retire early, and he pursued his many hobbies, tinkering on motors, woodworking, and spending many happy hours playing with family and friends at the Canim Lake cabin.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Vancouver General Hospital, Palliative Care Unit for their kindness and compassion.
No service or flowers by request.