Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paul Wilson Fenton, Memories at His Passing

Copyright 2011, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Late last evening a distant cousin of Man's contacted me.  We usually chat about the history of the Fenton clan and our frustrations at the brick wall we share.  Sadly, last evening, he had the news of the passing of another cousin, Paul Wilson Fenton.

Paul was born 5 Apr 1936 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada. He died 2 March 2011 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Paul in person, but, we had chatted several times on the phone.  Wonderful conversations.  I came away from those conversations with the impression of a compassionate, warm, kind, loving individual.  When you read part of his obituary, it becomes evident I was not far off in my impressions:

"He was a member of the Salvation Army, Yarmouth. He worked with Family Service helping people. Paul was very active in his church. He worked as a nurse in Toronto, Montréal and Digby. He was a graduate of Faith Bible College in Rhode Island."

Rest in Peace Paul.  Till we meet again.

*Photo courtesy of cousin Mary Bates.


hummer said...

Beautiful tribute. We are losing so many of the older members of our families. Hurry Hurry time seems to say, get your stories quickly.

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Yep...sounds like you had him pegged Carol. He was the kind of person that made this world a better place. Those are the ones we want to hang on to as long as possible because we sure do need 'em in this day and age.

lindalee said...

Warm wishes are coming your way Carol and hugs in the loss of your cousin. Your tribute to him is certainly warm and heartfelt.

IrishEyesJG said...

Dear Carol,

Hugs to you over the loss of your cousin. How wonderful that you have great memories of your conversations with him. You 'met' at the place of shared family history and memories. He sounds like one of a kind.


Greta Koehl said...

He sounds like a lovely person - my condolences to you and all his family.