Paul Joseph Ozon

22/02/1952 - 23/01/2021

Obituary For Paul Joseph Ozon

February 22, 1952 - January 23, 2021

Surrounded by his loving family during his final days, Paul passed away on Saturday January 23, 2021, at the QEII hospital in Grande Prairie Alberta. After a long and courageous battle with dementia, he is now at peace and will join his parents and departed siblings in heaven. He was 68 years old.

Paul is predeceased by his parents Margaret and Edward Ozon, sisters Edwina and Sheila, brother Teddy and nephews (Little) Paul and Robert.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia (nee Foster), and sons Matthew (Rami Chapman, Hali), Theo (Santana Park), Simon (Melany Gaube, Kaleb), Jesse, and two precious grandsons Jacob, and Levi. Also left to mourn are his siblings Anne Delahunty (Ed), Bob (Stella Doyle), Cecilia (Len Wells), Audrey, John (Sharon Kendall), Gene (Joanne Penson-Boucher), Joan Veitch, Gail Collins (Cyril), Mike (Christina Boland), Lynn Fewer (Barry), sister-in-law, Beverly Devereaux, brothers-in-law Bill Power and Gord Mundy. His passing leaves a large circle of relatives and friends heartbroken.

Pat and family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful staff on 3N at the QEII in Grande Prairie, for their hard work, dedication, and compassionate care. Thank you to the staff at Prairie Lake Seniors Community for their nurturing care and the comfortable environment for Paul and his visitors.

The family is thankful for all the love and support they received throughout Paul’s struggle with his disease and are especially grateful for the compassion and kindness of their dear friends, Riny and Jan VanSomeren, who were there with Paul and his family throughout this journey.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. You can show your support by sending a message to the family and if desired donations may be made in Paul’s honour to a charity of your choice.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

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Helen Grouchy
- H Grouchy
Pat and the family sorry sorry to hear of your loss I had not met Paul but when worked together you speak of him with so much love. This disease is so terrible. Sending hugs prayers and love to you the boys and to your beautiful grandsons
- Cindy Reid
We were deeply saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Our condolences to you Patsy, Matthew, Theo, Simon, Jessie & your families. He was a wonderful friend to anyone who knew him. May he Rest In Peace. Love Marina & Greg Lucas
- Marina Lucas
Sending our deepest condolences to you Pat and the boys. It's been many years since we have seen each other but I remember fondly the days when Ricky and Theo started school and what good friends they were.It's hard to believe so much time has passed and you have to deal with this heart break. Keep all the happy memories close to your heart and take comfort in knowing Paul is now at peace. Thinking of all of you during this very sad time. Mary& Rick
- Mary Bennett
Dear Pat and Boys so sorry to hear about Paul. We know the struggle was so difficult for him and all of you. Our memories of you, Paul and the boys are wonderful so many stories of Liddys . Thinking of you all during this most difficult journey Lynda and Tom (your twin)
- LYNDA and Tom
Sorry to hear of Paul's passing.The Power family of Logy Bay are saddened to hear a schooll chum and a friend has gone.I have fond memories of Paul and his siblings.We will meet again and smile at the reunion.Rest in peace,check out the 59 Dodges in Heaven. PADDY POWER (Bullets).
- Pat Power
My deepest sympathy Pat in the loss of your dear Paul Pat Olson
- Pat Olson
Pat our deepest sympathies to you and the boys and all of Paul's family members...Paul was always a wonderful person and we know he will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. ..sincerely Jean and Ronnie Coady....Also Pat I am sending condolences from Gary
- Jean Coady
Patsy and family we were shocked and saddened to hear of Paul's passing.although it's been a long time since we last seen each other you are still in our hearts. Patsy as you reflect on the good times you had together remember the times we had on penny well road .these memories hopefully will help you get through this difficult time. Paul fly high with the angels you certainly earned your wings rip good friend until we meet again. Bill and Donna Tizzard
- Bill Tizzard
To the Ozon Family sorry for your Loss. My deepest condolences to the family Jenny Devereaux-Hogan
- Jenny Hogan
Pat and Ozon Family; Sincere condolences to you all with the passing of Paul. Remember all the good times, those will help ease the pain you're suffering at this time. RIP Paul
- Eleanor Walters
Anne, sorry to hear of Paul's passing and his disease in his last years. Tony Roestenberg
- Tony Roestenberg
So sad to hear of Paul's passing. Our deepest condolences to Pat and the Ozon family -Joe & Celine Hanlon
- Joe Hanlon
Sending my condolences to all of Paul's family. May the memories of the good times you had help you through this sad time. Leta (Carrigan) Manning
- Leta Manning
Pat, So very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. You may recall, we lived next door to you on Pennywell Road. Our deepest condolences to you and all the family. Donna & John Howell
- Madonna Howell
Pat and Family, may Paul Rest In Peace now that He is free from Dementia. God Bless and help you All.
- Delores Wheeler
Sorry to hear about Paul's passing sending thoughts and prayers .to the family.. Katie Devereaux
- Katie Devereaux
Sending our deepest condolences on Paul's passing. May the many memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
- Nell Devereaux
Matt and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Sincere condolences. Take care. Geoff Ryan
- Geoff Ryan
So sorry for your loss Pat, Matt, Theo, Simon and Jesse. We understand the heartfelt journey of this disease. Cherish the wonderful memories of your husband and father, Paul. Our deepest condolences. Belinda Doug Catlin Adam
- Blackbourn's
So sorry to hear of Paul's passing, our deepest condolences to all of the family. May he rest in peace! Dave and Rebecca Coady
- Rebecca Coady
Pat and family So sorry to hear of Paul passing May he Rest In Peace Wayne Bailey
- wayne bailey
Sorry for your loss Pat - Ted and Connie
- Connie
My deepest condolences to the Ozon family, you all loved him so much and had many great memories of him to share. Rest In Peace Paul.
- Kaleen Cowley
Our deepest condolences to Paul's family and Friends from your buddy Bob in Newfoundland. May his soul rest in peace and may he fly to Heaven in the arms of the angles. I will always remember the good times we had years ago. Rest in Peace my friend/.
- Bob Whitten
My condolences to you Pat and the boys.Paul was definitely a gifted man. He is now officially an angel.
- Patricia Bondy
So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I have known Paul since our school days in Outer Cove. A very strong, kind and gentle man. A whiz with anything mechanical. Condolences to Pat and family, Anne and all the Ozons. Rest in peace. From Robert Power.
- Robert Power
Uncle Paul was such a fun, talented person who could do darn near anything. It breaks my heart that he wasn't able to bestow more knowledge on those near and dear. I'm grateful for what he taught me and the hockey games we went to. He is now in great company! I love you all and I'm so sorry for your loss.
- Rhiannon Whelan
So sorry to hear of Paul's passing my condolences to his family, it's been awhile since I've seen him but he was always around when I was young living in Logy Bay and I remember him fondly. May he Rest In Peace
- Annie Hickey
To the Ozon family, we are all thinking if you and are here for you. Love from Riny, Jan, Christian, Paddy and Scott. Such great friends and so many fun memories with Paul.
- Riny and Jan
- Riny and Jan
So sad to hear of Paul's passing. Sending our deepest condolences to all the Ozon family. May he Rest In Peace. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Mary Hickey & Shawn Whitty, Beaver County, Alberta
- Mary Hickey
May he now finally be free and be himself again. In another place. Condolences to all of the family. He was a great person and had a beautiful family. Rest In Peace Paul. Your new journey begins. Catherine Murphy (Hickey) formerly from Logy Bay.
- Catherine Murphy
Our deepest condolences to you pat and all your family hugs to you all Brian and Rita Sampson
- Rita Sampson

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