It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Paul Francis. Although Paul was so young, he lived a full and rich life, experiencing the joy, peace and love that many strive their whole lives for. Paul spread that love to all he encountered and left an indelible mark on all of our hearts.
He will be deeply missed by his loving parents, Melanie and Brian, sisters Elizabeth and Stephanie, and brother Dominic, grandparents Peter, Garry and Lynda, numerous uncles, aunties, cousins and best friends. Melanie and Brian wish to express their deep gratitude for the years of tender and expert care given to Paul by his many doctors, nurses and staff at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, as well as at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. The family also gives special thanks to the many teachers and developmental assistants Paul had over the years and to all who contributed to both his education and to enriching his life at home. Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to all who received Paul’s love and gave love in return. He taught us all that the world needs people like him.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11am, Friday, September 23 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church followed by a reception in the Parish Hall, 210 Haddow Close, NW.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Marian Centre Edmonton or the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
In remembrance of Paul we invite you to share a ‘group hug’ with those you love, which was one of Paul’s favourite things to do.