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Paul Verwey

May 20, 1963 — November 11, 2016

Paul Franklin Verwey

1963 - 2016

After a courageous battle with cancer,  Paul Verwey passed away on November 11, 2016 surrounded by love.  He was 53 years old.

Paul was Dad to his daughters Samantha and Meghan (Bruno Freitas) and Papa to Kaida and Damien.  Also left to remember him are his mother Grace; brothers Dave (Cindy Bremner) and Tim (Doris); sisters Wendy (Denis Snaith), Bonni (Courtney Smith), Deb (Pete Dick) and Penny (Kevin Donald); many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.   Paul was predeceased by his father John G. Verwey; sister-in-law Penny; brother-in-law Warren; great niece Charleigh and chosen nephew Mark.

Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 am at Trinity United Church, 15 Tupper Street S, Portage, MB, led by Rev. Julie Baker.  A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.

Paul was born and raised in Portage.  He worked various jobs with McCain's, Hi-Tec, Westco Storage, Day and Ross, and Meseyton Construction.  Paul was a kind, humble and easygoing man who lived a simple life.  He loved nothing more than a spin on his motorcycle or enjoying a spiced rum and laughing with family and friends around a fire.

In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to a place close to Paul’s heart in support of his granddaughter Kaida, CDKL5 Research, 55 Glen Road, Toronto, ON  M4W 2V3 would be appreciated.

The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care nurses for their visits and guidance, staff at PDGH, and Paul's good buddies Curtis Miller and Ivan Stadnyk for their continued support throughout this journey.

Each of us leaves a thumbprint on the world, a record that we were here, who we were and what we did. Your only choice is what kind of thumbprint to leave. (Sidney B. Simon).

You left a great thumbprint buddy.  Rest peacefully.  Our family circle is broken, you will be sorely missed.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.  204-857-4021

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