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LUMSDEN, Paul

LUMSDEN, Paul

March 28, 1959 – February 10, 2018

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Paul Lumsden at the age of 58 after a short and painful battle with cancer and medical complications. Paul was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, as well as a coach, mentor and good friend.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Pat Lumsden (nee Watson), his daughter’s Rebecca and Allison, his brother Dave Lumsden, sister’s Brenda Lumsden Johanson, Marilyn Keane and Carol Lumsden, the Lumsden and Vejprava families, all his sisters and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Paul was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario where he graduated from McMaster University. Shortly after graduation Paul headed west to British Columbia where he started his career in banking.
He had a passion for sport from an early age playing competitive hockey. As a goalie, young Paul was remembered by his family strapping his hockey bag, pads and stick to his back and travelling to games on his Rocket Three BSA motor cycle. Paul continued to play hockey his entire life in all the communities he resided and enjoyed camaraderie with close friends he developed.

Paul’s later life was devoted to his “girls” spending countless hours at the ball field or volleyball court coaching and mentoring. Paul was always their biggest fan! He was so proud of his family and especially the achievement’s his daughter’s accomplished. He loved them so. Both Becca and Ally will have the most amazing guardian angel – their Daddy, for the rest of their lives.

Paul has always been a magnet to children and animals. He would be the horse at the children’s birthday parties or the host to hold the piñata on his hockey stick at his daughter’s 20 something birthday celebrations. His playfulness and love of life was always an inspiration.
He loved the outdoors including boating, fishing and skiing. He enjoyed any sport as a player, coach or fan. Most importantly he loved his family and many close friends.

Paul will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Kelowna Forum 1317 Ethel Street on Friday, February 16th and 4:00 pm with a reception to follow.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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Condolence Messages
  • Feb 17, 2018
    Very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Worked with him several years ago and remember how devoted he was to his family and would always mention the achievements of his daughters. A well respected teammate.
    Lorne Ettinger
  • Feb 17, 2018
    Dear Pat, Becca and Ally, our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Love from Rick and Karen Hall
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Becca, no words can take away the heart break. Just know that you are all in our thoughts. We send strength and love to you at this most difficult and tough time. Have always the memories of volleyball trips and Paul's "need for speed" on the highway as he took the girls on many Road trips to Vancouver....
    Love from the Westgate family, Jackie, Tim Mitch and Rachael.
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Pat, Rebecca and Aly,
    Paul was a amazing father and will, I am sure, be watching over you all to ensure you know you are well loved. His memory will live on through you and all the many people he impacted through his love of coaching and sports.
    Take care. We are thinking of you.
    All our best,
    Karen & Dennis Borring-Olsen
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Rebecca,
    So sorry to hear, I am sure Paul is already keeping an eye out from above. It sounds like he was an amazing man/ husband/ Dad and made an incredible impact on so many lives.
    Kathy Reeves
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Becca,
    I am so sorry to hear about Paul. He lived such a full life with all the vim and vigor of his vibrant personality. Couldn't ask for a better guardian angel. My thoughts are with you all and sending special hugs.
    Kelly Curry
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Becca,
    Great fruit never falls far from the tree! Ally and Becca, your daddy was such an amazing influence! Kindness and love is all he ever wanted for his family! He is admired for his time on Earth! Watch for him as he will always be there through you!
    Kindest regards, Linda Schlichting
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Pat Becca and Aly, we are so sorry for your loss. I often talk of the hours spent on the ball field with Tori and Aly and Paul was my "ball husband"! The Canadian Westerns in Winnipeg, the tournament in Oklahoma the Show Case in Vegas, the countless trips to the Island, Vancouver, Seattle. We high fived the strike outs, the home runs, the steals and the spectacular catches. The early mornings Aly wouldn't get up and Tori jumping on her bed. He loved you very well. He was a good friend and we will miss him.
    Laurie, Troy, Tori and Emily Turton.
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Pat,Ally and Becca
    I am so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you all, Paul was such a devoted husband, and loving dad, may his spirits be beside you always, hugs always
    Helen and Bob Murrant
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Rebecca,
    We are so sorry for your loss, Paul always had a smile on his face and was so proud of his girls. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Gayle & Al Turlock
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I enjoyed our years together playing men's hockey. He will be missed.
    Stu Greenhough (Westside Thursday Night Hockey)
  • Feb 15, 2018
    It was a pleasure to have worked with Paul, I enjoyed his big smile. He left a big legacy of love and support for you, his girls. Love and hugs to you all.
    Cindy Taylor
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Rebecca,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts, prayers and hugs during such a difficult time. Cherish the memories.
    Karen Parker
  • Feb 14, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Rebecca..my heart breaks for you. What a great honor he had to have such a loving wife and two wonderful girls..cherish your memories and reach out to your friends..you have many who love you ....Heather Vanderhyde
  • Feb 14, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Rebecca, no words can take away your pain of such a great loss. I truly believe you now have the most Amazing Guardian Angel watching over you all - such strong love can never be severed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jan Streeter
  • Feb 14, 2018
    We are so sorry to hear Paul has passed away. It was a privilege to know Paul. He was great with the kids and made a positive difference in my daughter's life. Our sincere sympathies. Wayne, Linda & Kara
  • Feb 14, 2018
    Pat, Becca and Ally,
    You are all very much in our thoughts and prayers. Paul was a wonderful man who was loved by you and everyone who knew him. I hope you find comfort in knowing how much Paul loved you all.
    Ruggeri Family
  • Feb 14, 2018
    Pat and family,
    So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My heart is breaking for you and the girls. Many prayers for all of you during this most difficult time.
    Shirley Yip
  • Feb 14, 2018
    Pat and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
    Irma Sutherland
  • Feb 14, 2018
    Pat, Ally and Rebecca,
    We are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. We remember spending many weekends chatting with Paul when Jenessa and Ally played volleyball together. He was so very proud of Ally and the role she played on the court. He will be sadly missed I am sure. May memories of happy times be of comfort to you.
    The Pucilowski family
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