Wake, Paul Norman
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Paul Wake on October 10, 2020, at the age of 82. Paul passed peacefully at home with family by his side following a determined struggle with Cancer.
Growing up, farm life nurtured his compassion for animals, soil health and a knack for fixing anything. Trained as a licensed mechanic, Paul appreciated the sound of a fine-tuned motor. He was a loyal car-racing fan and lover all things related to farm equipment and innovation. Paul’s decision to take a position with the Ministry of Transportation ultimately led to a long and successful management career with the Ministry. His passion for maps and geography resulted in many road trips and travel through the years. Politics, current and world events were favourite topics of conversation .His sharp wit and dry sense of humour were appreciated by all who knew him.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Elizabeth (Beth); his children Yvonne Wake (Rick Brown) and Brent Wake (Laura), and Beth’s children Karl De Forest (Rhonda d.2019), and Deanna De Forest (Jerome Macgregor), Shay Gennings and Chad Gennings.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Elva, his brother Ralph (d.1964) (Janet) and his wife Arlene (d. 2001),mother of his children Yvonne and Brent.
Lovingly remembered by his siblings Ruth Cowan (Andrew) and David Wake(Jane Nellis), cherished grandpa to Emily and Brook: Ty, Chance (Katrina); Oren and Stroud, and Great Grandpa to Chance Jr., Kodahand Amelia. Paul will also be missed by his extended family and many friends.
Visitation will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Drury Funeral Centre, 519 Victoria St. E., Alliston from 1:00pm until time of Service at2:00pm.A private family burial will take place following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul can be made to Animal Adoptions of Flamborough, or a charity of your choice.
*Please note due to COVID-19 numbers are restricted at the Funeral Centre; all visitors are required to wear and provide their own mask. If you are not feeling well, please send your condolences to Paul’s family.*