JAMIESON, Paul Joseph

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

It is with great sad­ness that we say good­bye to our dear Paul. He died sud­denly on Wed­nes­day, July 15, 2015, sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends. Paul al­ways lived life to the fullest and cher­ished time spent with loved ones. Paul was born on Novem­ber 8, 1953, in Stur­geon, Prince Ed­ward Is­land, and de­vel­oped a strong work ethic from his par­ents, Har­vey Jamieson and the late Mary Louise (nee Creed). He will be sadly missed by his lov­ing wife of 27 years, Mar­i­lyn (nee Boudreau) and dar­ling daugh­ter, Jenna; broth­ers, Bobby (Alinda), Philip (Nancy), Dennis; sis­ters, Linda (Don­ald McCar­ron), Mary Frances ( Jackie Collings); brother-in-law, Bobby Boudreau (Deb­bie); sis­ters-in-law, Linda (Ver­non Pothier), Carol (Chris­tian Surette); nieces, neph­ews, and grand­nieces and neph­ews; a large cir­cle of friends in Hal­i­fax and Prince Ed­ward Is­land. Paul at­tended Saint Mary's and Dal­housie Univer­si­ties, and grad­u­ated with de­grees in So­ci­ol­ogy and So­cial Work. He went on to work as a pa­role of­fi­cer with Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Canada, re­tir­ing af­ter 25 years. Paul had a pas­sion for fight­ing for the rights of all per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties. He worked tire­lessly for changes in pro­vin­cial codes, trans­porta­tion, and the Hu­man Rights Act. He be­came in­volved in nu­mer­ous com­mit­tees and com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions. He served on Dis­abled In­di­vid­u­als Al­liance League (D.I.A.L.); League for Equal Op­por­tu­nity (L.E.O); and 1992 Nova Sco­tia Task Force on Pri­mary Health Care. He was an in­te­gral part of the de­vel­op­ment of Peer Part­ner­ship in Hal­i­fax which later evolved into the Metro Re­source Cen­tre for In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing (MRCIL). He was also a mem­ber for the Na­tional Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee for Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties. Paul was in­tro­spec­tive and out­go­ing, he was some­thing dif­fer­ent to each per­son he knew. He en­tered ev­ery re­la­tion­ship with an open mind and an open heart, and he could al­ways find enough com­mon ground to build on. He could talk and tell sto­ries, or sit qui­etly and watch the grass grow. He val­ued his free­dom, he val­ued his fam­ily, and he val­ued his friends. Paul had a way of mak­ing small talk feel very large, he could tell you about his hopes, dreams, fears and wishes with­out men­tion­ing them and in do­ing so he could help you un­der­stand yours. He made us all feel im­por­tant, and showed us how to do the same for oth­ers. Paul em­braced a life many of us would not have been strong enough to en­dure. He built a lov­ing fam­ily and fought to help those of us who needed it to build the courage to take on the chal­lenges that ev­ery life pro­vides. Paul Jamieson was bold enough to dance with the devil and good enough to sit at a ta­ble with God him­self. A spe­cial thanks to the Hal­i­fax In­fir­mary IMCU team who pro­vided Paul with ex­cel­lent care and com­pas­sion dur­ing his fi­nal days in the hos­pi­tal. The fam­ily will be re­ceiv­ing visi­tors at Fer­gu­son Lo­gan Fu­neral Home in Mon­tague, P.E.I., on Mon­day, July 20, from 7-9 p.m. Fu­neral will be at St. Paul's Church, Stur­geon P.E.I., at 11 a.m. on Tues­day, July 21, 2015. In lieu of flow­ers, Paul's fam­ily would ap­pre­ci­ate do­na­tions made to the Rick Hansen Foun­da­tion. www.fer­gu­son­lo­gan.com

Jamieson

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