Let it be declared that the phrase “the will to live” shall now and forevermore be known as “the Paul to live” in commemoration of Paul Sheppard’s lifetime and
passing on August 12, 2004. Born in Toronto and raised in Sutton, Ontario,
Paul’s first career job was as a navigator with the RCAF; from there he worked with the Department of Transport in airport security and later with the International Civil Aviation Organization as Chief of their Aviation Security section.
The work he loved took him all over the world, but true to his nature, his time with his
family was always the place of most importance and joy. He will be very much missed by his new love, wife Eunice, his children Darcy and Denise, sister, Betty, his Winnipeg family, and an abundance of many longtime, loving friends. Paul was predeceased by his
first wife Hope in 1999. Throughout his ten-year fight with leukemia, Paul repeatedly beat all health odds and lived a life worth celebrating. His battle is now over but the twinkle in his eye and his inspiring lessons will live on in all those lucky enough to have
known him. Many thanks to Dr. Pocock and all the wonderful nurses in the Chilliwack hospital who cared for him along the way. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” — Nat King Cole