Paul Less

Paul Edward Less

Friday, July 8th, 1938 - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Born Capetown, South Africa, July 8, 1938
(Retired Brockville Fire Fighter 1998)

The Lord reached down from above and took my precious Paul's hand March 22, 2020. Entered into rest peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital with his beloved wife Brenda (Parish) of 38 years at his side. Paul is cherished by his Godson Clint VanAswegen (Susie) and grandpa to Liam, Catlyn and Tristen VanAswegen of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Uncle of Enrico Fourie, Thabo and Misu of South Africa. Sadly missed by Paul's mother-in-law Rita Parish who adored him and his singing. Paul is predeceased by his brother Leonard Less who passed at 3 years old, father Lionel Less who passed on Paul's 7th Birthday, mother Josephine Less (Paulse) who passed when Paul was 11 years old, grandparents Wilamina and Henry Daniels, sister Ruth Naomi Fourie of Capetown 2014, son of Paul and Brenda; Jodie Less 1991, and little brother Casey Birtch 2014 from Big Brother Little Brothers Association.

A private family service will be held at the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn in Maitland. In light of the current COVID - 19 situation, a public celebration of Paul's life and Fireman's Honours will be planned at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, please consider a donation to the Christ United Church, Lyn or the OSPCA Leeds Grenville.

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Funeral Ceremony - March 26, 2020

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    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
    (Maitland Road) P.O. Box 44
    Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0
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Howard Alexander

Posted at 06:41am
Brenda, Deborah and I were very sorry to hear about Paul's funeral. He was a fine singer. I had the pleasure of accompanying him many times. He graced St. Paul's when I was organist there 35 years ago and many other churches and events since. May God's peace be with you.

Brenda Less Posted at 12:28pm

Thank you for your kind words and prayers Brenda

Liz Healy

Posted at 03:48pm
Brenda, I just watched the service on the Irvine website. Thank you for allowing us to be part of that during isolation at home. Your
Loving tribute to Paul brought me to tears. Hold comfort in that love and the wonderful memories you made together. Liz and Len Healy

Brenda Less Posted at 02:35pm

Thank you for your kind words and prayers Liz and Len. Blessings Brenda

Brenda Less

Posted at 02:19pm
In Memory of my precious husband Paul .The Love of my Life, Forever ! from your Loving Wife Brenda Lee . Blessings
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Bonnie Hammerli

Posted at 09:50am
Dear Brenda,
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Paul's passing. I only knew of him on a professional basis but he definitely made a great impression! What a kind, gentle man with many intriguing stories and I wish I would have known him outside of work! His love for you was evident I hope the love you had will carry you through this difficult time. Thinking of you, sincerely Bonnie Hammerli

Brenda Less Posted at 02:43pm

Bonnie, Thank you for your kind words ,much appreciated Brenda

LeeAnn Irwin

Posted at 07:33pm
Brenda I just wanted to give you my deepest condolences and tell you I watched the service and you gave such a beautiful and loving tribute to Paul. I was always moved so deeply when Paul would sing in church. We all will sadly miss Paul very much at Christ United! I loved it when he would share a childhood memory during coffee hour! He definitely was a talented singer and beautiful soul and I take some comfort that he’s in heaven reuniting with his family that went before him and reaping all the rich rewards from living a living a life of faith. During this crazy time my heart goes out to you Brenda and I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.
With many warm Blessings
Willie and LeeAnn Irwin (aka the lady with the little brown dachshund who comes to church)

Brenda Less Posted at 02:42pm

LeeAnn ,Thanks does not seem enough to say for the support and kindness you have shared with me at this difficult time. The visits ,the food, your kind words about my precious Paul. Thank you from the bottom of my heart .I am so blessed

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