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Paul Douglas Lake
November 13, 1954 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Paul Douglas Lake on October 17, 2023, after a 3-year back-and-forth battle with Cancer. Paul was born in Windsor to parents Mary and Doug, on November 13, 1954.
He grew up in Falmouth and was the oldest of 5 boys. He was always a family man and was lucky to be surrounded by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is survived by his loving wife Roxann; daughters, Kelly (Richard) Wile and Sherry (Vince) O’Malley; stepchildren, Courtney (Ryan) Daniels, and Chris (Misty) Casey; brothers, Jimmy (Heather), Terry (Tanya), Kevin (Barbie), and Bobby (Tracy); his mom, Mary; and his first wife, Holly.
Paul leaves behind nine adoring grandchildren- Cassidy, Kaden, Camden, Kaycen, Desmond, Adalyn, Blayke, Ethan and Henna, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Doug. Paul played a lot of hockey growing up starting with his high school team, Windsor Regional and then on to the Junior C team at the time, the Windsor Lions. In 1982-83, he won MVP of the Hants District Hockey League and MVP and Top Scorer of his team, the Curry’s Corner Sabres. He was a founding member and captain of the Ashdale Eagles and continued to play on different teams and leagues well into his 50’s. He took on an assistant coach role for his grandson’s team for a couple years as well.
Paul was an electrician for Over Head Doors for 33 years before he officially retired in 2015. However, retirement for Paul really meant continuing to do work for almost everyone in Hants County and beyond who needed a door put in or some wiring done. He eventually even took on some part time work with Greg Redden, as long as the job didn’t interfere too much with fishing or hunting season. Paul was an avid outdoorsman, and he spent many hours in the woods and on the water with his brothers and buddies. However, there is no doubt that his passion was fishing, especially fly fishing. He would make time to take out anyone who wanted to go but had no qualms about heading out with his boat by himself as well. He competed in many fishing tournaments throughout the years and a person would only need to take one look at his wall of trophies and plaques in his rec room to see just how successful he was. Paul recorded all of his fishing trips, where he went and what he caught. Although he would be hard pressed to give up any of his best locations or bait. “Secret Lake” was referred to often when asked where he got the good ones. When he wasn’t hunting or fishing, you could usually still find Paul outside. He loved working in the woods, putting out apples for the deer, planting his garden, helping Roxann weed or gathering supplies for her to make her wreaths. Living in Ashdale gave him the space and land that he loved to work on and kept him near to his family and friends. When he did take a moment to relax or it got too dark or miserable to do anything outside, he liked to watch the Maple Leafs or the Blue Jays, or whatever fishing show he had recorded. Paul was a kind and generous man who always put others before himself. He was a loyal friend who had a heart of gold. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and was always there for his family and friends. Paul will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A special thanks to Ryan- you were more than just a fishing and hunting buddy; you were his best friend and there are no words for how grateful we are for you and how much you helped him in these last few years. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life that will be held at the Brooklyn Fire Hall on November 12, 2023 from 1-3pm. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice, if you wish to do so.