Passed on: March 7th, 2016
Paul East age 54 years of Orkney, Saskatchewan died on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current, Saskatchewan after a courageous year and a half battle with cancer always having his loving family by his side. He was born at Climax, Saskatchewan on March 13, 1961 and attended school in Orkney to grade three and then to grade eight at Val Marie. Paul was passionate about the family farm. He began farming at an early age and continued to live and work on the farm the rest of his life. He was very innovative and resourceful when managing his farm. Paul was a very capable man and enjoyed challenges. There wasn't anything he couldn't do from his mechanical abilities to renovating his house. He loved hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling and was an avid pool player. Paul married his best friend, Marcella Cherniwchan on July 17, 1982 at Climax. He became a firearm safety instructor partly because it was his way of being able to properly train his children in the safe and correct usage of firearms. He took great pride in his children and set a fine example for them to follow through his daily actions. Paul was always very helpful and when helping someone he would see it through right to the end. He was predeceased by his parents Bob and Joan East, brother Claude, father and mother-in-law John and Marie Cherniwchan and brothers-in-law Dale Nagel, Randy Hunter and Bill Hogberg. Survived by his wife Marcella, children Kurtis of Orkney, Kandice Moss (Scott) of Swift Current and Kaila of Swift Current, brothers Craig (Debbie) of Waldeck, Robert (Carol) of Climax and Les of Simmie, sister Marian Hogberg of Shaunavon, sisters-in-law Madeleine Hunter of Red Deer, Marianne Musey (Greg) of Edmonton and Marlene Nagel of Edmonton, brother-in-law Dean Nelson (Lorraine) of Ponoka, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held from the Church of the Nativity at Val Marie, Saskatchewan on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant Bernadette Schneider officiating. The eulogy was presented by Syd Smailes, the urn bearer was David Howlett and special music was provided by Kathy Grant and Jim Harbor. Binkley’s Funeral Service of Shaunavon (www.Binkleys.com) was in charge of the arrangements.