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LEVAC, Paul François



(June 23 1951 - January 2 2021)

Paul Levac lived a good life.  He found joy in good music, thought-provoking books and in making the perfect pancake on a Sunday morning.

Paul made his life on a farm with his wife Mary Ellen and children Laura and Eric in the house they built together.  He was so proud of his family and was always on hand to give his time, knowledge and wisdom to help them succeed.  He was their biggest cheerleader.

With a curious mind and a love of learning, Paul had an eclectic range of interests and skills. Over the years he learned the art of blacksmithing, photography,  the history of World War II, conversational Italian, and everything there is to know about electric cars.  He also enjoyed a stint as a self-taught horse whisperer and dog trainer.

After the tragic death of his son in 2014,  Eric’s dog Indy came to live with Paul and Mary Ellen and she quickly became part of the family.  Paul’s daily walks with Indy were his way of staying connected to his son whilst finding solace in the beauty of nature.

Paul loved his home's surroundings and was happiest when working on the farm.  Even after retiring from farming, he would find any excuse to hop in his tractor and would enjoy a good chat with neighbouring farmers about the latest developments in agriculture.  He would also spend many hours ‘MacGyvering’ things around the homestead to make life easier for him and Mary Ellen - a skill she will greatly miss.

His sisters Berthe (Cyril) and Marie (Maurice) and brothers Rhéal (Geraldine), Henri (Marielle), Gaston (Joanne) and Gaetan (Pauline) were a very important part of his life as were his many nephews and nieces.  He took an active interest in family news and was always eager to help out whenever he could.  He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Lindy and brothers-in-law Peter and Raymond (Mandy).

He was held in very high regard by his friends and colleagues at West Nipissing General Hospital and later YES Employment.  He will be remembered for his solid determination, subtle humour and well-calibrated moral compass.  

Paul faced life’s challenges with courage and quiet dignity.  He truly was an exceptional man and will be deeply missed by so many.

Mary Ellen and Laura would like to thank all the medical staff who saw Paul through the last 21 years.  We are so very grateful for the extra time we’ve had with him and for the memories we will always cherish.

A funeral will not be held at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please consider carrying out a random act of kindness in Paul’s memory.