Paul Arthur Bureau

Born: Thu., Jun. 27, 1935
Died: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 04, 2019
Location: St. Jean Baptiste Church, Pembroke

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Paul Arthur Bureau

Paul was raised in the small town of St-Victor de Beauce, from a large family of 12 children. As a young man he worked in The Arctic on the Distant Early Warning line. When he returned, he married Theresa (nee Beauchamp) of Chalk River and worked as a sheet metal mechanic in Ottawa. He built his own beautiful home along the shores of the Gatineau River where he and Theresa raised their 3 children. Jacques (Janet Morel), Michel (deceased in 1981) and Richard. He started a successful business, Heritage Pure Maple Products, where he sold his delicious maple syrup to grocery stores in Ottawa. When he retired, he spent much of his time volunteering at food banks and hospices. He was a religious man who regularly attended church and prayer meetings. He and his wife moved to Pembroke where he continued to serve at soup kitchens and helping people in need. After suffering a debilitating stroke, he became a resident at the Marianhill long term care home in Pembroke. He kept active and made many new friends there. His wife and sons visited him everyday for 16 months, including the day he peacefully left to meet his maker. Though the stroke took his legs and voice, he never gave up hope and lived each day being a fine example of determination, courage and sweetness. A true champion. He will be dearly missed. A special thanks to the wonderful friends he made at Marianhill. Joe, Faye, Norman, Barb, Art, Heather, Helen, Theresa, Iva, Orville, Margret, Father Ken, Father Patrick, Sr. Mary and Sr. Geraldine as well as all the nurses and PSWs on 2C. You were all so kind to him.

A bi-lingual mass to celebrate his life will be held at St-Jean-Baptiste church in Pembroke on September 4th at 11:00 am.

Paul's family would be honored if you considered making a donation of your liking to his church, Eglise de St-Jean-Baptiste, 500 Isabella Street, Pembroke, ON K8A 5T9 or to his favorite charity, Mary's Meals. (

Paul a été élevé dans le petit village de St-Victor de Beauce, au sein d'une grande famille de 12 enfants. Quand it était jeune homme, il a travaillé dans l'Arctique sur la ligne d'alerte avancée à distance. À son retour, il a épousé Theresa (née Beauchamp) de Chalk River et a travaillé comme mécanicien ferblantier à Ottawa. Il a construit sa propre belle maison sur le long des rives de la rivière Gatineau où lui et Theresa ont élevé leurs 3 enfants. Jacques (Janet Morel), Michel (décédé en 1981) et Richard. Il a démarré une entreprise prospère, Les Produits D'érable Pure Heritage, où il a vendu son délicieux sirop d'érable aux épiceries d'Ottawa. Lorsqu'il a pris sa retraite, il a passé une grande partie de son temps à faire du bénévolat dans des banques alimentaires et des hospices. C'était un homme religieux qui assistait régulièrement à des réunions d'église et de prière. Son épouse et lui se sont installés à Pembroke, où il a continué à servir dans les soupières et à aider les personnes dans le besoin. Après avoir subi un AVC invalidant, il est devenu résident du foyer de soins de longue durée Marianhill à Pembroke. Il est resté actif et s’y est fait de nombreux nouveaux amis. Son épouse et ses fils lui ont rendu visite tous les jours pendant 16 mois, y compris le jour où il est parti paisiblement pour rencontrer son Créateur. Bien que le coup lui ait pris dans les jambes et dans la voix, il n'a jamais perdu espoir et a vécu chaque jour comme un bel exemple de détermination, de courage et de douceur. Un vrai champion. Il nous manquera beaucoup. Un merci spécial aux merveilleux amis qu’il a créés à Marianhill. Joe, Faye, Norman, Barb, Art, Heather, Helen, Theresa, Iva, Orville, Père Ken O'Brien, Père Patrick Blake, Soeur Mary et Soeur Geraldine, ainsi que toutes les infirmières et préposés au 2C. Vous avez tous été si gentil avec lui.

Une messe bilingue célébrant sa vie aura lieu le 4 Septembre à 11:00 heures à l'église St-Jean-Baptiste de Pembroke.

La famille de Paul serait honorée si vous envisagiez de faire un don de votre goût pour son église, l'église de St-Jean-Baptiste, située au 500 rue Isabella, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 5T9, ou pour son organisme de bienfaisance préféré, Mary's Meals. ( )

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   Posted Sun August 11, 2019

Mary Ann & Randy Tennant & Family
   Posted Sun August 11, 2019
Dear Theresa, Jacques, Janet, Richard and all Paul’s family and friends. We were saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. He was such a kind and caring soul and will be truly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincere sympathies, Mary Ann & Randy Tennant & Family

   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
You are free
my father,
you are free.
Run, laugh
and sing out loud,
you are free.
Find your little boy, Michel.
Kiss him for us,
give him our love.
Don't worry about us.
We will live and keep you
alive in our hearts until
we all meet again.
You have shown us what true courage is.
You are our champion,
you are our hero.

Bonni Morel
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
Deepest sympathy on your loss Aunt Theresa and Cousins Jacques and Richard. His pain is over and with the angels.

Desmond G.
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
Mom and I will miss him very much. He was such a nice man. Mom loved when you made that bell hum and ring in the back court.
My deepest sympathies to you all. I'm sure he enjoyed all the time you spent with him. You don't see that kind of devotion too often. May he rest in peace.

Rev John Vaudry
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
Paul was much loved at the soup kitchen run by the Society of St Vincent de Paul at St Columbkille's Cathedral in Pembroke. When I first volunteered there five years ago he was the master dishwasher and I assisted him by scraping the dishes and handing them to him. He was amazingly fast at his work as well as good! He would joke that the rest of us would have to take a special course to learn how to do the dishes the way he did.
Since he came from the Beauce and I was from near Sherbrooke, we had things in common, and I would try to speak some French with him from time to time. My French was far from being as good as his English!
It was interesting to hear him tell of his work in the maple syrup industry, too. Paul was indeed very religious. I can picture him praying among the volunteers at the soup kitchen and I also have a memory of him walking in the Ecumenical Way of the Cross on Good Fridays. We'll miss him.

Daniel Bureau
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
Aunt Theresa and Cousins Jacques and Richard, my deepest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Paul. I remember him as always being cheerful and uplifting as well as being kind hearted. He will be missed also by the community he helped and served. His place in Heaven is secured where he will be at peace.

Carolle Bilodeau Williams and Francine Bureau Bilodeau Hunter
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Uncle Paul Bureau. My mother has been telling me good stories of Uncle Paul when they were growing up. Making him seem happy and always helpful. After his stroke he and Aunt Theresa prayed the Rosary each day. His oldest sister, Francine, genuinely loved him especially for his faith throughout his life.
God be with all the family.

Martha y Mussa
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
Oh mi hermano Jacques, lo siento mucho por ti y tu familia. Dios los bendiga a todos. Él está en un lugar mejor ahora. Espero que estés bien. Usted está en nuestras oraciones. Nuestras condolencias.

Claude & Darla Bureau (Sons Brendan & Corey)
   Posted Wed August 14, 2019
Aunt Theresa, Jacques & Richard.

Please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences in the passing of Uncle Paul. We always loved listening to Uncle Paul speak, always with genuine enthusiasm. He will be missed by all who had the good fortune of crossing his path. Rest in peace Uncle Paul....

Lynn Bilodeau Bramlett
   Posted Wed August 14, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear of the your loss. My memories of Uncle Paul are of a very nice man with a beautiful smile for everyone of us as we visited from Jacksonville Florida. My mother, Francine Bureau Bilodeau who is a sister to Uncle Paul, was reminiscing last night and came to tears often as we spoke of him and your family. Our condolences and love to all of the family.

Dave Morel
   Posted Thu August 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Have peace in knowing he is in a better place.

Barb and Arthur
   Posted Thu August 15, 2019
We are sad to see Paul has left us. We miss him very much. We loved seeing him everyday.
He was such a nice man. We give our deepest condolences to Theresa, Jacques and Richard.
May he rest in peace.

Joe Noble
   Posted Thu August 15, 2019
A Prayer for You.

I said a prayer for you today,
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word.

I didn't ask for wealth or fame,
I knew you wouldn't mind.
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind.

I asked that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day,
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way.

I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small,
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all.

Rest peacefully Paul. I will miss you my friend. My thoughts are with your family. God bless you.

R. Robillard
   Posted Fri August 16, 2019
Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Paul. C'était un homme si gentil. Très attentionné envers les autres. Il est maintenant au paradis en compagnie de notre Sainte Mère. On se souviendra de vous.

A friend at Marianhill
   Posted Fri August 16, 2019
I will always remember Paul as the man with the hat. Always smiling, always laughing. He was good at playing bean bag toss and throwing that ball with his son. There is a certain chipmunk in the back yard that will miss him very much. My heartfelt condolences to his family. You are good people. May God grant him eternal peace.

Roly, Brett, & Travis Bureau & Lori Turner
   Posted Sat August 17, 2019
Uncle Paul was my Godfather and I always remember his thoughtful Christmas gifts, especially the football one year. I ended up playing high school football, maybe because of that ball. I remember the beautiful home he built on the Gatineau River. Although we did not see him much in recent years, I'll always remember him as a fun loving, energetic person, who loved people. He reminded me of my Dad so much. We will miss him and the world is now a little emptier without him.
Our hearts go out to Aunt Theresa, Jacques, and Richard, and may God be with you in your time of grieving and healing.

Joanne Bureau
   Posted Wed August 21, 2019
Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.
Mes pensées sont avec vous tous. Perdre un être cher n’est jamais facile mais c’est ça la vie. Une chose est certaine, il restera toujours dans vos cœurs, dans vos pensées, oui il y restera toujours. xxx

Clayton Kelly's Family
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
We're so sorry to hear about Mr Bureau's passing. Dad was his roommate for a short time at Marianhill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time and may God rest his soul with Him.

Cindy and Lawrence Lachance
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
Aunt Theresa, Jacques (Janet) and Richard please accept our deepest condolences of Uncle Paul. We are thinking of you at this time.

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