We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Valley Funeral Home
Paul Colin Jay
June 30,1932 – May 1, 2021
On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Paul Colin Jay of Deep River, in his 89th year, went to join his parents Frank and Eunice (McIntyre) Jay. Paul was the seventh of eight children: Franklin (survived by Ida May), Mary (Glenn), June (Art), Leona (Harold), Natalie (Armand), David (Dot) and his surviving baby brother Kimble (Elsie). A family from Mount Stewart, PEI; the nicknaming, storytelling, step dancing, fiddling, card-playing …family lovin’ capital of the world!
Paul Jay lost his Mom early in life, and his sisters and brothers were more like parents that raised him and Kimble with much love and a sense of responsibility that he carried through life. He married Shirley (Mullen) Jay from Tracadie, PEI, and added to his close-knit family with Phyllis (Rogers Bell), Millie (John) and Patsy (George) and so many beautiful nieces and nephews that he absolutely loved like his own children.
Paul was admired for his incredible athletic abilities, with an induction into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame for four sports. There was no sport that he didn’t love. He is well-known through the Valley for continuing his love of sports, conquering one after another! But nothing compared to his love and pride of his wife and his own family. Shirley was his world. His daughter Margo (MacArthur), Darryl and Jayden, and son Terry, Kim (Tesolin), Mackenzie and Connor were cherished.
Paul passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and left this world the way we could all find comfort… fast and in peace.
A private mass will take place on Friday, May 7th, 2021 (Covid restrictions). A Celebration of Life will be held, hopefully summer of 2021. He will be laid to rest in the Deep River Community Cemetery.
We will be streaming the Funeral that anyone is welcome to join us:
Join Zoom Meeting: Topic: Paul Jay - Loved By All
Time: May 7, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Deep River & District Hospital Foundation: www.drdhfoundation.com/donate