July 13, 1933 – August 28, 2020
It is with great sadness that we share with you that Paul passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on August 28, 2020. Paul was born on July 13, 1933 to Theodore (Fred) and Annie Huyter at Woking, Alberta. Paul grew up on the family farm with his eleven siblings.
During his years growing up on the farm, times were hard so Paul left home to join the work force at the age of 15 years so that he could send money home to help out the family. During his years in the work force, he worked mainly in the logging industry. His work ethic was of the highest standard and is still talked about today among those who worked with him.
Paul moved to Graham’s Landing in 1957. At that time, his parents were still on the farm in Alberta but their health was declining and things weren’t going well for them so Paul bought a place and moved them here where he looked after them until they passed on, both in their nineties. That alone gives you an idea of the kind and caring person that he was.
In 1989, Paul and Caroline built a house on property near East Arrow Park where he quite contentedly lived out the remainder of his days spending time with family and friends; growing and harvesting his garlic and a variety of vegetables and fruit; hunting; fishing; mushroom picking; caring for his beloved pets; admiring the hummingbirds and local wildlife; keeping track of the latest projects across the road; keeping the highway clean of bottles and cans, and being entertained by the neighbours’ dog, Lily.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Caroline, of 58 years; his son, Paul (Keren) of Salmon Arm, his daughters Annette (Brian Sutherland) of Arrow Park and Rosalyne (Doug Awai) of Victoria; four grandsons: Matthew, Joshua, Benjamin and Jackson; his mother-in-law, Dora Brown; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Family who were waiting to welcome Paul into Heaven are his parents, Fred and Annie Huyter; brothers: George, Alec, John, Bill, Mike, Matt and Nick; sisters: Dora, Lena, Kay and Mary; father-in- law Bill Brown, and many nieces and nephews.
We wish to extend sincere thanks to all of our family and friends who gave us support during Paul’s failing health in the last few years, to the doctors and staff at the Arrow Lakes Hospital and Medical Clinic and special thanks to Dr. Norm Lea for his unwavering care over the years.
A private service was held on Saturday, September 5, and Paul was interred at the Burton Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make a donation to the Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation.Obituary
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