Paul Tanguay, 1927 - 2008
Paul Arthur Tanguay, long-time resident of Donnelly, Alberta, passed away February 4, 2008 in Edmonton at 81 years of age.
Paul was born January 17, 1927 in Donnelly on land of the current location of Paroisee du Sacre-Couer church, the youngest of 12 children of Evangeliste Tanguay and Albertine Fleury.
Paul loved sports and played baseball for the Donnelly Cubs. He wasn't a hockey player but did his fair share of officiating.
His passion in life was his farm. He loved to work and was a work-aholic, to his last day.
His favorited pass-time was volunteering at Bingos and playing cards at Club des Pionniers in Donnelly.
Years ago in the old church, a number of men from the parish formed a male-only theatre group and staged their own comedy in the church basement.
THe performance was shuch a huge success, and to celebrate, Paul and his co-actors stole a jug of wine from the rectory, then invited Father Lafontaine to have a drink of wine with them.
It was a very very long time later that they admitted to the Father where that wine came from.
Paul was often asked to serve mass, especially on special occassions. He was a member of the parish council and was well-known for his good words and good deeds.
Paul married Annette Boissonneault at age 22 and they raised four sons. His four grand-daughters - Nadia, Elise, Sabrina, and Emilie- were his princesses and he loved them so much. He would always ask- "How are my princesses?" He would always make time for the girls.
Paul, papa, Pepere, we will always love you and we will miss you dearly- your family.
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