Marguerite Lilian ‘Molly’ Pauls

September 20, 1924 – November 6, 2021
Molly Pauls (née Jenne) passed away peacefully in Vancouver in her 98th year. Molly was born and raised in Jersey, one of the picturesque Channel Islands, U.K., a place she always held dear. During World War II, along with other islanders, she and her family endured the hardship of almost five years of German occupation.
After the war, Molly trained in pharmacy dispensing. She boldly immigrated to Canada in the spring of 1953. At Montreal General she met Henry Pauls, a young doctor from B.C. Molly and Henry married in 1958 in New York City and later settled in Chilliwack, B.C. Molly’s early married life was busy, devoted to raising three daughters.
Starting in 1968, Molly and Henry were pioneers in adventure travel, exploring remote destinations including the Galápagos Islands and Antarctica. For more than 40 years, they made their home in the rural community of Ryder Lake.
Many people experienced Molly’s warm hospitality and culinary prowess. An avid reader, she cherished her book club friends. Art was her passion from a young age, and her watercolours manifest her deep appreciation for the natural world.
Molly was an open-hearted person who, despite living with dementia, made friends till the end. Her family thanks the staff at Crofton Manor for their attentive and professional care. Molly was predeceased by her sister, Dulcie May (Bubbles) Payn.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Henry; daughters and their spouses Naomi and Mark, Camilla and Mike, and Roberta and Jim; grandchildren Marcus and Anna, plus friends and extended family near and far.
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