December 28, 2022
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Paul Gomes Da Silva on December 28, 2022 at the age of 50 years.
Paul was born in France and at approximately the age of 2 the family moved to Prince Rupert, BC from Portugal. Paul went to both elementary and secondary school there, graduated and later worked for several years at the pulp and paper mill until it closed.
When the mill closed Paul moved to Calgary to pursue and complete the HVAC trade at the Southern Alberta School of Technology. He began his career with Loblaws in Calgary and later transferred with that company to Kamloops with his wife Suzanne in 2007. Later in 2011 their twins Sam and Sophie were born, and they have been a source of the greatest joy for Paul and Suzanne.
He was a very engaged and loving dad to his children, and as Sam got older, they both shared a love of sports and followed football and hockey together. Sophie was the light of his life, and they shared a special father daughter bond.
He always loved spending time with the kids and took pride in all their accomplishments and activities, but most of all he was fun for them to be with.
He also was an avid motorcyclist and many summer weekend days or evenings he would enjoy riding. He and a group of friends went almost every year on a ride together for a couple of days to Revelstoke, a trip he always looked forward to.
Paul was not only an incredibly hard-working man, he was also an exceptionally kind, generous and charismatic person. He had a strong dedication to his family and was a wonderful father, husband, son, and brother.
His outgoing personality had a positive impact on everyone he met, and he made many wonderful friends and work relationships in his life.
Paul leaves behind his wife Suzanne, children Sam and Sophie as well as his parents Frank and Odete Gomes and his sister Jenny McConaghy and her husband Kraig and daughter Lola, his in laws, Gina and Patrick, Dylan and Jonathan Regush.
This unexpected loss of Paul has left us beyond heartbroken, but we are grateful for the time we had with him, and the many wonderful memories that will sustain us in the years to come. Our hearts will forever be with him.
Goodbye to our cherished Paul, you can rest your hardworking hands now, and may you be at peace.
Thank you to all our family, and family of friends and co workers who have looked after us in so many generous ways during this very sad time.
A funeral mass will take place for Paul on Saturday at 1:00 pm January 14, 2023, at Holy Family Catholic Church located at 2797 Sunset Drive in Kamloops, BC.
A reception will follow at the Colombo Lodge located on 814 Lorne St.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in Kamloops, BC at www.rihfoundation.ca
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
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