Paul Gerard Napier
cherished husband of Marie "Rose" (Comeau), died peacefully on 9 September 2018, surrounded by family, aged 85 years. Born 11 June 1933 to John Joseph and Gertrude Mary (Anderson) Napier, Paul grew up in Halifax and Purcells Cove, Nova Scotia. He attended St. Mary's School and St. Mary's University, which he successfully represented as national junior doubles tennis champion. He enrolled in the Nova Scotia Technical College and obtained his P.Eng in Mechanical Engineering in 1955. A few years later he met Rosie Comeau from Comeauville, Digby County. In 1962, they married. Paul will be missed by Rose and their five children: Margaret Napier (Ken Booth), Andrew (Candyce Crawford), Paul (Lisa Ross), Daniel (Karen, née Ayoung Chee), and Jennifer; 9 grandchildren: Amy, Ben, Ian, Emily, Colleen, Ryan, Isabel, Michael, and Alec; and his younger brother, Murray (Halina). Paul is now reunited with his parents and four of his siblings: Ken, Jack, Bob, and Mary. Paul lived for many years with his family in Queensland, working the woodland property he loved and cooling off in the beautiful waters of St. Margarets Bay. In his final years, he received the most loving care from the wonderful staff of Shoreham Village. The family extends heartfelt thanks for their kindness. The family also wishes to recognize the warmth and concern shown for Paul over these years by the residents of St. Margarets Bay. A mass celebrating Paul's life will take place at 1:00pm, Saturday, 15 September 2018 at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, 10243 Highway 3 in Hubbards, with reception to follow. Memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada or Shoreham Village in Chester.
I will hold my house in the high wood
Within a walk of the sea,
And the men that were boys when I was a boy
Shall sit and drink with me. ~ Hilaire Belloc