Paul Joseph Pagnuelo

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Paul Joseph Pagnuelo

February 24, 1947 - December 25, 2020

Passed peacefully on December 25, 2020 at Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre in Cobourg, Ontario at the age of 73. Beloved and devoted husband of Marilyn (Abercrombie) and proud father of Stephanie (Tyler Ferguson) and Matthew (Chloe Karger). Predeceased by his parents Jean and Doreen (Hankey). Survived by his loving sisters Suzanne and Diane (Larry Boyle); his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Diane (Bill Gifford) and Faye (Stan Campbell). He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Paul was a Crusader of many different passions and strived to make a difference in the world we live in. Paul has left behind a legacy that his family is proud of.

Paul had the opportunity to leave behind a message for everyone. “Keep the faith of human kindness and love. All I ask is that each of you consider the current state of a world in turmoil. Please see if you can help fix it. I'm out of runway and am counting on you to do what you can.”

A celebration of Paul’s life will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ed’s House Hospice in Cobourg.

The family would like to thank and acknowledge Dr. Daskalopoulos, Dr. Mulé, nurses Sylvia, Velma, Julene and Joan, Northumberland Paramedics, Susie and James Jin, the PSW’s at St. Elizabeth and all those who helped over the years.

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Bill Holmes - January 25, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Georges Prévost - January 20, 2021

I shall , G.P.

Gail Richards - January 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Community Care Pharmacy - January 5, 2021

Diane,Larry and family,So sorry to read of the recent passing of your brother,such a lovely tribute..Thinking of you at such a sad and difficult time..Community care pharmacy staff

Douglas and Reina Campbell - January 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Pat Goodyear - January 2, 2021

Dear Marilyn. I just learned today about Paul and I am so very sorry to hear the news. I had wanted to call you, but did not want to disturb you when I knew Paul was so sick. I would love to hear from you when you have a minute. Please extend to your family my condolences. Also please forgive me for not knowing earlier. Love, Pat

Marg Denny - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Marg Denny - January 2, 2021

Dear Marilyn Thinking of you.

Dawn Sword - January 2, 2021

Dear Marilyn, Stephanie, Matt and family - my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Paul was a courageous warrior for any cause that fuelled his passion and I always admired him for that. I have fond memories of riding on the commuter train from Havelock to Union Station and of being your country neighbour in Pontypool. May his memory be a blessing and comfort. Love, Dawn

Dawn Sword - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Kim and Rick Ferguson - January 1, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Joan Campbell - January 1, 2021

So sorry for your loss Marilyn....God bless.. Sincerely..Joan Campbell.

Diane Koning (Rooney) - January 1, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. So many mixed emotions for all of you. I hope the fact that he is not suffering any more brings you some peace. I wish you all strength for the times ahead. Sounds like he left you all with great memories. Take care of each other. Lots of love Diane

Blake and Teri Ross - January 1, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Blake and Teri Ross - January 1, 2021

We have so many memories of our dear friend Paul (Pablo to Teri), from buying ukuleles in Hawaii to searching for veal scallopini in Portugal. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Marilyn, Stephanie, Matt, Diane, Suzanne and the entire family. Paul strived to make this world a better place, now it’s up to all of us who loved him to heed his wishes and do the same. We’ll miss you Pablo but we know you are watching over all of us. Love Teri & Blake

Peter McCawley - December 31, 2020

Dear Marilyn, Stephanie and Matthew What a wonderful picture of Paul you have chosen to share. It captures the twinkle in his eyes and his sense of humour. Paul was best man at our wedding in '72 and our first-born son's middle name is Paul in tribute. Our introduction to Supertramp's "Breakfast in America" and many other classic music recommendations came from Paul. After more kids and moving and work and life, we sadly lost touch, but we never lost that fondness and sense of closeness. He will be missed and may he rest in peace. Love Peter and Judy McCawley

linda burden - December 31, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Frank & Bernice Thibedeau - December 31, 2020

Paul will be sadly missed by many friends and family but remembered with lots of love. Deepest sympathy to Marilyn and the family.

Warren McCarthy - December 31, 2020

A fallen but successful warrior on behalf of Canadian and Cobourg citizens. A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity: Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Sandy and Angela Ferguson - December 30, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Brian & Lillian Darling - December 30, 2020

To the Pagnuelo family, Please accept our deepest condolences. Brian & Lillian darling

Marnie Kinsley - December 30, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Marnie Kinsley - December 30, 2020

My sincere condolences to you, Marilyn, and your family for the loss of your wonderful Paul. I worked with Paul for many years and he was always so supportive and dedicated - full of information, ideas and solutions. And he was such a great friend and colleague to so many of us at BMO, cheerful, kind and thoughtful. Thank you for the memories.

John Hamblin - December 30, 2020

My thoughts are with you all! Paul was a great friend from way back at Loyola High and a really caring person. It is great that he was surrounded by his family and had the opportunity to send many of us a farwell message. May all of us listen to his message and do what we can for the world!

Simon and Emily Chorley - December 29, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Simon and Emily Chorley - December 29, 2020

Paul was the kindest and best of men. A civic champion, an inspiration to many, and an active contributor to our community. He will be deeply missed. Sending our sincere condolences to Marilyn, Stephanie, Matthew, and the entire family.

Christopher Kay - December 29, 2020

Dear Marilyn, Steph and Matt, sending my condolences. Paul was a great man and father figure, someone I think of often and will never forget. It saddens me to hear of his passing and my thoughts are with you three and your extended family through this time.

Bryan Lambert and Cathy Porter - December 29, 2020

We send our heartfelt and loving condolences to you Marilyn, as well as to Stephanie, Matthew and the extended family. Paul is definitely in our thoughts right now, whether they be quiet or spoken. He was a great friend and we will miss him, as will so many others within the community.

Joan and Bob Ivers - December 29, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Marilyn and her family at this time.

Barb and Steve Tomaso - December 29, 2020

Our condolences to you Marilyn and your family.

Paul Marchand - December 29, 2020

Marilyn, both Diana and I are both so very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a long time friend and a person I could always count on. Our deepest condolences to you and family. As suggested we have made a donation to Ed's Hospice in Paul's memory. He will be missed . Much Love, Diana and Paul

Linda Thomson - December 29, 2020

Dear Marilyn, My condolences to you and your family. I was saddened to hear the news of your husband's passing. I have walked in your shoes and understand the pain. If there is anything I can do to help you, I am at 819 Smith Rd. or reach me at the above email. Big Hugs! Linda

Dilys Robertson - December 29, 2020

Marilyn, he tried so damn hard to make things better right to the end. You should be proud of him. I remember with great fondness how he helped calm Eddie over a glass of wine, the day he lost his driving license. He did this by reciting his own experience when he lost his and how it was not so bad because he had a driver - you! With love and fond memories Dilys

David and Linda - December 29, 2020

Our condolences go out to Paul's family and the condominium board on hearing this very sad news. Linda Bennett New Amherst Limited

Jo-Anne Johnson - December 29, 2020

I met Paul in 2016 when I joined the board of Northumberland 89.7 “Truly Local Radio Station”. A lively board where agenda items were often passionately debated, Paul was the “voice of reason.” He was eloquent, and could be counted on to provide balanced and thoughtful input. Through Paul I met and became good friends with his treasured wife Marilyn. Along with our other mutual friends, we enjoyed a number of good times together. I loved that he found some delight in our big dog, our red-hot chicken wings home cooked on “pub night”, and that we could debate US politics without too much emotion. Paul as taken far too early, but I know he left us with the same dignity he lived with. My heart goes out to Marilyn and his family. R.I.P. Paul, Jo-Anne Johnson

Victoria & Harry Assinck - December 29, 2020

“Music Man” Paul, Thank you so much for bringing such joy into our lives! You will never be forgotten. Harry & Victoria Assinck

Betsy and Rick Miller - December 29, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Lydia Smith - December 29, 2020

As I look back on my times with Paul, I am surprised when I remember how many different ways and times our paths crossed: - I met him when he ran for Deputy Mayor - Debra McCarthy and I went to his house for municipal financial coaching when Debra got in as Councillor - he got me into doing the radio news at 89.7 - he invited me to be the first woman to join their men's! group breakfast meeting at the Buttermilk. This ultimately led to the birth of the Cobourg Taxpayers Association - he and I were both involved in Preserve Our Heritage Harbour. I attended my first press conference and first protest because of Paul. - we had an impromptu Wedding Anniversary celebration for Paul and Marilyn on the rooftop of Jim's Pizza Palace in Cobourg as part of a CTA celebration - I even met him and Paul Whitehead for breakfast in Florida! Paul was stubborn - as am I! We had many heated discussions. They were always handled with the utmost respect. I am grateful to Paul who helped me to grow tremendously as a person. A small example is how I learned to handle the media by watching and listening to Paul do it so well, so warmly and so professionaly. It has been a privilege to be with Paul and Marilyn during Paul's end of life journey - to witness their candor, their grace, their positive outlook and their dignity. My heart is with Marilyn and her family as they continue on their grief journey. Love Lydia Smith

Richard St-Amand & Donna Levy - December 29, 2020

We are saddened by the death of Paul. He was an extraordinary person who devoted his time and energy to help everyone that was willing to listen. His participation on our Condo Board will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family.

Alma and John Draper - December 29, 2020

Condolences to you, Marilyn. Paul's passing is a great loss to our community. Such a nice, nice man to know. Always had the wellbeing of others in his mind at all times. Will miss his John's Blog comments.

ron weisfeld - December 29, 2020

Sorry to hear about the passing away of Paul. If you need any help or want us to bring you a meal or anything feel free to contact me or Jeanne.

Norm and Kate Rae - December 29, 2020

Paul was certainly an active participant in life, trying to improve the world for all of us. His memory will be a blessing to the family.

Jeff & Patti Voyer - December 29, 2020

You will be missed at the lake DJ Paul. Lots of fun memories. Thinking of all of you xo

Barbara and Bob Gifford - December 28, 2020

Dear Marilyn Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Virginia Mair - December 28, 2020

Dear Marilyn, So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

faye campbell - December 28, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

faye campbell - December 28, 2020

I have so many many memories that are so very special. My times living under the same roof, vacationing together, serious talks, several cocktails, even worked with him awhile and the list goes on. Paul had a heart of gold and would do anything and I mean anything for his family. I will miss my Bro so much and will always keep his memory in my heart. Thankful for having him in my life. Marilyn, Matt, Steph......love you

Bill Prawecki - December 28, 2020

My sincerest condolences to Marilyn, Stephanie and Matthew. Paul’s passing will not only be a great loss to the family but also to our community. RIP Paul.

Dennis and Christine Nabieszko - December 28, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Sarah Steele and Jacques Lavalliere - December 28, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Ken Strauss and Trish Whitney - December 28, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Jo-Anne and Barry Johnson - December 28, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Carol Ann Heffernan - December 28, 2020

My Dear Marilyn and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of your husband Paul. Although I never had the chance to meet him, he sounds like he was an amazing person! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time 💝 Most sincerely, CarolAnn & Tom Heffernan

Suzanne Lanctot - December 28, 2020

My condolences to you Marilyn and your family. Paul sure fought the fight! May all the happy memories of him, sustain you all in your loss. Sincerely, Sue

John and Eleanor Vardy - December 28, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre