Napoleon Paul Francis Lord

June 20, 1947 - January 17, 2024
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Napoleon Paul Francis Lord

June 20, 1947 - January 17, 2024

In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Napoleon Paul Francis Lord on January 17, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born on June 20, 1947, to Catherine Beetham and Napoleon Lord at St. Joseph Hospital, Toronto. Napoleon is a generational name, given to the first-born Lord male. Paul was the seventh Napoleon, his legacy has continued with his son, Joshua, and grandson, Vaughn.

Paul started his studious career with a degree in Geography from the University of Guelph in 1974. After graduating with his degree, he worked as a Psych Aid at Homewood in Guelph. There he fell in love with patient care and his future wife, Diane Clark. Paul graduated with a nursing diploma in 1979 from Humber College, Toronto. After receiving his nursing diploma, Paul worked as an ICU nurse in Toronto for two years.

Paul and Diane were married on September 26, 1981. Seeking an adventure together, the two of them journeyed to the Great White North in 1982. With the intent of only staying a year, it was seven years later before they would leave. While in the north they worked for the Federal Government in a cottage hospital in Rae Edzo. Paul worked in various outpost nursing centers in Aklavik, Fort Norman, and Fort Resolution. After leaving the North, Paul continued to work with the Federal Government as a Nurse Practitioner in charge of John D’or Health Center in Northern Alberta. Paul retired in 2007 from the Federal Government after working 25 years.

He is survived by his loving wife Diane, his children Josh (Alix), Jocelyn, and Janesta (Evan), his grandchildren Vaughn and Avery, his brothers Murray (Elaine), Barry, and Wayne (Debbie) and sisters-in-law Anna (Ken) Ratcliffe and Ruth (Will) Wonch. Numerous nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly.

The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff at St. Michael’s, Long-Term Care Facility (Green Pod) for their care and generosity during Paul’s stay.

A celebration of life will be held at Ritchie Market (second floor in the Barrel Room), 9570 76 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6C 0K2 on January 27, 2024, at 2:00 pm. The eulogy and toast will be given at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the  Alzheimer’s Society

  1. So sad to hear of Uncle Paul’s passing. Thinking of everyone at this difficult time .. xoxo. Tanya, Tyson and Tyler Thompson

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending your family strength at this time.

  3. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Paul, I can feel from this tribute what an amazing man he was! I am truly saddened for you Jocelyn and your family . I can only pray that all the amazing memories over the years will warm your hearts and ease the pain.

    Deepest condolences, hugs & all my love

  4. Dear Diane and family,
    We are very sorry to learn of Paul’s passing and his loss to your family circle. Sincere Sympathy
    Donna Clark and Robert King

  5. Sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time .

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss, Diane. I can’t imagine your pain and grief at this time. Thinking about you!
    My deepest condolences to you and your family!

  7. Thinking of you Diane. My deepest condolences to you & your family through this difficult time. Rhoda

  8. Aunt Diane and Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Uncle Paul’s passing.
    His life was a blessing, his memories a treasure, he is loved beyond words and he will be missed beyond measure.
    Thinking of you all.
    Phil, Karen, Mackenna, Brianna, Kiersten, Brooke, Kylie and Paige. xox oxo

  9. Shirley and I send Sincere, Heartfelt Condolences to Diane, Josh- Alice, Joceylen, Janesta- Evan, Grandchildren Vaughan and Avery. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Donnie and Shirley Reader.

  10. Thinking of you and your family at this time. Paul will be missed. Over the years we have had good memories together. Love Will, Ruth, Gord, Megein and Nick.

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