Paul A. Purdie

April 16, 2019 9 Condolences Print Obituary

Paul A. Purdie, age 73 passed away peacefully in Edmonton, on April 8th, 2019. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving family, wife Susan, children Brenda and Wes (Yvette), grandchildren Ava and Kian, brother Jack as well as a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

Predeceased by his parents Harry and Pearl (Hollett), brother Harry, sister and brother-in-law Grace and Larry Hoffman, sister-in-law Shirley (Gordon) Purdie, niece Linda (Hoffman) Midgley, nephew Jeffrey Pegoraro and great niece Theresa Hoffman.

Paul began his career partnering with his father at Purdie Denture Clinics, following the sale of the businesses, the family took a year long trip travelling the world. Upon the family return to Edmonton, Paul spent most of his career in real estate. He took advantage of several educational opportunities, earning designations in Business Administration and Computer Technology at McEwan University. He indulged in many hobbies and interests realizing a lifetime ambition of earning his pilot’s license. Paul loved flying, enjoyed reading, writing poetry and keeping a diary. Paul played golf, competitive darts, followed sports and enjoyed extensive annual travel with Susan, making many great friends and memories.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Derrick Golf Club, 3500-119 Street, Edmonton, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2pm.

Special acknowledgement to family physician, Dr Ted Chiam, the wonderful staff at the University of Alberta Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Leduc Community Hospital and Cross Cancer Institute.

In lieu of flowers and in accordance with Paul’s wishes, memorial donations can be directed to support the Renal Program at the University of Alberta Hospital, co the University Hospital Foundation, 8440-112 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7.

  1. We are deeply saddened to hear of Paul’s passing and send our sincerest condolences to Susan and family. Paul was a great man who loved his family and had a wonderful sense of humor. I miss all of the laughs we had together.

    Keith and Darlene

    • Keith and Darlene thank you for your note. It means so much. Yes Keith, you and Paul shared many stories and favourite books to read over the years. He always enjoyed your visits. Susan

  2. Gerry and I were very fortunate to have had Paul as a friend
    for over forty years. We will miss him and our condolences to Susan
    and family .

    • Thank you for your comments, yes a wonderful long friendship. Lots of terrific memories.

  3. Harry and Maureen (Hoffman) Draaisma

    Susan, Brenda, Wes, Yvette, Ava and Kian – you know our thoughts are with you all.
    Besides all his other hobbies he had such a keen interest in our family history that I know he loved to share with all of us.
    Ever the gentleman, kind and thoughtful always, Paul will be so missed.
    Our love to you all – Maureen and Harry.

  4. I was very surprised and saddened to hear of Paul’s passing when I was away. I knew him as a fellow member of our eclectic coin club, where he stepped up to be our magazine editor a few years ago. He was kind and generous, and always interested things around him. He was so engaged in life and he wanted to be a participant. I know his loss will be felt greatly by Susan and his entire family, and no condolences can make it better. Best Wishes for the future.

    • Hi Wayne. Thank you so much for your lovely note. Paul always spoke so highly of you and especially your knowledge of ancient coins. My family and I so appreciated you coming to his Celebration of Life. You are walking this journey, too. Thank you for your thoughts. All the best.

  5. Was very saddened by the news of Paul’s passing so very shortly after my own father’s passing, Fred Purdie, had the honor of meeting him and hearing stories of their childhood at my father’s service my condolences to the family

    • Thank you Jerritt for your condolences, which I am just seeing today, In November. Paul always spoke so highly of Fred and had fond memories of their childhood. We have lost two awesome Purdie men..

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