Paula Nowlan

April 16, 1948 - September 19, 2022
September 22, 2022 8 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with saddened hearts the family of Paula Nowlan, of Edmonton, AB, announces her passing on September 19, 2022 at the age of 74 years.

Paula Nowlan was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Paula had great enthusiasm for all her endeavors. She thoroughly enjoyed her years teaching in the Edmonton Public School system, especially her time teaching Junior High. She loved playing bridge and golf. Her many friends at the Edmonton Bridge Centre and the Devon Golf Course will greatly miss her. She loved to travel, visiting much of Europe, the U.S., Mexico and Central America. Italy and France were two of her favourites.

Paula will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Vince Nowlan; her daughters, Tammy and Corina; her grandchildren, Darby and Jamal; her siblings, Lois, Ray, Bobby, and Sandi along with many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Bea Bassett.

As Paula wished, cremation has been arranged at Trinity Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life for Paula will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Edmonton Bridge Centre (11810 Kingsway Ave).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paula’s memory to the Edmonton Food Bank or a charity of your choosing.


  1. I will miss my life long friend. Although our lives took different paths we managed to keep in touch . I will always have our shared memories in my heart.

    My condolences to her family,

    • She spoke of you often, and fondly. Thank you Melanie <3

  2. I met Paula at the Edmonton Bridge Centre in the 80s. I also had the pleasure of having a few games with her over the years, and working with her on the Saturday afternoon rookie learning sessions. Paula was kind, generous, and giving. She made a difference in the lives of her students, bridge and golf partners, friends, and family. She will be missed.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Vince and family.

    Pat Lang

  3. So sorry for your loss, Vince. Paula was always so friendly and fun to be around. With sincere sympathy to you and the family.

    Doris Fishman

  4. Paula was a kind, good-hearted, and good natured soul. She had spunk and and was a hip dresser, She always had a twinkle in her eye. Not only was she blessed with a sparkling personality, but she was also fortunate to have married such a classy guy. Her presence and generosity will be greatly missed at the Edmonton Bridge Centre where I came to know her. I’ll miss our fellow Cohort of ’48 member.

    Bob Frender

  5. We are so sorry to hear about Paula. She was such a wonderful, kind and unique person. We just loved her. Our deepest sympathies to Vince and family. Paula was one in a million.

  6. Dear Vince,
    My deepest sympathies to you and the family.
    Paula was such a thoughtful, caring person and the best neighbour you could ask for.
    Brooke, Ross and I have many fond memories over the years.
    She was like a surrogate grandmother offering to help me out when the kids were young. Always ready with treats and full of encouragement, kind words and praise for them.
    I will miss her lovely smile and our neighbourly chats.
    Corrie Langmaid

  7. Dear Vince and family,
    What a deeply sad day! Paula was a such driving force at the bridge club and always the most optimistic person at the table.
    It was a great pleasure to work with her in creating special event days at the club and there was always lots of laughs to be had sitting at the bridge table as her partner or as her opponent.
    I will miss the ever present twinkle in her eye, her great sense of humour and her ever changing hair colour and style.
    With my deepest condolences,
    Leslie Pettie

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