With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we the family announce the passing of Paul Thomas Tilley. He was born in St. John’s Newfoundland on August 21, 1948 to the late Mary (Walsh) and Thomas Tilley.
Paul moved to Ontario to pursue his work. He was a long-haul truck driver and later in construction. After an on-site accident that took his sight, he retired to Cape Breton, NS to live out his years in the country. He enjoyed his TV and having a drink to relax.
Paul opened a restaurant in 1990 which remains today in the care of his loving daughter. He will be remembered for his military service, an active member of the Branch 85 Legion in Neil’s Harbour as well as his service to his community through the Boy Scouts of Canada. Paul was also proud to be a volunteer at the Canada Games (Winter) in Cape North in 1987.
Paul is survived by his wife Wilma, sons Tommy, Paul (Gina), Stephen (Dawn), Chris (Kelly) and his “Favorite Child” Angie (Todd). Grandchildren Clayton, Blake, Shyann, Seleena and Joy. Paul is also survived by his sisters Gladys (Nfld), Donna (Boston) and brother Greg (Sydney) and has now been reunited with his parents and siblings Patricia and Mary.
Special Thank you to the Palliative Care Team Paulette, Abby and Mary. Dr. Smith and attending nurses and staff at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital in Neil’s Harbour as well as the Paramedics.
As per his wishes there will be no services of remembrance.
Donations can be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.