Paul Balcaen

Paul Joseph Auguste Balcaen of Kamloops passed away on August 14, 2014 at 91 years of age. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Wayne Balcaen of Whitehorse, , Don (Joyce) Bergen of Port Alberni, grandchildren Deb Butler of Kamloops, Kathy Bergen of Vancouver Island, Don Bergen of Victoria, Rod (Deb) Bergen of Revelstoke, Lee (Kevin) Holden of Salmon Arm, Carol Bergen of Kamloops, great grandchildren Brandi Shewchuk, Chris Nixon, Ashley Nixon, Nicki Berg, Heath Berg, Kristen Holden, Kaiden Holden, great-great grandchildren Avery Shewchuk, Laken and Taven Shewchuk, Adalyn and Liam Lee, Kason and Taylor Berg.

He was predeceased by his wife Alice Amy Balcaen and sons Dennis and Peter Bergen.

Paul was born in Vegreville, AB on August 14, 1923. He was one of ten children. He grew up on the farm and joined the air force at the age of 18 and became an armerment instructor, once leaving the force he met Alice and they became the band LuLu Islanders and travelled all over enjoying life and each other. Once in their 70’s they settled in Revelstoke with lots of family around. Alice passed away in 1999 and Paul then resided with his granddaughter Deb for 10 years before moving to Kamloops.

Paul was a kind soul. He will be missed greatly by his family and by the people whose lives he touched. Anyone who met or knew Paul would always remember him for his funny jokes and sayings, his sense of humor and easy going and loving personality which made him a joy to be around. Rest in peace Gramps, you are forever in our hearts.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at the Overlander Residential Care.

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