Haugaard, Paul John

June 8, 1935 – June 19, 2024
at the age of 89 years:     

Paul John Haugaard, age 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June19, 2024 in Salmon Arm, BC with family by his side.

His last days were surrounded by his wife, his children, their spouses and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife Cathy, son Carson (Tami), twin daughters Veronica (Tommy), Andrea (Sean), step-son Shawn (Tamara) and was ‘Papa’ to Beaux, Tatym, Jax, Riley, Kevin, Ashlea, Ava, Sophia, brother-in-law Rick and his pups Peaches and Ginger.

He is predeceased by his parents John and Nekoline Haugaard, his previous wife Sorel and son Randy.

Paul was born in Taber, Alberta on June 8, 1935 where he spent the early part of his life farming.

He moved to Calgary where he married Sorel and had their 3 beautiful children.  He was a heavy-duty crane operator until his retirement in 1990.

In 1989 he moved to Sicamous, BC to be in the place he loved the most.  He met and married Cathy in 1992 and they spent their time together tending to their beautiful property, spending time with family and friends, boating on the Shuswap and Mara lakes, and traveling to enjoy the beaches of Oahu and Maui to watch for humpback whales.

He loved boating, camping, fishing, gardening, making his infamous homemade wine, watching hockey and soccer (Cavalry FC) and listening to the music of Neil Diamond.

He will be lovingly remembered for his charisma, kindness, humor, generosity, wonderful story telling, integrity, loyal friendship and profound strength.  Paul loved nothing more than spending time with his family, friends, his dogs and enjoying the beautiful view of Mara lake from the deck enjoying many a happy hour.    

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held in Calgary, AB as an open house at the home of Tommy and Veronica Wheeldon, 260 Mt Victoria Place SE, on August. 11, 2024 anytime between 2pm to 5pm.  There will also be an open house celebration of Paul’s life at the family home in Sicamous on Sept 1, 2024 for happy hour between 2pm – 4pm.

1 Comment

  1. Cathy, Veronica, Andrea, and Carson.

    I’m so sorry to hear of Paul and your Dad’s passing. Steve told me last week, that Paul had passed away. I just saw his obituary tonight.

    I’m so glad Vi and I were able to visit him, in Sicamous, last fall. We had a great visit with both Paul & Cathy.

    We’re planning to go to Sicamous next week. While there, I’ll give Cathy a call to pay our respects. Hopefully she’s in town.

    Ron Scott (and Vi)

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