February 8, 1924 – September 23, 2012
at the age of 88 years
Don passed away peacefully in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the age of 88 years. He was born to Grant and May Paulsen at home on the family farm at Asker, AB on February 8, 1924.
He is survived by his loving wife Anne, daughters Ginny-Lou (Jack) Alexander and Fran Porteous, sons Russ (Lotty) Paulsen and Mark (Berna) Daniel, grandchildren Heather (David) Robinson, Tricia Davis, Rob (Carol-Lyn) Davis, Anita Paulsen, Ben Paulsen and Jennifer Paulsen as well as two great grandsons.
Don has worked at several occupations during his life including farming, sawmilling, store keeping and owner-operator of a machine shop. He spent several years as a fireman with the Ranchero Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
A celebration of life will be held inAlberta, near Don’s birthplace, in the spring of 2013.
I just wanted to let you know that your are all in my prayers and the prayers of the members of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church here in Salmon Arm during your time of loss. I had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Paulsen several times in the month of September. The last time I visited him in the hospital I shared Psalm 23 with him. What a wonderful assurance we have in the last verse where the Psalmist writes: “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Richard Brown
So sorry to hear about your loss…thinking of all of you…Our sincere condolences…Gordon & Joan