"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou



Paula’s sense of humour and sharp wit was captivating; her playful nature was infectious; and it didn’t take long for people to be drawn to her.  However, it was her big-heart and inner strength that kept people close.  Because of her ability to listen and her practical and encouraging advice, Paula quickly became a confidant to many.  To be her friend meant you always had someone in your corner; someone loyal and fiercely supportive. 


Paula was the first person you would call when you had good news because you were certain she would share in your excitement.  Within seconds she was at your side, taking over the planning of the celebration.  She was also the first person you would want to talk to when you had bad news to share.  Paula was a natural in knowing when to just listen, when to give you words of encouragement and when to help you see the humour or lighter side of the situation.


Being a true friend is a full-time job and Paula took on this role with every fibre of her being.  Her friendship and the example she set has had a lasting affect on all who were fortunate enough to call her “friend”.  This is evident in the way her friends have rallied together during this tragedy. 


One of Paula’s greatest legacies is the number of friends who continue to gather together in support of her family and of each other; and most importantly, to celebrate her life and remember how she made them feel.




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