Paul Joseph Peacock was born in Sudbury, Ontario on May 31, 1932 to parents Thomas and Bertha Peacock. He passed away peacefully on October 25th, 2011 in the Golden Hospital at the age of 79 years.
Paul led an interesting and varied life. He had a great love of sports especially hockey and later in life enjoyed skiing and golfing.
At the age of 14 he entered into the religious order at Trinity college with the intention of becoming a brother. However when he was asked to relocate in Newfoundland, he decided to ask for a dispensation from the Pope and subsequently left the religious life.
In 1953 he married Shirley Landry and they continued to live in Sudbury where he worked in the nickel mines. However, once the children started to arrive, Paul decided to make a career change and headed west with 3 children in tow. He arrived in Vancouver in 1967 and soon started to work in the insurance industry. During the time he spent in the Vancouver area, he and his wife operated several foster homes and had many children under their care and they adopted son Chris when he was 7 years old.
In 1987, Paul was offered an opportunity to join Kemp Insurance so he and the four children moved to Golden and continued in this business until he retired. Finding retirement too confining, Paul took a part time job at the Overwaitea Food store in Golden and worked there for the past 7 years. He loved meeting and helping shoppers who needed assistance.
In 1984 he married Julia Cundliffe in the presence of their eight children in the back yard of their home on Gould’s Island.
He was pre-deceased by his mother and father, brothers Arthur and Harry and and sister Velma. He is survived by brothers Tommy (Lorraine) of Kagawong, Ontario; Leonard (Bertie) of Kelowna and sister Mary St. Pierre of Ontario.
His children: Paula (Harold) Milum of Prince George, Susan (Bruce) Milum of Golden, David (Karen)Peacock of Langley B.C. and Christoper Peacock of Golden. His step children Viva Cundliffe of Kamloops, Laurena (Jerome) Poot of Calgary, Aaron (Petra)Cundliffe of Golden and Shane Cundliffe of Golden. As well as 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Paul’s wonderful cheerful smile will be missed by the many friends and family whose lives he touched so unselfishly.