March 29, 1948 – May 20, 2022
Paul Francis Arduini passed away on May 20, 2022. Paul was born in Kamloops on March 29, 1948, 15 minutes after his twin brother Peter. Paul and Peter were number 4 and 5, born to the well known family of 14 children, their parents were Patricia and Victor Arduini.
Paul lived his early years in Kamloops, attended St Ann’s Academy, played in the hills behind his parents home next to the hospital, and loved hanging out at Lindo Jackamusi’s farm and Harper Ranch. Paul worked a short stint in Chase, back to Kamloops and then moved to Clearwater in February 1972. Paul came to Clearwater as part of the employment boom of 1972 upon being asked to manage the Pacific 66 Bulk plant.
Paul worked for Corrections, owned a sporting goods store, built spec homes, drove a fuel truck, the school bus; started and operated Clearwater Lake Tours; and in his retirement had a furniture and wooden kitchen items business in his shop. In his later years he was a familiar site with his dog Buckles walking around Clearwater.
Paul left behind a legacy of family: his wife Sylvia, children Tammy (Chad), Theresa (Kevin), Micheal and Rachel (Dave). He was Nono to his grandchildren: Bailey (James), Paige (Troy), Carly (Justin), Erik, Tori (Mike), Jordan (Mckenzie), Kayden (Jamie), Haliya, Claire, Soren, Daisy and Lily: and Bis-Nono to great grandchildren Emilia and Jack with 2 more coming soon.
He leaves behind his birth family: Greg (Leslie), Vicki (Jack), James (Emma), Tom (Jan), David (Marianne), Christopher (Mo), Teresa (Sam), Vincent (Stephanie), Catherine (Jen), Monica (Chuck), 26 nieces and nephews, 24 great nieces and nephews. Also sisters-in-law, Dee and Marti, brothers-in-law Bob, Barry and Chris.
Paul was predeceased by his parents Patricia and Victor Arduini; his brothers Peter and Tim and his sister Mary.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 11:30am at St James Parish Church in Clearwater. Thank you to the staff at Forest View for their kindness and compassion towards Paul and his family. Condolences may be sent to the family via DrakeCremation.com
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