So sorry to see this, praying for all of you ,Dave Jolly fla
Rick...so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a great lady.
Rest In Peace Mrs. Balfour. I had your class when I was in 4th grade. You were a wonderful teacher and such a nice lady. My prayers to your family.
I am so thankful to have been blessed with such a wonderful teacher. May God's love provide you with the comfort and strength you need today and may the blessing of having such a wonderful lady in your life help you deal with the tomorrows to come.
I taught with Paula at Westwood Heights. She was fun-loving and always had a ready smile. My condolences to her family. May your memories bring you comfort.
RIP Mrs. Balfour
You were my teacher in 4th. grade at Gillespie Elementary. You were a great lady, and I will never forget you. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family in their time of sorrow.
Bill, John, Ann, Rick and families. We are so sorry for your loss. There are many memories of Paula and the old neighborhood. I remember watching Batman in COLOR at the Balfours. First color TV on the block and it was Batman. Paula was right there with all of us kids. I remember her with the biggest smile as she was holding the door open for all of us to go in. Out at the lake there were good times and she always had that smile. So many memories that I will hold dear forever. To all of you-remember the memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Paula. She was a great lady and will be sadly missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
We extend our sincerest condolences to the Balfour family. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.
Hi Bill, John, Rick and Roxanne, Ann and Tom, and all the kids,
We are so sorry for the loss of Paula. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve her passing.
With deepest sympathy,
Karen DeBruyn and Bill Chilcutt
Sorry to hear of Paula's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan & Mitzie Guthrie ( Fenton, Michigan
Sorry to hear about the passing of Paula
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
So sorry for your loss. May the love of family and friends bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as we express our deepest sympathy.
The Potapa Family
So sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Mrs. Balfour was one of my favorite teachers, and definitely one of the reasons I chose to become a teacher myself. So sorry for the loss of such a good person.
So sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to the entire family.......from the Dye family
So sorry for you loss. Prayers go out to Bill, John, Rick & Ann and their families. Paula will be deeply missed. We had a lot of great times when they lived on Canterbury when Paula was teaching. A lot of fun get together for dinner with friends.
My fondest memories of Paula are the many days we spent out at the lake. One in particular was when I was in high school and my friend Jane and I went with my mom (Joyce Mitchell) to spend the day with her. They were drinking bloody mary's and decided they wanted to take us on a pontoon ride. It was an adventure, Paula told us she had the “power” behind the wheel of the boat and we had a blast! I will truly miss all of the “adventures” and good times I had with her growing up, and as I got older I learned to appreciate a good bloody mary, thanks to her!
We will miss Paula very much. She loved having a party at the lake and we always loved attending them. Living so close for so many years our families not only became neighbors but an extended family! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. As my mom (Joyce Mitchell) said "the world won't be the same without Paula in it."
So many things go through our minds when we look back on our families fifty year friendship between the Balfours and the Mitchells. We became friends immediately when we moved in as neighbors in 1964 on Canterbury Lane. We were all young and raising children of approximately the same age so it was instant bonding. We remember the summer evenings where we took our lawn chairs and sat out at either their lawn or ours and drank. Eventually other neighbors would wonder over and join us. Most evenings we would have a lawn full of kids playing kickball in the street and Rusty (Balfours dog) would wander among us. When they moved to Lake Fenton our friendship never missed a beat though long distant we stayed as close as ever. A Balfour - Mitchell tradition was our annual trip to Frankenmuth for their chicken dinner. Also the 4 of us always reserved the Friday after Thanksgiving for our holiday shopping trip. We spent many happy Thursday nights at the Lake Fenton Moose Lodge enjoying a beer and a burger. Every warm weather holiday Paula would open their lake front home to all of their friends. We traveled to the East Coast and also out west where we visited John, we watched by private invitation our local astronaut go into space and took a day trip to the Bahamas. All of these were so much fun! Also we would each select a mystery trip each month to surprise the other couple with. Paula, Joyce and Karen Chilcutt went to the Far East to visit Japan and Singapore. To relate all of our pleasant experiences over 50 years would take a book-leave it be said that we enjoyed our friendship with the Balfour family and we will solely grieve and miss Paula every day.
I'm really going to miss you, Paula. Every Fall I would look forward to your return to Shipwatch. We had many good times. I loved all the rides we would take -- usually to somewhere I had never been before. And how about our bridge lessons? You never learned the game, but we had many, many laughs! You were a true friend, and I will miss you terribly. Love you, Paula.