FAZIO, Dr. Paul, C.M., Ph.D., P.Eng
April 1, 1939 - September 28, 2014
"A Life Well Lived"
Devoted father and grandfather
Caring son and brother
Distinguished engineer, professor & researcher
Proud member of the Order of Canada
Surrounded by the love of his family in body and spirit, Paul passed away peacefully on September 28, 2014 at the Jewish General Hospital after facing a number of medical challenges with extreme courage and determination. Born in Alvito, Italy to Anna (nee Marini) and the late Donato Fazio, Paul immigrated to Canada in 1953. Here, he continued his illustrious education and earned a doctorate in engineering at the University of Windsor. He became a professor at Concordia University in 1967 and forged a brilliant teaching, research and leadership career. Under his expert guidance, Concordia became the first Canadian University to establish an accredited program in Building Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He created the Centre for Building Studies in 1977 and served as its pioneering leader until 1997. Paul was recognized numerous times for his outstanding contributions to his field. He was the recipient of the Galbraith Prize and the Gzowski Medal; he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering. In 2007 he was invested into The Order of Canada. Through his love of camping Paul showed his family all of Canada from coast to coast. He was a world traveller, marathon runner, golfer, passionate photographer, storyteller/author of "Stories my Nonno Used to Tell Me" and avid player of cards and pool. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Lucy; his children Teena, Mark (Ann) and Luke (Reena) and his grandchildren Julien and Simon. He will be missed by his mother Anna; his brother Frank (Nora); his stepfather-in-law Dario; his sister-in-law Fran (Ralph); Aunt Vicki and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. The family would like to thank the Jewish General Hospital, the Hope and Cope organization as well as Paul's physicians, nurses and medical support staff for their compassionate and expert care; in particular, Dr. Wahbi Hammouda and Dr. Caroline Michel, each of whom added quality years to his life. Visitation will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rideau Funeral Home (4275 Boul. Des Sources, DDO). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St. Edward the Confessor Mission (98 Aurora Avenue, Pointe Claire, Quebec, H9R 3G7) followed immediately by a luncheon Reception at Beaconsfield Golf Course (49 Golf Avenue, Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9S 4N6). In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Paul's wishes, Memorial donations can be made to the Professor Fazio Award Endowment at Concordia University which serves to benefit distinguished undergraduates in Building Engineering. Cheques should be made payable to Concordia University and may be mailed to: Sarah Kenny, Advancement and Alumni Relations, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisoneuve Blvd W, FB520, Montreal QC, H3G 1M8. Alternatively, donations may be made online at www.concordia.ca/givenow
by entering "Paul Fazio Awards Endowment" in the "specific scholarship/fund" field.