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GODBOUT, Paul Joseph
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on January 22, 2013, after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband and lifelong partner and friend to Carol (Moran). They were fortunate to enjoy 59 wonderful years of marriage together bound by a mutual respect and a deep and quiet love for each other. A proud and caring father, he is reunited with his daughter Nancy (deceased) and will be remembered in the hearts and souls of his daughters and sons- Mary Beth (Hal), Patricia (Brian), John (Libby) and Paul (Sari). Papa is fondly remembered by his grandchildren Paul Jacob, Parker, Simone, Riley, Olivia, Hilary and Calum and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Gilles (Margot) and André (Doris) and survived by his sister Dee. He was born and raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec and was a proud graduate from the Royal Roads Military College in 1952. Paul proudly served his country as a dedicated officer of the Royal Canadian Navy, and subsequently in the federal public service in the Departments of Taxation and Transport, Maritime Safety. He also enjoyed a successful career as a Captain (N) in Canada's Naval Reserve. In retirement he was a keen member of the Hylands Golf Club and gave his time and energy to the Naval Officers Association of Canada while thoroughly enjoying annual winter breaks in Florida. Sincere thanks to the palliative medical staff that cared so wonderfully for him and supported his family in his time of need. Funeral Mass will be held at Resurrection of our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa, Monday, January 28th, at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the ALS Society of Canada would be appreciated.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2013.
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January 29, 2013
Carol, We'll always remember Paul for the friendship we enjoyed for so many years.
Love ,Bill and Verna
Bill & Verna Black
January 27, 2013
Our Sincere condolences are extended to Carol, and her entire family. Paul was a kind, and caring friend. He will be sadly missed by all. God bless,

W.A Black, and family
W.A Black
January 27, 2013
Paul exemplified the three well known Naval attributes of Order, Service and Discipline. I knew him from HMCS Carleton where we both served as Commanding Officers. He also had three other attributes that are top of mind with me: he was kind, decent, sensible and he had a big, wide, warm smile which I can see now in my mind's eye.

I'm also thinking of you now, Carol.
Bob Duncombe
January 27, 2013
To Carol and the entire Godbout family I extend my deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Fortunately for me I was in contact with Paul in December and able to tell him what a significant and positive influence he had on my naval career. We have lost a great mess mate and friend. May the passing of time ease the pain of your loss, but never dim the memories his life and contributions.
Commodore Bob Baugniet
January 26, 2013
Carol & Family; Please accept my sincere sympathy to you all . My heart is heavy to learn of Paul's passing. We were bridge friends during the past eight years. Not only were we bridge friends but Paul became one of my strengths as I cared for my own dear husband Rod J. during his battle with cancer, for him also the suffering ended 18 months ago. Paul was a wonderful human being, I shall never forget his kindness. Love & Prayers
Christine M MacCuish
January 25, 2013
My condolences to the family. Paul was a good and caring person and will be missed by all.
Barbara Black
January 25, 2013
We send our sincere condolences to Carol and family at this time of sadness. Always enjoyed our conversations with Paul, he will be missed by all who knew him. A wonderful neighbour indeed.
Earl and Lorna Hammond
Naples Fl.
January 25, 2013
One of the better humans has left us// Fred and Ruth Sherwood
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