Paul Joseph HULSMANS
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It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Paul passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the age of 53. Cherished husband of Susan Neale for 29 years. Loving uncle of Dustin, Kelsey, Jonathan, Owen, Katie and Evan. Dear brother of Mary (Don), Patti (Keith) and Kenny. Dear brother-in-law of Andrew (Jennifer) and Christina (Tony). Beloved son of Henry and Marjorie Hulsmans and son-in-law of Patricia Turvey, Colin Neale and Sylvie Petrucci. Paul was greatly loved and will be missed by all his family and friends. Paul will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, quiet strength and unflappable nature. Always determined to do the very best at whatever he set his mind to, Paul approached everything with attention to detail, and then some. Always a hockey player and active in soccer and baseball in Peterborough and nearby communities for many years, Paul was also a long-time employee with Numet Engineering (later Rolls Royce), building strong and lasting friendships along the way. Deeply attached to every community of which he was a part, Paul was always a good friend to his neighbours, past and present, and he would never hesitate to help those around him or the many animals he loved and cared for over the years. There was never a trip Paul wouldn't take, a beach he didn't like, or a Belgian beer he wouldn't drink, but it was always with Susan, and the adventures and day-to-day life that they shared that he found his greatest purpose and greatest joy. Paul approached his cancer treatments bravely, and his family thanks the oncology teams at the PRHC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and The Princess Margaret for the care and support they provided. Cremation is entrusted to Nisbett Funeral Home. A private graveside service for family will be held in the near future and a Celebration of Life will follow at a later date. For anyone wishing to donate in Paul's memory, please consider contributing to Polar Bear International or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at

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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Jun. 20, 2020.
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August 3, 2020
Dearest Susan, With deep sympathy we pass on our condolences on the passing of your wonderful husband, Paul. You are in our thoughts and in our hearts at this difficult time.
Susan & Barrie Welch
July 20, 2020
enjoyed our summer canoe trips and our winter yurt camping adventures....Paul was always late getting ready and brought way more stuff than anyone else :) ...he also always had a surprise drink for Christmas Paul would run a coffee bar for the employees...Paul was dedicated to his work and sought perfection in all that he are deeply missed....
Geoff Selkirk
June 29, 2020
Very sorry to hear of Pauls passing, he was a great man and will truly missed.
Our thoughts are with Sue and all of Pauls family from the Bellis family.
Chris Bellis and Family
June 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Played hockey with Paul for many years and thoroughly enjoyed his company. May he rest in peace.
Paul Ingersoll
June 24, 2020
So Sorry Sue to hear about Paul, I will miss the visits and special coffees at Christmas
Gordie Lush
June 22, 2020
Susan so sorry to hear of your loss.
Sbirley Morden?(Dan Joyces)
June 22, 2020
Dear Sue and family - So sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He was a lovely, hardworking man with a great sense of humor. Ken always enjoyed working with him at Numet/Rolls Royce and especially enjoyed their yearly getaway to the yurt with the guys. He will be missed. Coralee and Ken Vass
Coralee and Ken Vass
June 21, 2020
am saddened to learn of your loss, Susan. I can only imagine what you have been through and are now feeling
Susan Jamieson
June 21, 2020
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Pamela Adam
June 20, 2020
Having gotten to know Paul, at least to a degree, from Numet / Rolls-Royce, I know he will be deeply missed. He was always pleasant, fun, and a generous soul. I truly hope that all of his loved ones will find peace of mind and heart as time passes. My heartfelt condolences go out to you all.
Katharina (Kat) Playford
June 20, 2020
Dear Susan, my condolences to you on Pauls passing. May the happy memories of the many years you spent together bring you comfort as you grieve. Youre in my thoughts.
Laurie (Proctor) Fisher
June 20, 2020
Had the pleasure of working with Paul all of his time at Numet and Rolls-Royce . he had a passion for his job but a higher passion for his friends,co- workers and especially family. He was always there to give a helping hand.He will be greatly missed by all that ever had the pleasure to meet him.
Dan &Terri Pammett
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