1944 - 2013
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COTÉ, Paul Thomas II
July 19, 2013
Paul T Coté passed away peacefully on July 19, 2013. He was born January 28, 1944 in Vancouver, Canada. Paul is survived by his loving wife Christine Lundgren Coté, his mother Elizabeth Coté, and his children with his first wife, Colleen Badger: Christine Haun, Elise Rollinson and Paul Coté III, his grandchildren Nicole and JT Rollinson and Faith Haun and his six siblings, Catherine Lundgren-Coté, Bill Coté, Matthew Coté, Odessa Bromley, Nancy Yorke and Jackie Leong. Paul is predeceased by his father, Paul Coté and his sister, Annabeth Black.
Paul attended Vancouver College and obtained a law degree at the UBC where he was affiliated with Alpha Delta Phi. Paul, hardworking and a visionary, whose goals were infectious, was co-founder of Greenpeace. He spearheaded many successful business ventures in Canada and the United States including Genstar and Newland Group. His devotion to excellence and passion for sailing won Canada a bronze medal in the 1972 Olympics with team-mates, David Miller and John Ekels. They were inducted into the BC Sports Hall Fame in 1989.
Paul, a multi-talented, generous, fun-loving man, known for his integrity, intelligence and warm heart will be missed by his family and many friends. Those fortunate to know him often commented that Paul was larger than life. His Olympic flame will never be extinguished from our hearts and minds.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jul. 26, 2013.
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