It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother and uncle Paul Tourond on Monday August 21, 2017 in Moosomin, Sask.
Paul was born on the family farm in Ste. Marthe, Sask, the ninth of 13 children. In 1955 he followed two of his older brothers’ footsteps and attended the Ontario School for the Blind in Brantford, Ont. After graduating in 1967, he returned to Saskatchewan to complete his schooling at the U of R. He went on to work at Ranch Ehrlo and at Ka-Pa-Chee Training Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle as a counsellor.
In 1989, Paul moved back home to Rocanville to help look after his aging parents. He was their primary caregiver, which allowed them both to live comfortably in their own home until their deaths in 2003 and 2006.
Paul had a strong passion and commitment for Metis government and citizens. He was on committees for Metis Family Child and Justice Board and The Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment selections. Paul was also the Vice President of Metis Nation of Saskatchewan local #135 Rocanville, and sat on the Lebret Farmland Foundation committee. He frequently travelled to attend meetings all over Saskatchewan representing these organizations.
Paul was predeceased by his parents George and Marie Jeanne; sisters Elizabeth, Marie and Rose; brothers Vincent, John, Alfred and Gerard; nephews Darren and Leslie; brothers-in-law Glen Lowdon and Jack Shopland, and sister-in-law Cathy.
He is survived by his sister Georgina Lowdon of Brandon; brothers George Jr. of Toronto, Pat (Lorna) of Lebret, Joe (Jeanne) of Clear Lake and Chico (Bridie) of Rocanville; brothers-in-law John Egyed of Regina and Doug Barber of Edmonton; sisters-in-law Margaret Shopland of Saskatoon and Bev LaRose of Regina; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 1 pm at Ste. Marthe cemetery in Ste. Marthe, Sask., followed by a luncheon at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Rocanville, Sask.
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