It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Paul Dennis Turkstra on October 30, 2021, after a brief battle with melanoma cancer. His earthly presence will be forever missed by his wife Jennifer Chitty, son Bryce, mother and father Elaine and Ron Turkstra, brothers Mark (Tanya) Turkstra, Andrew (Julie) Turkstra, Ian Turkstra, sister Marisa (Pat) Arnold, grandmother Lilian Searby, fathers-in-law David (Michelle) Chitty, Richard Gibson, sister-in-law Jessica (Johcey) Greene, brother-in-law Jared (Crystal) Chitty and his many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a deeply loved and cherished uncle to nieces Emily, Addison, Maya, Payton, Brianna, Shylah, Alyx and to nephews Tyson, Joseph, Anthony and William. Predeceased by his grandfathers Wilfred Turkstra, Dennis Searby and Lynn Taylor, grandmother Trudy Taylor, mother-in-law Sherry Gibson and Cousin Michael Bennardo.
Paul will be fondly remembered at Smith and Long as the dedicated Manager of National Accounts where he was always willing to share his knowledge. He was known as a great guy with a good sense of humour and a true friend. He loved coaching his son’s hockey team and was a loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was happy when golfing, fishing, travelling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. He was a loving and caring husband and father. He was a truly gentle and giving soul.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 4th at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas, from 2PM – 4PM and 6PM – 8PM. A funeral service will be held at St. Augustine’s Parish, 58 Sydenham St, Dundas, on Friday, November 5th at 10AM. Due to the current restrictions, seating is limited.
Special thanks to the nurses and doctors of the ICU at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and to Dr. Richard Whitlock for their compassionate care and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that a donation be made to the Melanoma Network of Canada or a charity of your choice.