b.September 5, 1941 – d.September 1, 2021
Much to the shock of his entire family who were sure he’d outlive them all, Paul Segui gave his final salute to the world on September 1, 2021, just four days shy of his 80th birthday.
Paul was born and raised in the Aylmer area of Ontario with his parents, three brothers and sister Rosita who passed away as a child. His first job was working in a pool hall, and like many young men he went to work in tobacco fields where he would later meet his wife Dorothy. Paul and Dorothy settled in Cayuga and later Dunnville, and began raising a family.
Following a policing career with the Cayuga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police from October 1963 to January 1994, Paul continued to serve as a Special Constable before his “official” retirement in 2010. During this time of service, Paul combined his love of boating and authority, working with the marine unit and as a coach officer for several years.
Some of Paul’s greatest memories were created as leader of the 2nd Dunnville Boy Scouts and later the Venturers. He remained proudly boastful of all the young men in his care and kept in contact with many as they grew and fostered families of their own.
One of Paul’s greatest joys was serving as a member of the No.6 RCAF Dunnville Museum. His homemade offerings of baked beans, spaghetti and chili kept his workmates fed during projects, and his love for giving back to his community kept him active and social.
Paul will be remembered as a long-time member of Grace United Church in Dunnville, president of the Slowpokes Car Club, amateur dump truck operator, an avid tomato gardener, old car collector, farmer of freshly cut grass, super fan of the 80s Mudcat Senior A Hockey Team, and lover of all dogs everywhere. He will be dearly missed by many in Dunnville, including all his friends at the museum, his weekly coffee confidantes, the O.P.P. Veteran’s Association, the person who processes Pioneer Bonus Bucks and the Bakery Department at Sobey’s.
Paul is predeceased by his wife Dorothy in 2009 and his brother Lou in 2015. He leaves behind his wife and partner in adventure Joy, his son Jeff (Dawn), his daughter Jeannine VanderBeek (Fred), his only grandchild Emily VanderBeek (Conrad), and his brothers John (Enza) of Dunnville and Bil (Betty) of Aylmer.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you consider a donation in his name to No.6 RCAF Dunnville Museum or Grace United Church.