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Thursday April 01, 2021

McKINLEY, Paul James - suddenly at his home in Simcoe on Thursday, April 1st, 2021, age 75 years, formerly of Petrolia.  Cherished husband of Joan.  Beloved father of Angela Mallory (Earl), Rachel Stewart (Frank) and Joel McKinley (Lea).  He will be missed by his beloved grandchildren Kaylin (Elijah), Seth, Joe (Holly), Kyle (Janelle), Nicole (Dylan), Eric, Grace, Carter, Brayden and his great-grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by Joan’s children Rob Heaslip (Christy) and Christy Karimjee (Anik) and their families.  Sadly missed by siblings Lila, John, Frances, Angela, Monica, Mary, Tony, Ruth, Leo, Darcy, Gerry, Rita, Rob, Wanda, and the late David.  Predeceased by his parents John and Effie.  Paul and Joan loved to spend time at their winter home in Santee, SC and their new home in Simcoe, where they were both avid golfers.  Family and friends were always important to Paul and will be forever remembered.  His loud, infectious laugh will always be remembered by his family along with his love for a cold glass of Guinness and a good old country song on the radio. Proud member of the Boilermakers Union Local 128 and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Simcoe.  In honour of Paul’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service, cremation has taken place.  As expressions of sympathy, those wishing to donate in memory of Paul are asked to consider the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 388, Wyoming, ON or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Donations may be mailed to the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe N3Y 3R3.  Personal online condolences at  (519) 426-0199

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