Fortney, Paul Gordon
1939 - 2017
Paul Gordon Fortney passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Raymond Health Centre on September 8, 2017 at the age of 78. He will be loved and missed by his 5 children Chris, Kelvin (Sandra), Debbie (Aaron), Joe and David (Shannon), his 7 grandchildren Matt (Joyeuse), Nikki (Nathan), Miranda, Kirt, Alex, Anabelle and baby Ryker, his 2 great-grandchildren Lucas and Isla, his siblings Joan, Gene, Jim and his dog Thor. Paul was predeceased by his wife Teri, parents Pauland Eileen, his brother Billy and sister Vangie. Paul was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba on January 15th 1939. Paul spent his childhood in Erinview and Inwood Manitoba. Paul being the eldest child left school after completing The 8th grade, so he could help out on the family farm, where he spent countless hours. Paul continued to help out the family even after moving away from home. It was when his family moved to Teulon and he was there helping out, he met the love of his life Teri. Paul and Teri got married on April 20, 1963. Paul and Teri spent their early Married life together in Winnipeg. It was there they welcomed their first 4 children. The family moved from Winnipeg to Lethbridge in 1977 where David joined the family. Paul was a very proud Metis Elder and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Paul also enjoyed the time he had while serving on the board of Child and family Services. But nothing compared to the love he had for his family and friends. Paul always put family first and cherished spending quality time with all of them.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME - 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, September 11, at 1:00 P.M....