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Obituary of Paul Gregory Wentzell
It is with our hearts full of love and memories that we announce the passing of Paul Gregory Wentzell, with family at his bedside, after a short and fierce battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.
Paul dedicated his life to his family, his work and service to his community. His selfless nature is reflected in the many activities he committed his time to. He was an involved volunteer with UCT Fredericton Council 746, organizing many charity poker tournaments and fundraising events and serving in many leadership roles. He spear-headed Canada Day activities in Fredericton for many years, through his work with Fredericton Civic Pride. He spent countless hours volunteering with Lions Radio Bingo and serving as treasurer and board member for the York Care Foundation. Paul was honored with many awards related to his service including the Lion’s Club Melvin Jones award, the City of Fredericton Unsung Hero award, UCT Member of the Year and many others.
Paul found his passion early in life, beginning a career in radio before finishing university, where he eventually rose to the role of Sales Manager. Here he honed his love of public speaking, engaging a crowd and leadership. He mentored many staff members and positively affected their airways throughout all of Fredericton.
He is survived by his wife, Anne, by his side for 40 years, and his children Nicole MacIntosh (Grant), Mark Wentzell, Alexander Wentzell (Alexandra) and Marc Pelletier (Stephanie), sisters Karla Mitton (Mark) and Kendra Wentzell (Mark) and older brother Peter Wentzell. His favorite role was being Bunky to his grandbabies, Rosie, Gwen and James, who loved cuddling up to watch movies with him and beating him at Yahtzee. Paul had many nieces and nephews who always enjoyed hearing his stories and advice. His beloved dog Bumblebee will miss their long walks together throughout the neighborhood. He will be welcomed to Heaven by his mom and dad, Rochelle and Carl Wentzell and his mother and father-in-law, Jean and Bertha Paulin.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Fredericton Intensive Care Unit, who provided incredible comfort and guidance during this difficult time.
A Memorial Get Together is planned for Monday December 11th in the Rotary Room at the Killarney Lake Lodge, 1600 St. Marys Street, Fredericton, NB, from 2 pm to 7 pm. In honor of Paul’s love of serving the community, please consider a donation to any cause that is meaningful to you, in lieu of flowers.