Paul Wavell

On his birthday, April 13th, (Reginald) Paul "Bo/Reg" Wavell passed away peacefully and beautifully at home, while surrounded by his family absorbed by love and laughter while reminiscing of years gone by.
Loving Husband of 46 years to Linda, the Best Dad ever to Lindsay (Ryan) and Ashley (Christopher), devoted Papa to his pride and joy, grandsons, Drew and Logan. Born on an Easter Sunday, to Laurene and Reginald (both predeceased), brother to Dianne (Fred) and Lois (Gary). Loving son in law to Maurice and Yvonne (both predeceased); brother in law to Doreen and David, and Uncle to several nieces and nephews.
Cherished friend and neighbour of many wonderful people throughout his lifetime, including Dale - a "brother" since childhood; the group of friends he formed from working at CAMI; the family that he felt a part of at Anderson Automotive Group; longtime friends from Otterville and area; dear friends he and Linda met and remained friends with while on the School PTA, and through his volunteer work at Holy Trinity Parish.
Many know Paul as a devoted employee of Santa; he proudly donned 'the red suit' for over 20 years bringing his Christmas spirit to countless little ones (and those young at heart).
Paul enjoyed his post retirement job as a shuttle driver as he delighted in talking to new people and hearing their stories along his travels.
Gifted at writing poetry, Paul's family members – his grandsons specifically - were his inspiration. We will also remember him for knowing the cheesiest Dad jokes.
Paul had a fantastic sense of humour and the most contagious laugh. He was gifted in his hobby of woodworking- following in the footsteps of his late Father.
He was our biggest supporter and we will forever hear him saying "I love you, I am so proud of you".
We know that Paul will have front row seats when the Leafs win the Stanley cup this year. Go Leafs Go! ;-)                                                 
We wish to thank the Oxford Palliative Care Outreach Team led by the brilliant Dr. Sondhi.
We are forever grateful to everyone who cared for Paul through P.C.O.T, especially RPN Robbie from Care Partners, Care Coordinator RN Tiffany from SWLHIN, and the Oxford County Community Paramedicine Program, who all quickly became extended family members of our household.
A special thanks to Respirologist Dr. Sohaib who was a compassionate advocate for Paul's health. We would also like to recognize the LRCP team, including Dr. Andrews and Dr. Vincent, and the Chemotherapy Department at Woodstock Hospital.
Special thanks to Dr. Brioux for his continuous care and rapid response upon Dad’s diagnosis. A most sincere thank you to the entire Huron Street PharmaSave team for their incredible service and kindness, but most of all, the caring relationship they formed with Paul, which always felt above and beyond.
In keeping with Paul's generous spirit, the family encourages you to make a donation to your charity of choice.
During the Christmas season, we urge you to honour Paul's legacy of paying it forward by donating to a toy or food drive.
If the meaning of your life is measured by the way you make other people feel and the values you leave behind for the people that crossed your path, then Paul has left a legacy for all of us to live by.   
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Paul's Life will be held at a later date, just as Paul wanted. A private Family interment will occur when the time feels right.
Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock has been entrusted with final arrangements, and we wish to thank Wareing’s for their undeniable compassion and professionalism during this most difficult time in our lives. Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at

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  • Linda so sorry for your loss. I have not seen you for several years since working with you at WGH . Keep those wonderful memories close to your heart

    Ruth Ross
  • For Linda: I have been reflecting on the summers I spent working for Maurice (1969-72), and remembering that he once invited me to work for him, wondering about opening a garage in town. I see now that he lived a long life, outlasting Yvonne by some years. I remember her midday meals piled high with steaks. And I remember the penned dogs who tore up my clothes when I hung them on the wire fence to dry.
    And I see that you have now lived a long life, with work and family and a much loved husband now departed. I remember you as the serious one. I trust you are taking pleasure in these golden years, with younger family to share their enthusiasms and trials. Best wishes.
    Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney
  • Sorry to hear of Paul’s illness and passing last month. Sounds like he left everyone with a great support system of loving friends. Best wishes to all going forward.

    Rick & Adrienne Robb
  • I met Paul many many years ago as a member of the CAMI family. A big smile and a kind aura was my memory of Paul. Peace to the family. Most sincerely, Bev

    Bev Martin
  • Lindsay, Linda and Families;
    I just read of Pauls passing. My deepest sympathy to you all. What a kind and gentle soul. He and Linda were our Santa and Mrs. Claus many years at our Fill A Cruiser for work and were always an absolute pleasure to be around. Freezing cold or rainy Paul would stand out there with us and greet the kids and hand out candy canes. I also had the pleasure of him being my chariot driver as well when dropping off my vehicle for service. He was always so pleasant to talk with and so kind. Cherish the memories and hold them close to your Hearts and know that Heaven truly has another Angel. Thinking of you all

    Debby Klemp
  • My condolences to Linda, Lindsay and Ashley and your families. David, Scott and I loved being your backyard neighbors. Paul was always kind, funny and willing to give a hand. Enjoy all the wonderful memories, our thoughts are with you.

    Linda Kranenbarg
  • Our condolences Linda and family

    The Crandalls on Dover St

    Tracey Crandall
  • Linda, so very sorry to hear this sad news. Paul sounds like a person I would have loved to meet. What a wonderful loving tribute expressed in this obituary. My deepest condolences.

    Janet Mutch
  • Lindsay, Ryan, Drew and Logan, we are saddened to read of your loss. We know how difficult it is to lose a dad (grandpa) and we pray that your happy memories will help you get through the sad times ahead. Thinking of you now and always.

    Ken & Sandy Leeuwestein
  • Sincere condolences to Ashley and family. I remember meeting Ashley’s parents a few times throughout the 3 years we lived together at University. Mr. Wavell always seemed to be smiling and cracking silly jokes. And it was easy to see he was a very proud Dad. Ashley – I hope your cherished memories may bring you some peace during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Erin Vandenberg
  • Dear Linda and family
    I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My prayers are with you at this time.

    Carol corkish
  • I would sometimes tease Paul about being the older brother because he was born a “whole” month earlier than me. But it was never about simple chronology. Many times I felt that he was setting an example, showing the way. This was particularly the case in our early years as kids together in otterville but, interestingly, also during our final years up to the present. I always knew that he was a decent, good hearted person, respectful and caring of others; rare qualities. I doubt if I will ever understand how he mustered the courage to face his illness the way he did. But courage he had in abundance. He loved his family deeply, cared for his friends and was always a loyal friend.
    At this point I am not sure how I will come to grips with the loss but I suppose he is still showing the way. During the past few weeks I have seen his qualities on full display reflected in his family. If I may say, I am so proud of you all Linda, Ashley and Lindsay. You give me hope and inspiration. My thoughts of support are with you.
    To Paul: Farewell my Brother, With love, Dale A.

    Dale Avey
  • So sorry Linda and family, Santa Paul was kind enough to visit us one winter eve. My condolences to all.

    Jennifer Wilkey
  • So sorry Linda and family, Santa Paul was kind enough to visit us one winter eve. My condolences to all.

    Jennifer Wilkey
  • Dear Linda and family, I was very sorry to read of Paul’s passing. He had such a great smile when I called him in to take care of him during his dental appts. We had a lot of laughs and I did enjoy the stories he told.My condolences to you all at this difficult time. SEnding love and prayers to you all and hope the memories of such a great husband and father will help you through this sad time.

    Mary Jane Kaufman
  • I worked with Paul in welding ,had many conversations and we also swapped a few jokes. Remember the Friday toonies draws . Condolences to Paul’s family. A great man

  • Dear Linda
    I am just reading this morning that Paul lost his battle. I have been off work since Feb, so didn’t learn of this earlier. I am so sorry for you loss and extend my deepest condolences to you and the family. May you be given strength, comfort and peace in the days ahead. Sincerely

    Frieda Dekker
  • So sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. He was definitely one of the “good ones” during his years at CAMI.

    Ron Finck
  • Ashley and family, Please accept out heartfelt condolences. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Natalie and Jon Klingenberg

    Natalie Klingenberg (Sinclair)
  • Dear Linda and Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear the news of Paul’s passing. My heart goes out to you and the loss you are feeling. Paul was a extraordinary man and always had a smile on his face. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, but mostly by his beautiful family.

    Judi Bell
  • I knew Paul for over 40 years. I worked with him at Titans and Cami. He always made you laugh and a very caring man. He will truly missed. RIP Paul and my deepest sympathy to his family.

    Anna Marie Pankiewich
  • The warmth and love of your family shines through in your words Ashley. Sending love in these times.

    Erin Laider
  • So sorry for your loss. Beautiful person worked with paul always a smile. Heaven has gained a good soul.

    Joe Lindlau
  • My husband and I worked with Paul at CAMI. Paul was a bright ray of sunshine every time we interacted with him. He always had a kind word and happy positive attitude. So sorry for your loss.

    Margaret and Tim Palmer
  • My deepest condolences to the Wavell family on Paul’s passing. I had the immense pleasure of working with Paul for many years at Cami. He was my first team leader as I entered the plant in May, 1989. He will forever be remembered by me as an incredibly generous and thoughtful friend. Rest In Peace, Paul. Your positive impact on the lives of others will live on forever.

    Tom Tyrrell
  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Paul at Cami. I will always remember him for his cheerful, kind disposition and outgoing ways. He made everyone he knew feel like they mattered. I know he will be greatly missed.

    Lloyd Plummer
  • R.I.P You will be missed and Our sent to Your Family

    Tom & Darlene St.Denis
  • I would like to express my most sincere condolences to all the family.

    Martin Léonard
  • Linda I am so sorry to read of your husband’s passing. it does not seem like it now as the pain is too fresh, but know he will he with you forever – in your heart❤️
    Take care of yourself Linda, Paul would want that🙏
    Again deepest condolence.

    Linda Berke
  • I want to convey our sincere condolences to the entire family during this difficult time.
    Paul was a very special person and he will deeply missed.

    Pat,Bob Roos & family

    Pat Roos
  • Dear Linda, Lindsay, Ashley, and family,

    Gary and I are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I have wonderful memories of Paul from when I was a little kid, and we both have special memories of Paul as Santa who visited us on Christmas Eve. We are thinking of all of you.

    Graham Robinson and Gary Palatucci

    Graham Robinson
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Regs family at this difficult time. Paul was caring and always making others smile wherever he went. I looked forward to my shuttle rides and the times we ran into each other and shot the breeze. I’ll miss you my friend.

    Graham&Michelle Reeves
  • Sorry for your loss Linda and family. Paul will be missed .

    Doug & Ingrid Haycock
  • So sorry for your loss Linda. He was always so cheerful. My condolences to your family

    Donna Minihane
  • Dave & I are so very sorry to hear of Pauls passing and wish to extend our most sincere condolences to you Linda and the rest of your family.

    Susan& Dave Deadman
  • Linda: What a beautiful tribute to an extraordinary man. Paul was one of those people that left a mark on everyone he met. His kindness showed in all he did. May he rest easy. Jean (TD)

    Jean Kimmerly
  • Linda and family. We are so sorry for Paul’s passing. He will certainly be missed. He loved doing his Santa routine . Our thoughts are with you.

    Wendy and Glen Rohrer
  • Dear Linda, Lindsay and Ashley,

    Our most sincere condolences and prayers are with you. We sincerely pray that Paul is at peace with the Lord smiling down on all of you.

    Paul and Marcia Matteis
  • Never, Ever, have we read such a touching, honest, loving obituary, of a man who meant SO much to SO many. What a giving, easy going, helpful, kind man who was beyond proud of his family.
    Seeing Paul and Linda at Maurices, was always so sweet, knowing they were there to help out Maurice, who was so fiercely independent.
    How lucky were we all to know Paul, and better yet, how blessed were you all to have him as a husband, dad and grandpa. He was a true gem.

    We are sending our deepest, sincerest sympathy to you all, suffering such a deep loss of a nice man.
    Love from Jackie and Rob Barrett

    Jackie and Rob Barrett
  • To the family and loved ones of Paul, i am incredibly sorry for your loss. Paul was truly one of a kind, and i will always miss seeing him sitting in the waiting area, chatting about the Leafs. Sending so much love and prayers.
    My dad, Rick Rodgers sends his condolences as well. My grandparents owned a house on Potters Rd right beside the Deketlares and he sends strength to get thru this sad time. xoxo

    Crystal Rodgers
  • Linda and family. We are so sorry for Paul’s passing. He will certainly be missed. He loved doing his Santa routine . Our thoughts are with you.

    Wendy and Glen Rohrer
  • Dear Linda and family, I’m so very sorry to hear about Paul. Sending you hugs and prayers and my sincerest sympathies. It certainly sounds like he left you with so many beautiful memories and so much love! Cherish them all and take care of each other!
    Love, Mary

    Mary (Mercer) Gosso
  • My deepest sympathy to you, Linda, girls and family as you remember a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Such a wonderful tribute to him!!! You have many memories to keep you going. Sincerely, Dianne Butler

    Dianne Butler
  • Our condolences Linda and your Family on learning of Paul’s passing. Even knowing that someone has been suffering ,it is always a surprise to learn of a death. Your beautiful obituary tells his story of selflessness , his zest for life and importance of Family and Friends. May you find solace at this sad time in knowing he is at peace and may cherished memories of your special guy help you get through the days ahead. In caring and friendship,
    Joan and Ted

    Joan and Ted Young

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