August 7, 1946 – October 11, 2019
Gone to be with His Lord and Savior on Friday, October 11, 2019 at age 73. Paul was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on August 7, 1946. He was the third of five boys. When Paul was 16 the family moved from New Brunswick to White Rock, BC.
Paul was an intelligent pursuer of skills and knowledge and could discuss any topic at length! Many appreciated that he always had a unique and thoughtful perspective to share.
He loved his time as a logger in the Queen Charlottes and had many stories from that time. He was a very skilled craftsman who took his love of logging to the art of fine woodworking, where he created many practical and creative pieces for his home and clients. He enjoyed renovating houses, and later in life with his wife Diane was able to build many wonderful homes throughout BC.
As an outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, and horses, and enjoyed sharing these hobbies with others. He would always tune into the Calgary Stampede or attend the Cloverdale Rodeo. He had an extensive knowledge of Rodeo and enjoyed following the careers of many of the key players.
Paul was very friendly and outgoing and could find something in common with everyone. After committing his life to the Lord in 1982, he enjoyed fellowship at various Brethren assemblies throughout BC. He was a gifted Bible teacher and we wish we could have heard more from him before his quick decline in health. He found great comfort knowing that his children and grandchildren have chosen to follow the Lord and serve in their home churches. Paul was peaceful and confident in the end, knowing the Hope of his salvation and recognized that he would soon be with the Lord.
Paul is survived by his faithful wife of 33 years, Diane (nee Scott); by brother Richard (Beverly), sisters-in-law Marie, Charlotte and Deb, children Andrew (Heather) Mellenger, Amanda (Derek) Salmon, stepdaughters Melinda (George) Burns, Delena (Russ) Angrignon, and grandchildren Miles, Diedre, Ezekiel, Poppy, Audrey and Bennett. Predeceased by Parents Emma (nee Michaelsen) and Alexander Mellenger, Brothers Claude, Alexander and Michael.
A memorial service is planned for 11 am, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Langley Christian Assembly, 4775 – 221st Street, Langley, BC.
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