Klassen, Paul – 90 years, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Dear son of the late Frank and Katharina Klassen. Dear husband of Faye Klassen. Dear Father of Bruce (MaryAnn) and Karrie Klassen. Dear Grandfather of Sydney Klassen. Dear brother of Hedy Klassen, Frances Siemens, and Ruth Klassen. Dear Uncle to many nieces and nephews, and a Dear friend to many more. Paul was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to Leamington in his very early years. Looking to make a better life for himself, he first began by selling produce in Ruthven, then purchased Erie Appliances in the late 1950’s. Later, he moved into real estate and land development by creating Klassen Real Estate Inc. with Faye in the early 1970’s. Finally Paul became a clothier when Paul and Faye acquired Feldman’s Mens and Boys Wear in the early 1980’s. If Paul could sell it, Paul loved it, and it was through these many ‘adventures’ that Paul touched many people throughout the community. Paul retired in 1999 and moved to Toronto to be closer to his new granddaughter and family, returning to Leamington frequently to visit. In his later years, Paul made the Leamington Mennonite Home his home. Paul loved his faith, his family, his friends, and his airplanes. He will be missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday, November 27 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Paul’s life, from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East Leamington on Saturday, November 28 at 10 a.m. Rev. Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Billy Graham Association – 20 Hopewell Way NE Calgary, AB T3J 5H5. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.
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