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Paul Albert Douglas Stone

Jul 10, 1940 - May 17, 2023


Saturday, June 17, 2023
1:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212
Sylvan Lake


Friends are invited to "come and go" between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm with a eulogy and memories shared between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm.


Paul Albert Douglas Stone

Paul passed away May 17 2023.

He had many aspirations and was a painter and craftsmen by trade. Paul was also an artisan which involved wood working skills - creating burl bowls, small tables, keep sake boxes of various sizes and shapes, stone coasters, book ends, trivets and more.

Paul leaves behind his beloved wife Margaret (Burdick) Stone of 63 years, his daughter Tracy (Barry) Hutchison, his son Stuart (Laurie) Stone, four Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren, his brother Derald (Jean) Stone, sister Sharon Andrus and several nieces and nephews.

Born in Lacombe, AB, Paul was predeceased by his parents Albert L. Stone and Grace Stone and three sisters, Darlene Marsh, Mildred Stone and Martha Stone.

Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society for Lewy Body Dementia Research.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes entrusted with cremation arrangements. 403 887 2151


Jacqueline McLeod:

My condolences to auntie, Tracy, Stuart and family. I have so many memories of uncle Paul. We lived blocks away and I still remember being babysat at auntie Marg’s and uncle Paul’s. I remember the bear skin rugs, bear hugs that I thought would crush me, and the flowers he painted on the walls when the house was still in Red Deer. I will always remember his creativity and his laugh.

Thelma Warner:

I would like to extend my sympathy to the family
The very best to all of you

Rhonda Hamilton McPhail:

Stuart and Laurie, my sincerest condolences to the whole family. Paul was a treasure and
I always think of him fondly. Many many years ago I sold paint to Paul and he would regal me with stories and jokes. I think I was one of the few women in the world that was not cowed by his big, intimidating character. We had many laughs. But come to think of it, I never did get the fresh Turkey he always promised me. Which is probably best as I know he’d leave it for me to kill. He was a well loved man and a great human being. My sympathies to Margaret, although I did not know her. Paul spoke of her often. And my mother always told me she was a great lady. She must have been to have married such a great man! You will all be in my prayers!

Jared :

So sorry for your loss.

I met Paul a number of times, always an intimidating fellow, but in retrospect I believe it was for show. I won him over with my wit & charm!! .... oh and gold, he liked I knew a bit about panning and gold..

I remember one time he pulled me aside and asked me if I was a good man, I replied I was/am, ... I think.. he stared at me for a bit then smirked, that was then end of the conversation. But for anyone who knew Paul, that was Paul. It took me a bit to figure that out, and I didn't figure it out on my own(the women in his life helped me out). Margaret would give me little boosts of confidence( she would tell me.. he likes you, while passing me pie...hahahaha)....

For the brief time I knew Paul, I respected him, he was a man of many talents and a wealth of knowledge.

rest in peace...

Jodi McMillan:

Papa, you big old stern, yet soft, lovable, yet "stone" cold farming gruff! We will forever miss you, and I will never forget you. You taught me so much and kept me on my toes growing up, and I will forever remember you trick/scaring us as we casually tried to stroll by your chair. Love you Papa, rest easy.

Val Forsyth:

So sorry for you loss , although I never knew Paul well, he always be in my thoughts, love and hugs to th family.

Gene Grosso:

Very sorry to hear, always loved visits with Paul
He was a great neighbor and he will be missed! Sending my condolences to all of the family

Annette Anderson and Family:

We are so sorry for your loss! Uncle Paul was always teasing us (cousins) when we were little. One time, I believe it was Great Grandma Burdicks birthday, we were at the hall in Sylvan Lake. Uncle Paul was chasing me and I wasn't watching where I was going and I ran into a wire...almost lost my ear!

He sure made me tough and resilient!

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