Paul “O.T.” Faynor
February 2, 1928 ~ November 11, 2013
Paul passed away peacefully on Remembrance Day with his family by his side.
Jan and Eva Fajnor moved their family from Czechoslovakia to Rimbey, AB in 1934 and then on to Creston. Paul served in the Navy during WWII before marrying. They raised their family in Creston and moved to Vancouver in 1972. In Creston he owned an orchard and the Pepsi distributorship before becoming the Paul in Paul’s Superette. He was a founding member, president or associate of many clubs and charities including the Golf Club, Rotary, Jaycees, Legion and the Shriners. A gifted and competitive athlete, he excelled in hockey, golf, baseball and curling. An avid card player, he was tough to beat in bridge, gin, crib and poker. Other games you couldn’t beat him at included snooker, backgammon and chess where he represented BC in his spare time. On the coast he sold real estate and until he was 81, built highrises with his son Dave. He was a member of the Vancouver Golf Club and the Coquitlam Legion. A great man with a huge heart, he was happy, kind, generous, fair and loyal. He worked and played hard. With his million-dollar smile, sense of humour, charm and dance moves he was the life of the party and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was predeceased by brothers William, Steve and John; daughter Joan; first wife Ena and his loving partner Margaret.
He is survived by children Dawn (Al), Zara (Bruce) and Dave (Keltie); sisters Ann, Millie, and Kay; six grandchildren, seven great-grand children and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life in Creston to be announced next summer.
Please feel free to donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his memory.