The family of Paul Hermary announce with heavy hearts Paul’s passing, peacefully at home after a brief
illness at the age of 84 years. Paul was the ninth child of fourteen children born to Gilbert and Madeleine
Hermary of Red Deer, AB. He was the last surviving family member to leave us and journey home.
Paul leaves behind a life time of beautiful memories for his loving wife Kennethe, of 61 years, his son
Kerry Hermary (Debra), 2 daughters, Cynthia Smith and Laurie Hermary, 7 grandchildren, 13 great
grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Paul was predeceased
by his eldest son, Kenneth Paul, March 19, 2019; son-in-law Steve F. Smith, April 14, 2016, plus his many
relatives and friends.
Paul, was always proud of being born on the family farm west of Red Deer, on the 5th meridian, in the
Burnt Lake District. The family moved to the north hill of Red Deer, AB., when he was 5 years old. His
family grew 70 acres of potatoes yearly, creating 4 a.m. work for all the children prior to school, weeding
and hoeing potatoes.
Paul took his schooling at St. Joseph’s, Red Deer, Beaumont, and St, Anthony’s College, Edmonton.
Paul was very active in sports. He played hockey and baseball for a number of teams in Alberta. At age
15yrs. Paul was a fastball windmill pitcher for the Beaumont Aces and the Edmonton Simco Alstars.
While still at school he took up the sport of boxing, later competing in Provincial Finals, Olympic trials
and a number of Golden Glove championships. Paul enjoyed coaching hockey, umpiring, watching and
driving many kids to their sport activities.
Paul worked several years in the oil and gas industry but felt his calling was establishing an apiary of
honey bees where he became the largest producer of comb honey in Canada. He was well known for
sharing his knowledge of bees with children of all ages and was always called on to rescue a swarm.
Along with his wife, they ventured into Emus, grazing cattle, light farming all while building their home
in the country.
His legacy and memories will live on with the loved ones he left behind. We will miss you and we love
you more than words can say.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at the St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church.
The Family would like to extend an invitation to Family and Friends for an Open House at the Farm, Saturday, September 26, 2020 between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
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