We are sad to share the loss of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Arnold Paul Pieron
December 15, 1935 – September 15, 2020
Paul is survived by his wife of 62 years Henriette, 4 daughters - Cora (John), Andriëtte, Paulien and Petri, 5 grandchildren – Hannah, Marcus, Drew, Leoni and Rhys and 1 great-granddaughter – Arienna.
Born in the Netherlands, Paul started his medical training in Amsterdam and then emigrated to Canada where he specialized in orthopaedics in Winnipeg. He moved his family back to the Netherlands to do a PhD in Leiden. In 1973 the family returned to Canada where he had a thriving practice as an orthopaedic surgeon in Regina, Sask. He completed the final 10 years of his career back in the Netherlands. He and Henriette retired to Surrey BC, where they have enjoyed a rich social and cultural life with many friends.
Paul was an avid traveller. He sailed, skied, cycled, hiked, walked, swam, enjoyed bridge and was an enthusiastic gardener. He also had an eclectic collection of antique cars which he enjoyed showing at car club events.
Paul was a foundation member of Kings University in Edmonton, involved in church life – latterly the Peninsula United Church in Surrey. He and Henriette were very involved in sponsoring refugee families as well as charitable works in El Salvador and elsewhere. Paul was a man of few words and a lot of good deeds.
Paul walked a unique path through a full life. His counsel, love and consistent ever present support will be missed by his extended family which now spans 4 generations, his friends, his patients and the charities he supported.
Paul will be laid to rest at the Hazelmere Cemetery, Surrey, BC with a private graveside service.
His service will be live streamed on Friday September 25, 2020 at 11am and can be viewed afterwards by going to https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=333577497700252&extid=B128iAedsfqocACA