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Paul Fernicola

Paul Vincent Fernicola

Wednesday, February 10th, 1943 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

Paul Vincent Fernicola,

Affectionately, known as FUZZY, Paul will be missed by so many. His family and friends came first.

Born in Toronto, Paul found comfort in his cottage on Woodland Beach. This cottage of nearly 40 years also became his home. Paul built his life on the success of a Vending Machine business he shared with his brother Joe. A prize possession to Paul was most certainly his 1929 Ford Model AA classic truck, which he was known to drive along the sunny beaches of Tiny and Wasaga.

As a child Paul was an Alter Boy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Toronto. It was in these early years that it had been instilled by his father the importance of friends and family. Values that would remain with Paul throughout his life. Many of his best times involved his family, particularly time spent with siblings and cousins.

In the 1990’s Paul had the chance to travel to Italy with his father. A trip of a lifetime for certain. They set out to rediscover their heritage and in a small café they found a connection to family they could never have imagined. They spent the remainder of their trip celebrating with family. The relationships carried through to the end and even included a visit back 5 years ago to celebrate the wedding of a cousin.

Paul has been welcomed into Heaven with arms wide open, but he will certainly leave an empty space in the hearts of those left here without him.

As said earlier, Paul made everyone feel special. He was known to tease of "his favorites” but we were all his favorites, as he was ours.

The Fernicola Family
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Service Details

  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    8361 Yonge Street
    THORNHILL, ON
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Private burial with a Celebration of Life to take place at a later date.

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Adam Mitchell

Posted at 05:37pm
I’ll start with Paul I will certainly miss you as will everyone who crossed your path. There are many memories my family will take with us and thank you Paul for that. My kids will always remember going to your house and heading for a swim only to return to ice cream which you ran out and grabbed for them every single time and FUNNY FACE (Addison) and Noah will always remember you, as will I Paul. You were an amazing friend and role model for Me and my kids and I thank you for that. Please know you were truly loved by everyone, love ❤️ You and We will meet up again one day.
Love Adam and the Mitchell Family
DP

Donna Patterson

Posted at 09:19pm
Donna "Bear" Patterson

Paul and I met in grade five, we were instant friends. From running around Davenport school yard playing chase, to hanging around the corner and Jimmy's restaurant as teens, and the trips to the "farm" and sneaking into drive-in movies in someones trunk! As we grew older came the trips to the "Cottage" where we had lots of drinks, and lots of laughs. We didn't see each other often as we grew older, but there was always that phone call where I would answer and hear that distinctive voice say, Donna Bear, and then that little chuckle of his.
You will be missed Fuzzy Bear!

My condolences to the family in this very sad time.

Donna "Bear" Patterson
DC

Dave Cooper

Posted at 09:03pm
Goodbye my buddy of 64 years .So many good times and funny things we did over the years I am going to miss our lunches
we had at the mandarin where we would laugh ourselves silly until they would give us the boot after 3 oclock Thanks for being
my friend
Davey Cooper
TP

Tom Patterson

Posted at 06:27pm
Tommy Patterson

Best Friend, Pal, Buddy and lifetime Companion.

What am I going to do without you?
From gawky teenagers cruising the streets of Toronto, too old men snowmobiling the fields and forests
around your cottage.
Too many memories to remember but I treasure them all.
Paul had a heart of gold that was open to all.
To his family and friends I extend my condolences as I know he was just as precious to all of you.
Rest in peace Fuzz







Linda Smith

Posted at 06:18pm
When you look back at all your family and friends you always find a special quality in each one that keeps you together thru out your life.
Paul and I were joined at the hip, from the time we were little. “WE WERE COUSINS”
Growing up right next door to each other made it a lot easier to connect, many a day just playing outside, going to the park, playing hockey at rink in the park, I was the goalie, playing tag, or hanging out at the school yard.
A lot of my memories were of my Uncle Pats GE picnics and Xmas parties, Paul and I would always take part in all the games, we couldn’t wait to get the prizes.
Paul and I decide to take music lessons I took the Accordion and Paul took Piano. The piano was in the dining room, when you walked in to hear him practice, all you saw was Big Candelabra on each side of the piano! Well you can guess, Paul was Liberace! Just to Funny! That’s what Paul was all about.
One thing I especially remember, we were very young, Paul thought we should have a nickname so he called me LINCH and he was PINCH, to this day we have kept our nicknames.
So many thoughts run through my mind of what a great guy Paul was. He was my “COUSIN”
I would get a phone call from Paul and the first thing he would say to me, Is that YOU Really! Really! YOU.
I would say, HEY PINCH, then he would say YOUR MY FAVOURITE.
Paul would always ask about my family, he wanted to make sure they were ok.
Then he would always say do you need anything, NO Paul I am OK.
Paul asked, are you going away again, Yes I am, he said good for you, that made him happy.
We had many conversations on the telephone, sometimes very interesting stories, sometime debates,
and then we would both compromise. Agree to disagree!
I will miss you cousin Paul, but you will be forever in my heart! PINCH RIP💕
 
KD

kathy dinicolangelo Posted at 06:19pm

kathy dinicolangelo The 'Fernicolas' were and still are a wonderfully large family. Even though I was raised in USA I was fortunate to spend most summers and holidays with my Canadian cousins. I remember sleeping over Uncle Pat and the brothers Joe and Paul could not resist scaring Me and Patricia every night. We'd know it was coming but still got scared. Cousins were together all birthdays, holidays, every Sunday. Paul always stayed connected to each of us. Making calls often to my Mom AUnt Mary, far from family. A wonderful time was seeing Paul and Len dancing with sisters at Jens wedding. I once went to Pauls house seeing my Aunt there. Paul couldnt wait to serve up a 'surprise' . His face matched his personality, pure happiness to be with you. and he needed to make you laugh. Always a joy to be with Paul. May all those memories keep Pauls joy for life with friends and family in our hearts and that we too know to always look for the fun side, it's a blessing. Love. Jersey Cousin Kathy
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