Sicotte, Paul Gerard

December 12, 2017 - 8:14am Updated: December 13, 2017 - 12:19pm
Monday, December 4, 2017
Kamloops, B.C.

October 14, 1951 - December 4, 2017

Sicotte, Paul Gerard. Born October 14, 1951 in Edmonton, AB. Died December 4, 2017, in Kamloops, BC, as a result of injuries sustained while riding a motorcycle near his vacation home in Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico. Paul was a larger-than-life guy who liked to push the envelope. In Canada's oil and gas industry, Paul was known for his entrepreneurial spirit. He founded Symco Drilling Fluids Ltd. in 1979, and, later, Unique Oilfield Technology Services Ltd. After taking an early retirement, Paul was always on the lookout for new and innovative business opportunities to be involved with. Active in his community, Paul will also be remembered for his generosity and willingness to help where it was needed most. Paul was equally passionate about his leisure pursuits. An avid aviator, Paul, for many years, flew for work and pleasure. Skiing hard at his beloved Sun Peaks, or cycling hundreds of kilometres, he excelled at athletics. Going fast was his forte and he could frequently be found on a motorcycle or dirt bike both in his youth and later years. All the while, he kept us entertained with his irreverent sense of humour and restless curiosity. In recent years, Paul was thrilled to be Grandpa Paul to Simone, Declan, Zade, and Sabine, who will all miss him dearly. Paul is survived by his two daughters, Melanie (George), and Nicole (Jesse), his siblings, Rollie, Marie, Larry, Claire and Kathy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Paul is lovingly remembered by his girlfriend, Stephanie, whom he cherished. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Freddie and Ellen, and his brother, Ralph. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service, to celebrate Paul's life, will be held at 10am on December 14 at The Grand Hotel in Sun Peaks, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Sun Peaks Nordic Club or a Sun Peaks or other charity of one's choice. 

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