TURNER, Paul Edgar "Topsy"

61, Eastern Passage, passed away on February 26, 2009 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Blackpool, England, he was the son of the late Margaret Beranice (Hepworth) and James Clifford Turner. He is survived by his wife Janet; sons, Paul and Andrew; daughter, Karina; grandsons, Shawn, Stephen, Mitchell, Karman, and Nathaniel; granddaughters; Samantha, Kaitlin, and Shannon; sisters, Wanda, Cheryl, and their spouses. Paul joined the Royal Navy in 1963 and was a dedicated Submariner for a combined 40 years serving both England and Canada proudly on O class submarines. He served Britain in Borneo and the Falkland Islands, receiving many medals and awards throughout his service to Queen and country. Paul retired from the Royal Navy in 1990 as a CPOMEM to pursue an opportunity within the Canadian Navy. Paul emigrated from Plymouth, United Kingdom, to Nova Scotia, as a Chief Electrician where he served for 13 years, retiring in 2003 as PO1. After being home for a short time Paul decided that retirement was not his cup of tea and sought employment with NETE as senior supervisor until he took sick in 2008. Paul was also an avid "football" fan, coaching Dartmouth United U12 to U18 boys teams between 1995 and 2002, including the Provincial Championship Team of 1999. The family would also like to say a great thank you to all of the doctors and nurses involved in Paul's care, including the Victorian Order of Nurses and Palliative Care that were there for Paul and his family. Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. in A. L Mattatall Funeral home, Portland St., Dartmouth, with a Memorial service immediately to follow. A celebration of Paul's life will take place following the service in the Chiefs and PO's (Submariner's Mess) MOG5, Halifax Dockyards. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation on behalf of the late Paul "Topsy" Turner.

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