I am saddened and shocked to have just learned that an old childhood friend had passed away. I found out by accident as his name came up in a document I was reading, I followed the link to find his obituary. I have known Paul sinse the mid 50's through to the mid 70's, one of the last times I saw Paul was 1975 when he was a groomsmen at my wedding. We both took separate paths in our lives sadly never to cross paths again. My sincere condolences to family and friends of Paul, albeit belated.
Paul George Tenukest My father was my hero, my idol and my best friend. I miss you so much pup. When you passed away i honestly didn't know how we were going to go on but with the strength of your memory we have. I know you would want us to move on but theres not a day that goes by that i don't wish you were still here with your love and warmth. I miss and love you so much puppa. you were the anchor of the family, the protector and the "wise old man". I hope you are resting peacefully now and may your memory and soul live on forever. my never ending love Andrew
To my very much loved Godfather, I have many fond and loving memories of Paul my Godfather. I send all my love and support to the boys Max, Andrew and Simon, and my Godmother Donna. I will be thinking of you in this very tough time and i know you will have endless amounts of love and support from friends and family to get through this loss. I am unfortunately in QLD at the moment and can't get back to the celebration of Paul at Shore in Syndey due to the horrific floods. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of Love, Lauren Watson.
We have both been blessed to have known such a wonderful, caring and highly intelligent gentleman. A great friend, husband and father. We will miss you Paul and you will be forever in our hearts. Thank you for so many great times. Billy and Ann-Louise x
I hadn't known Paul for long (only since the middle of last year), and had only had the opportunity to chat with him a couple of times since he had come into my life as a valued friend of my partner Steve. We shared a common bond through Borneo and its Orang-utans - Steve having organised the trips, Donna and Paul having been on one, and me signed up for one. This bond grew beyond that commonality to a lovely friendship I am grateful to have. It is completely unsurprising to all of us who knew him, that every moment I had to meet and chat with him was a pure pleasure. It's not often you meet someone with that engaging inner glow, who warms your heart with his gentle nature, fills you with joy with his funny stories and smiles, and grounds you with wisdom and perspective. From the short time I knew him, he has affected me greatly and wonderfully. It was inspiring so see that Paul knew what life was, what it 'meant', and lived it amazingly. He shared knowledge, conversation and witty quips with me, and broke bread with me (and a fantastic borscht soup that he made himself :)) Paul had that rare gift of making you feel so special by truly listening to what you had to say, looking straight into your eyes and, well, simply but deeply connecting. Paul and the lovely Donna are beyond superlatives. I love you both. Donna and family, I understand your pain in dealing with someone 'moving on to their next stage' due to Myeloma. With the sadness of Paul passing on, can also come a peace in the knowledge that their soul has perhaps simply outgrown their body - I am comforted thinking my Mother's energy is now released from a body and a condition she didn't deserve to be burdened with in the end. I am here for you and will continue to be. I'm only ever a phone call away and you are in my thoughts all the time.. All my love, Cynthia xx