Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB
April 29, 1963 - January 28, 2021
Socially Distanced Public Visitation
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel
627 – 7th Street,
PRIVATE PRAYER SERVICE:
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
PRIVATE FUNERAL MASS: Livestreaming Available
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
St. Peter’s Abbey Cemetery
Abbey Elder Care
PO Box 10
Muenster, SK, S0K 2Y0
After serving five years as pastor of St. Peter’s Parish in Muenster, SK. Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease November 27, 2019. Ordained on August 12, 2006, Fr. Paul lived at St. Peter’s Abbey and served in a number of surrounding parishes.
Born in Lanigan, SK to Ardel and Freda (née Novecosky) Paproski in 1963, he moved with his family to Hudson Bay, SK in 1971. He grew up there with his brother Perry and his sisters, Gwen and Glenda. Fr. Paul took a degree in journalism after high school. He then worked as editor of the Hudson Bay Review for 12 years, before joining St. Peter’s Abbey in 1998.
After studies at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, PA, Fr. Paul put his talents to work in a variety of ways at St. Peter’s. He became involved with Engaged Encounter weekends at the abbey and received his master’s degree in Canadian history from the University of Saskatchewan.
Fr. Paul died on January 28, 2021 in the Humboldt Hospital. He is survived by his monastic community at Muenster and by his family: parents, Ardel and Freda (née Novecosky) Paproski of Hudson Bay; brother Perry (Cathy) and their three children, Cole (Denise) Paproski, Erica (Chris) Zaremba and their two children Charles and Francis, and Ty Paproski; Gwen (deceased) and Jeff Dyck and their two children, Joel and Jana; and Glenda (Gordon) Smud and their two children, Garrett and Ginelle (Brett) Morin.
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