Paul Hurley
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 26, 1958
  • Date of passing: Aug 18, 2016
Let the memory of Paul be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Paul Hurley, 58, born on July 26, 1958 and passed away on August 18, 2016. We will remember him forever.


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free

I'm following the path God has laid you see.

I took His hand when I heard him call

I turned my back and left it all.


I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way

I found that peace at the close of day.


If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss

Oh yes, these things I too will miss.


Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much

Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.


Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and peace to thee

God wanted me now; He set me free.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Chance Chanc.e on 1st September 2016

"Dear Hurley Family I'm so sorry for your loss.Please accept my heartfelt condolences.May the God's promise to see your dear loved one again comfort you.Acts 24:15"

This tribute was added by Trish Aultman on 31st August 2016

"Rip Mr Paul"

This tribute was added by Sean Lamb on 26th August 2016

"Paul was the consummate professional, he was such a great resource and expert in his field. I always knew that when I worked with him, our site would be taken care of.  You don't come across many people like Paul in the industry we are in, but I am glad I did and his presence will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Jeannie Heffernan on 24th August 2016

"Dear Monica, Rob and Claire,
My heart aches for you at this very difficult time. I know the love you all share for one another will carry you through. Although I did not know Paul, I can tell from all of these tributes that he was very much like his beautiful sister, Monica. He was obviously witty, kind and generous, living each day by making the world a better place for those around him. I hope and pray that in time the heartache will lessen for you, and the wonderful memories will remain. All my love and prayers."

This tribute was added by Rob Morrison on 23rd August 2016

"Hurley, Paul Anthony Joseph died August 18, 2016 in Elk Grove California. He is survived by his beloved parents, Sheila and Don Hurley of Newcastle, Ontario; his loving sisters Kathleen Easson (Glen) of Warsaw, Ontario, Monica Hurley (Rob Morrison) of Bowmanville, Ontario,  and Eileen Hurley (Andrew Warren) of Jakarta, Indonesia. Paul is also survived by his adoring, and much adored, nieces Clare Morrison, and Hannah, Emma, and Ava Warren. Paul was a loving and generous son, brother, and uncle who was always ready to give whatever was needed to his family. His fellow workers at Capital Network Solutions could count on his help and advice. Our special thanks to the Burt and Sotelo families for making Paul a part of their families. Even though we lived far apart, you were always beside us in our hearts. We will all miss you, Paul."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Easson on 22nd August 2016

"Paul introduced me to Pachelbel’s Canon Suite (long before it was on a coffee commercial – but maybe that’s a Canadian thing?)
To Gordon Lightfoot’s Canadian Railroad Trilogy and If Children Had Wings (Definitely a Canadian thing)
To Kermit the Frog’s It’s Not Easy Being Green and Rainbow Connection.
He loved Laurel and Hardy (just like our Daddy), The Three Stooges (again, his father’s son!), Monty Python (Mum and I would pick up our plates and let Paul and Monica torture Daddy with quotation after quotation – Glen joined them in later years and I still have to suffer through MP stuff regularly).  
He followed Penn and Teller with giggles and hardy laughter.  He loved his Habs (despite my cries of Go Leafs Go).  We at least agreed upon the Toronto Blue Jays.
He collected fountain pens, loved Apple products, went wild over Reverse Onus (a book my husband Glen wrote and published).  He was so very thrilled when I told him a couple of weeks ago that we had ordered a 2017 Jaguar for May delivery (“you go girl – and make sure I get a picture of you with the dream car”)

But most of all, Paulie loved his friends, family and especially “the folks”, his parents

(oh, and he hated being called Paulie but that’s a sister’s privilege)"

This tribute was added by Jane Hemmerling on 22nd August 2016

"Paul, you guided me through some very dark days of my life. Your wisdom and wit helped me see value when life seemed to render nothing. You taught me how to be an insightful friend, an inspirational manager, a responsible philosopher and a solid all-around lefty. I love you always my friend; you and Sonia were my parents of a decade at MHA. As we always said: Power to the People. xxoo jane hemmerling"

This tribute was added by Michelle Heffernan on 22nd August 2016

"Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time, Monica, Rob, Clare, Eileen, Andy & family, Kathleen, Glenn and Mom and Dad Hurley.  I know that these tributes and the love of family and friends will carry you through the devastating loss of your brother, son and uncle.  I can tell he was very kind and loving like my dear friend Monica, and I wish I had the opportunity to know him. So nice to see what a tremendous group of friends he was surrounded by in California. God bless all of you and carry you through these tough days."

This tribute was added by Sally Criss on 22nd August 2016

"Paul has been so much more than just a friend.  Our family adopted him!  He was perfect for our clan, and we welcomed him with arms open as he did us.  We go way back.  He saw us through weddings, births, wakes, baptisms, graduations, successes and failures, countless parties , camping and holidays. He was kind, loving and selfless and he had a wicked sense of humor. I loved to cook with him while drinking wine and railing against right wing politicians.  

The Sotelo Family grieves with the Hurley’s at this time of loss."

This tribute was added by Chad Stephenson on 22nd August 2016

"Paul was one of the nicest persons I knew. I was crushed to hear of Paul passing.  I really enjoyed working with him at CNS. He was an awesome manager. I am truly grateful to him for the great references. I know it has helped put me in the position I am today.  

RIP Paul."

This tribute was added by John Guarienti on 22nd August 2016

"I am so sorry for his family and friends. We have worked together at CNS for 10 years. I looked up to him from day one. He always worked very hard and long hours to get the job done. No matter how big or small a problem he would be more than willing to listen and help you immediately. The man was super intelligent and always showed great poise in hectic times. I can’t say enough about how he treats and cares for other people. Of course, I could not get enough of his laugh. It made everyone else around him smile. I have a lot of memories with Paul. I will miss him dearly.  JG"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Davies on 22nd August 2016

"Although I did not know Paul, I saw his beautiful soul through the eyes of his sister Kathleen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Until you meet again."

This tribute was added by Patricia Heffernan on 22nd August 2016

"Although I didn't know Paul, the tributes here say it all about a wonderful, kind, bright and witty man who will be carried in the hearts and minds of those who knew him forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Monica, Rob, Clare and the entire Hurley family at this difficult time. Hugs, prayers and peace, Tricia"

This tribute was added by Sheila Hurley on 21st August 2016

"I remember Paul on the night he was born. He was beautiful, and the kind of baby  every mother would want.
Later on ,when he was in his crib ,he would greet us with a huge smile and laugh.
As a grown man he loved to joke, was very thoughtful and loving. Mom"

This tribute was added by Michael Knight on 21st August 2016

"Paul will always be a really great person, he taught me so much. He was the best diplomat I have ever met and such a keen intellect and a genuine person. I will th I nk of you often my friend. Fair travels my friend."

This tribute was added by Joseph Duran on 21st August 2016

"Comforting person. Brilliant mind. Lost soul RIP Paul"

This tribute was added by Rob Morrison on 21st August 2016

"I remember going to A Bug's Life with Paul and our daughter, his neice, Clare. Whenever I laughed Clare hit me and told me "Not funny." But Uncle Paul could laugh all he wanted, and he did. He even had tears running down his face. Clare and Paul had a mutual adoration for each other. Thank you for introducing us to Wallace and Grommit, and for everything else. We will miss you terribly."

This tribute was added by Sharon Trujillo on 20th August 2016

"So saddened to hear of Paul's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Paul in the 80's until my departure from California in 2001. What a lovely man he was and a good friend. Paul, I will miss you in this lifetime but you left a lasting impression on my life. The Lord needs you to set up the best network in Heaven, free from hackers, spammers and other unsavory elements! My deepest condolences to his family and close friends; peace be with you."

This tribute was added by Troy Baker on 20th August 2016

"I was truly saddened to hear about Paul's passing.  I had the pleasure of working with and for Paul during my time at Capital Network.

My condolences go out to his freinds and family, he will be missed"

This tribute was added by Geoff Bayer on 20th August 2016

"Paul was a great guy. He had a great sense of humor, and was a an inspiring, hard working, and professional IT manager. I had the pleasure of working under him for my first IT job in the early 2000's. He was always reliable, and taught me a lot about going the extra mile for a client. He also helped me through a very troubling and difficult time in my life during my time at CNS. The world is a little bit darker now without his smile and sense of humor. Enjoy the big hockey game in the sky Paul, but we will all miss you.

RIP Paul Hurley"

This tribute was added by MJ Boyd on 20th August 2016

"My deepest sympathy to Paul's family, friends and CNS colleagues.
I am so saddened by our sudden loss.

Paul had a kind soul. I worked with him for years and was in awe of his intelligence, kindness, and integrity. He had the ability to make me feel like I was his most important client; I'm sure all his clients felt the same.

I wish I could tell him one more time how much I appreciated his dedication and professional support. I hope he knew how respected he was.

I will miss his support, our conversations about politics, Apple vs. Android, and our "meetings" at Tower with our bosses.

Paul's commitment to his work and colleagues was so apparent. He had a gift in solving problems and helping with solutions. Over the years, he had to calm me down by assuring me that everything would work out, and it always did. He was a friend and colleague who I counted on immensely and will miss immensely!

Paul made a difference!"

This tribute was added by Karen Flores on 19th August 2016

"Paul will be greatly missed. I had the pleasure of working with Paul way back in the early 2000s. He had a huge impact on my life and career choices.  He was my boss, my recruiter, my cheerleader and a brilliant IT director. But what I remember and appreciate the most about Paul, is his sense of humor. Rest in peace, Paul. You are loved and missed by people in two countries."

This tribute was added by Anna Jeter on 19th August 2016

"Paul had an amazing ability to inspire us to be better than we thought we could be. I learned how to learn quickly, solve problems, mediate, and, most of all, to trust my abilities. Paul was an incredible person and mentor, and I will be forever grateful for having known Paul. He will be greatly missed. Godspeed Paul."

This tribute was added by Steve Maguire on 19th August 2016

"It is so rare to find a brilliant kind soul and savvy business man too. Paul Hurley was unwavering in the worst of firestorms.  He was keenly aware of client needs, liability, SLA, resources, limitations, and communications and at the same time maintaining his integrity.  At the end of a crazy day or very long week, he was still good for an intelligent quip.  I am proud to say I had the honor to work with Paul.

Rest in peace Paul Hurley."

This tribute was added by Tim Naughton on 19th August 2016

"I'm really going to miss Paul. Not just as a colleague, but as a friend. He was always considerate, patiently listening while I blurted out details of one issue or another over the months we worked together. He would choose his words carefully and thoughtfully, always teaching and sharing his knowledge.

Paul was the consummate customer-focused professional, setting a positive tone in the most complex of situations. But it wasn't all seriousness, he had quite the sense of humor, too, sharing anecdotes with that wide grin of his. And when he laughed, it was hearty and engaging. He possessed an ability to engage anyone in conversation.

Paul was always genuine, and I believe he's left a lasting impression on everyone he interacted with. My sincerest condolences to Paul's family in this time of sorrow. He was one of the good ones."

This tribute was added by Frank De Safey on 19th August 2016

"Shocked to hear about Paul. Words cannot begin to explain how good and genuine an individual he was. Good hearted and down to earth. Thoughtful. Always went beyond in all ways. He will be missed. His family is in our prayers and thoughts during this time."

This tribute was added by Michele Buschman on 19th August 2016

"Paul was a wonderful person, and an excellent professional. His extended family here at American Pacific Mortgage will greatly miss his smile, his sense of calm in the most trying situations, and his ever present attitude to serve his customer. He will be greatly missed, and we send prayers to his family, his friends and his extended family at CNS, to help them through this difficult time.

When things get rough, go listen to this wonderful song, "Knowing What I Know About Heaven" by Guy Penrod.

God Bless,
Michele Buschman"

This tribute was added by Wendell Sawyer on 19th August 2016

"Paul Hurley was always available for his customers and I respected him greatly for that.  Right after asking Paul for assistance, things happened.  I always thanked him for his follow through and in his humble way of expressing it, I knew he appreciated it.  Blessings to Paul's close friends and family."

This tribute was added by Jeremy Wilson on 19th August 2016

"Paul was the most genuine, caring, positive thinking individual I have ever met.  The guy would give you the shirt off of his back if you were in need.  He provided much needed guidance to me through trying times in my career.  And while we lost the man here on earth, the IS department in heaven just got one hell of an addition.

We had some good times, RIP Paul Hurley.      ~JW"

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