- 25 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 3, 1972
- Place of birth:
Old Perlican, Newfoundland, Canada
- Date of passing: Feb 20, 1998
- Place of passing:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Let the memory of Paul . be with us forever and ever.|
After 15 years the Beautiful Web Page that was created for Paul,by my sister Valerie and myself, the host Yahoo decided that they wouldn't accept the program that created it. . So this is the second memorial website created in memory of our beloved SON, ,Brother, Uncle, Friend and Nurse , Paul J. Layman RN, 25, born on July 3, 1972 and passed away in a Car Accident in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 20, 1998. We will remember him forever,and ever.
To all who visits , Thank You so much for visiting this site, it helps us as a family to cope. Please enjoy the photos, more will be coming. as well click on the music on each page. GOD BLESS
"Hey Paul, Just wanted to drop a thank you note to you, for watching over Cathy, Ellie, and myself during our trip across Canada. We found many quarters along the way, so I know you were with us.......Until we meet again.......xxoo"
"Thinking of you!! John and family!!"
"My name is Meghan Thorne and I am the 2016 recipient of the 'Paul J. Layman, R.N. Memorial Award for Friendship, Support and Encouragement to Fellow Classmates Demonstrated by Outstanding Participation in Extracurricular Activities on Behalf of the Graduating Class'.
I am honoured to have received this award in memory of Paul. When viewing this memorial page, it is clear that he displayed friendship, support and encouragement to many people. Reading tributes that family, friends and loved ones have made, make it very evident that he was a special person, whose memory will always be remembered. Providing friendship, support and encouragement to my classmates during my nursing program meant so much to me. I am very proud to have been recognized displaying the same support that Paul is remembered for providing to others.
Thank you again,
"Well My Darling Angel, as the 20th draws near, it is just a raw reminder of when you left us. We still hurt, the pain never goes away. As it approaches the 19 year of you physical person left us, but we do know your spirit is always with us. Your loving smile and laughter we can still hear from time to time. and the little messages you leave us brings a smile to our face through our tears. Things could have been so different if you had stayed. Love you and miss you so very much. May GOD hold you in arms. Until we meet again. Hugs"
"Happy Birthday Paul!! Always in our thoughts .. love and miss you always xoxx"
"Happy Heavenily Birthday Paul:-)."
"Happy Birthday in Heaven, PJ, one day I will get your message and never forget you"
"Happy Birthday Paul .Hoping it's a Blessed One ;I know one thing about u is that u don't like balloons"
"Happy Birthday Paul . I never got to know you but have heard so much about you . May you Rest In Peace"
"Happy Birthday Bro....may your day be awesome in heaven....miss you, love you..❌⭕️"
"Happy Birthday in heaven Paul. Although we have never met I have heard many things about you from your mom. She is a wonderful lady and your memory lives on through her and your dad. Soar high with the angels my love. RIP"
"Happy Birthday to you Paul in heaven. You will never be forgotten. Love you"
"A very Happy Birthday in Heaven Paul....."
"Always in our Hearts."
"Remembering your birthday today Angel. Your warm smile and beautiful blues are always a very treasured memory for me. A smile that you gave me in one dark moment, one second in time, that was more powerful than I could ever begin to explain to anyone. Thank you for that moment Paul Layman and thank you Bessie and Peter for bringing him into this world and loving him enough to let him go to continue his work for God in Heaven while continuing to watch over us all."
"I hope your dancing in the sky , I hope your singing in the Angels choir !!Happy Birthday in heaven today Paul xx"
"Happy birthday in heaven Paul,thinking about your mom,dad & family!!!GodBless"
"Happy Heavenly Birthday Paul...RIP........."
"Today is your 44th Birthday we wish you were here so we could celebrate with you. Sending our Love and Birthday Wishes to you in Heaven. You will never be forgotten, and i did get your message about the Balloons. Love and miss you always and forever. MOM & DAD"
"Wishing my nephew Paul an angelic birthday today in heaven. You are surely missed. Betty, Peter, Cathy, & Shawn. My thoughts are with you all for this day must be difficult. God Bless! xxx ooo"
"Happy Birthday Wishes to Paul in Heaven! Thinking of Bessie, Peter, Cathy, Sean and all the family on this special day!"
"Happy Birthday Paul ! Thinking of you and the pranks your playing in heaven ;)"
"Sending love to the Layman family ... thinking of Paul on his birthday xo"
"Happy Birthday to a special angel in heaven, Paul J.Layman RN. Hugs to Bessie, Peter and family"
"Sending Birthday Wishes to a very special young man, Paul Layman. Forever loved and missed by your family and friends."
"Sending Heavenly birthday wishes to a special angel Paul Layman"
"Happy birthday Paul!! Thinking of you!! John Michelle Shania Dawson oxo"
"happy birthday to a special angel in heaven paul layman, keep watching over your family, i know they are helping you to celebrate by keeping your memory alive..
veronica, ron and family, xox"
"Heavenly Birthday Wishes, Paul.... Forever Missed...... :'("
"Bessie,his memory will live on forever,that I am sure of. So many wonderful stories of him that are now precious memories for you and your family...Hugs my friend. Rest Peacefully Paul."
"Peter,Bessy and family,you have been in my thoughts all week.Take comfort in knowing Paul is with you in everything you do.He walks along side you with all his love and your love for him shines with every kind word or caring thing you do for others.God bless xo."
"Paul will always be remembered...xox"
"Miss you always Paul . Thank you for watching over us buddy . Until we meet again my friend"
"Thinking of you today Paul and the warm memories when you were here with us. Your Mom, Dad, Cathy & Sean continue to keep your memory alive. Keep watching over us all until we meet again"
"Thinking of The Layman Family today May you all be blessed with love from all your family and friends xoxox"
"Our loving thoughts go out to you, Betty and Peter. Paul will live on in the many lives of the people he touched. You should be proud."
"Thinking of you today ol buddy. Thinking of the Layman family. To quote a well known song:
"It's been a long day without you my friend. And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again..."
Love from Craig, Sherry, Tyler & Tyson"
"Thinking of you; Bessie, Peter, and family on the anniversary of Paul's passing. Although I never had the privilege of meeting or knowing Paul, I still somehow feel connected to him, as do many I'm sure. You would no doubt be proud of your family and the great job they have done keeping your legacy alive! Rest easy Paul!"
"Thinking of his Mom,Dad and his family on this day!!!"
"Loved those blue eyes , thinking of you , sleep peacefully."
"Hugs to you and Peter on the Anniversary off Paul's passing .Time never heals .Love your cousin and friend ."
"Hugs to you all today. Rest in forever peace, Paul. Xx
"You have gone no further from us than to God and God is very near
"Thinking of you all today. Hugs... God Bless"
"As I sit here thinking how much I miss you, I think to myself that I am so happy you were my brother. The many great times we had together, wow....I miss you, I miss the good times, when our family was happy. I miss our talks, our plans, the little things. You did so much in the world for many people before God called you home. Visit in my dreams when you can, I do enjoy it!! Love you so much my angel, my brother!! Man you would have loved Facebook...lol. My heart breaks today like it did all those years ago, as it will every year to come....❌⭕️❌⭕️"
"LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. GOD BLESS."
"I remember Paul growing up & when we were going to school in town. He was a real nice guy from a good family, I still remember where I was when I heard the terrible news. Paul left us to soon, but his memory will be with us forever."
"Although I have never met you, I have heard about you from your mom. She has such admiration for you, is so proud of you and misses you terribly. Watch over her and your dad and family showing them in your way that you are always with them. God Bless and RIP Paul"
"Myself & Sherry talk about you all the time. Tyler is goin to university this September & of course that got us talkin about when we lived together during Nursing School. Oh my,...the times we had. Some of the best times of my life (especially when your mom lived with us for a bit...eh Betty? Lol)
You are always in our conversations,...always in our hearts my friend...
Craig,Sherry, Tyler & Tyson"
"Our Darling Son, as another unforgettable date approaches, we miss and love you so much. Oh how we wish you could be here with all of us. We will always remember you, love you and missed you.
Love always MOM & DAD"
"Well my Love Christmas 2015 has come and gone. We all miss you here on earth. Christmas is not the same without all of you children together. I feel you near all the time. Hopefully 2016 will be a better year. Time seems to go so fast. Love and miss you my son. Miss that beautiful smile. God Love you"
"My Darling Son
Happy forty third Birthday, We all love and miss you. Sending hugs & kisses all the way to heaven. Miss and love you always.
MOM & DAD"
"Ms.Layman, Family & Friends of Paul,
My name is Meaghan Slaney and I was the recipient of the Paul J. Layman Memorial Award from the Graduating BN Class of 2015. As I read back on past messages and view pictures of Paul, I cannot express how honoured I am to have been reconigized by others to share such caring qualities in which Paul brought to the nursing profession. I will continue to carry this friendship, support and encouragement throughout my years as a registered nurse on Paul's behalf.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy lives to join us in the celebration of our graduation. To Paul's family, thank you for your kind contribution and participation.
Nurses have the opportunity to make such a positive impact on another's life. The dedicated nurses who have this special quality ensure that their relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and patients leave valued and lifelong memories. From reading about Paul, It is certainly clear that he had such qualities, and therefore, will never be forgotten.
Thank you again for your beautiful recognition,
"Well Bro....Sean, Brian and myself had a beer for you last night, I know you were with us to share. Today, I am excited to get ready to go on a well needed vacation, yet today, I am a very sad lady.....17 years ago, our world came crashing in, the day you left your family on earth to be an angel in heaven. We miss you, we love you, and we will never forget you. So much has happen, I wish you were here to share, I know in someway you are, but it's just not the same. I get the quarters you leave, and I smile, it makes me happy, so keep leaving them. I know you are happy for me. Watch over the family, keep us all safe. One day when we are all together again, maybe we will know why God took you home so early......sadly missed but forever loved.....your sister Cathy XOXO"
"A beautiful site for all your memories...hugs to all the family!"
"Hugs!!!Bessie and Family!!! This site is Beautiful...Lovely Music and Pictures Of Your Loving Son.... Cherished Memories"
You know I'm not the type to write emotional stuff but this year I wanted to write something. My oldest boy Tyler has just got his car license a few days ago. You passed away in that terrible car accident almost exactly 2 months before he was born. It hits me hard when I think of how I lost my best friend and now my oldest is taking that next step in adulthood. Driving his car on the roads. Then I got my youngest Tyson driving his quad all over the place. Paul man my nerves are shot. Can you do me a favor ol buddy,....keep watching over them....
I can only imagine what your mom & dad, sister & brother went through when you left us. I know it was a nightmare for me & Sherry. We both loved you. We still do.
Even though my boys never met you, they know all about you. We tell them how crazy you were and all our adventures in nursing school. We had some great times eh? You were both mine and Sherrys best friend. What a blessing it was that myself, my wife and my best friend were so close.
Every Christmas our boys decorate their own tree and they ALWAYS put your ornament with your name held by an angel in the middle. Your picture is always on our mantle. You are part of our family and always will be.
So on this 17th anniversary of your passing I remember you my friend and all of our great times together. I think of your beautiful family who miss you so much. I think of all your friends from nursing school and friends from your hometown who miss your personality and making us laugh. I also remember the night you visited Tyler when he was a baby after you had passed and the night we chatted in my dream. I'll never forget the morning Tyler waddled out of his room, barely old enough to walk or talk, and said the man was playing ball with him in his room last night. He kept saying it over & over. He said the mans name was Paul. (At this point he never knew about you because he was so young) Myself & Sherry almost knew instantly what had happened. When we showed him your picture his eyes lit up and danced. "Thats him mommy & daddy! Thats the man who came into my room last night & played ball with me!!....Paul!! We will never forget it. Thanks for that.
The night we chatted in my dream was about a year after you passed. We sat on a bench in a beautiful park by a river. It was so real i will never forget it. We had a good yarn. At the end I asked you a question. You gave me part of an answer. I woke before I could get the rest out of you. Or maybe you woke me up on purpose. When I awoke I knew it was more than a dream. You were there. Feel free to visit again buddy. I would like to finish that conversation. Don't worry, it'll be just between you and me.
So ol buddy till we meet again do me a favor. As you watch over your family,....please have a look out for mine too. I named my oldest boy "Tyler Craig Paul" so our names will always be together through him and in your memory. (He's the one you visited that night.) Tyson has a personality just like you,..........a hard case & funny lol.....Look over em ol buddy. I know you will.
17 years....where has the time gone. May God bless you and your family. Betty & Peter are very special to myself & Sherry as you know. (Your father still says he's gonna get Sherry back for dumping the water over his head that time from the top floor of our apartment building. Funny thing is she was trying to get you back for all the times you did it to her!! LOL.) You were a hard case....but what a laugh we used to have. I miss it.
Until we meet again my friend you always were, and always will be,.....my best friend.
RIP Paul J Layman
"Beautiful memories you all treasure as another year passes. Thinking of you all & sending hugs..."
"MY Sweet Angel SON Paul
Tomorrow will mark the 17 th year since you left this earthly life for a more Beautiful and Peaceful place.
To us it seems like yesterday.
Your Dad's and my heart breaks everyday.
We miss your presence, your smile, your laughter, your humour, your kindness, your compassion for all and especially your love.
Like the song by Kenny Chesney "wonder who you be today" You died to young, but i know we will see you again someday.
Life has changed for us the happiness we knew is at a minimum now, but we do try to be happy.
We love and Miss you so so much."
"As tomorrow draws near we remember the feelings of disbelief, shock, and heartache the day you passed. Even though we know you are in a beautiful, peaceful place and that you visit us often especially at family gatherings, we still yearn for your physical presence. Your smile that could light up the world that you got from your Mom; your mischievous nature inherited from your Dad; and your compassion given by God himself, we miss so terribly. Your Parents; Cathy, & Sean have done a tremendous job keeping your memory alive."
"As your anniversary approaches I hope you are at peace. I remember your smile & how nice you were as a young man. I also know that your mom is still sad. I see the sadness in her face. Please God you will be together one day."
"Today my ANGEL is your 42nd Birthday. Oh how I wish your were here with us to Celebrate. Love and Miss you forever and ever.
Happy Birthday Paul"
"My name is Amy Lundrigan and I was the recipient of the Paul J. Layman, R.N. Memorial Award for Friendship, Support and Encouragement to Fellow Classmates on Behalf of my BN Graduating Class this May of 2014. I was very honored to receive this award and am humbled to know that I am considered a representative of our class in memory or Paul. By viewing this page, Paul was a loved person who is missed by many. I thank you in supporting the newly graduated nurses for as many know, academic excellence is not the only requirement of a nurse, but also the compassion, care, and companionship that also goes along with this career is maybe what is needed more. And this award helps people remember that this too, "friendship, support, and encouragement", is a part of nursing that should also be recognized.
Thank you again, Amy"
"Dear Betty, Paul & Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. 16 years, yet it seems like only yesterday. This tribute is a wonderful way to keep your Son, Brother, Uncle & Friend alive. We may not see him, but he is in a better place and is watching from above."
"Auntie Betty ,Uncle P eter ,Cathy, Sean,what a beautiful tribute ,i wish i had known paul ,but sadly not such a shame ,today and always your in my prayers ,"
"16 yrs and still a day so painful to so many. Paul you had such an impact on everyone who knew you. Your Mom,Dad, Cathy, and Sean have struggled so hard to keep your memory alive. I am sure you are smiling at how well they have succeeded in doing just that. We mostly remember you with a smile but today is always with an aching heart sweet Angel"
Remember going to school on the bus, sitting in the back seat and waiting for the big bumps so that we could see how far off the seat we could get? You always had a smile and always liked to have fun. Your family and I share this day (the 20th) only its been 16 years for them and one month for me and my family. I hope you get to meet Dennis. He would enjoy your company for sure.
Betty and Peter,
Take comfort in knowing that God is taking care of Paul now and no matter how much we don't understand, we know that it was Gods will to have him. Thinking of you both.
"To Peter,Bessie and family you're in my thoughts today as you have been for the past 16 years....a wonderful tribute to Paul and may your memories of him help you get through this day and everyday!"
"Well buddy it's been 16 yrs since you left us but for some reason we still expect that door to open and you walk in and the first words would be "what's ya at ..." Oh how I wish you could come have a chat with us some night...someday Paul ... Until we meet again my friend until we meet again ....missing you ...rip :("
"My Darling Angel boy, as the 20th grows closer it is a raw reminder of 16 years ago. The weather is not the same, how could i forget that foggy misty rainy day. The pain and anguish still remains. Some day we will reunite again. I feel you close every moment of every day, as Dad & I talks to you we waits for to hear your voice answer us, but only silence.
We ask each day WHY, but only GOD knows the answer. There will always be an empty chair at the dinner table. There will always be a waiting phone call. To hear your voice and laughter to see those blues eyes would all i would ask for in this world. Love you always and forever. May the angels surround you and may you be with the ones who have passed on who loved you. Until we meet again stay close to us in spirit. God Bless."
"The pain never goes away but the little things we remember what they did or what they would say is what keeps us going"
"Well Bro....where do I even start.....16 years without hearing your voice, without that collect call.....without that infectious laugh.....without that wonderful smile that made you .....God let us have you for 25 awesome years, sometimes I get angry as I don't believe it was long enough, but on the other hand we had you for those awesome 25 years that can never be taken. Sometimes I wonder where you would be if you were still with us....but I know you are always with me....I still find the quarters you leave in the weirdest places and smile to myself, because I know it's your way of reaching out to me....and I thank you for that. I know you are doing good for all because that's the person you were here on earth, and I'm sure that didn't change where you are now. I'm glad God gave me 2 wonderful brothers, I wouldn't change anything, as it all happens for a reason. Look after us bro....we are all counting on you....keep us safe, keep us smiling as we think about you often, hug us tightly when the tears flow in secret, because it's then when we need you most.....as a family we celebrate your life, the Paul who none of us can forget, who none of us want to forget.....as a family, we have shared our sorrows, and our fears, and most importantly our joy of having you in our lives and the love we always will have for you. So as we continue our journey of life....we cling to the hope of seeing you again, where there well be no goodbyes.....just unbelievable joy and happiness.....until then we do thank God for the gift of Paul J Layman....a loving son, brother, the poet, the nurse....a truly great person....RIP......always missed and forever loved by your sis.....Cath"
"A wonderful tribute to Paul. He was a special young man and sadly missed for sure. Thinking of Peter, Betty, and family as his anniversary date approaches. You have beautiful memories to treasure forever."
"So many wonderful memories you all have. As Paul's anniversary draws near, remember the good times and may they make you smile. Thinking of you Bessie & Peter & all of the family. hugz"
"A lovely tribute to Paul. Although I didn't have the opportunity to meet Paul, from all the stories I feel he would have been an asset to the nursing profession."
"Thinking of you,always remembered."
"I know it doesn't get any easier for your family Paul...know that you are thought of often by all who knew you!!!!"
"Paul you will aways be remembered forever in the hearts of everyone that knew and love you. You have touched everyone with your beautiful smile.Your loved ones honor your memory with such devotion,you are so lucky to have been apart of such a wonderful family, forever loved & missed Minnie & Bruce"
"Peter Bessy Cathy Sean and Family I think its a beautiful tribute to your son Paul making up this site where his family and friends can express their feeling and stories.I remember meeting Paul when I was very young and wished I had the privilege of knowing him more,but listening to the stories that your family has told me over the past 4 or 5 years I know he must have been a very wonderful person.God Bless."
"Lovely Site To Keep Paul's Memory Alive"
"Knew Paul as a small boy and watched him grow into a caring young man..I think of the family often and the strength it takes to overcome losing a child. God Bless you Betty and Peter.."
"I remember Paul as a sweet and happy little boy from when I use to babysit him.Rest in Peace Paul."
"Although I have never had the privilege of meeting Paul, I somehow feel connected to him through the stories his family have shared and through his work as a nurse. To Paul's family, be proud of the indelible influence Paul made in his short time on earth. My hope is that you find comfort in this. Rest easy Paul.
Alicia Walsh BNRN"
"Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Paul,from all the wonderful stories I have heard of him, I know how specal he was to his family.Pauls memory will live on forever in those stories."
"Always Remembered, Forever Missed :(
Carl & Stephanie Hatch"
"I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MISS YOUR SON..... HUGS"
"I light this candle for you ,,Ox"
"Never far fr our thoughts ! Joe & Bev"
"As the anniversary of your passing draws near we think more of you each day Paul and remember your smiling face. You continue to live among all of us whose life you touched in a special way.
Loretta & Paul Lewis"
"Love and miss you always!"
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