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Paul Plant

1936-2018

Paul Plant
Paul Plant of Hillandale, NB, passed away at Hotel Dieu St. Joseph Hospital in Perth-Andover, NB, on October 8, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Paul was born in Tilley, NB, on January 21, 1936. He was the son of the late Chester and Vera (Dixon) Plant. Paul leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Kay (Kathleen Broad); his son, Tony Plant (Lisa Sullivan) of Lake George, NB; his daughters, Twila Plant (Frank Ciagana) of Toronto, ON and Nicki Plant of Perth-Andover, NB; grandchildren, Ryan Thornton, of Fredericton, NB, Dr. Louise Plant (Ian Chaisson) of Fredericton, NB, Dr. Lisa Plant (Risbrook Quamina) of Toronto, ON, Matthew Kilcup and Natalie Kilcup both of Perth-Andover, NB; his great granddaughter, Isabelle Chaisson of Fredericton, NB; his brother, Royce Plant (Carolyn) of Bairdsville, NB; his sisters, Aleta Walker of Saint John, NB, Arlene Wright of Florida, and Joyce Longstaff of Connecticut.

Paul was predeceased by his oldest son, Jeffery Paul Plant; his sister, Marilyn Baird; brothers Weymon Plant and Sheldon Plant Sr.

Paul spent his life in construction and being on job sites. It began in 1949 at the age of 13 when he landed his job on the construction of a building for what was then NB Tel. From there he went on to work at the Flemming & Gibson Mill in Juniper. In 1955, he began his association with NB Power working on the survey crew for the Beechwood headpond, continuing to work on the construction of the Beechwood Dam project. In 1957, he went to work for Bethleham Steel in Connecticut as an iron worker apprentice. Over the next number of years, Paul held several position which included relocating the Perth-Andover Bridge, construction of the Princess Margaret Bridge, Irving Oil Refinery, Tinker Dam upgrade, Connecticut Distribution System, construction of the Mactaquac Dam, and the St. Anne Pulp and Paper Mill. Paul officially joined NB Power in 1977 at the Beechwood Generating Station where he worked as a Fitters Helper and a Crane Operator for the next 22 years amongst all 3 Dams, Beechwood, Tobique, and Grand Falls. Paul was happiest when he was on the job, working with the boys, where he was known as the father figure and the mentor. He took great pride in a job well done and was known for his high standards of safety, neatness, industrial strength and perfection.

Paul loved life, as much as he loved to talk, which was a great deal. He was happiest in conversation and never tired of telling and listening stories. You never had to wonder what Paul was thinking, he told you. In his retirement, he enjoyed travelling on bus tours, camping at bluegrass festivals, trips out to the camp in Bairdsville for a mean game of cards followed by a good feed of moose meat, and countless hours puttering in his shop, his happy place.

He loved his family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Paul's family sincerely thank the wonderful caring staff at both the Hotel Dieu St. Joseph Hospital, as well as the Oncology Department of the Saint John Regional Hospital for all of their professionalism, kindness, and compassion during his illness, and to the close friends and family for the many visits and calls.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2 pm from Brunswick Funeral Home. Father Stephen Harnish officiated. Interment followed in St. George's Anglican Cemetery, Bairdsville, NB.

Music for the service was by Carol Andersen, Earlon Brayson, Garold and Dorothy Hanscom, and Lisa Plant. The eulogy was given by Paul's son, Tony Plant.

Pallbearers were Matthew Kilcup, Ryan Thornton, Brian Simpson, Don Belliveau, Brent Lloyd, and David Plant.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
Service Date
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Brunswick Funeral Home

Visitation
Wednesday
Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 pm
Visitation Location
Brunswick Funeral Home

Burial Location
St. George's Anglican Cemetery, Bairdsville, NB

Requested Charity
St. George's Anglican Cemetery, Bairdsville, NB