Paul Melvin Shand, affectionately known as "Pops", age 75 of Middle West Pubnico, died September 10, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, he was the son of the late Melvin and Cora (Rodgerson) Shand. He was a retired fishing captain, fishing for lobster and herring. Paul was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 66, West Pubnico He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys (d’Entremont) Shand, son; Kevin (Gilda) Lower West Pubnico, daughter; Bonnie (Stanley) d’Entremont, Pubnico, granddaughters; Jacey, Natasha and Megan, grandsons; Jordan (Miranda) and Jaron and a great grandson Kade.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 10am in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Middle West Pubnico with Fr. Cyrille Assihou officiating. There will be one hour of visitation held at the church prior to the Mass. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. The funeral service will be live streamed beginning at 10am on the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Service Facebook site. A reception will follow the service at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 66, West Pubnico. Donations in memory may be made to the Gilles Boudreau and Friends Cancer Help Fund or St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church Fund. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at westpubnicofh.com. Funeral arrangements are under the directions of the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middle West Pubnico. 902 762-3407.
Pops was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was very proud of his family. He enjoyed being at the camp in Canaan with the boys and always liked a good hunting yarn with friends who dropped in. He also enjoyed waiting on the wharf for his boys to come in from lobstering to ask how their day went. He was equally proud of his girls and all their accomplishments, looking forward to their chats and listening to their stories. Pops, we love you and will miss you forever. xo