Obituary: Paul Hertz -- a wonderful man

By Contributor
October 21st, 2019

We are sad to announce that Paul Hertz passed away on Oct 16, 2019.

You may know Paul from his time at Lister’s Riding Farm in Halton Hills, ON, The Japanese Paper Place in Toronto, ON or Ferraro Foods in Rossland, BC. Or maybe you’ve met him at an art gallery, riding horses, bird watching, hiking, skiing, playing tennis or pickleball. You may have met him in Rossland, Toronto or Tucson. You may have seen his artistry and technical skill in his quilts, printmaking, and bookbinding. He enjoyed food: the planning, the preparation, cooking, baking and, of course, eating and drinking with friends and family. Especially at Wood Lake with the Porter and Lockington families.

We will remember Paul for his kind words and thoughtful deeds, his sense of humour, athleticism, determination, creativity and his love of nature. His interest in others was always genuine and authentic. When talking with people who were visiting Rossland he would often find some connection among friends and family in Ontario. He called these his Small World stories. He had many.

Paul was predeceased by members of the Hertz, Bell and Ritzie families in and around Toronto, Milton, and Barry’s Bay in Ontario. He is survived by his husband, Robert Boyd (Rossland, BC) his siblings Jeff Hertz (Welland, ON), Dawn Hertz (Rossland, BC), Joe Hertz (Alex Brooks-Hill, Whistler, BC), and numerous nieces, nephews and God-children.

We hope to gather in Rossland and in Toronto to celebrate his life and to grieve his loss at some time in the next few months.

Paul was curious and interested in learning new stuff. Recently he was intrigued with the history of the song Row, Row, Row Your Boat. We will think of him when we hear and sing it.

Donations to the charity of your choice are requested in lieu of flowers.

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