Paul Leslie Pope

November 7, 1958 to April 14, 2022


To view the funeral service for Paul Pope from Gower Street United Church on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., please follow the link below:

It is with all the sadness in the world that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and brother, Paul Leslie Pope, following a brief illness. Predeceased by his parents, Fanny and George Pope, mother-in-law Ida Healey Porter, brother David Pope, and brother-in-law Gerry Porter. Left to mourn wife Lisa Porter, sons Simon (Rachelle) and Alex (Desiree), Ezra Dyer, sister Joan and brother Glenn, father-in-law Gerry Porter Sr. (Jill), sister-in law Debbie McGee, a host of Pope and McGee nephews and nieces, and dear friends Paddy Short, Ted Blades and Nigel Markham.  Paul’s kindness and generosity will be deeply missed by the film and arts community at home and abroad.

Paul was a force of nature, and a master strategist. His enthusiasm, calm manner and endless patience, along with his trademark sense of humour, were instrumental in the creation of the film industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, from the Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Cooperative to the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation. As a producer, director, mentor and friend, Paul shepherded hundreds of film productions into being. Among his personal projects were feature films Secret Nation, Rare Birds and Extraordinary Visitor, along with the television series Life With Derek and the current international hit, Hudson and Rex. Paul has been recognized with an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University, the Arts Achievement Award from ArtsNL, and the Legend Award from the City of St. John’s.

The family thanks the caring and compassionate nurses and staff of St. Clare’s 7 West.

Cremation has taken place, and a visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, April 17 and Monday April 18 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held from Gower Street United Church on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m.  The funeral service will be livestreamed from click on “Funerals”, select “Carnell’s Funeral Home”.

No flowers by request. An award celebrating Paul will be established in the near future.



2-4 p.m. on April 17, 2022

7-9 p.m. on April 17, 2022

2-4 p.m. on April 18, 2022

7-9 p.m. on April 18, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:30am, Tuesday April 19th

Gower Street United Church


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Condolences to his family and his friends

Lisa and Family,
It is with great sadness we heard of Paul’s passing. Please accept out deepest condolences.

I had the pleasure of briefly speaking with Paul a few times while doing BG on H &R. His support for anyone involved in the film industry was well known. This was evident, as well, in his guidance to my daughter, Mya, in establishing herself as Makeup Artist in the film industry. She received an email from Paul just 3 hours before his passing from an earlier email she had sent him looking for information. That is dedication! That is commitment! And so surreal! There are no goodbyes. Wherever you’ll be, you’ll be in the hearts of so many. Rest in power, Paul.

Paul was a force of nature and a remarkable man.
He was the catalyst to so many projects here, his absence will be felt by so many.
I’m very saddened to hear of his passing, and send sincere condolences to all his family and loved ones.

Dearest Lisa,
My very deep condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss and sending strength and love in this difficult time.

Lisa and family, Sending my heartfelt condolences to you at the untimely passing of Paul. He will be so missed by all who knew him. May he Rest In Peace.

The Canadian Film Centre extends our deepest condolences to Paul’s family, friends and loved ones. We knew Paul to be a fierce advocate for independent Canadian media, and the driving force in Newfoundland and Labrador’s film industry. He will be deeply missed by so many in our community, especially those who had the privilege and pleasure of working alongside Paul and witnessing firsthand his tireless commitment to our sector. Thank you, Paul, for your vision, passion and immeasurable contributions to our industry.

Paul’s legacy will be forever woven into the fabric of this province’s film industry. What I remember even more so is a generous, kind, curious and always open human. Lisa, I am so very sorry for your and your family’s great loss. I hope in time memories of the extraordinary life you two built together will lift you you over your grief.

Dear Lisa and all your family. My heart goes out to you at this time. Please accept my condolences. Paul is a loss to the community, there is no doubt. But no one will feel the loss like you. Very sincerely,


One of the universe’s prototypes, who’s passing leaves a void out of all proportion to his physical stature, it was sheer delight to be in his presence.. We should not mourn his passing, but rather be thankful that we got to spend some time with him.

Since finding out about Paul’s passing, I’ve been fairly stunned and speechless about it. People have been saying all kind of wonderful, powerful or humorous things, and I haven’t known where to begin. I haven’t worked with Paul as often or directly as many others here, but I have still learned a lot from him.

I remember my first encounter with him, before I even worked in the industry (though I always wanted to)–he reached out to me because of my involvement with a local sci-fi convention and offered a stack of tickets to the screening of Screamers 2–and then when I worked with him on set, there were times he was highly critical–but there were also times when he was highly complimentary. As someone who didn’t know Paul quite as well as some others, I never really knew what to expect from him–but I certainly know what the province has lost.

Sincere condolences to everyone, especially to Lisa and family.

I was saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. What a tremendous loss for his family and friends, the film and arts community, and for the province. I first met Paul at Bristol Communications and had the pleasure to experience his humour, dedication, energy and commitment to excellence My condolences to Lisa and all of Paul’s family.

Lisa, Simon, Alex and family,
Paul always started our conversations with “How are the kids?” and we usually spent 10-15 minutes talking about family and parenting before diving into his wise, astute guidance on whatever issues were facing us. For 25 years, he has been a friend and a mentor. I loved our conversations. And I appreciated his wisdom – and humour – and his friendship. I am sending you all my love and a few big hugs. xoxo

A fine man and a huge loss to Newfoundland. He will be missed.

Lisa, Alex, Simon and Erza, our thoughts are with you all at this incredibly sad time. Our condolences to Paul’s family and friends . Rick and Pam Hollett.

Dear Lisa, Simon (and all of Paul’s family and friends) –
I am so sorry for your loss and sending love and strength in this terribly difficult time. Of course, the loss of Paul is a loss to us all – his enormous contributions to the province will continue to benefit us collectively, not least through the continued work of all the people he supported and taught.

My deepest condolences to all of Paul’s family.

Paul made the most out of this time on Earth and his loss will be felt by so many for a very long time.

dear Lisa
I am so sorry for the loss of your one of a kind love and partner in everything. His fine character was an inspiration to all of us..
Hugs to you and your boys.

Generosity, commitment, intelligence, energy, collegiality….. A deep loss to our arts community and the province. Condolences to Lisa and family..

To Glenn and the Pope family.
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Always difficult to say goodbye to a family member, especially one who has departed at such a young age. May all the great memories created help carry you through these difficult times.

Even with all the success Paul had in his career he was very open that by far the most important thing in his life was his family – a quality I admired greatly in him. He also put great care into his relationships with friends and colleagues and for anyone who was fortunate enough to be part of this extended inner circle you knew you had a loyal, fun, charming, partner in crime who would always have your back. Thank you Paul for always having our backs.

Glenn, ( And Family )
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your brother . Thinking of you during this difficult time .
Praying for you and your family .

Cathy Hewitt

We are still in shock after learning of Paul’s passing. He was indeed a generous soul and was a pleasure to work with over the last few years. I don’t think he ever slept when filming Hudson & Rex. A great void has opened within the arts community of NL that will never be filled.

Our condolences to his family. He is in our prayers.

We are still in shock after learning of Paul’s passing. He was indeed a generous soul and was a pleasure to work with over the last few years. I don’t think he ever slept when filming Hudson & Rex. A great void has opened within the arts community of NL that will never be filled.

Our condolences to Paul’s family. He is in our prayers.

Paul & Renee Antle

I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Pope. He taught me much about the film industry while I had the privilege of dealing with many art and film projects in my position as a Business Consultant. Two of those projects- during the 90’’s- were “Secret Nation” and “Anchor Zone”. When I needed to understand more about all the moving parts of the industry, and the economic potential, Paul was patient, kind and very knowledgeable!


So sorry for your loss. Paul was so talented and will be missed by many. His memory lives on. You’re in our thoughts.

We were shocked and saddened with Paul’s passing. I saw the first creative embers flare during our Cherry Hill days into the rare flame that has marked his journey since. We share in your loss and to Joan, Glen and the Porter family may Paul’s memory be a blessing.. .

Lisa and family

So sorry for your loss
Paul is peace now
He will always have a special place in your hearts

RIP Paul

To Lisa ,Glenn and Joan I knew Paul since my teen age years he was the kindest person I have ever known and his obsession with film was amazing and I knew he was destined for great things.

Jean Harding and John Kennedy

To Lisa, Simon, Alex, Joan and Glen,
So sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. We have lots of fond memories of our two families being together.

Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

The Francis Family
Donna, Elaine, Heather and Paul

To Lisa and Family,
We are so saddened by Paul’s passing. Katie and I hope the support of those around you will shore you up in this most sorrowful time.
We regret that, due to covid hazards, we are unable to attend the gatherings of family and friends to pay our respects and say goodbye.
Ken and Katie Pittman

Dear Lisa and family – I have been thinking of you since I heard the news of Paul’s passing. It goes without saying that he was a legend who accomplished so many huge things… but I remember him most for all of the small things too. His sense of humour, his kindnesses, the way he moved through the world and made time for people. There are so many stories…. and so many life-changing gestures. To this day the menu from the Rare Birds restaurant still hangs in my kitchen.

Joan and family sorry to hear of Paul’s passing, may his memories help you through this difficult time. May his soul RIP 🙏

Lisa and family sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I’ve first met Paul when he started to bring his production van in for service at Avalon ford. Everytime he would come in, we always had a chat about either a past episode or one coming up of Hudson and Rex and was so easy to talk to and spend time for a little chat.. There will never be another person in nfld to accomplish what Paul has in the film industry and he will be missed .dearly. In closing not realizing til the publication of the obituary that paul was the husband to a fellow classmate of mine from mary queen of peace. May all the memories of the good times help you Lisa get through this time of sorrow.

Paul was an immense force in the arts community and in life. So shocked and saddened by his passing.
I loved how we could argue passionately about something and five minutes later laugh with vigor over the forgotten discrepancies. I enjoyed his infectious child like excitement when he showed me how he designed his set van into a worthy mobile office. I will have a smile on my face when I think of him saying countless times last year…” Jesus, I don’t think I have been pissed at you all season. But most of all, like countless others, I will truly miss just seeing him and his incredibly charming authenticity and uniqueness. Things just won’t be the same without you Paul.
My deepest sympathies to Lisa and the entire Pope and Porter families. I am so sorry for your loss.

although i never got to know paul as well as many of you, it was always obvious he was very much admired & loved. my heartfelt condolences go out to you all. May he r.i.p & as i like to add s.i.s (soar in spirit)
thinking of you. terry

Joan, and all members of the Pope family; Please accept sincere condolences on the passing of your brother. His achievements were many, and have created such a wonderful legacy . Paul will be forever beremembered for his tremendous contributions.. I hope you all take some comfort in the sharing of stories about his life and happy times together. Take Care!!)

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Paul during my days with the NLFDC. He was always a strong voice for his industry and community. His focus was laser sharp whether on an immediate project or the larger long term agenda for the betterment of the NL industry. He will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to his family. With Respect.

So sorry for your loss I am sure he will be greatly missed hugs to you and your family 🙏🕊

To Paul’s family, I am sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We served on the RCA Board for a number of years. We would often bump into each other in the downtown area and stop for a quick hello or chat.


My condolences on your brothers passing.

Dear Lisa and family:

Although we met Paul only briefly, the legacy he has created in your lives together is beyond impressive. Such a great loss for the community but most especially for you – so many professional and personal accomplishments that will live on.. Our sincere condolences

The news of Paul’s passing is so surreal….. contrasted by the realness of a person who left an indelible mark on this province. Paul will be remembered for generations to come. Our heart goes out to Lisa and family – may his spirit live on through all the people he touched.

Dearest Lisa and family…Hugs and may all the heartfelt memories of Paul remind us what a rare gem he was. A true unicorn in this crazy world and industry who taught me many things about working in film and dealing with people. Lessons I use to this day, over 30 years later.

The final Magic hour shot is done and for the last time we load the trucks, collect the radios, clean up the location and hug crew members goodbye. Another show done, many years in the making and perhaps the best one yet…see you at the final wrap party in the sky Paul…This one’s gonna be a blowout!! ❤️

Dear Lisa, Simon, Alex, Joan, and all your family.
We have been thinking of you constantly since haring the tragic news of Paul’s passing. Paul was a giant among us and he will be sorely missed.

Dear Lisa, Alex, Simon and Ezra,
My deepest condolences to you all. My thoughts are with you and I wish you strength at this very sad and difficult time.

Deepest condolences to Lisa, family, and so many friends. Know that we are all grieving with you, and holding you close in our hearts. Much love to you all.

Dear Lisa,

Thinking of you and your family and passing on deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of working with Paul at Bristol, he will not be forgotten.

I cannot pretend that I knew Paul very well but he was certainly a character with an amazing energy . IIt was easy to get attached to his authentic personality and I will certainly will miss his appearance on set , how grumpy he could look which was so amusing but I will certainly miss also his efficiency . He certainly knew how to run a show .
I am happy to come back for season 5 but it won’t be the same at all . I will do the best I can in respect for his exceptional talent he brought to the New Found-land film industry . Thank you to have me aboard .

Dear Lisa, Alex, Simon and family – thinking of you all at this time of tragic loss. I will remember Paul as a wonderful storyteller and warm personality. .Sincere condolences,

Dear Lisa,
I was so saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. The project that you both created in Ochre Pit is such a beautiful meeting place for many to enjoy. Paul was so pleased with all the advancements you made there snd he gave me a grand tour of all the work you had
achieved, especially the water purification system.
Dave and I are sending our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Dear Lisa, Simon, Alex and Ezra,

We are heart broken for you all. Paul’s love, dedication, respect, and pride for you was evident in everything he said and did. You were his joy.

Love Gillian and Trevor

We were shocked and saddened to learn about Paul’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends. Though we have not seen Paul much in recent years – our memories with him go back to the early days of the foundation of NIFCO. The development of the film industry in Newfoundland owes an enormous debt to Paul’s vision and persistence. He will be sorely missed.

So much love to you Lisa, Simon, Alex and Ezra and all of Paul’s family.
I hold close so many memories of times I was brought into the fold for a meal, an Ochre Pit adventure, a conversation and so much laughter with Paul.
What a brilliant human being, who will be missed so dearly and remembered so fiercely.

Condolences and prayers go out to Lisa , Alex, Simon and Ezra. The Popes are wonderful neighbors to my Mom Mary and Dad Thomas ( deceased in 2012) for some 30 years plus in Downtown St. John’s. I enjoyed talking to Paul every time I would see him while going to my Moms for a visit. The last time I saw him, I mentioned his wonderful interview with Karl Wells on Rogers and how much I enjoyed it. We will miss your wonderful , bright and friendly presence Paul. You were such an incredible inspiration and help to many!

Lisa and family, so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing,
I will always be thankful for his kindness, please accept my sincere condolences.

Joan so sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. It’s so sad losing someone who. Had so much life left to live. Myself and Al send our condolences to you and Glenn and to Paul’s family. Take care, hugs.

My condolences to Lisa and the entire Pope family.
Paul gave so much and helped so many.

He will be greatly missed.

My condolences to Lisa and to Ezra on this very sad event.

The Pope Family,
I have never met Paul Pope but was very aware of his name, his presence in NL, and admired his work immensely.
The province has lost a pioneer in the NL film industry..
My sincere condolences to the Pope Family.

Marilyn Folkes

Dear Lisa and family,
Sincerest condolences. We were shocked and saddened to learn of Paul’s death. What a huge loss. Thinking of you all at this time and wishing you peace and strength as you negotiate this new world without him.


Extraordinary energy, insight and intellect. When I worked with Paul during my time in Gov’t , he always advocated with such clarity and purpose, in such a respectful, forthright manner. A real visionary of the cultural world and a true pioneer in the arts community. And such love for this place, its potential, its people. To your families, your friends, your colleagues, my deepest sympathies. You left the wood pile a lot higher, Paul. Your influence and impact will be shown for many years to come.

Lisa, Simon, Alex and family:
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Paul’s sudden passing. He was the driving force in the film and television industry in this province. But more importantly he was a colleague and a friend. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Chris & Carol

Lisa and families. Please except our deepest sincere condolences for the sudden lost of your loved one. I honestly feel your pain. There are many hearts that are aching with such an emptiness since his passing. May your aching hearts feel comfort in knowing there’s so many who care.
My first impression is usually spot on. And may I add, after reading the many attested respectful outpourings of love and kindness; I knew what Paul was right from the very beginning. An authentic true human being. Nothing flake at all. I feel so privileged to have met him. To have met you all. You two have helped so many in our life’s journey, the positives are simply unmeasurable. You have identified and invested niceness and love to the world we all share. May God Bless
Wayne & Carol Crummey

Paul was a classmate of mine at Bishops College in 74/75 and I was not surprised that he became such an icon in the Newfoundland Arts Community. He will be missed. My condolences to all who loved him

To my dear cousin Lisa, to the Pope and Porter families, and to Paul’s friends and colleagues: I feel so very sorry for your loss.

Vivian Healey
Victoria, BC

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Paul. We met through business about twenty-five years ago, and became business friends as the years passed. Paul patiently taught me the ins and outs of the film industry and the areas where further support was needed. He was a true ambassador of film industry and a determined entrepreneur. May you R.I.P.

Lisa, Family & Friends,
I was so sorry to hear about Paul’s sudden passing.
He was such a big part of our Arts Community. Such a profound loss to our film & television Industry. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends.

When Paul was taking photos of the many clubs for the Bishop’s College yearbook in the early ’70s, none of us knew the places he’d go. He has touched many lives. My condolences to all who mourn his passing..

Reading the many memories and tributes to Paul has been inspiring – he truly left the world a better place. Our sincere condolences for your loss.

Lisa and family,

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Paul’s passing on Thursday. Such a profound loss to all of you, to his friends, and to the entire Arts community in NL. You are in my thoughts and prayers.. Paul will be dearly missed. ❤️

Lisa, Joan and Glenn,
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband, father, brother and friend to many. As for me, he was a cousin although I have not seen him for years. You may remember me Joan as years ago i visited your mom and dad often as they did the same with my mom and dad. Fannie and I were first cousins and I dearly loved her mom, aunt Mabel. Paul was born a few days before my son David who was born on the 3rd. God bless all of you at this very sad time.

Lisa, family and friends.
I can’t begin to understand the pain you are feeling and it is with deep sorrow, I write.
Paul is at rest now, free from the challenges of life.
I know it will be hard but I hope you will find comfort knowing he will be at peace forever.
Paul worked tirelessly to build an industry where many will benefit. It couldn’t have been easy. For this I offer many heartfelt thanks.
I would like to have spent more time around Paul, and I look forward to the day when we all meet again, in that big production office in the sky.
I said the following about one other person, my father, and I say it again, about Paul….he wasn’t perfect, but he was great.
Please accept my condolences.

Dear Lisa, Simon, Alex, Joan, Glen, and all Paul’s family,
I have no words to express my sadness and shock that Paul is gone, too early. Sending you all condolences, love and hugs.

Although I did not know Paul personally, information about him, especially about his career got passed around by the network of people who care. My connection to Paul was that his grandfather was my uncle Les; my mothers brother. And that I also knew his father and mother well.
Lisa, I want the family to know that I try to at least make an attempt to contact those left behind to mourn and to express my sincere sympathy.


The members of the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of long-time supporter, and friend, Paul Pope.

Paul and his partner Lisa have been instrumental in supporting the fire department by way of their annual fundraiser. After purchasing and starting to renovate the “Church” in Ochre Pit Cove, Paul wanted to give back to the communities on the North Shore. He felt that the fire department, which represented so many of these communities, was deserving and thus started their fundraiser. Through more than a decade of connection and support, Paul and Lisa became a part of the organization.

We cannot thank Paul and Lisa enough for their support. Paul’s presence will be missed on the North Shore.

We send our condolences to Lisa, Simon, Alex and family during this difficult time.

Lisa and family myself and Terry Brennan send our deepest condolences. It was a big shock and he will truly be missed.

Lisa, Alex and Simon, and family and many friends. Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead. I had the privilege of working with Paul since 1982 and in all those years there was always a hug, a dry wit chuckle and giggles at our endurance. Our community has a lot to be thankful for in his championship in the film industry. RIP Paul…you are loved.

To the families of Paul
Sorry to hear of Pauls Passing . A n immense lost to the Arts community. Sincere condolences to the families.

Eileen and Freeman Pope

Lisa, Alex & Simon & family & close friends,
I cannot imagine a world without Paul. I’m heartbroken for you, for all of us. He meant so much to so many. And I’ve been replaying all our fun & tough time on and off set since I heard this unreal news. Love to you Lisa & family. Holding you all in my heart. Paul was the kind of quiet champion that had my back. And I’m forever grateful to have known him. Xoxo

My deepest condolences to Lisa and all of the family and Paul’s dear friends. We never worked together. But I so loved talking to Paul. Dinners when our children were little, at any event, if Paul was there I wanted to be talking to him. Funny, challenging, entertaining, we got shushed on occasion. I loved being around him. Peace to you.

Lisa and family, our deepest sympathy . Ban and I will remember Paul well for who he was and for what he gave to the arts community and beyond.

I met Paul over 50 years ago when we both dabbled in photography at MUN. He went on to earn great esteem on the film side; I stuck with my stills and landscapes. From time to time over the years Paul would drop by my gallery in the Hotel Newfoundland, always with a kind remark about my work, and I about his. I have the greatest respect for what he has achieved, for himself, his industry and for Newfoundland. He created a path for other visual artists to follow, and he will be missed.

Lisa and family, my deepest condolences. What a shock it was to hear of Paul’s passing! He was a smart, funny, unique guy and was, in fact, the person who hired me in 1982 to run NIFCO. And so it began. I have so many good memories of him in those early days when NIFCO was just one ramshackle house and the Film Development Corp was but a distant dream for which we had to fight. You were a warrior, Paul. You will be missed by many.
Sharon Smith

Lisa and family, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts.

To Lisa and all the family, my deepest sympathy on Paul’s passing. I always enjoyed working with Paul. He was as committed to any project as anyone I have ever known. His impact was widely felt and will survive his passing. RIP Paul !
Jim Byrd, Port Credit, Ontario

Lisa and family, I am profoundly sorry to hear about Paul. My thoughts are with you. Much love.

Heartfelt condolences to Lisa and family.
Anyone from Newfoundland & Labrador that plies their trade in the film or television industry owes a huge debt of gratitude to Paul. To know him was a privilege. Like countless others I got my start in the business with Paul’s encouragement and guidance. The school of Pope.

We are so shocked to hear this sad news. We live in Ochre Pit Cove and have witnessed all the great improvements Paul has made and was making to our little Community. The local Church, which was no longer in use, is now a beautiful and functional architectural beauty due to Paul’s vision. It is known as Ochre House. His generosity to the surrounding areas is well known by residents of the North Shore. Lisa and families, please accept our most sincere condolences.

To Glenn Joan and Paul’s family
So sorry to hear about Paul .. Have many good memories of Cherry Hill road and card games at Western Gull pond
We wish you strength during this difficult time
Gary and Flora Hollett

Lisa and family, There are no words to convey our sorrow at the loss of your dear husband. You have gone through a lot of losses lately. Hope you find peace in all your great memories of Paul, Jerry and your Mom. Take care of yourself.

I had the pleasure to meet Paul when I was working temporarily at Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Co. years ago.. My sincerest condolences on such a terrible loss.

Joan & Glenn & family , words cannot express how shocked I was to read of Paul’s passing. My thoughts go back to the good times we all had when we congregated on Cherry Hill Road. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Paul’s family .

So sorry for your loss. I knew Paul and did work for him in the early days of NIFCO. RIP.

So very saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. We served together on the LSPU Hall Board, and in addition to being just a delight to be around, Paul had a unique combination of wisdom, instinct and knowledge gained from his years of hard work and dedication that was always enlightening.. He is gone far too soon and his loss will be felt far and wide.

What crushing news. Paul is the most importany figure in NL film and television. He was the film school. He will be missed but never forgotten. RIP Paul.

I worked with Paul a few times.
I remember one day, while filming in the Battery area, he yelled “We have a WOO” People went running, film cameras in hand . It was then I learned what a WOO is.
A “Window Of Opportunity”
Paul had spotted a ship in the process of lowering her sails as she approached the narrows..
Rest well Paul.

Lisa, Simon and Alex. It’s hard to know what to say because there will be so many things to say about him. A Titan. A Trailblazer. A mentor. A gifted and creative human being. A giant in his industry – but a person who made everyone feel worthy in his circle. For me the powerful words are authenticity and kindness. Those traits will live on in his work, the projects he accomplished, the relationships he nurtured, and through his children.
My thoughts are with you. Be proud.

So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. What a lovely man he was. I didn’t know him well but well enough to know that. I always enjoyed our chats at the gym.
What a great loss to the community.
Sincere condolences to Lisa and all the family and friends.

Joan and family, Jeanette and I are saddened to hear of the passing of your dear brother Paul . May God bless you as you celebrate Paul’s life , a truly exceptional and gifted Newfoundlander .
Peter & Jeanette
Langley,B C

I met Mr. Pope many years, just to say hello to. I’ve been in a couple of movies and somewhere along the way I met him. He was very nice to an extra who was doing something new!
For his film work he will be missed!

Dear Lisa and family of Paul,
So many times Paul approached me about using our PresentationConvent, Cathedral Square, for historical films. While asking all the normal questions relative to the use of our property, he answered every question with respect, honesty and dignity to the degree that I trusted him totally. To add to that, he was true to his word every time.
We have lost a man who was larger than life and his legacy will live on.
Sympathy and prayers to Paul’s family and friends.

Lisa and family,

Words cannot express my sympathy. I’m still in complete Shock. It was so evident on set that Paul was doing what he loved. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Rest In Peace Mr Pope.

Shocked to hear about Paul and so, so sad. I have great memories of him, and respect for his tireless work to bring our film industry to life. Such a loss for everyone, and too soon, too soon.

To.the family,sorry to hear of Paul’s passing thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, Gerald and Jocelyn, Gerald the son of Annie Buffett ,Paul’s Grandfather’s sister

My Deepest Condolences to Lisa and Family. Paul was a one of kind personality. His extensive reach was felt by so many, his absence will be mourned by many far and wide.
Luv and Hugs.
Bryan “Franky” McMeeken

Joan and Glenn and the Pope family. I can remember when Paul was a young and aspiring artist with great dreams, oh so long ago. Thinking of you at this time.

Warm regards from Calgary


My sincere condolences to Paul’s family and large circle of friends. A tremendous loss for you as well as for the film community. May you find comfort eventually. He was always so friendly to me whenever I met him in the street visiting my friend Alison, his next door neighbour. A true gentleman. 🧡

It wasn’t until I came to leave my condolences and saw Paul’s face that the full weight of who we have lost is hitting me. What an absolutely extraordinary man. What a heart, what an intellect, what an epic life. Paul was the heart of any production he was involved with and the life of every gathering. He made things happen, fought for people and thier work. It’s impossible to fathom his impact on and importance to the Newfoundland and Labrador arts community and beyond. Tireless, every challenge met with enthusiasm and a sense of humour. Paul was a champion of so many, he was so full of love. He made all of us feel so cared for and welcome on his adventure. He made everything fun and full of crackling energy, I loved working with him so much. I am so grateful that I knew this absolute legend.
Dearest Lisa, Simon and Alex, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I send my love and deepest sympathies to you, and the Pope and Porter families.

My condolences to the families. I worked at Bristol Communications and met Paul when he worked at Advantage. A huge loss to the arts community.

My sincere condolences to the Pope/Porter family at this time. Paul was a colleague, a client, a mentor, but most of all a friend, and a friend of many. Thank you for letting me into the Newfoundland community, and for the many fond memories. To Lisa in particular, my heartfelt sympathies to you.

I saw a certain kindred spirit in the one and only Paul Pope. We met at many Producer Association events, Conferences in the UK and film festivals. He was singular in his wit, smarts, spirit and kindness. While I never met Paul’s family, I can say that I hope I’m ok to feel as if I’m a part of what surely must be a global clan of admirers! I’ll “attend” in spirit from BC next week. Blessings for the man and sending love for his journey.

Lisa and family .
So sorry to hear of your condolences to the family at this sad time..

Our thought’s and sympathy is being sent to you as we hear of Paul’s passing. Paul was a husband, father, and brother. He will be mourned by each of you as you miss his earthly presence. He will be in you hearts forever..
The provincial art’s community will also mourn as they too miss one of their best.

To Lisa and Family, Joan and Glenn, please accept our heartfelt sympathy, Paul will be lovingly missed..

Lisa and family
So sad for your loss may your memories of Paul give you comfort in the days ahead
Marilyn and Pat Hogan

Joan and Glenn. Sorry for the loss of your brother. My condolences to the Pope and Porter family.

Paul and I started school together at Ryerson in 1975 and when we came back to Newfoundland we made our first drama together at NIFCO. What a time we had! We laughed, we cried, we did crazy and wonderful things. I have so many memories of Paul throughout the years that we worked together. He was a kind and amazing soul. Godspeed, Paul. You will be greatly missed by us all. To Lisa and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss.

My sincere condolences to Paul’s family and friends. I went to school with Paul, he was a talented producer. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

R.I.P. Paul