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 http://www.streamingservices.ca click on “Funerals”, select “Carnell’s Funeral Home”.
No flowers by request. An award celebrating Paul will be established in the near future.
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