April 21st, 1925 – May 7th, 2024

Paul Korney aged 99 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024.  Paul was born to Roman and Annie Korney on April 21st, 1925, in the small town of Endeavour, Saskatchewan.  He came from a large family consisting of 13 children and was the second oldest of the 7 boys.  His father had emigrated from Austria in the early 1900s, being granted a 160-acre homestead in northern Saskatchewan.

Paul attended primary school in Endeavour, leaving to assist in his father’s blacksmith shop, where he learned basic skills that would manifest themselves later in his life.  He excelled in constructing and creating things.  Building houses was a necessary start that facilitated his accreditation as a Journeyman Carpenter.  From wood to metal, Paul’s skills and aptitude transitioned and he became a Journeyman Millwright while working at Robin Hood Flour Mills in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  He finished his career as a Senior Millwright employed by Catalytic Construction, which had the maintenance contract for Kalium Chemicals at Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan, where Paul finished his career by retiring in 1989.

Paul married Pauline Mallick of Tadmore, Saskatchewan prior to moving to Moose Jaw in 1952.  Pauline and he had four children Brian-1950 (m Sheila Roh), Jacqueline-1953 (m Don Cavanagh), Scott-1964 (m Kim George) and Candace-1967 (m Randy Baars).  He is survived by his four children, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. 

Paul loved all things outdoor and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  While physicality permitted, he was actively engaged in these pursuits.  From catching perch through the ice at Buffalo Pound Lake to wrestling with king salmon off the coast of Alaska, he enjoyed it all.  Wild game was the go-to in his household.  At home, some say he lived in his garage, free from any worldwide hassles.

As Paul’s health declined, he took up residence at Chateau St. Michael, where he truly appreciated the accompaniment and assistance provided by all the staff there.  He frequently said they were “good people”.

Loved by all his descendants, we are very sorry to have him no more.

A Private Family Service will be held to honour Paul.  Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Cara Ashworth Funeral Director 306-693-4550