Hon. Paul Wyatt Dick

Obituary of Hon. Paul Wyatt Dick

 

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of the Honourable Paul Wyatt Dick, PC, QC on May 2, 2018 at the age of 77. Paul was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario on October 27, 1940 to Wyatt Dick and Constance Grace Harrison. He started his education in Arnprior and then attended Trinity College School in Port Hope. He studied at the University of Western Ontario and earned his law degree at the University of New Brunswick. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1969, and worked as an assistant crown attorney for Carleton County from 1969 until 1972, when he entered private practice in Ottawa. He was named Queen’s Counsel in 1981. Paul was first elected to the House of Commons in 1972 and remained in service to Canada until 1993. During those years Paul served in various cabinet positions - initially as Associate Minister of National Defence, then as Minister of Supply and Services and the Royal Mint, and later as Minister of Public Works and Minister Responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Paul leaves a legacy of professional and personal achievements serving his community, his constituency, and his country with passion and dedication.  Paul will be deeply missed and forever cherished by his wife Pierrette Cassista. He leaves to mourn his much loved twin sons Wyatt and Andrew, his daughter-in-law Izabela and his adored grandchildren Zofia and Kaya. He will be greatly remembered for his kindness and generosity to his sister Joanne and her children Mark, Angela, and Hugo as well as to his many friends and colleagues.  Arrangements entrusted to the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior.  A private funeral service will be held Friday May 11, 2018  at the Boyce Chapel at 10:30 a.m.  A Celebration of Life will follow at the Britannia Yacht Club (2777 Cassels Street, Ottawa)  from 2-4 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to The University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be gratefully appreciated.