Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family by her side on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the age of 58.  Loving wife of Tom.  Treasured mom of Pam and her husband Tim Nykolaichuk and Cam.  Adoring grandma of Ava.  Cherished sister of Debbie Andrews and Ruth Cameron.  Paula will be missed by the Read family, extended family and friends.  Paula was a member and former Executive of the Canadian Corps.  A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa; 6C and 4F for their care and compassionate support.  A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Canadian Corps, 142 Athol Street East, Oshawa, from 1 - 4 pm.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada or a charity of choice can be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Online condolences may be made at


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  • Oct 24, 2017

    Karen and David
    Tom....Losing someone we love is not easy, but we are blessed to have been able to share in Paula's life. Our condolences on your loss.
  • Oct 24, 2017

    Heather Ireland
    Ruth, Debbie, Pam, Tom & family,
    My condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I was blessed to have gotten to know Paula on our trip to the Dominican. Know that she is with you every day.❤️
  • Oct 25, 2017

    bob Derusha
    A friend who loved her family and was so happy about being a grand mother for the first time , well she got that wish even if it was for a short time . Rest in peace my friend 
  • Oct 25, 2017

    jay Kerr
    I'm sorry for your loss.
  • Oct 25, 2017

    Connie Read and Terry Williams
    It is hard to find the words to express how sad I am at losing Paula. She has been a much loved part of our family for so many years, and to me she was a “little sister”.
    I have such treasured memories of our many times together and I will always be thankful for her wonderful kindness in letting me be part of the birth of her daughter, Pamela.  I will never forget her courage and her will to keep fighting even in the face of such terrible suffering.
    I loved her and will miss her.
    Connie Read
  • Oct 25, 2017

    Kathy Inch
    Paula was a wonderful and supportive lady to those who met and worked with her.  She reached out to everyone, remembered everyone as if they were family and had a heart as big as a house.  She will be missed very much.
  • Oct 25, 2017

    Celine Leblanc
    Dear Tom amd Family , 
    Words can not express the sorrow and pain we feel for the loss of Paula... 
    With our deepest sympathy  , 
    Normand and Céline Leblanc xo  
  • Oct 26, 2017

    Lyn Gilmartin
    Dear Tom, Pamela, Cam and Family,
    Sending our deepest condolences, on the loss of Paula.  You were great neighbors and I have fond memories of our impromptu get togethers on  different occasions, whether it was making wontons in our kitchen; our May long weekend fireworks in the parkette when the kids were small, or a few beverages after a snowstorm shovelling the driveways.  
    Paula was always a very kindhearted person...we are very sorry for your loss.
    With deepest respect and love,
    Lyn, Jessica and Jeremy Gilmartin
    Port Moody, BC
  • Oct 26, 2017

    Toni Marshall
    The Marshall family will truly miss our dear friend. 
  • Oct 26, 2017

    WW Oshawa
    Our dear Paula, you will be in our hearts forever.
    Your friends at WW Oshawa
  • Oct 26, 2017

    Oshawa Naval Veterans\' Club
    The President, Executive and Members of the Oshawa Naval Veterans' Club extend heartfelt condolences to the Read family.  
  • Oct 27, 2017

    Linda DeCarlo Caldwell
    Dear Tom,  Please accept my condolences 
    to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
  • Oct 28, 2017

    Jennie Tyl
    My condolences to you and the rest of your family. Paula will be greatly missed. 
  • Oct 28, 2017

    Beth McCormick
    My condolences to Paula's family and friends.  She was such a kind hearted lady and will forever be remembered.  Heaven has gained a new Angel.  RIP Paula 
  • Oct 29, 2017

    Susan O\'Brien
    My deepest sympathies to the Read family.  I worked with Paula every Monday morning for 4 years and miss her smiley face.  She will always have a little piece of my heart.  When the red cardinals come to your garden, that will be Paula looking over you.  Rest in piece my friend.
  • Oct 30, 2017

    The Stanfield Family
    Our condolences to Tom, Cam, Pam, Tim and Ava.  Paula will be so missed.  Rest in peace our dear friend and neighbour ❤
  • Nov 3, 2017

    Rick and Julie Powers
    We will always remember with a happy heart all the shared family and friend events including all those Canadian Corps Family Picnics and Christmas parties, our rotating New Year's Eve house parties and game and card nights where the gals mostly gabbed in the livingroom and the guys argued sports and politics in the distance.  We miss Paula but are so glad she shared in Pam's wedding and held her treasured wee Ava!!  Rest now Paula and shine down from above on all those who love and miss you!
    Rick, Julie, Amanda and Chris Powers

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