Paul Monforton Obituary

Paul Roland Monforton
Paul Roland Monforton

March 9, 1927 - June 12, 2019
Born in Windsor, Ontario
Resided in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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Paul Roland Monforton passed away Wednesday June 12, 2019 at age 92.
He was one of 7 children born to Louis and Bernadette Monforton (nee Mouseau) and grew up in Windsor Ontario Canada. Paul married Clara Elizabeth (nee Soulliere) on May 8, 1948.

Paul was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years Clara, her brother Earl and his son Paul Soulliere, his bothers Roger and Frank Monforton and his sister Miriam and her husband Ernie Page, brothers-in-law Hank Byrne and Don Huggard.
Paul is survived by his 5 children and their spouses: Doug and Jan Monforton, Mary-Ann Monforton and Morris Shuman, Janet (née Monforton) and Klaas DeBoer, Marty and Paula Monforton, Toby and Janice Monforton, grandchildren: Joe (Kelly Corcoran) Monforton, Jennie (Chris) Willis, Caroline (Dave) Norton, Dana (Mike Gridley) Monforton, Hazel (John Walmsley) Monforton, Jeremy (Lisa Duran) Schmitzerle, Michelle Monforton, Cristina (Jonathan) Buhe, Nicole Monforton, Nick Monforton, Nolan Monforton, Marissa Monforton, Cara Monforton, Paige Monforton, and Jack Monforton, and great grandchildren: August, Margaret, Beau, Casey, Mary Katharine, Ares, Jack Douglas, Isabella, Loki, and Jackson. Paul has 3 surviving sisters Maxine Huggard, Rosalie (Ernie) Gignac, Jeannette Byrne, two sisters-in-law Theresa Monforton, Ginny Monforton and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Paul was an athlete his entire life. He was the first captain of the Windsor Spitfires when they became a Junior A team. He became lifelong friends with Spitfire teammate Louie Poallato and Red Wing Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay.
He was a long-time member of the Downtown Detroit YMCA. He excelled at all racquet sports, and believed himself to be a good golfer.
Dad's hockey career ended with a broken ankle, which he maintained was the best break of his life. He went on to a very successful career as a sales representative for AAA of Michigan for the next 47 years, retiring at age 70.

Paul was a devout Catholic and put his faith in the “Big Guy” upstairs.
He had a champion's spirit and an enormous heart, which in the long run provided him with extended years. He maintained his charm and wit, and as the Sunrise staff said, “he was always the gentleman.” He was generous with his humor, attention, and support, especially to his beloved and cherished grand and great-grandchildren.

Paul's family will receive guests on Thursday, July 18, at 9:30 am until time of Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life at 10:00 am at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, 48236. Cardinal Joe Tobin will be officiating. Following the Mass, inurnment will take place at St. Paul on the Lake Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1620 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, 48211 and De La Salle High School, 14600 Common Rd., Warren, 48088 .

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St. Paul Catholic Church
157 Lake Shore
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI US 48236
Thursday, July 18, 2019
10:00 AM
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Inurnment
St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church Columbarium
157 Lakeshore Road
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI US 48236
Thursday, July 18, 2019

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