April 27, 1940 - October 22, 2012
Paul Charpentier, a beloved member of the Fellowship of Friends, completed his task after a prolonged struggle with cancer, at 2:50 pm on Monday, October 22, 2012. Paul celebrated his seventy-second birthday on April 27th.
Paul joined the Fellowship in the Toronto Center on September 25, 1988. Spending three to six months at a time, he was a strong supporting student to the centers in Montreal, St. Petersburg, Paris, and Novosibirsk.
Returning to Apollo in 1997, he quietly and consistently served the School in so many ways – whether it was acting as Treasurer of both Apollo Arts and the Elysian Society, or serving at the Galleria lunch every Sunday for several years, or stepping in wherever he was needed in the Galleria kitchen, or studying Shakespeare – his was a sterling character.
On behalf of all who knew you, we thank thee.
Do not go past the present
Funeral Service Text: Paul Charpentier 2012-11
Deign that your hand be present
You know You are the only hope I have.