April 2, 2019
On the evening of April 2nd, 2019, we said goodbye to our beloved Kris (Arne) Paulsen at the young age of 63.
Kris will be deeply missed by his loving wife Cindy, sons Matthew and Sean (Sunny), sisters Marne (Al), Linda (Harry), grandsons Forrest and Linden, sister-in-law Barb Stewart (Fred), nieces Tammy, Amanda (Glen) and Tina (Nick), nephews Scott and Jesse (Allison), Henry (Lynette), Richard (Tina), Cindy’s son Talon and father Norm, his beloved cat Rudy, and many extended family members and friends. Kris is now reunited with both his parents, brother Fred and sister Cindy, and mother-in-law Anne.
Kris was born and raised in Prince Rupert and moved to Kelowna with his family in 1988. He met his soulmate Cindy in 2002 and they married in 2014. He was a loving and devoted father to his sons and an amazing “Grampa” to his grandsons.
Kris was a kind and gentle soul and made friends everywhere he went. He will be remembered for his jokes and how he could never make it to the punchline before laughing. Things that will always remind us of Kris are coffee, country music, the ocean, and St. Christopher. Kris inspired everyone he knew with his unbreakable strength, patience, loving kindness, calm presence, and ability to make everyone feel like a friend.
A Celebration Of Life will be held in Prince Rupert, date to be announced.