God opened the gates of Heaven on Easter Sunday to welcome Paul Scherer. He died suddenly after a ten year battle with Cancer in the third overtime. In true form, there was never a day that he gave up and although we are heartbroken, it is no coincidence that God chose this day to take his hand and invite him to the festivities and celebration in heaven on Easter Sunday. Devoted husband and soul mate to Linda Scherer married for over 40 years. Loving father to Amy Scherer (Dave Chui) and Christopher Scherer (Diana). Cherished grandpa to Dilynn and Evelynn Chui and James, Luke and Christopher Scherer. He joins his mother and father Shirley and Walter Scherer as well as brothers Dave Scherer and Pete Scherer in Heaven. He will be dearly missed by his brothers; Steve Scherer (Susan), Mark Scherer (Paula) and Joe Scherer (Betty) and sister Sue Scherer (Karen) as well as many nieces and nephews. Also a great loss to the entire Stockie family including brother-in-laws; Gary Stockie (Margot), Tom Stockie (Brenda), John Stockie (Shyanne) and sister-in laws; Mary Anne Weiler (Micheal), Jane Bell (Jim) and Jackie Penner (Ed), along with all his nieces and nephews. Paul was a great man, a devoted community leader, brilliant entrepreneur, unwavering rock and family man. He dedicated his life to helping others and making Milton an amazing place to live and raise a family. He was a man who gave everything and asked for nothing and he touched so many people with his enormous heart, strength and passion. He served a term as a very dedicated town counsellor, never missing a meeting even through his Cancer treatments. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Volunteer on the Canada Day Committee, Santa Clause parade, Chamber of Commerce, he was honored to be voted as citizen of the year for 2003 as well as an awesome hockey and baseball coach to many, just to name a few. He was a devoted member of Holy Rosary Parish and he volunteered selflessly catering too many events to name. His first passion was hockey, which he played for most of his early years at an elite level. He was as tough in life as he was on the ice. A dedicated father, friend and partner, he radiated love with a smile or a hug and he gracefully took on the role of father figure to so many. His home was always open and all who knew him felt his love. He found joy in the kitchen where he loved to feed everyone, and friends easily became family. The family is grateful for the compassionate care Paul received throughout his battle from the numerous health care providers at the Juravinski Clinic and St. Joseph’s Hospital, especially Dr. Finley who fought alongside him to the end.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. E. Milton 905-878-4452 on Friday, April 6th 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 7th 2018 at 11am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 139 Martin St. Milton with a reception to follow at the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and in honour of Paul’s lifelong efforts to improve his community, to the Townsend Smith Foundation (a charity to raise money for a Hospice in Milton).