Posted: March 30th, 2020

Donald Christopher Paradis, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the age of 80 years. Left to cherish Don’s memory are his children, Patrice (Al), Denise and Les (Jamie); six grandchildren, Kaley, Tessa, Quinton, Stephanie, Brad and Sarah; brother, Ray (Millie); sister, Joyce as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sophie and their son, Randy. Don was born on September 15, 1939, in St. Paul, AB and grew up on a farm in Foisy where he attended elementary school. He finished his schooling in Edmonton and continued his education at SAIT to become an electrician; moving to several locations wherever there would be an electrical job to do. Don married Sophie on February 27, 1960, and together they raised four wonderful children. They were living in Calgary when Don’s last electrical job brought him to Medicine Hat. He moved his family to Medicine Hat in 1973 where he built their first home. When the project was completed at Alberta Gas Chemicals, Don decided to build the family another home and he decided to take up construction full time. Don started Paradon Builders where he became a well liked and respected businessman. He continued to build homes until 2006 when he retired but he wasn’t quite ready, so he built homes for a few more years. Construction was Don’s life and he enjoyed it immensely. He made many lasting relationships over the years. Don and Sophie loved travelling and going south to Arizona and the Nevada area; especially attending the PBR in Vegas and the Laughlin River Run. Don will be forever missed! The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of 5E of MHRH as well as St. Joseph’s Home for their wonderful care. Due to Covid 19 and the new guidelines set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, a Private Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Don’s name may be made directly to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 “Locally owned & directed”

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  1. Darlene Gallup says:

    This has really saddened me. Don was a very nice man. We had many good times with Sophie and Don. My deepest sympathies to the family.

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