COOK, PAULA – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paula Cook in her 85th year at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday May 27, 2016 following a courageous battle with C.O.P.D. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1994, and her son Rick in 2011. She is survived by her sister Rosa and nieces Theresa and Sylvia and their families all of Virginia, USA. She was the beloved friend of Ken Somerville, and Ken’s family, the Johnston, Simpson & Somerville families. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Bev Cook, Nelda Cook, Irene Cook and Grace Cook, brother-in-law John and his wife Carol and nieces and nephews of her husband’s family. She was predeceased by her brothers who lived in Germany. Paula came to Canada from Germany as a young woman. She lived in Thompson Manitoba for 30 years where her husband worked for International Nickel, and where she was very successful in selling real estate. She moved to Welland in 1995 after her husband’s death. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Paula’s life will be held on Saturday June 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, at the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick. In memory of Paula, donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.