Geraldine Cecila 'Mulch' Paul
1949 - 2021
Geraldine Cecila 'Mulch' Paul
Visitation Information
Visitation
Saturday, Sept 25, 2021
Visitation Time
after 2p.m.
Visitation Location
We’koqma’q Community Centre, 15 Reservation Road, We’koqma’q
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, September 27, 2021
Service Time
11 a.m.
Service Location
Blessed St. Kateri Parish, Waycobah First Nation
Burial Information
Burial Date
Monday, Sept 27, 2021
Burial Time
Following the Funeral Mass
Burial Location
Blessed Kateri Parish Cemetery, Waycobah
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Paul, Geraldine "Mulch" Age 71 of We’koqma’q First Nation. It is with broken hearts and many tears that we, the family of Geraldine "Mulch" Paul announce the passing of the most amazing, beautiful, kind hearted woman loved by so many, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, surrounded by family, our beloved Mulch made her final journey to reunite with her parents, grandparents, son, husband brothers and sisters. The name given to her by her grandfather; Kji Saqamaw Gabriel Sylliboy was "Mulchewej" meaning the youngest born child in the family. So, everyone knew her as "Mulch".

Mulch was a mom to her own children plus many other children she took into her home. So many called her Mom, because she was a kind hearted mother to so many. She was a foster mother and go to person for advice for her grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a woman of many talents as a arts and craftsperson who would take on a craft challenge. Most memorable trait was that she was a storyteller who always had an audience. Some of the crafts she created were beading, Christmas Ornaments, making baskets, quilts, Christmas wreaths and leather work. In her early years she operated a pizza shop and arcade. Mulch took training courses in small engine repair and that was something she loved, from repairing small kitchen appliances, radios and her specialty was sewing machines. She also trained as a personal care assistant. Some of her interest were playing bingo and playing cards, with family and friends. She was employed as an Adult Care Worker for many years and cared for her mother. She was also a Cursiesta Member of the Cursillio Movement. Mulch cherished her grandchildren so much and she always attended many school events and took part in teaching children crafts.

Mulch travelled to St. Ann de Beaupre with her family and friends. Most memorable trip was her Pilgrimage to Medjugorje with her siblings. She and her husband along with their sons travelled to Maine in her younger days to pick blueberries. Mulch is survived by her sons, Michael (Shannon) Paul, Jason Paul and Harrison (Shawla) Paul all of We’koqma’q; sister, Anna K (Francis) Pierro, Wagmatook; adopted sisters, Barbara Matheson, Maine; Bridget Marshall, Potlotek and Matilda Koopman, Halifax; best friend, Ann Denny; grandchildren, Misel, Becky, Alexa, Von, Pierce, Harrison Jr., Teanna, Kyle, Tikisha, Hope, Leon, Jason Dwayne "J.D." and Roman; great-grandchildren, Kallia, Big Cove; Rosie, Adaya, Zoey and Myla all of We’koqma’q; Godchildren, Vera Pierro, Sheila Williams, Beatrice Toney, Valerie Martin, Chelsea Googoo, Rene Young, Thomas T.J. Cremo, Cassandra Googoo, Lucille Bernard, Donelda Googoo and Doreen Googoo, Gubby Googoo; special daughters by choice, Annie Bridget,  Donna, Connie and Cassandra.  Mulch was predeceased by her son, Dwayne Michael Paul; her parents, Michael and Ellen Googoo; her siblings, William, Gabriel, Ryan J., Alex R., Stanley, Mary B., Germaine, Bernie B., Michael and Janet; adopted brothers, Wayne, Donald and Henry; Godchild, Donelda Googoo.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 25, after 2p.m.  in We’koqma’q Community Centre, 15 Reservation Road, We’koqma’q.  Funeral mass will be held on Monday, September 27, at 11 a.m. from Blessed St. Kateri Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqma’q with Father Conrad Edwards officiating, burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Genge, Dr. Ritter, nursing staff at Victoria County Memorial Hospital, nurses and her health care workers in her community.  Special thanks to Bellin.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com

Geraldine Cecila 'Mulch' Paul