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William “Paul” Sinclair

OBITUARY FOR WILLIAM “PAUL” SINCLAIR 2/20/1941-04/15/2018
Paul was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Scott A. and Doris L. Sinclair (Clemmer) in February 1941. Paul attended Queen Elizabeth High School and Mount Royal College. He loved sun and cycling so much so that he cycled to and from his airline job at the Phoenix International Airport every day, even during the summer at high noon. He also road to work in Palm Springs, San Jose, Memphis and San Diego.

He retired after 40 years of working for West Coast, Air West, Hughes Air West, Republic and finally Northwest Airlines. He did everything from customer service from the ticket counter, to the ground operations, to air freight, bringing in the large Boeing 747 and many other aircraft comprising the fleets of all of these airlines. He loved his job.

His retirement years brought him great satisfaction where he could put his kind heart into action. He and his wife Dora, spent many weeks each year volunteering with International Gospel Ministry in Kino Bay, Sonora, Mexico. They were the support team for many years in Mexico with IGM. “Pablo” was well loved by the people in this small fishing community, as they went about helping the poor and needy in this village. Paul was a strong yet kind man who realized at a very young age that he should temper his greater physical strength when playing with his friends.

“Some say it’s the strength from muscles
That helps you win life’s tussles
But we’ve seen you impart
A gentleness from your heart
That is stronger than brute force
For it followed love’s sweet course.”

Paul will never be forgotten for he lives in the hearts of all who knew him: His family, wife Dora L. (Mueda) Sinclair, his son Randy Sinclair, his daughter Lisa Kyser, Dora’s daughter, Rebecca Keeney-Clark, and son, John Keeney. Paul’s sister Joann Elliott and brother Douglas Sinclair as well as his many grandchildren, Whitney, Katrina, Ryan, Reece, Spencer, Sophia and Jackson…who he loved dearly. He goes to meet his Lord, and awaits all who will come after.

Please check with the family about a Celebration of Life service to be held at the Sun Valley Community church in Tempe Arizona.

27 Comments

  • Eileen Root Posted April 17, 2018 8:32 PM

    We will miss our bear hugs.

  • Judy Troutman Posted April 17, 2018 8:40 PM

    Dora & Family
    My heart aches for each of you. Paul was loved and respected by everyone. He loved his airline family. And we loved him. We will miss our bear hugs from this big Teddy Bear. We know he is celebrating with our Father in heaven.
    Paul till we meet again. Love Judy

  • Glenda Valencia Posted April 17, 2018 10:35 PM

    We won’t forget his heart and the support you’ve always given us in the ministry. Today I enter in the nursery and look at the toy shelf that he assemble and put for the children. We will always remember ihim with a lot of love and gratitude. Our hope is eternal and we know that we will see him again. Dora We love you and we are praying for you and your whole family, that your hearts be strengthened in Jesus and his promises. ❤ ️

  • Doug Bittner Posted April 18, 2018 7:35 AM

    I only knew him a short time but will miss him for a long time. Paul you touched many hearts including mine. I enjoyed the few years we worked together. My deepest sympathies to you Dora and all your family and I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Bill & Kristi Chaddick Posted April 18, 2018 11:06 AM

    Paul, you will be deeply missed! Our love & prayers go to Dora & the rest of your family & friends.

  • Judi Risinger Posted April 18, 2018 12:08 PM

    My condolences to Dora and all of Paul’s family. He is now with his beloved Savior Jesus. Prayers for peace and comfort. Paul WILL be missed greatly!
    Sincerely in Christ’s love,
    Judi Risinger

  • Marilyn Leyva Posted April 18, 2018 12:27 PM

    Dora, I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I’m sure he and my Chris are up in heaven watching over us
    My heart aches for you.

  • Jack Landers Posted April 18, 2018 4:09 PM

    I really enjoyed working with Paul. He often kidded my about my weight, which only gave me inspiration. Paul is now is God’s Heaven, and, in my belief, is receiving
    divine grace. Rest in Peace.

  • Tracy Battle Posted April 18, 2018 10:30 PM

    Truly loved and sadly missed. I will always remember his bike outfits. Rain, heat, and more heat. He road his bike with a smile on his face. My prayers to Dora and his whole family. May God Bless you with peace and strength to get through this difficult time.

  • Patrick Love Posted April 19, 2018 6:40 AM

    Hi Dora,
    I’m saddened to here about the passing of Paul, My heart and prayers are with you and the family..

  • Edward Bequette Posted April 22, 2018 10:40 AM

    Hi Dora,
    I just heard about Paul and I would like you to know that he will be misused and that my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Diane Haldy Posted April 24, 2018 7:38 PM

    Hi Dora,
    I am sad to heard about Paul, My heart goes out to you and the family. I remember so much about you and Paul at NWA- My prayer are with you. Remember God is with you.

  • Matthew Mueda Posted April 27, 2018 10:29 AM

    We will remember Paul for his gentle manner and big laugh. He was a joy to be around. Our deepest sympathies to you. Aunt Dora.

  • Howard and Ruth Blaut Posted April 29, 2018 2:44 PM

    We were touched by Paul’s gentle, friendly spirit. Please accept our deepest sympathy, and we wish you comfort in the love of friends and family.

  • Gerri Caputo Posted April 30, 2018 4:10 AM

    God blessed me when I met Paul and Dora. Dora, God be with you, your family, and friends. You will be missed, but your in God’s house.

  • Don & Lola Hostetler Posted April 30, 2018 8:33 AM

    Dora so sorry for your loss. Paul will be missed by all. Continue to pray for you and your family.

  • Mary Sherman Posted April 30, 2018 12:05 PM

    A kind heart for your fellow man and a true dog lover. Pedaling to work always amazed me, envious of your energy.! God blessed you in so many ways..

  • Barbara Coons Posted May 1, 2018 9:46 AM

    Dora, Paul is rejoicing in heaven waiting for his family to join him Jesus loves him Dora and family I pray for healing and good memories.

  • Yvette Reche Posted May 2, 2018 8:09 AM

    Hi Paul. Have fun riding your bike in Heaven. I am missing your “hello neighbor” on my way to the mailbox. Dora and I talk about you each time I see her. Of course she misses you so much but she knows that some day, she will ride a tandem with you in Heaven, surrounded by angels. This is what helps her deal with you not being with her. Rest in peace Paul. Your gentle smile and big bear’s hugs are missed by all who knew you, including my dear husband John.

  • Phyllis and Len Colbert Posted May 4, 2018 2:51 PM

    Paul was as real a person as we have ever known; a great one to help with any task and or information. He was a champion husband, a valued friend and a devoted believer. That awesome smile could light up a room and will be sorely missed.

  • David A. Denyer Posted May 5, 2018 5:47 AM

    Dorothy and I send our love to Dora at this sad time. The good news is that we will all see Paul again in heaven. We will miss him, and extend our sympathy to to Dora, our friend. David and Dorothy Denyer

  • Marilyn Balph Posted May 5, 2018 4:35 PM

    Hi Dora, Paul’s Celebration of Life service was very impressive, So many people shared loving memories of Paul & his impact on their lives. Although my husband & I have never had the pleasure of working or traveling with you & Paul we’ve been aware of your ministry in Keno Bay, and have been able to observe your friendly smiles in Sunday school class. Our hearts go out to you for your loss. We pray that you will feel God’s comforting arms around you and draw strength from your knowledge of His Word and the fact that Paul is with Him!

  • Lester and Donna LeMay Posted May 5, 2018 7:04 PM

    Dora, thank you for planning the beautiful memorial to Paul today. It helped me know you both better, to hear the testimony of your friends and family. “Precious memories, how they linger–” but Precious Faith, how it comforts!

  • Linda Sinclair Brooks Posted May 11, 2018 12:59 PM

    Paul, the father of our two children, was a kind and gentle soul who loved and was so proud of his family. I know he was a devoted husband to Dora and his extended family and took his responsibilities to his family and his community seriously. Bless him as he abides with the Father forevermore.

  • JoAnn Elliot Posted May 11, 2018 1:37 PM

    Missing my big brother! But I do know he’s happy and free right now. His familiar face is gone but that unique sparkle still warms my heart and always will.

  • Doug Sinclair Posted May 14, 2018 2:00 PM

    As a big brother, he enjoyed the role of torturer, tudor and friend; just as I loved every moment of having him as my older brother. I am still waiting for a message from him as to whether they are serving liquorice ice cream.

  • Katrina Kyser Posted May 17, 2018 1:29 PM

    I had the greatest Grandpa Ever! As a child, he would visit me in Texas. I would await him getting off the plane so I could get a BIG hug where he always picked me up!!! Even when I was 18, he still picked me off my feet for my hugs! As a kid, he would put me on his shoulders and make me feel like I was on top of the world. He would go exploring with my sister, Whitney, and I in the creek by our home. He gave us so much love and attention on every visit. He would sign his name on our cards “The old Man”. My Papa Paul will be missed greatly. His kindness towards the world around him will live on in our blood line. Forever missed! Love you PAPA!

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