After our family recieved the tragic news of the loss of Paul, we have been contacted by so many people, from around the world with such lovely stories to tell, heart warming memories to share, and laughs to be told. Paul was loved by so many, and touched so many peoples lives in many ways. He was many peoples Hero, Legend, Mentor, Coach and Friend. Not only that , he was a much loved Son, Brother, Brother in Law, Grandson, Uncle , Nephew, Cousin. ..and most of all Wonderful Dad to Oliver and Addison. Those kids were Pauls Entire World!!!!
Many people are shocked, and numb over this sudden loss of such a young kind hearted soul,who was always smiling no matter what pain he felt, he always wanted to help you out, even if that meant giving you the shirt off his own back! That was Paul's way.
He did not suffer in pain. On Wednesday night Paul suffered heart failure whilst sleeping. He had closed his eyes to go to sleep, tucked himself in his covers, when God decided it was time for him to move on, and be at Peace.
We are all left with a huge void in our lives, our hearts are Forever Broken!
Paul would be very humbled and honored to see the huge out pouring of love and support we have recieved from all over the world.
We knew as a family that Paul was loved by EVERYONE , this however has even exceeded what we imagined.
We wish Paul had known just how much he had so many people's love and support , as he has felt so alone this past year, being away from family and friends.
The page made me select a "goal amount", ... which i honestly have no idea! Any amount would help.
The reason we are doing this is so that we can be able to plan multiple "Celebrations of Life" in multiple places around the world. So people can have the chance to honor, toast, share stories, memories ,laughs, they have about Paul.
All arrangements/ Plans will be announced as soon as our families have had time to grieve and process the reality of this so very sad time.
Paul will be returning to England, to his home.
Again we truely do appriciate everything everyone has offered and done so far.
Its with great pride The Clapson family Thank you.
RIP Paul "Bear" Clapson #21 aka Borris we love you millions xxxx
Your memory will forever live on!