Paul J. BelbasPaul J. Belbas, 75, of Grand Forks, ND died at home November 30, 2012 with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Paul J. Belbas
Paul J. Belbas, 75, of Grand Forks, ND died at home November 30, 2012 with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Paul James Belbas was born the surviving twin son of Michael and Jessie (Hutman) Tkacz on July 11, 1937 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up in Winnipeg and Armstrong, Ontario.
Paul married Jessie Kieffer on October 26, 1963 in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Grand Forks. Paul was employed with the Canadian National Railroad, the Winnipeg School Division #1, Dakota Plate Glass, and the City of Grand Forks. He worked for years maintaining the Pearson, Christensen & Clapp Law Firm. He was a member of St. Michaels Church and the Knights of Columbus, Council 1260. Paul enjoyed telling stories, fishing, hockey, trains, auctions, working in his yard, going for coffee and spending time with family.
Paul is survived by his wife, Jessie; daughters, Joyce Belbas, Jane (Patrick) Hughes, all of Grand Forks, ND; a son, James (Angie) Belbas, East Grand Forks, MN; 3 grandsons, Andy (Michelle) Belbas, Tanner Hughes, Carson Belbas and his devoted dog, Pal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Jessie Tkacz; his twin brother, Peter Tkacz and his step-father, Michael Belbas.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service and 7:00 p.m. vigil service in the Historic Norman Funeral Home- Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Tuesday.
Honor Guard: 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Provencher Assembly 1578.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery North, Grand Forks, ND.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)