Wednesday, January 25, 2012


“So dear I love him that with him,
all deaths I could endure.
Without him, live no life.”
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Horst Paul Julius Kaufhold
Paul was born February 17, 1934 in Dusseldorf, Germany to Matilda and Wilhelm Kaufhold. When Paul was a young man he immigrated to Canada and began working as a farmhand and then in 1969 as the mechanic at Andrés Wines / Peller Estates Winery in Grimsby, Ontario. In 1959 he married Grace Burnham and together they raised three children, Peter (Carole) Kaufhold, Pat Duperron and Robert (Margaret) Kaufhold.

Jaime Ann Kaufhold
Jaime was born August 10, 1942 to Pamela and Jack Easlick of Hamilton, Ontario. Jaime worked as a medical receptionist until she married Bruce Snively in 1961. They moved to Stoney Creek and together they raised four children, Karen Emilson, Mark (Margaret) Snively, Nance (John) Lester and Darlene (Don) West.

It was a mutual love for sailing that brought Paul and Jaime together when they met at the Port Maitland Sailing Club. They became inseparable and moved to Grimsby, marrying in 1984. Paul continued working at Andrés Wines, retiring in 1999 after 30 years of dedicated service. Jaime worked at odd jobs and then after Paul retired, they began volunteering their time at the Grimsby Benevolent Fund. Whether it was renovating the house or working in the yard, Paul and Jaime did everything together. In their younger years they enjoyed traveling and made trips to Germany, Florida, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Ireland, Calgary and Winnipeg.

Their home was a warm and inviting place where family was always welcome. Every one of us benefitted from their wise counsel and loving support. They will be greatly missed by everyone who knew them.

On January 16, Paul suffered a massive stroke and was rushed to the hospital where, surrounded by family, he passed away a few hours later. Jaime refused to say good-bye to Paul and within a few minutes following his death, also suffered an aneurysm and joined Paul later that night.

Left to cherish their memory are Pamela Easlick; all seven children and spouses, along with grandchildren Laurie, Lace, Kassarah, Alicia, Emma, Daniel, Cheyenne, Christine, Kelsi, Dana, Katherine and Kate. They will also be missed by Paul’s family including brothers Ewald (Christina) Kaufhold, Hans (Hildegard) Kaufhold and sister Ursula Ilgner, all of Germany.
Paul was predeceased by his parents; Grace Kaufhold and brother Dieter Kaufhold. Jaime was predeceased by her father Jack Easlick; and Bruce Snively.

The family would like to thank the staff at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital for the excellent care given to our parents and for the compassion shown to us that day.

A private family funeral service was held Saturday, January 21, 2012. If desired, memorial contributions to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Lincoln County Humane Society can be made through the funeral home (905) 957-7031 or

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