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February 1, 2021

Edward “Paul” Rigby of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at the age of 80. Cherished husband of Jane (née Flatt) Rigby. Missed by his siblings, John Rigby and Marian Furklo, and their families. Remembered by his cousin, Margot and family. Predeceased by his parents, Archdeacon Edward Rigby and Marjorie (née Worboy). Paul grew up in Hamilton and was educated at Ridley College, St. Catharines. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and completed post-graduate studies at London School of Economics, London, England. He began training to be a chartered accountant but then left to join Canada’s Foreign Service as a trade commissioner in 1966. He served in Greece, Turkey, San Francisco and Peru, Bolivia. Paul retired to form his own business, an international trading house, performing purchase management for foreign projects and buyers, shipping worldwide. He also worked as an international sales representative for an industrial bearing manufacturer, covering most of the globe, north and south. He was fluent in French and Spanish, and could manage in Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish. Paul moved to Kincardine and formed a small wholesale business. He also had a shop, focusing on his wife’s ceramic art. While in Hamilton/Dundas, he became active in Rotary and continued his service for Kincardine, most notably running the Rotary TV Bingo. He was also a member of the Kincardine Community Singers. He loved his many pets and will be missed by his Border Collies, Skye and Polly. Cremation has taken place. In the spring, his final resting place will be Grove Cemetery, Dundas. Memorial donations to the Kincardine Rotary Club, Kincardine Community Singers or the University of Guelph Animal Cancer Centre, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.