Custodial staff and management in York University Facilities – Property Management are mourning the sudden passing of their colleague and friend, Paul Renewych, on Jan. 1.
Paul had been employed as a custodian at York University since January 2015. He originally accepted the position of a part-time custodian and eventually became a full-time custodian. Paul worked on the night shift then transferred to the day shift where he interacted with many in the York University community. He worked in numerous buildings throughout his time at York University. His most recent assignment was working at Sherman Health Sciences and Tait Mackenzie buildings at the Keele Campus.
If the topic of the Dallas Cowboys football team ever came up, it was a delight to Paul. He always had an extra pep in his step during the football season. An avid traveller, he was fortunate to see many sights in the world. One of the great travels he enjoyed was a trip to Las Vegas and to the west to see the mountains. He often spoke about going backstage to “chill” with his favourite rock group Van Halen.
He is remembered by his team as always demonstrating positive attributes and they enjoyed his company and smiling face. The devastating news of losing Paul has been of great sadness to all his co-workers who have not been able to extend a comforting hug to each other. He will be greatly missed.