Paul Larue
(1979 - 2014)

Paul Larue

October 30, 1979

United States of America
January 19, 2014

Guest Book
We worked together at the Mauritius Union Assurance in Mauritius a very long time ago. I remembered him being someone honest, true, not afraid to speak his mind. A hard worker. I was very shocked to learn that Paul died several years ago. I wish all his family and friends lots of courage. Paul was really a great guy.
Lisette Lajeune (Ex colleague)
April 20th, 2019
There is so much to say but will always remember " sexy sexy ody" have fun and play guitar everyday wherever you are bud...RIP Paul.
Gerald Odayen (Friend)
August 17th, 2018
I knew Paul since early years...we went to the same schools since Pre-primary ( at Mrs Roffick on PopeHenessy street in Port Louis...) up to High School when we parted ways after the HSC...We knew his Dad who was our family Doctor, and who passed away a few weeks after Paul left brother..we’ll keep the good moments in our hearts..
Frederic Bardothier (Friend)
August 15th, 2018
Bro i remember those days at la confiance! We used to listen to pantera and guns n roses! It was really amazing. RIP BROTHER.
Ayoob Peerally (Classmate)
August 15th, 2018
"Whom the gods love, die young" was said of yore,
And many deaths do they escape by this:
The death of friends and that which slays even more,
The death of friendship, love, youth, all that is,
Except mere breath. And since the silent shore
Awaits at last even those whom longest miss
The old archer’s shafts, perhaps the early grave,
Which men weep over, may be meant to save.
(d'après un poeme de (Lord) Byron)
Trabut Mariannick (Maman)
October 30th, 2015
I remember you every day and think of you every night. Some times I cry and other times I laugh. I try my best to control my grief but some times it won't work. My life is different with out you as if part of my heart has disappeared. The part that belonged to you. I love you .

Sofia Larue (daughter)
February 24th, 2015
We met at ActivCom Ltd in Mauritius. It was great to know you Paul. I wont forget all time time we had playing Quake II, all the time developing software & enjoying a nice cup of coffee together. The moments we all had Me, You, Yannick, Riad and wollelmine will remain forever ... Blessing to all your family.
James (Colleague)
January 29th, 2015
We thought of you in love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame. We have you in our hearts. Now,on this special day, the 30th of October, we celebrate your birth. Love
Mariannick Trabut (mum)
October 30th, 2014
You were never afraid to say what ever came into your mind no matter how inappropriate it may have been and that allways made me laugh. I have never met anyone with such a dry sense of humour and a caring nature, Despite not seeing much of you in recent years I will always remember the jokes we shared over drinks and think back fondly of you as a great bloke and someone with whome there was never a dull moment. Sorry we never got to do the tattoo we talked about buddy you will be sadly missed by all who knew you. I wish Nadine and Sofia all the best in the future you are all wonderfull people.
Kenny tea (friend)
May 2nd, 2014
I did not know Paul,
I had a brief chat as he politely asked if Sofia was behaving herself whilst in my care.
I have looked after Paul's Sofia from Sept 13 to April 14. Being her Nanny here in York UK. She has been a joy! She won my heart immediately and became, to me, Queen Beryl the peril with her demands!
Sofia is bright, thoughtful, inquisitive and funny!!! VERY!!!
She has a deep quiet caring empathy for others, which is beyond her years! Her strength at loosing her wonderful Dad at 9 years old who she spoke of daily with, " my dad says this about science...,my Dad says this about the universe, my dad says this about science..., has taught me how to grieve for my dad who was 80 yrs and I 45 yrs when he died. She told me emphatically after learning her dad had died and after a big cry said, "my Dad wouldn't want me to be sad!"
Her school teacher Mrs Hartley and best school friends adored her esp Marcus & Sam who with Sofia became the 3 Musketeers. We have all learnt so very much from such a very special and wonderful little girl who when asked is," nearly 10 years old".
Paul has left a Wonderful legacy in Lilou Sofia Larue.
York has become quite boring since Sofia left York for London and im sure the world is emptier without her dad from what i have read and heard of him!
She is a credit to Paul and Nadine.
My Heart goes out to Paul's family.
kind regards - Sofia's nanny
Linda Nicholson (Pauls daughters Sofias n)
April 22nd, 2014
I just heard the shocking and tragic news.

I reread our last Skype chat, you were planning a return to Blighty.

It’s good to hear you also shone brightly at Cisco. I just listened to your Podcast.

No need to say more.

I'm finding it hard to write this now.

Goodbye good friend.

Mark Thompson (Friend)
April 3rd, 2014
I called him Larry, he did not like it. He had a few names for me too :). We got ourselves into some challenging situations, but he was always the very best of company. I imagine him now with Lou Reed and those obscure French poets & philosophers he went on about.

My heart goes out to Sofia, Nadine and family.
Shane Hanlon (Friend)
March 10th, 2014
Will remember you as this handsome boy I last saw when we left Mauritius 25 years ago .knew you since you were born . We visited and shared many dinners . So sad to hear you left us so early . Rest in peace.
marierose fokchak (family friend)
March 6th, 2014
Paul was a very talent person, also no hesitate to share his knowledge. He will always be remembered. May him reset in peace.
Sharon Chang (Colleuague)
March 5th, 2014
Goodbye mate. I missed you when you left to go stateside but this is worse.

To Nadine, Sofia and family: We share your pain.
Paul Brown (Beer buddy)
February 18th, 2014
We became very close friends over the last 2 years and I will always have ridiculously funny memories of our nights out, in Leeds and York..especially the night you threw me onto the bonnet of my brand new car. I will remember and miss you always, sleep well mate.

Jonathan Stevenson (Friend)
February 18th, 2014
Paul was one of the best person I ever met. We had such a wonderful time together during our school years. You were a true friend. You were one of a will always be part of my best memory.
Kursley Azemothe (My best school friend)
February 13th, 2014
Paul was a person of tremendous technical talent. I've worked at Cisco 17 years and in all that time, I've only known two "Tech Lead 2" engineers that came through DevTest. He was one of them. And it is my firmest belief he was destine for even higher stature.

I had the honor of working with Paul for only 8 months, most of that time he reported directly to me. He was someone I imagined spending the rest of my career working beside. He was truly an impressive individual. With clear insight and technical passion. I called him my "utility player". My "go to" guy for any critical, urgent or difficult problem.

Paul, RIP. I will miss your humor and honesty, and the friendly chats in our 1:1's. You will be remembered always. I feel blessed to have known you.
Bruce Hartman (Friend & Colleague)
February 13th, 2014
Chaque chose est un message,
une pulsation visible,
une découpe dans le vide.

Mais entre les messages des choses
se dessinent d'autres messages,
dans l'intervalle
entre une chose et l'autre,
formés par elles et sans elles,
comme si ce qui est là
décidait sans le vouloir
de ce qui n'y est pas.

Chercher ces messages intermédiaires,
la forme qui se forme entre les formes,
c'est compléter le code.
Ou peut être le découvrir.

Chercher la rose
qui se lève entre les roses.

Même s'il n'y a pas de roses.

Roberto Juarroz
muriel martinet
February 13th, 2014
A true friend, I spent part of the summer holidays with you in York and shared Sofia's last birthday with you. One night we drank our wine then realised we both had really burning feet! They were so hot we took turns to go and cool them in cold water and spent hours trying to work out why they were doing that.Those hours were spent talking about life, death and the universe, dryly, sarcastically but also with great humour as always. I can hear you now telling me to write something outrageous, but I won't!
You will always remain in my memories as I keep both Nadine and Sofia in my life. You went too soon my friend, see you on the other side X
Tracy Temple (friend)
February 11th, 2014
It's been years since I last saw you, as a matter of fact that last time we met was at your parents house for Lilou's birth...
It's still unbelievable but I sincerely hope that you are in a better place. Rest in peace and rest assured that you and your family will always be on our mind.
Rachel Mondre (Friend)
February 10th, 2014
Paul and Nadine are two of my favourite people. I have many happy memories of going to their flat in Leeds. We ate, drank and always laughed until the early hours of the morning. Beautiful people with a daughter who is the spitting image of them both. She looks just like Nadine until she smiles and then she is Paul all over. Rest in peace, Paul and bon courage, ma petite Nadine. xxxx
Mia Hodgkinson (Friend)
February 10th, 2014
paul , je garde au fond de mon coeur et de ma memoire nos bons souvenir de jeunesse...nos rire , toi avec ton long manteau, nos petits concerts improvisees...ta rencontre avec nadine, nos apres midi a rose-hill avec nos amis ......repose en paix mon ami...
Dupre Corinne (Ami)
February 10th, 2014
You gave me my first full-time job after high school. You believed in me, not only you showed me how to use a computer, you also showed me how to design and now after 11 years, I'm still in the industry and I owe it all to you Brother.

Rest in peace
Jean-Eddy Moutou (Friend/Colleague)
February 9th, 2014
"It's by chance we met, by choice we became friends."
Paul you will always be remembered my brother. You are and will remain the most talented and most competent Network engineer I've been given the chance to learn the trade from. Where I stand today thanks to you patience and friendship.
We became friends most probably because we both speak sarcasm :)
Until we meet again, Rest in Peace Paul!
Rya Vyahpooree (Friend)
February 9th, 2014
I always thought we'd meet again someday... I will always remember his sharp, dry and somewhat sarcastic humor, yet he was a real good friend and sharing ideas and music with him has been a real pleasure in our younger days. You will truly be missed my friend. Rest in peace.
Joel Ramdoo (Old Friend)
February 9th, 2014
We had a great time in San Francisco in Nov 2012. Paul picked us up from the airport at San Jose and was a perfect host throughout our stay. We had some fantastic road trips which luckily were captured on camera, and we will always treasure these moments spent together from the time we met in Leeds, to when we partied together in Mauritius and enjoyed a "few" bottles of wine together in San Francisco... RIP dear Paul. You'll be missed but never forgotten. From Brenda, Charles & Clive.
Clive Colleemallay (Friend)
February 9th, 2014
Paul was one of the brightest and kindest person I have ever known from every possible point of view. Always willing to reach out and help others in need. I will never forget the great times we had together and I will miss you heaps. Rest in peace Bro.
Dev Jadunundun (Friend)
February 9th, 2014
You were taken too early. May you rest in eternal peace.
You will be greatly missed and never forgotten. You have made your mark on this Earth. Your family and friends have had the great privilege
to have you enrich their lives.
Ruth Hyland (Aunt)
February 9th, 2014
Guess your dreams always end.
They don't rise up just descend,
But I don't care anymore,
I've lost the will to want more,
I'm not afraid not at all,
I watch them all as they fall,
But I remember when we were young.

Those with habits of waste,
Their sense of style and good taste,
Of making sure you were right,
Hey don't you know you were right?
I'm not afraid anymore,
I keep my eyes on the door,
But I remember...

Tears of sadness for you,
More upheaval for you,
Reflects a moment in time,
A special moment in time,
Yeah we wasted our time,
We didn't really have time,
But we remember when we were young.

And all God's angels beware,
And all you judges beware,
Sons of chance, take good care,
For all the people not there,
I'm not afraid anymore,
I'm not afraid anymore,
I'm not afraid anymore,
Oh, I'm not afraid anymore.

My sweet friend, You'll always be in my heart & my thoughts...forever
Jean Cyril Le Roy (Friend)
February 7th, 2014
Paul was an amazing guy, very sharp and resourceful. Rest in peace Paul, that's another great person the world will miss for sure...
kevin konglar (colleague)
February 7th, 2014
Dearest Paul'how sad that you are not he?re anymore.we cherish the wonderful time we Patrick,Camille and I had with you Nadine,Sofia,in cape town .unforgetable holiday you contributed were a great friend.please rest in peace.
kathy merven (friend)
February 6th, 2014
I remember Paul being an open, generous, welcoming and enthusiastic person with a memorable laugh! Always kind and often funny, he was interesting and helpful. Thank-you for your friendship and your "easy-going"ness. I will never forget Easter 2007 with you and your family in Cape Town. Your warmth and generosity will always be remembered. You are in our thoughts and prayers as is your family and all that miss you. Rest in peace Paul.
Anne-Sophie Hogan (Friend)
February 6th, 2014
En souvenir des bons moments qu'on a passé ensemble en famille. Heureuse de t'avoir connu et t'apprécier. Repose en paix. Marilyne. Ile Maurice
Matilyne Carlo (amie)
February 6th, 2014
I was fortunate to work with Paul. He had a special spark in him. Paul's ability to connect with people around him and understand their needs made him special. Being a sharp guy his input was solicited by many teams and people alike. I will miss a great colleague and a friend.
Sharad Sachdev (colleague)
February 5th, 2014
Paul was wonderful person. He was an inspiration to the team and always available for advice. He was the go to person for technical advice. We will miss Paul as a wonderful colleague and friend. May he rest in peace.
Samir Batio (colleague)
February 5th, 2014
I have always seen as a passionate go-getter who never turns a blind eye towards an inefficiency of any sort. It is very easy to feel Paul’s enthusiastic presence even over a conference call. Paul was one of the most talented and relentless engineer I ever worked with. Paul’s perseverance towards a task completion amazed me all the time. I’ll miss Paul as wonderful colleague and as a nice friend.
Suba Pandian (Colleague)
February 5th, 2014
Paul was not only a brilliant guy who always made work fun and challenging, but he was one of a kind, and had become a good friend. I miss him greatly.
Mark Wilkinson (colleague)
February 4th, 2014
Paul was such a great guy. He was very dedicated, and he was so funny. He could also understand people and their personalities. He was so supportive of others. He always seemed to know when I needed a kind word and was there to provide it. I will miss his kindness, his intelligence, his encouragement, and his friendship.
Patricia Johnson (colleague)
February 4th, 2014
Your fun filled leg pulling. Your legos, your advice and your mere presence will be missed. Extreme Pita will not be same anymore.
You will always be in my prayers and thoughts friend.
Meghana Mehta (Colleague)
February 4th, 2014
The short time I had the chance to work with Paul, he was a true inspiration. A very warm and welcoming person, May he rest in peace.
Sri Harsha Bijjala (colleague)
February 4th, 2014
Rest in peace, Paul. You'll always be remembered.
Tony Arcoraci (colleague)
February 4th, 2014
Paul was a wonderful colleague and a great human being. He was very passionate about things that he believed in. Having shared a cube next to his, I only have good memories of his unbelievable sense of humor and enthusiasm. He had the rare ability to talk convincingly about anything under the sun for length. His ability to churn out crazy ideas are only a testament of his intellect. Paul sparked my interests in Lego and Guppies, which will remind me of him for a long time. RIP!
Vijayalakshmi Prabhakara (colleague)
February 4th, 2014
Paul was nice and genius person. I learn and enjoyed on his philosophical thoughts, info on universe, nano tech, quantum theory etc. Even though it was short meeting, will never forget those time..
Nanda Kumar K (colleague)
February 4th, 2014
I didn't work directly with Paul but had few conversations/discussions. He always came up as a warm person, a very good listener and a mentor. His penchant for 'doing the right thing' really impressed me. I was hoping to work with him closely sometime down the line but I have lost that chance now.

Paul, thanks for all the guidance and help you provided and you will always be remembered!
Rohan Pandit (colleague)
February 4th, 2014
Paul made a great and positive impact to our Cisco network security team in such a short time. Technically sharp , he always asked the tough questions with the aim of improving processes and quality on the various projects/products we worked on. On the personal side we sometimes joked around and called each other the “African-brothers” (I’m from Angola, Paul from Mauritius).
I will miss your phone calls where you would utter with a happy tone “how are you doing mate?” and “I’ll have to take Lilou to the park to read a book under the tree”.
Peace, my African-brother.
Nelson rodrigues (colleague)
February 4th, 2014
Good Memories of You will always fill your place
Sridharan Srinivasan (colleague)
February 3rd, 2014
Dad was a amazing dad. I will always remember how he loved lego so, as a reward he would buy a lego architecture when ever he finished a project for Cisco. We would buy a lego every month one for each of us along with a lego mini figure. We always kept the mini figures together and I tried my best to keep them with out getting any lost in our lego box.
lilou larue (daugter)
February 3rd, 2014
From the day he started at Cisco (meticulously chosen to be 11/11/11) Paul strived to make a difference. A very fast learner, with a keen ability to absorb knowledge from others, he always keept his focus on doing the right thing at work. Very stubborn and hard working, Paul also enjoyed life to its fullest and he had a wonderful and dry sense of humor that I found irresistible. -Alexis

“There are no goodbyes. Wherever you'll be, you'll be in my heart.”
Alexis Genest (colleague)
February 3rd, 2014
This is the memorial I set up for Paul Larue. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
bruce hartman
January 23rd, 2014
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"Will raise a glass to you this evening my dear friend Paul. Still remember fondly the good times, at EDS, in South Africa and the last time we met, in Santa Ana, how we talked until the early hours. Miss you dearly. RIP my friend."
Sachin Seesurrun
January 19th, 2020
"Will raise a glass to you this evening my dear friend Paul. Still remember fondly the good times, at EDS, in South Africa and the last time we met, in Santa Ana, how we talked until the early hours. Miss you dearly. RIP my friend."
Sachin Seesurrun
January 19th, 2020
"Will be raising a glass to you this evening Paul. Never forgotten, remembered with a smile xx"
Tracy Temple
January 19th, 2016
"Tu n’es plus là où tu étais, mais tu es partout là où je suis."
Mariannick Trabut
January 19th, 2015
"To lose a fine and precious Son, deprives the heart of all its warmth, and life of so much joy. But on this special day, we celebrate your birth and treasure every moment you were on Earth. You brought sunshine to all of us. Love. Mum."
Mariannick Trabut
October 30th, 2014
"Paul was someone very special to us,we have spent great moment together specially on your last holidays in Mauritius on 1st January 2012...That day was awesome...May you rest in peace Paul.Love you"
shirley Boolakey (Family)
February 14th, 2014
"I have met Paul at a party in a 3d company around 14 years ago, he someone who was working. Our roads crossed again at EDS where he was a programmer before touching the cisco gears. RIP Paul, you made it to the top."
February 14th, 2014
"Paul was a friend a colleague. While I only worked with him for 8 months, I had time to appreciate his tremendous technical talent... and to share in a beer or two. I'm so glad our paths crossed."
Bruce Hartman
February 13th, 2014
"Always in our heart Paul <3 Rest in peace...Love you.."
Sanya Boolakey
February 13th, 2014
"I still read our Skype chats, expecting you to write something that makes me laugh. Thanks for popping into my life, I won't forget you."
Tracy Temple
February 11th, 2014


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