Father stabbed to death outside Vancouver Starbucks a ‘great guy’
A man who was stabbed to death in front of a busy downtown Starbucks was a father of a toddler and well-liked worker at a Burnaby moving company.
Paul Stanley Schmidt, 37, was stabbed after a dispute outside the café at Granville and Pender streets.
“Paul was a great guy and a hard worker,” said Sean Collings, operations manager of Jiffy Move, a moving company in Burnaby where Schmidt had worked for five to seven years. “He was a devoted husband and father.”
Collings said the death has hit the 200 to 300 people who work for moving companies in Metro hard because they all know one another. Movers were discussing Schmidt on a social media platform they belong to.
He said Schmidt worked five days a week at the physically demanding job and his was the only income supporting his family.
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