A young widow mourning the sudden death of her husband on Father's Day has spoken of her heartbreaking loss and paid homage to the devoted father.
Paul Doe, 34, collapsed at his home in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, on September 2 after suffering a sneezing attack and was unable to revive.
He leaves his wife Belinda and his son Travis, 18 months.
The couple had just bought their first house.
Paul Doe, photographed with his wife Belinda and his son Travis, had his life tragically cut short by a sneeze attack on Father's Day
Mrs. Doe thought that her husband larrikin was joking when she saw him collapse on the kitchen floor.
She described her late husband as a great father who loved laughter.
"Everyone we've spoken with since his death has had a kind of crazy and funny story about Paul, he made friends very easily and had a great time with his teammates," Doe told nine.com.au.
– He was a great father. He was very patient and understanding and was only willing to take the time to help Travis learn and discover things. "
Paul Doe, 34, and his wife Belinda had just bought a house in Hunter Valley
The final cause of death is not yet known, but the initial results of the autopsy revealed that he had emphysema and a defective aortic valve in his heart.
His funeral will be held on September 17 at Rouse Hill, in northwest Sydney.
A second service will be held in Hunter Valley in the coming weeks.
Mr. Doe worked the day before and had told his colleagues at Entire Concrete that he could not wait for Father's Day when Travis ran up to him and gave him a big hug and a kiss.
Paul had been waiting for a hug and a kiss from the young son Travis on Father's Day
Mr. Doe's boss, Kylie Tanks, has created a GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $ 22,000 in eight days.
"What happened is beyond comprehension and we all continue to accept that Paul leaves us at such a young age," Ms. Tanks wrote on the page.
"Paul being so young was obviously not prepared for this and that is why we are working hard to try to raise as much money as we can, to allow Belinda a break while she accepts her loss and a future without Paul. & # 39;
She described him as a valuable member of the team he would miss so much.
"Paul was always happy and smiling and I will never forget that his face always lit up with a smile," Ms. Tanks wrote.
Belinda found her husband collapsed on the kitchen floor on Father's Day
Ms. Doe said she was "completely overwhelmed" by the incredible amount of support and generosity since the unexpected death of her husband.
"How amazing is humanity," he posted on Facebook this week.
"Paul always used to make fun of my optimism and my blind faith in people, where I was always a little more cautious about it, I think you could say we balanced that way, he would be totally impressed by all this & # 39; .
Paul Doe was a devoted father of his son Travis (pictured)
Belinda Doe has been "completely overwhelmed" by the incredible amount of support and generosity since the tragic death of her husband