Paul Eagleson was born and raised in Southampton, Ontario. After graduating from Saugeen District High School in Port Elgin Paul entered into the funeral services course at Humber College in Toronto and returned to assist with his Father’s funeral home in Southampton.
In 1979, Paul and his wife Jennifer purchased the funeral home in Tara where they reside to this day.
Paul became a member of the Village of Tara Council in 1982, became Reeve in 1984 and served as Bruce County Warden in 1995.
After taking a few years off from politics, Paul returned as a Councillor for the Municipality of Arran Elderslie. Paul also served as Councillor for 7 years and has been Mayor for the past 7 years.
Paul and his wife Jennifer have two adult sons and three wonderful grandchildren.