Dr. Paul Arne Malon, age 56

Family, friends and colleagues are mourning the loss of Paul who died at home in North Vancouver on January 28th 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Loving Son, Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, and Friend, Paul leaves behind his parents, Henri and Mona, his wife Lynn and children Alex and Mira, brother Peter, sister in-law Cathy, brother Christopher, sister in-law Darlene and their daughters Sarah and Kaitlin. He was predeceased by Sam, the canine love of his life.

Paul was a remarkable man who inspired all who knew him with his unfailing positive attitude and ability to adapt in order to meet many challenges, despite his lifelong paraplegia.

Born in Toronto he attended Sunny View Public School followed by Parkdale Collegiate. He then graduated from Humber College in Radio Broadcasting and worked on air in Ajax and New Liskeard.

Always seeking new adventure, he went to University of Guelph followed by McGill University where he obtained his M.D.  Upon completion of his Family Medicine residency he was awarded the Murray Stalker Memorial Lecture Award.

His love for the outdoors resulted in his practicing in northern Quebec followed by his move to Vancouver where he worked at Native Health and then as a physician at Lion’s Gate Hospital.

Paul overcame any and all obstacles in order to become an avid kayaker and travel extensively, including Norway, his parent's homeland. He spent days at a time solo wilderness camping in the mountains to pursue his love of photography.

Respecting his wishes, Paul was cremated and there was no visitation or service.
His family will gather for a remembrance at a future date.

If you wish to embark on Paul's captivating journey the following link will get you there, https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmalon

Scimitar Glacier camp, Sept. 98

"It was wet camping on this glacier in Waddington Range, as the snow cover had all melted off by September. The Radiant Glacier's lower icefall is above and to the left of my tent."

"At 10, 000 ft. Spring 1998, sitting on my sled on the shoulder of Outpost Mountain.  The Waddington Range unfolds behind me, with Waddington itself just above the peak of my cap."

Portrait of Paul Malon. "Carol Brown took this in 1999."

New home- kilos of books and phone!

Paul at work


Some of Paul's photography from his travels...

 Spring, S.E. Greenland

Mount Augusta, Kluane N.P

"Alpenglow on the Alaska/Yukon border. This was taken in May 1996 at approximately 11: 45 PM" 

Prince William Sound 2 (Alaska)

Paul and Peter in Norway

Cousin Arne, Cathy and Paul in Norway

Paul, Alex & Mira

Mira, Paul, & Alex 

The best Uncle myself (Kaitlin) and sister Sarah could have ever asked for.  Dress up's and ice cream were always mandatory for our Uncle Paul visits.