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