Canadian Medical Association

Lantzville, BC; Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 1964; family medicine. Died April 8, 2021, aged 79. Survived by her husband, Dr. Mark Nixon, 2 children, 2 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren. “She and her future husband, Dr. Mark Nixon, immigrated to Canada in 1967. They lived in Toronto briefly before driving across Canada to Vancouver with . . . all their worldly possessions packed into a VW Beetle. They were married in 1971 and subsequently moved to Vancouver Island, where Paddy practised full-service family medicine and Mark joined the Department of Anesthesia in Nanaimo. She enjoyed a very long and successful career as a family physician, and was a founding practitioner at the Sow’s Ear Medical Clinic in Lantzville. She very proudly practised in a full-service capacity and never shied away from challenging situations. She excelled in roles as a teacher, mentor, medical leader and advocate, always with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of mental and physical energy.”

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