Canadian Medical Association

North Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1961; psychiatry. Died March 30, 2020, aged 87. Survived by 3 children and a granddaughter. “Born in Denmark, Paul came to Canada in 1950 and fell in love with the West Coast. He put himself through UBC medical school as a boilermaker in Kitimat, BC, during the summers, and with scholarships. Dr. T, as he was often called, had a private practice in West Vancouver for decades and helped thousands of people throughout his impressive career. He co-founded the Crisis Centre in 1969, a suicide prevention hotline, was a professor at UBC and assisted Aboriginal communities in southern British Columbia. In addition, he founded the Pacific Bipolar Foundation, educating and supporting families and individuals living with the disorder. Other positions included president of the BC Psychiatric Association, and president of medical staff and chief of psychiatry at the Lions Gate Hospital. He also led Community Psychiatric Services, a mental health outpatient program on the North Shore.”

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