Canadian Medical Association

Victoria; McMaster University, 1981; urology. Died June 29, 2019, aged 62. Survived by his partner Kim, 3 children, a grandson and 2 stepchildren. “Since being gifted with a toy stethoscope at age 2, Paul never wavered from his dream of becoming a doctor. After completing his residency in 1987, he began a storied 32-year career as a renowned urologist. He dedicated his life to patient care and advancing his profession. While living in Hamilton, Paul pioneered minimally invasive surgery, founded the McMaster Institute of Urology and was the inaugural holder of the Braley-Gordon Chair of Urology. In 2013, he moved across the country to become executive medical director of Vancouver Island Health. While continuing his research and urological practice, Paul and his work partner, Norm, transformed the surgical program of Island Health, bringing it from ‘worst to first’ (as they liked to brag).”