ORD, Paul James - 58, of Guelph, Ontario. Devoted husband to Lesley for 35 years, loving, proud father to Ian and Taylor, brother to Bob (Nancy) and Dianne, son of the late Maurice and Kay of Toronto. Brother-in-law to Richard (Marcia), Bob (Jacquie), Marion (Mark), Philip (Kriti) and Charles, uncle to 14 nieces and nephews, nephew to Keith and Winnie, cousin to Jan, Carole and Lynn, son-in-law to the late Joan and Stanley. Paul was a dedicated teacher/mentor and technical director in the Theatre Studies program at the University of Guelph since 1980 and Queen's University 1978-80. He was for many years the technical director for Guelph Spring Festival and stage manager/backline for Guelph Jazz Festival. A tireless volunteer with contributions to the arts community including Festival of Friends, Hillside Festival, Relief benefit concerts, Theatre Max, Guelph Firefighters annual haunted house, internet/computer training for Wellington Freespace, and a myriad of others. The stage lights were dimmed on October 4, 2012 but his passion, integrity and love of life will continue to shine in all who knew him. A Life Celebration will be held in late October, date and time to be announced. Memorial Visitation with family and friends will be held at the Gilbert MACIntyre & Son Funeral Home Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Contributions to Hospice Wellington are appreciated (www.hospicewellington.org) or cards are available at the funeral home (519-821-5077) or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Oct. 6, 2012