PAINE, Richard John H. - On December 13, 2012 surrounded by close family, John peacefully passed away at the age of 71 in Toronto, Canada. Born in Creswick, Australia, John is survived by his wife Carol, son Jonathan (Michelle) and granddaughter Caylie, daughter Gabrielle (Paul Both), his sisters Jacqueline, Robin, Susan and Stephanie, and many relatives and friends in Australia, Bahamas and around the world. John will be remembered most for his architectural commissions that stand as a testament to his passion and great gift, his enduring love and commitment to his family, and the loyalty, respect and caring he showed his friends and colleagues. His keen intellect, unique wit and sparkle will be sorely missed. A private memorial service will be held on December 29, 2012, for details, please email email@example.com In your absence the bells toll so loud, Calling "Father, husband, brother, kin" . Celebrating with those who have been waiting to show you the way again. Marley at your heels, our smiles on your shoulder, We'll follow your path as we grow older. As you walked this earth, tall, strong and proud, Your spirit will endure, sheltering us in your shroud. G.P.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 19, 2012