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DOLE, Paul D.
Paul Damien Eymard Dole died at home on November 19, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. He was a man for others whose guiding philosophy was inspired by the French diplomat and dramatist Paul Claudel who wrote, "what value does life have if not to be given." Paul was a generous heart who changed the lives of many people around the world. A bibliophile, he saw the creative genius in everyone. Born in Melbourne, Australia on May 27, 1941, Paul was a citizen of the world, yet always Australian. Predeceased by his parents Lucy Ellen Dole (nee Green) and Herbert John Dole, as well as his brother Peter Julian Eymard Dole. He will live on in the hearts of wife Patricia Mary Marsden-Dole; sons Gregory (Eliana) and Thomas (Nicole); and grandchildren Rennie, Marlow and Beatrix. Survived by brother David James (Gabrielle); uncle to Simone, Matthew, Anna and Tim as well as dear sister Hilary Mary Sullivan (Ross), and nieces Catherine and Angela. Survived as well by sister- in-law Vilma Dole, niece Lucy Ellen, brothers-in-law Harold Marsden (Kathy), Bronwen and Gaelen, and god-daughter Koby Rogers Hall. We would like to thank Dr. Lisa Aldridge, CCAC staff and services and Father Vincent Pereira for their constant attention and concern for us during this difficult time. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor), Ottawa on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, 95 Somerset Street W., Ottawa, on Thursday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to C.C.S.A.C., 507 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON., K2P 1Z5
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July 24, 2016
Dear Patti;

Gavin and I were just thinking of you and Paul and were very sad to learn of Paul's passing. We remember meeting him in London and what a joyous person he was. We also remember how kind you and Paul were to our daughter in Portugal when she had her documents stolen.

Paul was an exceptional person and a you were a exemplary pioneering Foreign Service couple.

We are very sorry for your loss.

Barbara and Gavn Stewart
Barbara Stewart
March 24, 2016
a fond memory of a world away - thanks for everything
Dear Paddy, Greg and Thomas - I'm so sorry for your loss. Paul, as well as each of you did so much to make David and I feel welcome, safe and a part of your family when David and I found ourselves working in Tanzania post university. Although Paul and I chatted only infrequently over the past 25 years since Tanzania - each time I spoke with Paul it felt like we were sitting in the same room. He definitely knew how to make people feel comfortable and how to push them (without really pushing) to see and get the best of themselves. I will miss him. Please look me up when in Toronto - perhaps I can introduce you to my family as you did for me all those years ago.
Nirvaan Meharchand
January 20, 2016
I only had the great privilege of meeting Paul over the last few years. He reached out to me at the globe idea with a story idea and thereafter remained in touch, often with new ideas, and unfailingly with humour, erudition and grace. I often felt about Paul that he knew or had met or had a delightful story about anyone of any consequence, going back decades. He was very much of the old school, civil, respectful, but full of a light, dry humour that made him endearing. I wish I had known him sooner and better. My condolences to the family, may his memory be a blessing,

Michael posner
December 27, 2015
Have only learned of his death today Dec 27.
My Best Man at my Wedding in 1970.
First to congratulate him on his election as President of the Grays Inn Debating Team in 1966.
Lifelong buddies.
Emailing together up to the week he died.
Boy, I'll miss him.
I suppose I'm next
John Collins
December 11, 2015
Dear Paddy,
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Paul was such a great guy, although it is years since we last met. Please accept my condolences and I hope to see you again one day soon.

with kindest thoughts,

Dennis Baker
Dennis Baker
November 29, 2015
We're very sorry to hear about Paul's passing. We remember the evenings spent listening to him relate interesting and amusing anecdotes.

Maureen & Harry
Harry Freedman
November 28, 2015
Thank you for having shared Paul with us. We remember that no natter whom we asked about, no matter from where in our world, he had already befriended that person and had could recall and share some story of their life. It ws a game we could not win! No one was a stranger to him. We know how much he depended up your Paddy and family, and what loving support you provided through to his last breath.
You could have done no more. with love Penny and Bill
November 26, 2015
Dear Paddy, Greg and Thomas

Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to you. We will never forget Paul's kindness and support that our family received from him and his family here in Ottawa during the early 80s. It was a great honor and privilege for us to have known Paul.

With warm thoughts and prayers, Stan, Margaret (Sarah), Jake, Natalia and Alex Banaszkiewicz
November 26, 2015
Dear Paddy and family,
I was deeply saddened to learn from you last week that Paul was very ill. I am even more saddened to learn that Paul has now passed away. Paul was a dear friend, a beautiful and kind man and a man of Faith. May his Soul Rest in Heavenly Peace!
And, may God grant you and the family (Greg and Thomas) strength and courage to bear the sad loss. And may you know that you have friends everywhere that share in your sorrow and sad loss.
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
In sadness and prayers,
Fina and Joe Lobo
Fina and Joe Joe
November 25, 2015
Dear Patty,

I was very sadded by the news of Paul's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and warm sympathy for your loss.

With al good wishes,
Erika v. C. Bruce
November 25, 2015
Dear Paddy, Greg and Thomas,
My deepest condolences and prayers. Paul was a great man and we will all miss him very much. I knew him as a true friend, always with a sparkle in his eye and a story on his lips. Every week he was quietly doing something good for someone else. Through Paul, I got to know you and am grateful for the privilege. Greatly I have missed you all since leaving Ottawa. But loss, especially in this case, comes with happy memories of a life worth celebrating.
Pax vobiscum
Patrick McCloskey
November 25, 2015
Dear Patricia, My condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Wil Collett
Wilmer Collett
November 25, 2015
Dear Patty,

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

I did not have the pleasure of meeting your husband but from reading other entries I can appreciate that he was a wonderful,kind and generous man that brought happiness to many lives.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral service as I will be traveling to LA to attend a family funeral.
Louis Robayo
November 24, 2015
Dear Paddy,
Esther and I were so surprised and dismayed to hear of Paul's passing.
We want to extend to you and Gregory and Thomas and all the family
our deepest condolences for your loss. We always enjoyed Paul's
company and his many and varied stories and will cherish those memories.
Profound sympathies,
Howard and Esther.
Howard Cummer
November 24, 2015
Dear Patricia: My condolences. I always enjoyed my conversations with Paul and was grateful for his suggestions in arranging our trip to Portugal. Be of good courage, the clouds will lift eventually.
Jim Elliott
November 24, 2015
Dear Patricia. I offer my sincere condolences to you.
Paul Desbiens
November 24, 2015
Dear Patricia and Family,
My sympathies and condolences to you at this time of sadness. Paul was a gentleman and a scholar whose desire to share what he had learned in life was a joy to receive.
My prayers are with you and for the repose of Paul's soul
Fr. Paul Shepherd
November 24, 2015
Paddy and family, we are with you heart and soul. Fare thee well dear Paul.
Susanne Duska, Vancouver BC
November 23, 2015
Paul left a lasting memory with me in the late 1990's when I was visiting Patricia when she was posted to Lisbon. She left for an official dinner and Paul kindly took me in hand. He showed me a documentary about Laurie Lee, and talked that evening about Lee's book "As I Walked Out One Summer Evening". He left me with an enduring interest in Laurie Lee, and an indelible memory of his generous and welcoming charm. My sincere condoleances to Patricia
Brian Northgrave
November 23, 2015
Dear Patricia and family,

My deepest condolences. News came as quite a shock. Sorry I am not in Ottawa. I always enjoyed conversing with Paul. His broad range of friends and acquaintences over the years and from around the world gave him an amazing perspective on life. He will be sorely missed.
Don MacPhee
November 23, 2015

My Family and I are deep sorry about your lost, I was lucky and honored enough to meet your father, a man who did help me a lot and was a great person. We are deeply sorry and we will be praying over your family.
Luiz Toledo
November 23, 2015
Dear Patricia,
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Susan Phypers (OPH)
November 23, 2015
Paul was a very special man, compassionate and kind, ultimately generous and always ready to help, a true christian in the most essential meaning of the word, an example to us all. His spirit will remain forever.
Frans Anema
November 23, 2015
Dear Patty, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I will remember Paul's passion for Malcolm Muggeridge, he had broad interests! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Anne Leahy
November 23, 2015
Dear Patty-

Though I did not get to meet Paul, I know what a great man he was, just by the way you cared for him, every step of the way in his journey. May you and your family be comforted by those who were close to him. Your are in our thoughts. Jude and David Charles
Judy Charles
November 23, 2015
Dear Patricia,

Our condolences to the family at this time. We were very fortunate to meet you and become friends when you were in Portugal, and have been missing you since then.
Chari and Zé Empis
November 23, 2015
I was very sorry to hear the news and I am deeply saddened by your loss.
Although I didn't know Paul well his very kind offer of help to a stranger showed what a wonderful kind person he was.
Micki Kaminska
November 23, 2015
To Paddy and family - my deep and sincerest sympathies.
Nancy Hanna (FSNA)
November 23, 2015
Dear Patricia

I was very sorry to hear of your loss and want to express my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Al Poole
November 23, 2015
As with all your old TCS colleagues, our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Jim. Graham
Jim Graham
November 23, 2015
My condolences to Patricia and her family at this difficult time. Larissa Blavatska
Larissa Blavatska
November 23, 2015
Dear Patricia and family,
Anna and I feel so sorry about your great loss. Paul was a loving person, caring for everyone, especially the poor. I am reminded of the words, "God is love, and he who abides in love, abides in God, and God in him." Paul is with us in spirit.
John Dorner
November 23, 2015
My sincere condolences and my prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Jean-Paul Gagnon
November 23, 2015
My deepest sympathy to you Patricia and to the boys and their families. I know Paul will be missed by everyone he befriended over the years.
Wilma Matchett
November 23, 2015
My deepest sympathy to you dear Patricia and to all your family at this difficult time of grief and loss. But please also celebrate his inspiring and charitable life. He was a good and loyal friend to his friends and a kind and thoughtful man. I will always cherish fond memories of the Dole family and their time in Lisbon and beyond.
Ken Pottinger
November 23, 2015
Paul was a man of compassion and grace. He always fought for the underdog and spend a large amount of his time helping strangers that needed his help, often going to their homes to give them a helping hand. He cherished his family and friends and was a natural leader. He has left a void in our hearts but I was one of lucky ones who was able to call him my friend and mentor.
Kerry Kaiser
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