Richard "Paul" BawdenJuly 6, 2017
The Bawden family is deeply sadden that Paul has succumbed to the cancer he fought so bravely, on Thursday, July 6th, 2017, in his 80th year. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lynda, and his three children, Craig Bawden (Stacey), Tracy Lackner (Colin), Blair Bawden (Andrea). He was blessed with 5 grandchildren whom he adored.
Paul Bawden was many things; a husband, father, businessman, rancher, craftsman, leader, coach and a kind soul. Paul grew up in Toronto, was educated at Upper Canada College, and later Western University. He preferred to make his own way in life. Paul had a strong entrepreneurial spirit that guided his choices. He was equally at home in a Savile suit, or a Highland Kilt, as he was in farm attire like rubber boots and a toque perched on his head. Paul Bawden had style and a presence of class that defied money. Through his work with cadets, Paul positively influenced the lives of many young people. He held a Queen’s Commission and the rank of Major. His particular forte was coaching marksmanship. He was internationally known among long range shooters and a regular at the world’s most prestigious shooting venue in Bisley, England. Paul’s love of life shone brightly to the end, cherishing his family and the beauty in the simplest things. With the support of his wife Lynda, they showed how spirit and optimism can carry the day, time and time again.
A graveside funeral service will be held for Paul at the Leith Cemetery, on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 2:00pm with Rev. David Shearman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation for the Oncology Department would be appreciated by the family.
Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation
1800 8th Street East, Owen Sound ON N4K6M9