I just learned of the death of Dr Paulette, as he will always be remembered by me, a great surgeon, a wonderful teacher and a force of nature. I was so proud to have worked as a medical student by his side, learning much and feeling grateful for my chance to help his patients. He was generous with his time, patient with a “non-surgical” type of student and very hardworking and fair. I learned a lot for Dr Paulette. His “sharing” of his family home and his family to enable me to have a more productive learning experience will never be forgotten.
God bless his family and friends.
Dre Elaine Champagne, pediatrician, Montreal, Quebec
I send my sincere condolences to the Paulette family. from England I believe I only met Bob , and his late wife Madge, when they visited my parents' home in Poole,Dorset. in England in the 1960s. I remember being taken by his engaging manner and by his sense of humour . For instance I remember his describing the different terms which we have for things in the UK compared with in Canada, e.g. we say 'bonnet ' of the car whereas you say 'hood'
GARTH MATTHEWS [ BROTHER (IN LAW ) OF THE LATE PAMELA ( & HUSBAND) MICK RUSSELL ]
My Sincere Sympathy to all the family. Your late father was in charge of my late mother, Frances Carson Doyle, when she suffered with cancer in 1966-67. He was very considerate & caring. When she passed away in Sept. 67, he told an aunt that she was his first cancer patient who had fought so much against the disease. I'm certain he was highly considered when he was at the former Sherbrooke Hospital.
Uncle Bob was a special man in my life. His devotion to his family and his faith was a steadfast comfort to our shared family visits. I admired his kindness to others, care and respect for my grandparents, Nanny and Papa.
I will always remember festive gatherings in Sherbrooke and at Lake Wallace.
For those who had the pleasure to share in his Grace, my cousins and their extended families, my condolences and sympathies for your loss, he was a grand person and a cherished Uncle.
Dear Wendy,Woody, Laurie, and Jane,
I was very sad to hear that your Dad had passed away and wanted to assure of my love and prayers for you at this time. Your parents were a tremendous blessing in my life and I hope to see them one day again on that other shore.
Ann, I haven't had the privilege of meeting you but I feel like I know you through a "family" connection. I know you and Bob both raised big families and I hope this will help you in this difficult time.
I had the privilege of working at the Sherbrooke Hospital in the Medical Records Department for ten years. I also had the wonderful experience of typing the reports that Dr. Paulette dictated of the very long and complicated surgeries that he performed. What a learning experience!
On a personal note, he took wonderful care of my husband, Gordon Williams. I sent Gordie to see him in the Summer of 1967 when I spotted an obvious, though small, black spot on his left upper back. Dr, Paulette diagnosed a malignant melanoma and proceeded to remove it. There then followed radical dissection of the left under arm lymph nodes which revealed spread. The right under arm dissection soon followed. Over the course of two years there were various surgeries which were done with the utmost care and thought for the patient. Dr. Paulette was with Gordie and I until the "end" , trusting me with the drugs to keep him comfortable and coming to our house and treating us like family. They were so kind and invited me to join their family on outings to go skiing at Mt. Orford.
This is written with the utmost respect for a wonderful person and surgeon who I had the privilege of knowing.
Claire Macey Williams Mason
My condolences to Ann and all the family. I am an R.N. from the Sherbrooke Hospital Class of 1965 and Dr. Bob taught us our Anatomy class and then took us under his wing in many special ways . He was a big part of our class reunions and remained very interested in what was happening with each of us. Gary and I have fond memories of his visits to us in Vernon and how he loved to photograph the Okanagan sunflowers on the hills. He was a special man and I feel blessed that we crossed paths in this life.
I will remember Uncle Bob as always being a caring and loving uncle who made family a lifelong priority. I cherish fond childhood memories at the Paulette cottage in the Eastern Townships. My heart goes out to Wendy. Woody. Laurie and Jane and their families. Take care of each other. Much love, Beth
Condolences to your family. My memories always centered around Thanksgiving get togethers at Peggy's. Time of the year when there were hands on deck to bring in docks. I remember one particular year, he was up to his chest in water and it was snowing out. I could barley handle it up to my knees. I will bring the obituary to Peggy when we are allowed back in Grace. He and Madge raised a great family, much to be proud of and thankful for. All the best from Peggy and myself. Mike Munkittrick
Uncle BOB was my mentor , my guide in times of trouble, he was a father to me . I am deeply gratefull to this very honourable man for looking after
Uldene's son. Wallace -- Wally
Uncle Bob will be remembered as a special man devoted 100% to his family and faith. He will be admired for all the personal support he gave to others when called upon, doing whatever he could do to help out. The example he provided to everyone was one of steadfast love, understanding and a solid sense of humour that helped out in several difficult situations. Uncle Bob was a great connector of people, of ideas and above all, of how to respect others. He will be missed.
My thoughts go out to Wendy, Woody, Laurie, Jane, Ann and all of Uncle Bob's other extended family members at this time.
I was very sorry to learn about the passing of my brother in law Bob-he was a very kind and caring person and will be greatly missed. I have many wonderful memories of our two families (Jordans and Paulette) gathering during the summer at Lake Wallis cottage--happy times for us all. I know he was a loving husband for my late sister Madge. My thoughts are with Wendy,Laurie,Woody,Jane and their families at this sad time. Elizabeth (Betty) Muir Jordan
We have known Dr. Paulette and Madge over many years. Our relationship became more personal as we shared our mutual commitment to Frontier Lodge.
We enjoyed visiting with them at their cottage on Lake Wallace, especially Dr. Paulette's strawberries and ice cream desserts!
Dr. Paulette, as a Board Member of Frontier Lodge, always had a keen interest in camp activities and was directly involved in developing some major projects over the years and support of camper sponsorship.
Last summer Ann and Dr. Paulette returned to their cottage and visited Frontier Lodge. We enjoyed time with them.
We will miss him and the contact we had.
God Bless, Ron and Cynthia Drew
Bob was a active member and a great friend of the Lennoxville Curling Club. RIP Bob.
Allan Rowell, manager
Lennoxville Curling Club.
It was my joy to know Bob for many years. We first met in the early 1950's when he was a student at McGill and I was attending Bishop's. He came to Sherbrooke with a friend from Intervarsity and shared in my graduation celebration which Dr. Arthur Hill held at his home. He was a legend at Sherbrooke High School where he excelled academically before moving to McGill. For many years we continued to have summer visits together at his cottage and at Frontier Lodge. My wife Betty, and I, enjoyed his hospitality, with both Madge and Anne, and my daughters were good friends with his. He had a well deserved reputation in Sherbrooke as an excellent surgeon. He also provided outstanding Christian leadership for many years at Grace Chapel and Frontier Lodge. His care for children, especially the disadvantaged, was rooted in some of the difficulties he experienced in childhood. He developed an exceptional skill in photography as a hobby and published a lovely collection of his work from the Eastern Townships. We give thanks to God for the privilege of knowing him as a friend, for his generosity and care towards children in Sherbrooke and Frontier Lodge, and for his faithful living out of his faith in Christ as Savior and Lord. We pray that his legacy and example will continue to spur on many of his family, and others, to continue in his path of faith and good works.
uncle Bob always treated me with respect and we shared a love for physiology having both studied at Mcgill. From a young age he had me memorize this quote “education is something you have got after you’ve forgotten everything you’ve learned-you are educated”! He would get me to recite it each time i saw him.He always had a twinkle in his eye when he cracked a joke, and i admired his outward expression of his faith. We say grace each night at our dinner table in no small part because of his example. Rest in peace and give my aunt madge a big hug and kiss for me.