Obituary of Dr. Paul Harold Radford
RADFORD, Dr. Paul Harold
September 30, 1950 – December 27, 2020
Paul bravely passed away at home comforted by his family. Born in London, Ontario, he was raised in Kingston and graduated from the University of Waterloo. He began practicing optometry in 1975 in Kingston with his father, Dr. David Harold Radford. In 2001 he relocated to practice in Sydenham, Ontario, adding a satellite office in Westport, Ontario, in 2008. Over the course of 45 years as an Optometrist, Paul provided health care to his patients with whom he established reciprocal respect and trust and an appreciation for their life experiences. Paul was community minded and had served, for a time, on the Board of Directors with the Kingston YMCA, The Sydenham & District Lions Club and supported numerous organizations.
Paul is predeceased by his parents, Harold and Shirley. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 44 years, Susan Radford (nee: White), his sons Rob Radford (Niki Walters) and their children Mowat and Lena, and by Andrew Radford (Sarah (nee: Brassard)) and their children Jazmin and Shamus. They were the light in his life. Also survived and missed by his sisters, Susan Berezny (Gary) and Cheryl Hayes (Russell), his Auntie Ruth Baddeley, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Paul was a passionate outdoor enthusiast; he ran every morning at 5:00 a.m., enjoyed hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, cross-county skiing, fishing and hunting. He was a story teller, adventurist and conservationist and an avid reader of ancient history. In February 2020 he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Paul received loving care at home from his wife, Susan, and a team of outstanding palliative care providers. Throughout his remaining days, Paul was drawn to his land where he felt a spiritual presence of an omnipresent force, transformation and the hope for the continuance of life. It was his place where the pulse of wilderness connected him to the deepest part of his soul. Paul will be greatly missed by family and friends and all those who were impacted by his strength of Character.
Donations in his memory may be made to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation ‘UHFK’ (specifying The Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario); the Sydenham and District Lions Club or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 496 (the Veterans Organization in Sydenham). Given the regulations in place due to the pandemic, no public service is being held. Arrangements entrusted to James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston, Ontario, K7M 7H3. You are invited to share a thought on the Tribute Wall for Paul Harold Radford at www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Dr Paul
Radford 1950 2020..
Décès pour la Ville:Kingston, Province: Ontario