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Paulson, Stewart J.

Paulson, Stewart J.

Paulson, Stewart J.

Stewart J. Paulson March 17, 1941 - August 28, 2008

Stew was a salesman by a profession, past-president of a senior men's hockey team and a Shriner. He enjoyed being a Shrine "Daddy", a man who transported crippled and burned children and their caregiver to various Shrine hospitals in return. He expected nothing in return. When he was diagnosed with a primary Malignant Glioblastoma Multiforme, he made every attempt to fight it. He volunteered for a new experimental drug study in hopes to help others in finding a cure for this deadly brain cancer. In January 2008, when he was taken out of the program, he was devastated, partly because the cancer was advancing, but mostly because he would no longer be able to help those who "down the pipe." Stew was together with his wife Colleen for almost 30 years. He also leaves behind his sister, Shanyn, her son, Norman, sister-in-law, Gerry, her son, David, two sons and a wealth of friends. He was a man you could rely on; a person to draw strength from. I believe that his cancer did not take the best of him because it lives in the rest of us. - David Schmidt.
 



 

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