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Wednesday December 19, 2012

RICHARD JOHN H. PAINE
On December 13th, 2012 surrounded by close family, John peacefully passed away at the age of 71 in Toronto, Canada. Born in Creswick, Australia, John is survived by his wife Carol, son, Jonathan (Michelle) and granddaughter Caylie, and daughter Gabrielle (Paul Both), and his sisters Jacqueline, Robin, Susan, and Stephanie, and many relatives and friends in Australia, Bahamas and around the world. John will be remembered most for his architectural commissions that stand as a testament to his passion and great gift, his enduring love and commitment to his family, and the loyalty, respect and caring he showed his friends and colleagues. His keen intellect, unique wit and sparkle will be sorely missed. A private memorial service will be held on December 29th, 2012. For details please email poliglota23@sympatico.ca. In your absence the bells toll so loud, Calling 'Father, husband, brother, kin' . Celebrating with those who have been waiting to show you the way again. Marley at your heels, our smiles on your shoulder, We'll follow your path as we grow older. As you walked this earth, tall, strong and proud, Your spirit will endure, sheltering us in your shroud. G.P.

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