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Saturday February 2, 2013

Died of leukemia on Friday, January 25 at home in London Ontario, age 75. Married to Mardelle (Wheeler), father and father-in-law of Jonathan Bishop and Leila Baghdadi (Toronto), Andrea Bishop and Alexei Marko (Vancouver), grandfather of Luca and Naomi Marko, Nathan and Nicolette Bishop, brother of Robert Bishop and Mary McMahon, both of Nova Scotia.
Paul grew up on a dairy and apple farm in the Annapolis Valley, NS. After high school, he attended NSAC in Truro, NS, followed by the University of Guelph (B.S.A), University of Toronto (B.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering). His business education was obtained at Western University (MBA) and Harvard Business School (DBA). On graduation, he took a faculty position at the Richard Ivey School of Business (formerly the Western Business School), retiring in 2008 at the age of 70. His academic discipline was Finance.
Throughout his career, Paul thoroughly enjoyed teaching and working with his predominantly MBA and EMBA students. He also served for 11 years as Director of the Ivey Executive MBA Program. He developed and taught on a wide variety of non-degree management and executive development programs, which afforded interesting travel to many countries around the world.
Paul always loved the water. At age 15 he built a small wooden boat, which he sailed on the cold and tidal Bay of Fundy. His adult sailing life in a modest keelboat on Lake Huron, though enjoyable, never matched being on salt water. Cottage life in Tobermory provided outings in the family canoe on Georgian Bay as well as the opportunity to acquire skills for the never ending cottage repairs.
On retirement, Paul took up duplicate bridge, playing in the Tillsonburg and St Thomas clubs, as well as ''June's club'' in London. He treasured the friends made there as he honed his game and pursued the elusive master points.
The major focus of his life revolved around his children and more recently grandchildren. He took great pride in watching their lives develop and in all their achievements.
Cremation has taken place. At Paul's request, there will be no funeral service. Donations may be made in Paul's name to the charity of your choice.

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