JOHN PAUL RATHWELL (KUNGA)
November 26, 1945 – October 8, 2015
Paul Rathwell was born in Victoria, grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, then returned to the west coast, settling in Duncan and never looking back. He attended the Ontario College of Art, then qualified, worked and taught for many years as a respiratory therapist. Paul retired prematurely due to ill health but remained active in volunteer work. He was particularly dedicated to his work with Toastmasters and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Paul was an eccentric, artistic and ornamented presence in the Duncan community. He was known for the breadth of his knowledge, which he shared freely. Those who knew him in his later days might be surpised by the grace, athleticism and gymnastic talents that marked his younger life.
Paul is loved and remembered by his sister, Mary Jane, nieces and nephew Shelagh, Haley, Kaitlyn, Kelly and Don, sister-in-law Karen and dear friends in the Cowichan Valley. He is survived by his son, Banyon Rathwell.