Paul MacLeod

Obituary of Paul Malcolm MacLeod

Born April 1957 in Montreal. Died January 10, 2020 in Halifax, just twenty-nine days after being diagnosed. Predeceased by his father Rev. Ted MacLeod (1924-1997) and mother E. Beverley MacLeod (1926-2016) he is survived by his brother Alan MacLeod (Toronto) and sister in law Shandi Mitchell-MacLeod (Lunenburg). Paul lived in Westfield and Rothesay, N.B. then in Rockingham, Dartmouth and Halifax, N.S. He graduated from Saint John High School and attended UNB Fredericton where his nickname was “Wide Open”. He was a life-long voracious reader, often ingesting a semesters’ worth of texts in the first few days of classes. He traveled though Europe, loved Morocco but was disappointed he didn’t meet/marry a rich heiress on that trip. His favourite painter was Claude Monet. Paul’s team was the Montreal Canadians and he also loved sailing for pleasure with friends, like his father. In Halifax, he began a job at a printing company as a temporary proof reader, read all the computer manuals and within days became the permanent “go to computer guy” there, eventually specializing in advertising design, layouts and colour correction for various companies in Halifax and Dartmouth, NS. He cared for his mother when she became ill, spending countless days and nights at her side. Paul was also the initial proof-reader on two manuscripts, “Under This Unbroken Sky” and “The Waiting Hours” both published by Penguin Canada. In recent years he was “a regular” at the Halifax Central Library (his hair was very long and always neatly tied in a ponytail). Most recently, he started adding Hawaiian shirts to his standard blue jeans with bright red or red and white shirts and jackets, always topped by a Tilly Endurable or Montreal Canadians cap. From childhood to his passing, Paul always lived his life on his own terms. Internment will be in the spring, beside his parents in Brookfield Cemetery, Bedford, N.S. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit: In lieu of flowers, please pay it forward to someone in need in Paul's memory.
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