Dr Norman Paul Found

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 50, No. 8, October 2008, Page 461 Obituaries


Dr Paul Found died at home in Kelowna on 16 March 2008.

Dr Norman Found, Paul Found’s father, graduated from the University of Toronto in 1919. Norman was a medical missionary in Korea from 1921 to 1935. Paul was born in Seoul and completed grade 7 there. In 1935 the family left Korea and traveled via the Trans-Siberian Railway, a great adventure for 12-year-old Paul. The family spent the summer in Vienna, where Dr Found enrolled in postgraduate studies.

Paul completed his higher edu­cation in Toronto. He entered the University of Toronto Medical School Accelerated Wartime Program and graduated in February 1945. Following graduation and internship, Paul was posted to Fredericton Military Hospital and was discharged in August 1945.

In Toronto, he completed an ENT certification program, with a further year of training at Shaughnessy Military Hospital in Vancouver. He joined Dr L.A.C. Panton in Kelowna in September 1950 and remained in active practice until 1987. 

Paul loved playing tennis, which he learned as a child in Korea. He continued to play with his friends until he was diagnosed with myelody­splasia in 2006. During the winter he enjoyed cross-county skiing with Dr John Harland.

Paul was an avid reader and was very interested in history and world affairs. One of his major interests was genealogy. 

Paul and his wife, Betty, enjoyed traveling the world and made two trips to Korea.

Paul is survived by Betty and by his loving family Janice (Colin), Elaine (Rick), Valerie (Robin), and grandchildren Michael, Katharine, Bradley, and Della.

—Cliff Henderson, MD

Cliff Henderson, MD,. Dr Norman Paul Found. BCMJ, Vol. 50, No. 8, October, 2008, Page(s) 461 - Obituaries.

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I am a Korean biographer looking for the Dr. Found's life after return to Toronto Canada. I found his grave at Ebenezer Cemetry Courtice. I have a plan to visit Toronto Jul.17-20, 2023. If any one read this comment, Please E-mail me: ynch8@hanmail.net. My Korean MP is 82-10-2635-8545.

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