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Digital Chat — RIP, Paul Burwell — Friend, Mentor and Companion (full story)

Editorial by Roy Ramsay with Photography by Paul Burwell

When I first created Outdoor Photography Canada I searched high and low across this great country of ours to find the best and brightest writers and photographers to help illustrate the theme and concept of the magazine. The columnists and other photographers you see before you each issue are the culmination of that effort.

One of these superstars was Paul Burwell. It’s with a heavy heart that I share this news; for those who don’t already know, Paul is no longer with us here on earth, but rather someplace where wildlife and landscapes are abundant and always photograph in perfect light. Paul was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late December last year after feeling unwell for only a few weeks. He passed away on Jan. 11, 2016 with family and friends by his side.

To all of us who knew Paul personally, or were taught by him, or were fortunate enough to have a few laughs with him, we will miss him dearly. Our hearts go out to his wife and loving companion, Kathryn. We are reminded that life is very fragile and we need to live each day as though it might be our last. A great photographer has left us, and so we leave Paul’s final column with a few of his images from past issues in honour of his memory.

RIP, Paul Burwell.

©Paul Burwell

©Paul Burwell

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Canada Lynx kitten peering out from behind a log - CA

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