MacRAE, Paul Allan - (March 29, 1988 - February 8, 2018) -
Paul Allan MacRae passed away on the evening of February 8th, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was surrounded by his family and friends at home.
Paul was the beloved son of Ian and Babette, cherished brother of Deanne and Jenna and grandson of William, Thelma (deceased), Catherine Muriel (deceased) and Denis Allan (deceased). Paul was 29 years old.
Paul’s life was also greatly defined by an incredible group of longtime and devoted close friends including Goon (AJ), Mad Jeff (Ian M.), Patty (Ian P.), Petey (JP), Franky (Frank), Bane (Shane), Smouse (Santana), Sooks (Matt), Matic (Kris), Hardy (Chris), Hairless (Andrew), Jarecks (Adam), Lisa, Shelby, Christina, Erin, Sasha, Vesna, Cousin Jennifer and so many more.
Paul attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School in Mississauga, graduating in 2006.
Although Paul was diagnosed in 2012 and endured 3 surgeries in 5 years, he was strong and positive throughout, never dwelling on or complaining about his condition. He was working, travelling, spending time with friends and family, and staying very active.
Paul always adapted to his present reality, living life as fully as possible every day. Even as his illness started to drastically limit his ability to move or get out of bed, he was always looking for a way to crack a joke or show his appreciation to his friends, family and caregivers. One of the last things he was able to say was “thank you for your help,” to his mom.
Paul was a journeyman plumber by trade and a member of UA Local 46. Paul worked for various mechanical companies such as Adelt Mechanical, Black and McDonald and Plan Group. Thanks to his foreman Andrew Henderson and crew for their help and support.
Paul loved playing and watching sports with his group of longtime and devoted friends. Paul played soccer for 20+ years, and enjoyed tennis, hockey, golf, and snowboarding. He loved to travel and, over the years, visited Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, and many European countries.
Paul’s family would like to thank all the dedicated medical professionals that were involved in his care especially the nurses, oncologists, surgeons and palliative care professionals that took such great care of him.
There are no words to describe how much Paul will be missed. One day we hope that the pain we feel now will be replaced mostly by smiles as we remember and appreciate the 29 years we had with him.
We invite you to share your thoughts and memories through the links provided through the funeral home. We look forward to seeing you at our open house celebration of his life.
Celebration of Life will be held at Glen Oaks funeral home, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, Ontario on February 17th from 2 - 6pm. Reception dress code is CASUAL.
If desired, donations may be made to The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Trust or to The Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation - Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumour Clinic.