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Paul Mackan (March 24, 1933 - December 3, 2014) was a Writer, actor, musician and teacher. he portrayed the role of Tibold Holstrom.


Paul Mackan

As a teenager, Paul became involved in community theatre. Once in the workforce, he spent his first pay check on organ lessons and continued the study of the organ for several years.

In the late 1950s, he met Sara Lee Stadelman, who was over 15 years older than him. He and Sara Lee, never married, but they became inseparable couple for the next 47 years. He and her finally they settled down in Ottawa.

In the 1980s and began taking acting roles in films and commercials. Paul wrote for the Ottawa Citizen and the CBC, and became, once again, an award winning choir director and organist. Then came Sara Lee’s diagnosis of dementia. For the next five years, Paul devoted himself exclusively to caring for Sarah until her death in 2008 at the age of 90 from a heart attack. He survived his first round of cancer. Then his cancer quickly advanced. Therefore he didn't survive his second round of cancer.

Predeceased by his parents, Donald and Helen (Sheridan) Mackan, and seven siblings, Paul was survived by his sister, Sheila Land, brother Tom, many nieces and nephews, notably Don Mackan, and many, many friends.


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