Many of us at Bladder Cancer Canada are saddened by the news of the recent passing of Paul Unterman, a volunteer and former board member, to bladder cancer.
Paul volunteered on the board of directors from November 2011 to May 2017 and also dedicated innumerable hours providing one-on-one support to countless bladder cancer patients.
According to his wife Dorothy, Paul experienced bladder cancer symptoms 12 years ago and was diagnosed 11 years ago. For the past two years, Paul “bravely, stoically and optimistically dealt with endless medical procedures, chemotherapy and too many hospitalizations.”
We will miss our wonderful friend who was known for his sense of humour, his care and devotion, his humility and his advocacy work to create better care for bladder cancer patients across Canada.
“His legacy of care will live on in all we do for our patient community,” says Ferg Devins, Bladder Cancer Canada Chair. “We will miss him dearly.”
Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and loved ones, during this difficult time. We trust that our bladder cancer community will join us in mourning the loss of Paul and in honouring his memory.