In 1988 he was diagnosed with bowel cancer and had to go to Adelaide for emergency surgery. It took some time to recover from that but he was eventually given the "all clear" - however the cancer did return and he eventually lost his battle with it. He was about 50 at the time and left behind his wife Wendy, and children Brett, Peter, Naree, Charles (adopted) and Jason. Paul was aged nearly 25 at the time. Uncle Peter was like another father to Paul and his death affected him significantly also.
|Paul's Uncle Peter and Aunty Wendy|