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Bruce C. Paton, M.D.

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“Bruce was a true renaissance man. Art, writing, birding, cardiac surgery, teaching and mentoring - he did it all, and had time for his family as well...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Peter Hackett - Ridgway, CO

“Dr Paton was a dear friend and mentor to me. We worked together at the Given Institute, he was a tremendous support and we continued our friendship....Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Janet Ferrara - Aspen, CO

“I met Dr. Paton while working for the Department of Surgery and helping to organize Surgery Grand Rounds. He was such a gentle, knowledgeable,...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Stefania Eskridge - Denver, CO

“Bruce was a good friend and a great birder. We spent many beautiful days looking for the rara avis in the mountains. He will be missed. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mel Otten - Cincinnati, OH


5 of 13 | Posted by: Janice Mancuso - Oceanside, CA


6 of 13 | Posted by: Janice Mancuso - Oceanside, CA

“When I began working with Dr. Paton on the 1993 WMS Summer Conference, one of the first things he insisted upon was that I call him "Bruce."...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Janice Mancuso - Oceanside, CA

“He was a good friend and I feel blessed to have known him and share meals with him. He will be missed. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jessica Snider - Denver, CO

Dr. Paton's handiwork “Dr. Paton performed a Total Correction of Tetralogy of Fallot on me in 1963 when I was 9 years old. Prior to the surgery, I would literally pass out...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Zimmerman - Pine, CO

“I worked with Dr. Paton on educating the public about high altitude sickness. He was a gentle, kind, loving person who cared deeply about his...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jackie Starr - Denver, CO

“I knew Bruce as a friend and as a nurse who was interested in wilderness medicine and high altitude physiology. He was tops in that area and always...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Childers - Arvada, CO

“Dr. Paton was a cardiac surgeon at Porter Hospital when I was a young nurse. He was always such a great patient physician who loved to teach....Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jeanne Cummings - Littleton, CO

“What a very wonderful man who gave 100% I'm himself the society. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Carole G OEM ANS - Denver, CO


Bruce was born on August 28, 1925 and passed away in November 2019.

Bruce was a resident of Colorado at the time of passing.

Following his military service, he attended medical school and received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Beginning at age 6, Bruce was educated in Scotland and, at 18, he joined the Royal Marines.

Memorial Service: December 14, 2019, 11 AM at Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver 80220.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Colorado Outward Bound School: https://www.cobs.org/donate/ Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church 1980 Dahlia Street Denver, Colorado 80220.

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