In Memoriam 2014

Stuart Bartley

Stuart Bartley (’86) passed away on February 23, 2014 at the age of 55. Mr. Bartley was born in Pembroke, Ontario but after various military postings, his family finally settled in North Vancouver where he attended high school. Mr. Bartley earned both his B.A. and LL.B from UBC. He entered the financial industry earning the professional designation, Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

Alexander Beveridge

Alexander (Sandy) David Beveridge passed away on December 28, 2014 at the age of 74. Mr. Beveridge was born in Glasgow, Scotland and recieved his LL.B. from UBC. During his 50-year career, he was a forensic chemist, author, lawyer and teacher. He was a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and spent 30 years in the Forensic Science Service of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He also taught in the Forensics department at BCIT.

Ronald Peter Borg

Ronald Peter Borg (’59) passed away on February 26, 2014 at the age of 81. Mr. Borg earned both his B.Comm. and LL.B.  from UBC before practicing law with the Worker’s Compensation Board. He later retired to Kelowna, BC with his wife.

R Harvey Bowering

R Harvey Bowering (’52) passed away on December 22, 2014 at the age of 86. Mr. Bowering was born in Vancouver and earned his B.A. and LL.B. from UBC. He graduated with distinction and articled with Bull Housser & Tupper LLP. He spent his entire 45 year career with the firm and acted as managing partner between 1974-1978.

Susan Rose Brandreth-Gibbs

Susan Rose Brandreth-Gibbs (’79) passed away on October 19, 2014 at the age of 61. Ms. Brandreth-Gibbs was born in Vancouver and grew up in Ladner, BC. Ms. Brandreth-Gibbs earned both her B.Sc. and LL.B. from UBC. She articled and later became partner with the law office of McNeney-Morrison. She was appointed a District Registrar of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1989 and was subsequently appointed a Master of that court in 1991 until 2004. 

Lynda Camley

Lynda Camley (’77) passed away on September 1, 2014 at the age of 70. Ms. Camley grew up in East Vancouver and later settled in Lynn Valley in the early 60s. She earned both her B.A. and LL.B. from UBC before entering private practice, teaching and prosecuting.

K Jean Connor

K Jean Connor (’75) passed away on December 2, 2014 at the age of 63. Ms. Connor was born in Weyburn, SK but grew up in Vancouver. She earned both her B.A. and LL.B from UBC before becoming Crown Counsel with the Ministry of the Attorney General in 1976. Prior to her retirement in 2007, Ms. Connor was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

Frederick E. Funk

Mr. Funk ('78) passed away on September 4, 2014 at the age of 60. He was born in Mission, BC and grew up in Maple Ridge. He earned his LL.B. from UBC.

Douglas J.T. Graham

Douglas J.T. Graham (’55) passed away on March 28, 2014 at the age of 88. Mr. Graham was born in Rosetown, SK and joined the RCAF and the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm during WW2. He earned his LL.B. from UBC. Mr. Graham practiced in Salmon Arm, Ottawa and Richmond for many years.

Raymond Murray Grasby

Raymond Murray (’84) passed away on August 28, 2014 at the age of 59. Mr. Grasby was born in New Westminster and earned his LL.B. from UBC. He articled with Raymond Westaway in New Westminster and had a lengthy career as an intelligence analyst with the Coordinated Law Enforcement Unit, Ministry of Attorney General, Province of British Columbia. Mr. Grasby retired in 2013 from his position as Policy Analyst Manager in the Police Services Division with the Provincial Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Thomas J Halbert

Thomas J Halbert (’49) passed away in 2014 at the age of 89. Mr. Halbert was born in Montreal, QC and his family moved to Victoria in 1936. He served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment in Belgium, Holland and Germany where he was captured and held as a prisoner of war before escaping and returning to his unit. Upon his return, Mr. Halbert earned his LL.B. from UBC and practiced law in Victoria for 22 years before being appointed Registrar of the Supreme Court of BC. He subsequently became the first master of the Supreme Court of BC. After retiring from the court, Mr. Halbert returned to private practice and finally retired in 2010.

H Bjorn Hareid

H Bjorn Hareid (’55) passed away on April 18, 2014 at the age of 90. Mr. Hareid was born in Norway and earned his LL.B. from UBC, graduating in the top three of his class. He articled under Mr. Leon Ladner and became partner at Ladner Downs (now BLG) where he practiced in corporate and international law for 40 years.

Frederick Howard Herbert

Frederick Howard Herbert (’53) passed away on July 19, 2014 at the age of 85. Mr. Herbert was born in Edmonton, Alberta and earned both his B.A. and LL.B from UBC. He had an extensive practice in both civil and criminal law for the Federal and Provincial Crown and the Supreme Court of BC. Mr. Herbert was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1970 and was a member of the bar for 60 years. He was chairperson of the Pacific Regional Counsel which was the senior advisory body to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Mr. Herbert and his wife retied to Halfmoon Bay where he presented courses in law.

Richard Lester

Richard Lester (’52) passed away on March 26, 2014 at the age of 86. Mr. Lester was born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 1948. He worked in mining before earning his LL.B from UBC. He practiced law for many years and joined the Pulp and Paper Industrial Relations Bureau in Vancouver in 1972 as Labour Relations Counsel. Mr. Lester moved to the firms of Heane Wylie and Company and then Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy before returning to the Pulp Bureau as President from 1976-1984.  He later joined Ladner Downs (now BLG) where he practiced labour relations law until his retirement in 1996.

The Honourable Mr. Justice Richard (Dick) Thomas Albert Low

Richard Thomas Albert Low (’64) passed away on August 15, 2014 at the age of 74. Mr. Low was born in Rock Bay, BC and earned both his B.Comm. and LL.B. from UBC. He articled with Crease & Company in Victoria and then moved to Prince George where he practices with the firms of Cashman, Hope, Heinrich & Co and then Wilson, King, & Company. Mr. Low was appointed to the County Court of Prince Rupert in 1977, to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1990, and finally to the court of Appeal in 2000. At the time of his passing, Mr. Low was the longest-serving federally-appointed judge sitting in Canada.

Marvin Lundeen

Marvin Lundeen (’51) passed away on December 13, 2014 at the age of 90. Mr. Lundeen was born in Govan, SK and his family moved to the BC Peace River country where he group up. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1943 and served at Tofino. Mr. Lundeen earned his LL.B from UBC and practiced law in Dawson Creek, BC until 1974. He was a founding member of the BC Law Foundation, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1971, and was appointed a Provincial Court judge in 1974 based in Salmon Arm, BC until his retirement in 1990.

David Joseph Lunn

David Joseph Lunn (’50) passed away on August 24, 2014 at the age of 94. Mr. Lunn was born in Montreal, QC and his family later settled in Nelson, BC. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and was deployed on the North Atlantic run escorting convoy ships. Following his military service, Mr. Lunn earned his LL.B. from UBC. He articled in Nelson, BC and opened a law practice in Trail, BC. In 1965, he was appointed administrative judge for the East Kootenays and worked until the age of 71.

Kelly MacDonald

Kelly MacDonald (’00) passed away on May 18, 2014 at the age of 54. Ms. MacDonald was born in Vancouver and earned her B.A., LL.B. and LL.M. from UBC. She was the first to be appointment as a residential schools adjudicator in Canada. Ms. MacDonald also sat on the Vancouver Police Board, the National parole Board, and several other boards and commissions.

Charles Graham McAllister

Charles Graham McAllister (’71) passed away on February 13, 2014 at the age of 70. Mr. McAllister was born in Vancouver and earned his LL.B. from UBC. He practiced law in Surrey, Kamloops, and Kelowna.

Edward McNally

Edward McNally (’51) passed away on August 19, 2014 at the age of 89. Mr. McNally earned both his B.A. and LL.B. from UBC. He was successful farmer and lawyer before founding the Big Rock Brewery in 1985 in Calgary, AB. Mr. McNally was awarded the Order of Canada and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005, and inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame in 2009. He retired as CEO in 2012. 

Alexander Robertson

Alexander Robertson (’57) passed away on April 30, 2014 at the age of 81. Mr. Robertson grew up in Victoria and earned both his B.Comm. and LL.B. from UBC. He was called to the BC Bar in 1959 and opened his own law firm, Robertson and Liddle, with his law school classmate Keith Liddle. Mr. Robertson became corporate counsel to MacMillan Bloedel in 1966 and joined Davis and Company in 1971 where he practiced for 20 years before being appointed Chief Commission to the BC Treaty Commission. He returned to Davis in 1998 providing general counsel and guidance on conflict matters until his retirement in 2012. Mr. Robertson had a distinguished record of service to the legal profession and the public, having served as an advisor to Greenpeace in its early days, President of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), Chair of the BC Law Foundation, and a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Task Force on Gender Equality in the Legal Profession. In 1987, Mr. Robertson was the first recipient of the George Goyer Award which recognized his exceptional contribution to the legal profession in BC.

Pamela Stewart

Pamela Stewart (’84) passed away in 2014 at the age of 61. Ms. Stewart was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1957. She earned her LL.B. from UBC in addition to a multitude of other professional certifications, always placing in the top percentiles of her class. Ms. Stewart had an extensive career consulting on several high profile government and private sector projects. She returned to Victoria, BC where she spent the last 25 years in government consulting.

Kenneth Warren Thompson

Kenneth Warren Thompson (’77) passed away on February 18, 2014 at the age of 61. Mr. Thompson was born and raised in Nanaimo and earned his B.A. and LL.B. from UBC.

Robert J.S. Tyhurst

Robert J.S. Tyhurst (’88) passed away on September 16, 2014 at the age of 63. Mr. Tyhurst was born in Halifax and his family moved out west in 1957. He earned his B.A., M.A., and LL.B. from UBC and then articled in Vancouver and Duncan. His draft PhD dissertation was cited extensively in the landmark Tsilhqot'in Nation case.

His draft PhD dissertion, based on that work, was cited extensively in argument in the landmark Tsilhqot'in Nation case. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=robert-tyhurst&pid=172672653#sthash.SXFUSaG5.dpuf
His draft PhD dissertion, based on that work, was cited extensively in argument in the landmark Tsilhqot'in Nation case. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=robert-tyhurst&pid=172672653#sthash.SXFUSaG5.dpuf