In Memoriam - 2017

Roy Logie

Roy A. Logie (LLB '55), was born April 22, 1931 and passed away March 21, 2017 at age 85. Roy was born and raised in Victoria, BC. After high school, Roy attended UBC for undergrad and law school at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, where he was part of a tight-knit group of law students, who remained the closest friends for the rest of their lives. It was also at UBC that he met his wife, the irrepressible June Logie. After being called to the bar in 1956, Roy became a lawyer for Allstate, which transferred him to Calgary in the early 60's. In 1966 he returned to Vancouver and entered private practice with the firm that eventually became Kincaid Epstein and Logie, where he practiced for the next 40 years until his retirement in 2006. Roy was a highly respected trial lawyer and a leader in the field of insurance defence during the 60's, 70's and 80's. Roy's signal success in law, however, was his mentorship of generations of younger lawyers. Over his 50-year long career he was an exemplar not just of proper trial procedure, but also of the civility, collegiality and good humour that characterized his own practice and made him a favourite of judges, juries and opposing counsel.

Stan Wardill

Stanley H. Wardill (LLB ’52) passed away March 13th, 2017. Stan was born in the Departure Bay area on January 26, 1921. Stan started his career as a barber in the late 1930's before joining the R.C.A.F. (418 Squadron) in 1942 and serving overseas until the end of the Second World War. Upon his return from overseas he attended Victoria College, then enrolled at UBC, obtaining his Bachelor of Law degree in 1952 from the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Stan had a long and distinguished career in the legal profession spanning 40 years, with 25 years on the bench as a Provincial Court Judge. He was well respected by all who knew him…even the misguided. Stan truly had an incredible 96 years, always living life to the fullest, never really giving in to old age.

Art Davis, QC

Arthur "Art" Maurice Davis, QC (LLB '59), born January 8, 1935, died February 13, 2017. Arthur received his Bachelor of Commerce and Law degrees at the University of British Columbia. Arthur was called to the bar in 1960 and practiced with a law office which became the firm Milne Davis. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1991 and practiced law for over 50 years. He is also credited for participating as a founding member of the Deke's (Delta Kappa Epsilon) first men's entry into the legendary "Greek SongFest".

George Walkem

Richard "George" Walkem (LLB '74), born on October 25, 1948, died Februrary 5, 2017. Graduated from the Peter A. Allard School of Law in 1974 and was called to the BC Bar in 1976. George retired from the practice of law in the early 80's and moved to Tofino in the early 90's. George was an early supporter of the environmentalist movement and was a board member with the Friends of Clayoquot Sound. Later on he was also on the board of directors for the Pacific Rim Hospice Society.

Norman Mullins, QC

Norman D Mullins, QC (LLB ’51), away peacefully on January 29th, 2017 in North Vancouver. He was 87. Norman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950 from the University of British Columbia and Bachelor of Law degree in 1951 from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. He was called to the Bar May 17, 1952 and appointed Queen's Counsel (federal) on December 19, 1969. After articling and starting a law practice, he twice ran for election to be a member of Parliament. He ran as a conservative in a riding that had a long and deep history of electing NDP candidates to Parliament. He did not win but he was in the fight. Norman practiced law with a passion in private practice (civil and criminal), with the Federal Government's Department of Justice and in corporate law with Canadian Pacific. At Justice, he was Regional Director of the Vancouver office. At Canadian Pacific, he was Regional Counsel for BC and Alberta, based in the Vancouver office. At age 65 when he retired from Canadian Pacific, he immediately moved into his new law office. He continued to practice private law for another 20 years. He loved court work and was a member of the BC Bar for over 60 years. His legal work took him from Vancouver to Kelowna to Ottawa and then back to Vancouver. He retired at the end of 2014.

Greg Steele, QC

Gregory Kenneth Steele, QC (LLB ’79), passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 26, 2017, at age 65 years. Greg was a respected lawyer, appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002, and managed a thriving law practice from 1980 until his retirement in 2009.

Chuck Harrison

Charles Garner “Chuck” Harrison (LLB ’85), born June 13, 1959, died January 24, 2017. Chuck was born in Calgary. His family moved to Vancouver when he was three, where he lived for the rest of his life. He graduated from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, gaining articles at Russell & DuMoulin, now Fasken Martineau. He remained there, practicing Labour and Employment Law his entire career.

Gary McShane

Gary Edward McShane (LLB ‘68), born in Victoria, B.C. in 1942, died on January 10, 2017. Gary, a respected lawyer, and loving husband, will be dearly missed by family members, friends and colleagues.