Hon. Charles C. Locke, QC
The Honourable Charles Conrad Locke, QC passed away on October 1, 2011 at the age of 94. Locke was a former treasurer (now called president) of the Law Society and a Life Bencher, having served six two-year terms. He also served as President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
Locke, the son of a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, was a senior litigator before being appointed to the Supreme Court of BC in 1978 and then the Court of Appeal in 1988, where he served until his retirement in 1992.
Locke also served as a member of the Canadian Bar Association Council and as vice-president for British Columbia. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1961 and made a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1972.
In recognition of his enormous contributions to the affairs of the Bench and Bar in this Province as well as nationally, Locke was presented with the Law Society Award in 2006.