Life Benchers Dinner

The Law Society held its annual Life Benchers Dinner on November 14, 2008. A Life Bencher is a person who has served as a Bencher for four terms or who is a former President of the Law Society.

This year saw the induction of three new Life Benchers — Anna Fung, QC (1998-2007), Ian Donaldson, QC (2000-2007) and June Preston, MSW (2001-2008).

Life Bencher Darrell T.B. Braidwood, QC, who passed away earlier this year, was also recognized. Darrell served as a Bencher of the Law Society from 1965-1975 and Treasurer in 1973-74.

 

Life Benchers of the Law Society,
with the dates of their service as Benchers

Arthur M. Harper, QC (1959-1969)
Benjamin B. Trevino, QC (1991-1997)
Hon. Charles C. Locke, QC (1961-1973)
Richard C.C. Peck, QC (1988-1997)
Hon. A. Brian B. Carrothers, QC (1963-1973)
Leonard T. Doust, QC (1990-1997)
Hon. Kenneth E. Meredith (1964-1973)
William M. Trotter, QC (1990-1997)
Hon. Peter J. Millward, QC (1965-1975)
Trudi L. Brown, QC (1992-1998)
Hon. Hugh P. Legg, QC (1969-1976)
Warren T. Wilson, QC (1991-1999)
Hon. Mary F. Southin, QC (1971-1980)
Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, QC (1995-2000)
Norman Severide, QC (1975-1981)
Karl F. Warner, QC (1994-2000)
H. Allan Hope, QC (1974-1982)
Richard S. Margetts, QC (1995-2001)
Brian W.F. McLoughlin, QC (1974-1984)
Gerald J. Lecovin, QC (1994-2001)
Hon. Thomas R. Braidwood, QC (1973-1975; 1979-1985)
Emily M. Reid, QC (1994-2001)
Hon. Jack L.T. Edwards, QC (1978-1985)
Jane S. Shackell, QC (1994-2001)
Hon. Dr. James J. Gow, QC (1979-1985)
Ann Howard (1992-2002)
Hon. Mr. Justice Bruce I. Cohen (1978-1986)
Marjorie Martin (1992-2002)
Marvin R.V. Storrow, QC (1980-1987)
Richard C. Gibbs, QC (1996-2002)
Dennis J. Mitchell, QC (1980-1988)
Howard R. Berge, QC (1992-2003)
R. Paul Beckmann, QC (1980-1989)
Russell S. Tretiak, QC (1992-2003)
Robert M. Dick, QC (1983-1991)
Robert D. Diebolt, QC (1996-2003)
Hon. Mr. Justice Peter Leask (1984-1992)
G. Ronald Toews, QC (1996-2003)
Brian J. Wallace, QC (1985-1993)
Gerald J. Kambeitz, QC (1996-2003)
John M. Hogg, QC (1984-1993)
William J. Sullivan, QC (1997-2003)
P. Michael Bolton, QC (1985-1993)
Master Peter J. Keighley (1996-2004)
Hon. Mr. Justice Robert T.C. Johnston (1986-1994)
William M. Everett, QC (1998-2004)
Hon. Mr. Justice Grant D. Burnyeat (1988-1995)
Ralston S. Alexander, QC (1999-2005)
Donald A. Silversides, QC (1984-1995)
Patricia L. Schmit, QC (1998-2005)
Gary L.F. Somers, QC (1984-1995)
Ross D. Tunnicliffe (1998-1999; 2000-2005)
James M. MacIntyre, QC (1986-1995)
Robert W. McDiarmid, QC (1998-2006)
Cecil O.D. Branson, QC (1988-1995)
Anna K. Fung, QC (1998-2007)
Alan E. Vanderburgh, QC (1989-1995)
Ian Donaldson, QC (2000-2007)
Karen F. Nordlinger, QC (1988-1996)
June Preston, MSW (2001-2008)