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Corbett, Patrick H.  
Pat passed away at home. Survived by Don Corbett, Wendy (Lorry) Douglass, Butch Prouty and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Anna Golby and Bill Corbett, siblings Glenn Corbett and Sally Prouty. A memorial will be held January 1, 2015 at Burnaby Fellowship Centre, 7638 6th St. at 1:30 p.m.
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Published in The Burnaby Now from Dec. 18, 2014 to Jan. 16, 2015

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CARROTHERS, Honourable A. Brian B. (Q.C.) Brian died after a lengthy illness on December 4, 2014 leaving his wife Sheila, his brother Gerry, his sons Douglas (Marie-Elle) and Robert (Doris), his daughter Linda Manzer (Gary), Sheila's son Lindsay Moir, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his first wife Jean (nee Foss) in 1981 and two of his brothers John and Fred. Brian was born in Saskatoon, January 18, 1923, the second of four brothers, where their father was professor of economics. Brian started school in England where his father spent a sabbatical at the London School of Economics. Brian's father was induced to move to U.B.C. and in 1930 drove the family, "all-Canadian" on dirt or gravel roads to Vancouver, where Brian completed his formal education at University Hill School and U.B.C. At the end of his third year at U.B.C., he joined The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's). Before Brian's first year in the active force was out, he found himself landed on Juno Beach. Of all the infantry battalions of the assaulting brigades in the British Second Army landing on D-Day, the Can-Scots went farthest through the enemy's defences. Brian was wounded "in the Fray" and evacuated on June 9th. After recovery at "Garnons" in Herefordshire, Brian was promoted to Captain and spent the balance of the war as an instructor at the "live ammunition" Canadian Battle School on the South Downs of England. On return to U.B.C., Brian entered the new law school (the second class). Brian was articled to Sherwood Lett (subsequently Chief Justice of the B.C. Supreme Court) of Davis & Co. who participated in the War Crimes Trials and, when absent on these, turned his student Brian over into the care of D.N. Hossie, K.C. He was called to the Bar on July 30, 1949 and became a partner in 1955. He joined Douglas, Symes & Brissenden as partner in 1956 where he practiced until he was appointed to the B.C. Court of Appeal in 1973. His practice included work for natural resource companies and in the field of builder's liens not to mention the many individual clients which Brian valued greatly. Brian was active in the affairs of the Legal Profession. He served 18 years on the councils of the Canadian Bar Association, serving as Vice-President for British Columbia (the position now called President) in 1967 – 68. In 1959, The Canadian Bar Association incorporated The Foundation for Legal Research in Canada to initiate and sponsor legal research directed toward the day-to-day practice of law and administration of justice in Canada. Brian was elected the first Chairman of the Fellows and later Chairman of the Trustees. He also served 10 years as a Bencher of the Law Society, the last year serving as Treasurer (the position now called President) in 1972-1973. Brian considered his major achievement as a Bencher to be the annual one or two day Law Refresher courses which, following a survey which Brian conducted as the federal chairman of the Legal Education Section of the Canadian Bar Association, resulted in the establishment by the Benchers (of whom Brian was by then the Bencher responsible for legal education) of The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. In 1973, Brian accepted an appointment to the B.C. Court of Appeal - which lasted until his 75th birthday in January 1998. A Service in Brian's memory will be held at the West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, 2893 Marine Drive, West Vancouver at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 with a reception to follow in the church hall. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
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Published in The North Shore News from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2014
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