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By R.C. Tino Bella
Norman D. Mullins, Q.C.
Norman passed away peacefully on January 29, 2017
in North Vancouver. He was 87 and had been a member
of the B.C. bar for over 60 years. He was much
loved by his wife of 65 years Julia, sons Douglas
(Elaine), Stephen and Christopher (Leslie) as well as
granddaughters Heidi and Camille. He is also survived
by his sister Ann Hill and many nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Orville and William.
Norm attended elementary school in Vancouver. His mother was a major
factor in encouraging him to attend and complete high school and university.
A highlight of Norm’s formative years was learning the mellophone, similar
to a French horn, which he played in the Grandview band in Vancouver.
This experience led to a ten-year membership in the Kitsilano Boys
Band under the direction of Arthur Delamont and ultimately a five-month
trip to the UK and Holland, which created fond and long-lasting memories
for Norm. During this trip Norm got his introduction to public speaking
when asked by the director to introduce the band and its music at its many
concerts. This public speaking experience served Norm well in his law
Norm was proud of his attendance at Vancouver Technical Secondary
School, which granted him the good citizenship award upon graduation. He
received his bachelor of arts degree in 1950 and his bachelor of laws degree
in 1951 from the University of British Columbia. He married Julia Oliver on
September 21, 1951. Norm articled to John Burton, and following his call to
the bar on May 17, 1952 practised with John until 1955, at which time he
and a colleague opened their own practice, Lepage and Mullins. During
these formative years Norm gained experience as a solicitor and barrister.