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meeting her at a rugby party. Len and Laurie have been married for 26
years, and they have three sons, Miles, Keegan and Noah. In spite of Len’s
rigorous work schedule, he has always had time for Laurie and the boys. All
three of Len’s sons are in university pursuing careers in medicine.
Although Len has excelled in all aspects of his life, he has always maintained
a humility and a sense of caring that endeared him to his clients, his
staff, his partners and his fellow lawyers.
Congratulations to Len, who will be a great addition to the Supreme
The Honourable Madam Justice Catherine Murray
Catherine Anne Murray has been lighting up every
room she has walked into since she was a toddler.
The courtrooms and judges’ chambers wherever she
sits will now be the lucky beneficiaries of her ready
smile, positive energy and open and friendly
But make no mistake: Justice Murray is not just a
sparkling personality and friendly face. Rather, she brings a vigorous work
ethic, a determination and a matter-of-fact pragmatism to every job she
Catherine Anne Cicci was born on September 27, 1959 in Timmins,
Ontario. Timmins is the home of Shania Twain and the Mahovlich brothers,
which might explain her love of popular music and hockey. Her father Gino
and mother Pauline, and their parents, were all Timminsians, but her roots
run as far as Calabria and Abruzzi in Italy.
Her family, now including her younger twin brothers, Matt and John,
moved west when Catherine was six years old. They settled first in North
Vancouver, then in West Vancouver where Catherine attended Westcot
Elementary and Sentinel High School. Catherine thrived at Sentinel where
she participated in almost every sport and, not surprisingly, was head