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By R.C. Tino Bella
Roy A. Logie
In March 2017 our profession lost one of its most
respected and beloved members, Roy A. Logie.
Roy was born on April 22, 1931 in Victoria, B.C.
His father was an engineer on CPR ships. This
afforded Roy the opportunity to travel the Pacific
Northwest. In doing so, Roy learned the value of
respecting people from all walks of life, from the lowest
mate to the exalted captain. Roy never forgot this lesson and throughout
his life it was a hallmark of the way he dealt with people.
After completing high school in Victoria, Roy studied at UBC and transferred
to law, which could be done in that era without an undergraduate
degree. He graduated in 1955. Roy made lifelong friends everywhere and
law school was no exception. His law school classmates included Judge
Alfred Scow, Vic Stephens (at one time head of the B.C. Conservative Party),
Lawrence “Bud” King, Clive Nylander, Judge James Shaw and Jack Potter.
These people and their families remained in Roy’s life for its duration.
Economic prospects for young lawyers in 1956 were not good. After he
was called to the B.C. bar, Roy and others had difficulty finding employment.
Roy became a lawyer for Allstate and the company transferred him
to Calgary. In 1966 Roy returned to Vancouver and entered private practice
with George Kincaid and Irving Epstein, who also had been Allstate
employees. He became a partner in the firm that became Kincaid, Epstein
Their firm evolved. Younger lawyers whom Roy taught the ways of the
law took over the firm and prospered. Henry Wood, Q.C., Norm Wexler,
Dean Neumann and Les Maerov were just some of the beneficiaries of Roy’s