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fishing in the late fall one year on the Bulkley River, near Smithers. It was
snowing horizontally, and the river was high and raging, as in a biblical
scene. For Baigent, that was a typical day on the water. As for Pearson,
though his face was whiter than the snow, he was game.
Just a word or two more must be added about John’s time on the water:
he cruised for years with family and friends on idyllic summer weekends
in the Gulf Islands. He sailed the South Pacific. He even did some racing
in local waters. When tactics or equipment fell apart in a race, he was
In 2005 John met Marilyn De Rooy. They married in 2013. The two travelled
the world and shared other adventures, even after John’s illness began
to reveal itself. Marilyn provided care, love and support to John throughout
his final years. He was able to be at home to the end. At the celebration of
John’s life, she spoke of his honourable and gentle soul. In saying that, she
spoke for us all.
The Honourable Justice George Macintosh
David Wallace Kington
On Thursday, December 7, 2017, the family and
friends of David Wallace Kington gathered at the
Vancouver Club to commemorate David’s life and to
share many stories and happy memories. David’s
wife Eveline and son Matthew spoke movingly of a
loving husband and father, as did several of David’s
friends and former colleagues.
One of the “lucky few” who was born and raised and built his adult life in
Vancouver, Dave was born on December 26, 1948 and graduated from
Magee High School in 1967. He valued the many friends he made during
those formative years, maintaining many of those friendships throughout
his life. Dave then enrolled at UBC, where he joined the Zeta Psi Fraternity
and excelled in all aspects of the fraternity lifestyle.
Called to the B.C. bar on May 15, 1974, Dave began his career in the threeman
firm of Hawthorne Piggott and Kington, known today as Hawthorn
Piggott and Company.