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aggressive. Paul bore the diagnosis with strength. Rather than stepping back
from work, he continued to devote considerable time and effort to ALF’s
continued development and success. Paul took steps before his death to
move ALF into a cloud-based environment with ongoing support from his
partners, Ian Harder and Daniel Ahkong. Paul was determined to ensure
that the company continue to develop and expand far beyond his death.
Paul had many loves, from the books of Ian McEwan to quotes from Dr.
Seuss, and he took pride in owning every type of Eddie Bauer no-iron dress
shirt ever made. Paul remained robust right up to the summer of 2017 when
the cancer became much more aggressive. He spent his last three months
surrounded by family including Dawn, his mother, brothers, nephews and
nieces as well as friends.
His quiet grace, wry sense of humour and love for friends and family will
be greatly missed.
The Honourable William H. Davies, Q.C.
A life well lived is a wonderful thing. It brings great
joy to those one has encountered and enormous satisfaction
for the one who led such a full life. So it was
in the life of Bill Davies.
The Honourable William H. Davies, Q.C., entered
this world on June 2, 1931 at his parents’ home on
Mary Street in the agricultural community known in
the Halq’eméylem language as Ts’elxwéyeqw—Chilliwack.
The 1930s were tough times to be young and tough times for our
province. Bill’s parents raised four children in a town of only 5,800. Bill’s
father ran the local Marshall Wells hardware store where Bill, in his youth,
worked. His earliest years were informed by the remoteness of Chilliwack,
its fundamentally rural nature and the need for dedication and hard work.
This circumstance was characteristic of the limited development of British
Columbia at the time and the demands the province made on its youth for
the promise of its development to bring forth the place we enjoy today.