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ago. Kate and Nick are doubly saddened, not only by the recent loss of their
father but now by the loss of their lovely mother who, they have told us, was
always curious, elegant and unafraid.
I have known Carolyn for many years, as have many others who have
worked with her and kept in touch. On behalf of those she has left behind,
I wish to say that this eloquent, dedicated, compassionate, intellectual
woman has left this world a better place. She has left us with sorrow in our
hearts but also with keen inspiration to carry on her love of life and her
vision of a better society.
Margaret Ostrowski, Q.C.
The Honourable Ian Louden Drost
The Honourable Ian Louden Drost died on January
27, 2018 in Victoria. Ian was an accomplished lawyer,
a wise and learned judge and an exemplary family
man. He had high intelligence, humour and charm,
which taken together gave him an enormous capacity
for friendship. Some of his closest friends were
from school days and they remained friends
throughout their increasingly long lives. For reasons best known to themselves
they would meet from time to time under the name the Royal Order
of the Golden Grommets. The name appears to have had some connection
with parts of a sail, which suited Ian’s interests.
Ian was the only child of Herbert Mason Drost and Helen Louden Drost.
His father was a well-regarded solicitor and a businessman through his company
Western Music. H.M. Drost was also the founder and first director of
the Vancouver Bach Choir. He travelled on occasion in the 1930s to London
to purchase sheet music and also to attend hearings of the Judicial Committee
of the Privy Council on appeals from Canada.
Ian attended Prince of Wales High School in Vancouver for his early
schooling until he went to Brentwood College on Vancouver Island. In the
summers Ian’s parents took holidays at Crescent Beach, which in those days