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out of being a farm girl, who was kind and compassionate, who had a big,
bold sense of humour full of humility and strength, all of which made her
a tremendous advocate for her clients.
In the summer of 2016 Karla developed further health complications. It
was oral cancer. She found herself once again driving five days a week to
Victoria, this time to the cancer clinic. After an emergency tracheostomy in
December 2017, Karla lost her voice completely.
Never complaining, Karla endured the invasive medical treatments and
rapid deterioration of her health with grace, dignity and courage. She is
Nancy Merrill, Q.C.
Joseph Myles Gerard Shaw
Joseph Myles Gerard Shaw, “Joe” or “Joey” as he was
known in Sudbury, was the youngest of the seven
Sudbury Shaw children, born September 30, 1967,
and his mother’s personal Canadian centennial project.
As a result of a tragic ski accident, we, his precious
family, his innumerable friends, the legal
community and his clients, all lost the larger-thanlife
husband, father, lawyer, co-worker, friend and mentor on February 26,
2018. To measure the devastation from this tragedy is impossible.
They say that you can take the boy out of Sudbury, but not the Sudbury
out of the boy. Even after Joe left Sudbury to go to school and ultimately
settle in Vancouver, he read the Sudbury Star every week and maintained
his special ties to the community, his friends and his family his whole life.
Joe took his vivacious love of life, his quick wit, his athleticism and his
generosity everywhere he went and applied it to everything he did. He
attended Acadia University, made his mark on the varsity football team and
graduated in 1991 with a degree in commerce. From there Joe headed
straight for law school, graduating with a combined LL.B. from the University
of Windsor and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1994. Joe