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that smile that filled the room and made us wait to hear the next line or
joke. Think about the stories of Joe’s antics that were told in the days, weeks
and months following his passing, stories that cannot be published in a legal
journal couldn’t you have at least put them in for me to take out!? – Ed., and
also cherish the good fortune we all had in having Joe as part of our lives.
It is an understatement to say that Joe will be missed. He had a twinkle
in his eye that can be seen in every photograph, even in the various firm
headshots over the years. He brought laughter where and when it was
needed most. He had the rare characteristic of being genuine and was one
of a kind.
The Cypress Ski Club will be naming their volunteer award after Joe. A
fund to support a bursary for skiers of limited means is being established by
Joe’s Windsor Law friends and the Cypress Ski Club to honour Joe and recognize
his volunteer work for them and his dedication to family. Donations
to the fund can be made by contacting the club at <info@cypressski
club.com> or by cheque sent directly to the club c/o Raul Anguita, Suite
#153 718–333 Brookshank Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3V8. Please
specify Joe’s name.
And take a spin on your bike, plan an adventure, cook a feast for family
and friends or ski down a snowy trail. Joe will be right there with you.
Nazeer Mitha and Melody Robens-Paradise
Albert Kenneth MacKinnon
Bert was born and raised in Vancouver and spent
many of his formative years living in and wandering
around the areas of Locarno Beach and the University
Golf Club. He had many stories of his adventures
shared with close childhood friends. Bert was a very
resourceful young kid. He would spend endless
hours on the beach collecting beer and pop bottles,
often coming home with numerous sacks full, to his mother’s chagrin. Back
then a bottle would fetch you only a couple of pennies, so it took some per-