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passing, Sandra and her friends were planning a trip to Curaçao. In addition,
Sandra was an avid gardener. Her property in North Vancouver
rivalled many prize gardens and was likely inspired by her travels to the
Portland Rose Garden, as well as the Chelsea Flower Show in London.
Ultimately, Sandra was an intensely private person but was devoted to
her family, close friends and clients. She played piano and loved to travel,
garden, cook and host dinner parties for her friends and family and was
always on the hunt for the perfect art deco pieces to add to her home. She
leaves a big gap in the local government community, and she will be missed
profoundly by her friends and family. She is survived by her mother, her
son, her brother and her two nephews.
Pam Jefcoat and Emily McClendon
The Honourable Alan B. Macfarlane
In his 95th year, Alan Macfarlane passed away in his
native Victoria on December 10, 2018. Alan served as
a judge for 31 years, f irst on the Supreme Court
beginning in 1968 and later on the Court of Appeal
from 1982 until retirement in 1999. He has been
described as kind, generous, engaging and one of the
province’s best jurists.
Alan was part of the second-ever graduating class at UBC law school. He
received his LL.B. on May 12, 1949 and was called to the bar two days later
in a ceremony presided over by his father, Mr. Justice A.D. Macfarlane, who
was described as “one of the keenest and fairest legal minds in the
province”. Of the ten young lawyers called that day, nine were veterans.
Prior to going to law school, Alan had served in the Royal Canadian Air
Force as a bomber pilot from 1942 until the end of the war.
Alan started practice in Victoria with John L. Clay, a widely respected
barrister with 30 years’ experience. Partnership followed quickly thereafter,
and Alan became the senior partner in 1951 upon Mr. Clay’s untimely death