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birth country, where he and Wendy spent many memorable hours fishing.
He was a devout catch-and-release fly fisher, a sport he enjoyed in many
countries. His favourite fishing spot was the Bay of Islands in New Zealand.
How to summarize his life and his contribution to society? Rafe Mair was
opinionated and passionate about the environment and public issues that
were important to him. Adjectives to describe him are intelligent, difficult,
honest, demanding, tenacious, fearless, sweet, outspoken and principled.
He was a lawyer, politician, broadcaster, author of ten books, advocate,
environmentalist, fisherman, golfer, commentator, father, husband and
remarkable and unforgettable citizen of British Columbia!
The Honourable Jon Sigurdson
1. Tom Hawthorn, “Rafe Mair Leaves Extraordinary
Legacy”, The Tyee (9 October 2017), online;
Jim Wilfred Hogan, Q.C.
I spoke with Jim every few days at the end, walking
with him through his debilitating circumstances. I
had spoken to him a few days before he passed and
Jim described his day as a good day—he had been
given a haircut, bathed, and felt good. In a calm,
clear voice, Jim said, “Johnny, it’s been a good day, I
am tired now so I’m going to get some sleep”. Jim
passed away at home in his own bed on December 3, 2017 at the age of 77.
Jim is survived by his children, Stacey (Darcy), Kim (Duncan), Sean
(Shaheen), Liam (Cathy) and stepson Jason; his first wife and mother of his
children, Judith (Les); grandchildren Caleb (Kaitlin), Justin, Sydney, Ryan,
Molly, Bryden and Jack; and siblings Michael, Dennis, Maureen and Bill.
Jim was predeceased by his second wife Lorretta, stepson Jamie, and his
parents Mary and Wilfred.