446 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 77 PART 3 MAY 2019
In addition to all her many roles, Trudy was a well-known member of the
BC Hear the Child Roster and in that capacity prepared Hear the Child
reports. She did this work very well. She has been generous in giving back
to the community by volunteering with Access Pro Bono, various local
sports organizations and other community groups.
When faced with challenges, Trudy is a person you would want on your
side. This was true not only of Trudy the lawyer, but also of Trudy the person.
She is completely dedicated to her family: Duncan and Conor. Her profession
has required her to be tough at times. To Conor, she has been an endlessly
loving, supportive and caring parent. She is so very proud of the fine
man he has become, and rightly so.
Those lucky enough to have Trudy as a friend have also benefited from
her support. One of the very special people in Trudy’s life is Gabriel, the son
of two of Trudy’s good friends, one of whom used to practise at Peterson
Stark Scott. When Gabriel was born, his mother had a very complicated
labour. A serious medical emergency arose during and following the birth.
At the time, it was very possible that she might not have made it through.
The father was beside himself: he was holding his newborn son and wondering
if he would be raising him alone. In that moment of intense fear,
Trudy dropped everything and went to the hospital to care for Gabriel, so
the father could be present for his wife. In fact, it was Trudy who changed
Gabriel for the very first time. All was well in the end. The mother recovered,
and Gabriel is now 11. To this day, Trudy and he share a deep bond.
Her willingness to step in and take charge at the hospital on the day of his
birth is indicative of the kind of friend Trudy is.
Outside law, Trudy is curious about the world. She loves to travel and
enjoys fine food and wine with friends over good conversation. She is passionate
about rowing, which she does regularly at Delta Deas Rowing Club.
She is a Canucks fan and an avid baker when time allows. Trudy has a special
place in her heart for dogs. A Bouvier des Flandres named Aramis is a
dear part of her family.
Trudy’s abilities are far-reaching and varied. She can put herself in the
position of another while also seeing the big picture. She is mindful of intention
and effect and the disconnect that sometimes occurs between the two.
She listens and is fair. She is compassionate and thorough. She always
ensures that she sees a way through—when the path gets difficult, she finds
There is no doubt that Trudy will be an excellent judge.