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the English language and was a wonderful storyteller. His marriage was a
joyful partnership, loving, respectful, supportive and happy. He was a
splendid father, loving to his little children and teens and a fine friend, advisor
and ally in their adult lives.
Marcus is survived by Alexina, his wife of 57 years, and their four children:
Ambrose, a lawyer and compliance officer living in Epping, England;
Austin, a mathematics teacher living in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Sophia,
a policy analyst specializing in food and agriculture, living in Squamish; and
Thomas, a lawyer and a business entrepreneur, living in Beaconsfield, England.
Marcus is also survived by ten grandchildren and his brother, Michael,
who lives with wife José in Harrogate, England.
Bruce Allen Katz
On July 26, 2019 the family law bar lost a wellrespected
member with the death of Bruce Allen
Katz. He was only 72 and ill health had obliged him
to close his practice several years earlier. There is no
doubt that all of us in attendance at his celebration of
life were thankful to have shared our personal and/
or professional lives with him.
Bruce Katz loved being a family lawyer. He followed a circuitous path to
his vocation, but once discovered, it directed the rest of his life. The LL.B.
after his name was his fourth degree and the one that defined him.
Although the stress of family law took its toll at times, its adversarial
demands energized him. He relished preparing countless 50-plus-page affidavits
with more exhibits than the alphabet or appearing on three chambers
applications on one day.
Bruce had little time for handholding; he would quickly assess his clients’
situation and frankly apprise them of their predicament. After hearing his