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made them feel like they were bothering or interrupting him when they
had a question.
When David was 76 or 77, one of our lawyers asked him if he was planning
on retiring. David’s simple response was: “Some people like to golf, so
they retire to play more golf. I love family law and want to do it as long as I
Sure enough, in the days and even hours before David’s passing, he was
calling and e-mailing those in the family law area giving suggestions and
providing the most up-to-date case law.
He passed away doing what he loved to do and being with the persons he
loved to be with.
David leaves behind his wife Jane Grafton; his daughters Judy, Jennifer
and Sarah; and his grandchildren Rosen, Cluny and Payton. (David loved his
grandchildren, once dressing up in a full pink Easter Bunny costume for
them!) He also leaves his two sons, his Japanese “daughter” Hideko
Mishima and his sister Marjorie Hookham in England.
The Canadian actor Keanu Reeves was recently asked by a devoutly religious
interviewer: “What happens to people after they die?” His response
was simply that the people who love you will miss you terribly.
David will be missed.
John Campbell, with the assistance of the Honourable Terry Warren