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blouse and very fashionable high heels. Marlene was “absolutely effervescent”,
and this impressed Jacy enormously, to see that one could be a successful
lawyer and be a gracious, feminine and fashionable woman.
What a magnificent lawyer and person! We bid fond farewell to our
friend, ever in our minds vivacious, energetic, principled, positive and a
philanthropic leader of the bar.
Marlene was predeceased by her mother Mina May and her father Evan
Percy James and is lovingly remembered by her husband Ford; her sons
James and Colin (Amy); her grandchildren Maya, Willa and Evan Scott; her
sister Jeanette Munro; her nephew Robert Munro; and her niece Valerie
Marlene, you made this world a better place for all who knew you.
Nils Bo Jensen was born in Copenhagen on July 26,
1949 and immigrated to Montreal with his parents in
1957 at the age of eight. He graduated from Hillcrest
High School in Ottawa and went on to receive a bachelor
of applied science degree in chemical engineering
from the University of Ottawa in 1973 and an
LL.B. from Osgoode Hall in 1975.
Nils moved to Vancouver in 1975, where he met his Scottish lass and love
of his life, Jean Thomson. He articled with Bull, Housser and Tupper
between 1975 and 1976 and was admitted to the B.C. bar in 1976. From 1976
to 1980 he practised as Crown counsel in both Vancouver and Nelson. During
that time Nils was a founding member of the Criminal Justice Subsection
of the CBA in Ottawa/Hull, the first bilingual interprovincial CBA
subsection in Ontario/Quebec.
In 1980 Nils and Jean moved to London, England, where Nils received an
LL.M. from the London School of Economics. Upon returning to Canada in