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tos—photos he’d later faithfully distribute with great pride to any willing
soul. While he was happy to help out in more practical ways, his simple joy
in just being there, watching us and quietly supporting us in whatever challenge
we faced made his pride in us and love for us a certainty in our hearts.
Even now there’s a spot open on the sidelines, we know he’s there, cheering
us on, our biggest fan and beloved dad and grandpa.”
Jimmy will be greatly missed.
Al Hamilton, Q.C., and the Honourable Jon Sigurdson
Jessie Carina Gallie
Jessie Carina “Carin” Gallie’s life in law was marked
by her firecracker spirit, quick wit and commitment
to helping her clients make the best of a bad situation
when faced with the dissolution of their marriage.
Although always committed to her clients, her true
loves were her family, fur babies and golf. Carin was
a testament to not only the best of what a lawyer can
be, but the best of what a person can be. Carin passed away after a short but
valiant battle with cancer.
Carin was born in Vancouver to Jessie and Bill McBean. She was the
youngest sibling to Bob, Neil, Kathy and Bruce. Shortly after Carin’s birth,
the family moved to Calgary, where Carin attended all of her grade school.
In her early years, Carin’s linguistic skills shone as she developed her own
language decipherable only to her siblings. She went on to excel (without
the need for translation) through school and was a superstar in sport. She
was a three-time Alberta Junior Girls Golf Champion and in high school she
participated in the Can-Am tournament representing Canada. It was there
that she won, in retrospect, her most impressive match play game when she
beat Nancy Lopez (eventual winner of three LPGA major championships).
She also excelled at basketball and volleyball.
Carin started her university career at UBC studying rehab medicine.
While at UBC, she met her lifelong partner, Ian. She continued her sporting