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with Carin went beyond the law. You were invited into her family and provided
guidance on how to balance life and law and be successful in both.
Carin and Ian welcomed her mentees into the family, and for some this
included an invitation to stay at their home while completing PLTC. The
success of Carin’s practice and her marriage were something to emulate.
Her ability to be successful in both a family law practice and her own family
provided lessons to those she supported. While spending time with Carin
and Ian, the life of a young lawyer, both professionally and personally, was
enriched. It’s easy to see the life habits that Carin passed onto her mentees,
including a glass of wine with the people that you love and lively conversations
around the dinner table.
After years of helping clients navigate some of the most challenging
times in their lives, Carin retired from practice at the beginning of 2018. She
turned her energies to more golf, more cycling, more dog walking and more
time with her family. She was thrilled to take on the new role of “Nana” to
Parker, Beau and, shortly after retirement, Ava. With the cruelty that life
sometimes plays, Carin did not get to enjoy retirement or Nana-hood for
nearly long enough. Carin will be greatly missed by her family and those of
us lucky enough to get to call her a friend and a mentor.
Alison Hopkins and Christina Proteau
Sanjeev Singh Parmar
In 2007, Sanjeev Singh Parmar graduated from UVic
Law, one of many triumphs in a life full of academic
and professional accomplishments, friendship, family,
adversity met with resiliency, and endless
Sanjeev was born in 1979 with a rare genetic disorder,
Fanconi Anemia (“FA”). His FA caused him to
suffer bone marrow failure as a child, but thankfully he was able to survive
after undergoing a successful bone marrow transplant from his older
brother Gurpreet. Sanjeev faced this and all of his various FA-related med-