448 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 3 MAY 2020
to tell the story about being on the tarmac at the Gimli airport attending a
family gathering just as the Air Canada plane glided in out of fuel. He said
his brother-in-law, who was a volunteer Gimli firefighter, went up to the
plane and was told by the pilot not to worry about fire as there was no fuel!
Bill and Alice loved to travel, which they did extensively, but most of all
they loved people, both meeting new ones and entertaining friends and colleagues.
Bill’s wine-making skills kept him busy when away from the court
and, coupled with Alice’s cooking skills, made attendance at the Selbie residence
a memorable event. He loved curling, both playing and watching,
and he loved music, having somewhat eclectic tastes ranging from classical
to country. He also had a passion for reading, and the topics went from mysteries
to law and politics. He put in stints as a baseball coach and Scout
leader, keeping active and productive throughout his life.
Bill Selbie was a very good man who lived a good life that has enriched
all those with whom he came in contact. He will be missed.
The Honourable Ron McKinnon
Neo J. Tuytel
Neo died suddenly in his sleep on May 7, 2019 at the
age of 62. He was married for over 36 years to his
best friend, his wife Joanne, and was a loving father
to two children, Dyna and John. He had practised
law in Vancouver for nearly 34 years.
Neo’s parents immigrated from the Netherlands
before he and his brother Casey were born. His
father, Jan, was a stonemason, and his mother, Dyna, was a homemaker.
Neo spent his childhood in North Vancouver, going on adventures with the
neighbourhood children before coming home to enjoy his mother’s legendary
cooking, and spent his teen years in Langley, where he helped to
build the new family home and turn a half acre of swamp into a rural paradise,
complete with sheep pastures and an apple orchard.