436 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 3 MAY 2020
tures and pictures from the reception after her funeral, and share stories and
laughter, as she would have wanted. At some point we will take glasses and
a bottle or two of a New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to the deck,
raise our glasses in salute to this remarkable woman we called a friend and
then pour the wine into False Creek where she wanted her ashes to rest.
So, if you find your glass is filled with a New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon
Blanc, perhaps you too will raise that glass to the lasting legacy of the
Honourable Patricia Mathilda Proudfoot.
Jackie Morris, with thanks to the following reviewers who provided
helpful suggestions: Sandra Banister, Q.C., Timothy Kwan, Cheryl
Khanna, Justice Mary Newbury, the Honourable Marion Allan and MJP’s
executor/nephew, John Graf
Paul D.K. Fraser, Q.C.
Paul D.K. Fraser, Q.C., British Columbia’s third Conflict
of Interest Commissioner, was quite simply the
funniest and most generous person you could ever
meet. A consummate gentleman and a magnet of
happiness, he was an incomparable storyteller, and
his jokes were so good, so long and so vividly told
that the punchlines were often just an added bonus.
No one matched Paul’s uncanny ability to muster and tell, with a flair for
timing, a joke to serve and suit every occasion. Bringing joy, creating
smiles, sparking hope and soothing fear were Paul’s superpowers. He made
us all laugh until his last days.
Royal Jubilee Hospital nurse: “Mr. Fraser, do you have any allergies we should
Paul: “Just country music.”
Paul sadly passed away on March 29, 2019 after a brief illness. He was 78.
Paul was born in 1941 and raised in the north end of Winnipeg. At an
early age, he learned about the power of family, perseverance, loyalty and