Darrell Thomas BRAIDWOOD

BRAIDWOOD, Darrell Thomas

Feb. 20, 1918 ~ June 23, 2008

Born Vancouver, B.C. February 20, 1918. Preparatory education, public schools, Vancouver, U.B.C. (B.A. 1940; M.A., 1941), Graduate, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Vancouver Law School (L.L.B. – York). Admitted to Bar, 1943, British Columbia. Member: Law Society of British Columbia (Life Bencher: Treasurer, Chief Officer, 1973 1974); Canadian Bar Association (member of Council, 1960 1967; Chairman, British Columbia Insurance Law Section, 1961 – 1962; National Chairman, Insurance Law Section, 1962 – 1964); National Association of College and University Attorneys. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Married Barbara McGibbon of Hamilton, Ontario, in 1944. Daughter, Lynne Benson, grandchildren Kimberlee (Jamie) and David (Nora), great grandchildren, Ella and Ben. Son, Tom Braidwood (Trudy), grandchildren, Jessica and Kate. Son, Jimmy – deceased 1959.

Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1964. Active in community affairs, he was President of the Alumni Association of the U.B.C. in 1948, and President of the Vancouver Board of Trade in 1962. (Honorary Life Member). His active practice was as counsel. Member of The Vancouver Club, Terminal City Club, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club and Rotary Club (Director), travelled extensively world wide on trade missions. Retired from Sutton Braidwood law partnership, Dec. 31, 1979. Associate Council Dec. 31, 1982.

A devoted husband, father and friend, he will always be remembered for his gentle compassion, kindness and generosity.

A memorial service was held at West Point Grey United Church in Vancouver on Friday, June 27th. A reception followed at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.

The family deeply appreciates the attentiveness and compassion of the staff on the Care Level of Willow Manor, making Darrell’s stay there as comfortable as possible.