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ties he served. He helped many less fortunate and less privileged by education,
vocation, family strength or social stability. He supported them to pursue
more manifested lives, despite their challenges. Amidst our isolation
and pandemic burdens, the Kootenay Bar, which is a special place to practise
law, acknowledges the loss of a dedicated, learned and true friend.
We will think of him fondly and often, recalling him on Nelson’s Baker
Street, where as noted above he was known to sit outside cafes to read. On
occasion, he would pause to look and smile kindly with a modicum of pride
as he witnessed passersby, knowing that in so many ways, he had helped
give them access and opportunity in our community.
A wish of Greg’s was a scholarship legacy for a promising student, with
mentorship or apprenticeship attached. The family will draft the vehicle for
the Greg Stacey Legacy in the coming year.
The Honourable Ron Fabbro, Ken Wyllie, Hugh McSheffrey and Tim
Pearkes, with contributions from Eleanor Stacey and Margaret Stacey
Paul Raymond Miller
Paul Raymond Miller, a member of the B.C. bar for
over 30 years, passed away on August 13, 2020 while
on a hiking trip through the Skagit Valley with his
son, Keith. He was 61.
Paul was born in East Vancouver and attended law
school at the University of British Columbia. Paul
loved being a lawyer. He was a persuasive debater, an
engaging and inquisitive conversationalist and, for
more than three decades, a brilliant lawyer. He contributed much to the
legal profession and our law firm. Paul came to Boughton Law Corporation
(then Boughton Peterson & Yang) as a summer student in 1987. He so
impressed everyone that he was hired back as an articling student and,
when he was called to the bar in 1989, as an associate lawyer.
At the outset of his articles, it was Paul’s research and memo-writing
skills that were most often sought out by the other members of the firm,
which led, in turn, to counsel wanting him to serve as their junior on trials