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Nanaimo City Bar Association and of the Nanaimo County Bar Association.
He was a promoter of Port Theatre, Nanaimo’s theatre for the performing
arts. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990.
When Buz turned 65, he and Margaret hosted a splendid birthday party
at the Nanaimo Yacht Club. Buz spent an enjoyable afternoon with his
many friends. It was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Near the end of his career, Buz was appointed chairman of the Canada
Pension Plan Appeal Tribunal. He enjoyed the change. Bus retired in 1998.
He and Margaret continued to sail aboard their beloved yacht, the Lilly.
They continued as patrons of the Vancouver Island Symphony. They continued
After Margaret died, Buz lived on his own, independent, cheerful and
outgoing. He said he did not want a gathering to mark his death. He said
there was nobody left who would come.
Gerald J. Lecovin, Q.C.
Jerry is dead.
Gerald J. Lecovin, Q.C., died on August 2, 2020
with his loving family by his side. He is survived by
his sons Geoffrey, Mark and David; his daughters-inlaw
Stephanie and Denise; and his grandchildren
Josh, Zaden, Jake and Cade.
Being Jerry, he left an auto-obituary, which reads:
Most of my peers have passed on, and those that remain do not know my
past, so it falls to me to write my own auto-biography, or auto-obituary to
be more accurate.
Called to the bar in 1960, I started the practice of law as the assistant prosecutor
in Burnaby. I stayed two years, during which time I had an opportunity
to learn my craft from some of the most respected barristers
practising in B.C. at the time. With the exception of a summer stint at the
Vancouver prosecutor’s office, I did not practise much criminal thereafter,
despite it being my first love.