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America in order to probate and distribute. He enjoyed the challenge
immensely and was eased to full retirement at age 80.
Before Bill’s decline, he stayed in constant contact with his friends and
former colleagues at what now is the Kelowna office of Farris LLP. Bill was
always invited to every lawyer/staff function and holiday party, and he
always attended. He was welcomed and loved. He was one of the first to
arrive and never the first to leave. He will be missed by all of us who will
remember him in the years to come.
Bill leaves behind his beloved Uschi and his sons Robert, James and stepson
Danny. He often told me how much joy he found in spending time with
his family and how they were the centre of his life.
Dominic A. Petraroia, Q.C.
Four days short of his 89th birthday, Keith Liddle left
for The Great Golf Course in the Sky. He played his
first round on that course on the day of his arrival,
April 9, 2021.
Keith was born and raised in Vancouver. Growing
up, he had recurring medical problems that kept him
in the hospital for extended periods. His reaction to
adversity was to carry on with good humour and without complaint. He
developed a streak of stubbornness that remained with him all his life. He
also developed a sense of perspective that enabled him to see the big picture
and drew others to him.
Keith graduated from Prince of Wales High School in 1950 and took his
undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia and the University
of Southern California. He took his law degree at UBC; became president
of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta; and made many permanent
friendships. He articled at Campney, Owen, Murphy & Owen.
In 1960, Keith set up practice with the late Alec Robertson and Gordon
Shrum under the name Robertson, Liddle and Shrum. In 1965, Sholto