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Photo de Bernard SHAFFER
Fiche créée le : 2004-08-08
Père : Joseph SHAFFER
Mère : Jean
Décès le : 2004-08-08
Parution : 2004-08-09
Conjoint(e) : Shirley Eleanor Wood
Paru dans : Fair Haven Funeral Home, Moncton, NB

Bernard Shaffer, Q.C. April 10, 1914 - August 08, 2004 Funeral arrangements by Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre Shaffer, Bernard, Q.C. (April 10, 1914 - August 8, 2004), respected legal counsel, who dedicated his life to the practice of law. A graduate of the University of Toronto (Honour Law) and Osgoode Hall Law School, he commenced practise in 1939, established the firm of Shaffer and Jobbitt in 1969, was senior partner of Shaffer, Jobbitt, Stead, Halabisky, Karlstedt, Fillmore & Barker until his retirement in 1995, remaining of counsel to the firm until his death. He was Past Chairman, Fort William Public Library Board; former member, Board of Governors, Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology, and was instrumental in its becoming Lakehead University, serving on its Board of Governors and Executive Committee. Bernard was Past President, Thunder Bay District Law Association, of which he was made a life member, circa 1992; member, National Planning Committee, Canadian Bar Association (1972-73); President, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) (1974-75); Life Fellow, Foundation for Legal Research; member of Council, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario). He was a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada (1983-1995), serving on the County and District Liaison, Communications, Unauthorized Practice, Heritage, and Finance Committees; and in February 1991, was appointed, by the Treasurer, to the Special Committee of the Benchers on Paralegals. Bernard Shaffer was a member of The Advocates’ Society, was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, and in 1994, received the Law Society Medal in recognition of outstanding service in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession. He is survived by his son Paul (Catherine), granddaughter Victoria Lily, and grandson William Wood Lee, his brother Samuel (Nancy), their children, Martin and Jean (Jeffery), his sister-in-law Lorna, and her children, Robin (Piers), Joseph, and Albert (Lisa). He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Shaffer in 1951 and Jean Shaffer in 1956, by his beloved wife Shirley Eleanor Wood Shaffer in January 1998, and by his brother Cecil Shaffer in June 1997. Funeral services will be held at Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue (627 Grey St., Thunder Bay, ON) on Tuesday, August 10th, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. Burial in Shaarey Shomayim Cemetery to follow. If friends so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.


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