We are very saddened to share the news that our friend and partner, David Worthington, passed away on April 5, 2013.
If you are a former client of David's and you require assistance please contact either:
Greg van Popta (Partner) at email@example.com, orPam Rochon (Legal Admin Assistant) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently diagnosed with cancer, David left us very suddenly and leaves behind grief-stricken family, clients and colleagues. David remained strongly connected to the firm while undergoing treatment and even recently visited our offices with his wife, Donna. His presence is missed across our firm.
David joined McQuarrie Hunter LLP as a partner in 2003. With him, he brought his long-time assistant, Pamela, an exceptional command of the law and work ethic, and quickly blended in as if he had always practiced with us. David was a good partner and did many things right. He was loyal to the firm and delighted in the success of our younger lawyers.
David enjoyed the business side of law and spread his enthusiasm around the office. He was an effective and generous mentor, and we will be forever grateful to him for teaching our lawyers to be pragmatic and provide exceptional client care. He was deeply committed to finding practical and timely solutions to his clients' legal problems to ensure they kept moving forward with their projects. In return, he enjoyed a robust practice of loyal clients he cherished.
In addition to his passion for client service, David also believed in good succession planning -- for this, we are indeed very thankful – and giving back to the community, especially his home city of New Westminster. He was a proud and active supporter in many organizations such as the Fraser River Discovery Centre Society, the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and the Massey Theatre Society.
We will also remain moved by his work ethic. Nothing was out of order. From his files, to his desk, to his office, and even his sharp wardrobe, this was an organized and inspired man.
As his colleagues, we will miss his wandering our hallways, asking us about our families and recent travels, and overhearing him congratulate others on good work or achievements whether in law or community work. As an accomplished outdoorsman, we will miss listening to his stories about recent hiking, skiing and salmon fishing adventures. We will miss seeing the immense pride that spread across his face when he spoke of his beloved family.
Clearly, David mentored more than just his protégés.
It is now our mission to continue his legacy of generosity, community spirit and a commitment to our clients.