Vernon lawyer, choose passes
A famous Vernon lawyer, choose and advocate has handed.
Francis (Frank) Cole died at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver on Nov. 5. He was 79.
Cole was born and raised in Galt (now Cambridge), Ont.
After incomes a enterprise diploma from Ryerson College, he went on to regulation college at Osgoode Corridor and was known as to the bar in 1971.
For 20 years, he practised household regulation in Vernon, with Davidson & Firm and Sigalet, Maguire & Cole.
He was appointed to the Supreme Court docket of British Columbia in 1996 and served as a justice in Vancouver for over 20 years, till his retirement at 75.
“Frank gave voice to the weak and people in want. He was impressed by his mom Alma, who within the Nineteen Fifties, opened the primary college in Galt for kids with particular wants,” Coles obituary states.
Frank’s brother, Bruce, was the primary scholar.
Cole additionally served as a Vernon college trustee, with the North Okanagan Youth and Household Companies Society, Vernon Neighborhood Dwelling Society, and as president of the Vernon Bar Affiliation. He was additionally a member of the Silver Star Rotary Membership.
In recent times, Cole was additionally an advocate for a brand new courthouse in Vernon.
Cole is survived by his spouse Lesley, two daughters and 7 grandchildren.
A celebration of life is deliberate for spring 2023 in Vernon.