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Friday, April 5, 2019

In memoriam--W. Wesley Pue

The Canadian legal history community has lost one of its leading lights. W. Wesley (Wes) Pue died on Wednesday April 3rd, after a long illness. Wes was one of Canada’s leading legal historians, and taught at Osgoode Hall, Carleton, Manitoba and the University of British Columbia. At the last-named he was the first Nemetz Professor of Legal History. Wes was best known for his work on the legal profession, some of which was published as chapters in Osgoode Society books, and much of which appeared in Lawyers Empire: Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1850 (2016). Wes was also remarkable for the support and encouragement he gave to others, particularly students of legal history who went through UBC’s graduate programme in the area. He leaves behind a wonderful wife, Joanne, and two daughters, Heather and Colleen. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday April 11th at 2:00 p.m. at St. David’s Anglican Church, 1115 - 51A Street, Delta, B.C., V4M 2Y2.  All are welcome.  Donations in support of Wes’ journey to Inspire Health or the B.C. Cancer Agency are much appreciated.

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