: Stewart McKelvey Mourns the Passing of J. Gordon Petrie, Q.C.

November 5, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Gordon Petrie, Q.C.  

Gordon was an outstanding lawyer whose stature and reputation as leading counsel is legendary. Gordon was widely renowned as an expert in labour and employment law and was lead counsel on some of the most significant cases which impacted the development of labour and employment/administrative law in Canada.  

Gordon graduated from the University of New Brunswick Law School in 1964, received a Masters of Law from the University of Michigan in 1965 and was admitted to the Law Society of New Brunswick in 1965. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1984, was a Founding Member of the Canadian Association of University Solicitors, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was recently appointed to the Regional Advisory Committee to the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. As a result of Gordon’s extensive contributions to his profession and community, he was granted an honourary degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2009.

Gordon will be missed throughout the firm and our community. He was a person of remarkable talent and great integrity. Despite his extraordinary accomplishments and demanding career, Gordon was known for his good nature and great sense of humour. Gordon was a mentor to many and his extensive contributions to our firm will be everlasting. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Petrie family.

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