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Lloyd Raphael, QC (BCL '64)

1930 - 2021 

"[Lloyd] attended Law School at the University of New Brunswick 1961-64. Worked with the Tax Counsel from 1965-1967. A proud member of the Department of Justice since 1967. Member of the team to draft the Canadian Goods and Services Tax ACT and Regis. 1964-1984. Member of the team to draft various amendments to the Income Tax ACT and Regis. 1964-1995. Author of Canadian Taxation of Trusts 1980, 1982 & 1983. He was proudly awarded the status of QC in 1990."

Charles "Charlie" Sargeant (BCL '64)

1939 – 2021

"Charlie grew up in Plaster Rock, NB, and studied at the University of New Brunswick before beginning his law career. Early in his career he served as Clerk Assistant to the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly and went on to practise law in Fredericton for 50 years. In 1988, he was honoured with the designation of Queen's Counsel, was a long-standing member of the New Brunswick Law Society and the Canadian Bar Association. Charlie had a love of politics and was active with the New Brunswick Liberal Association and Liberal Party of Canada."

Patricia "Pat" Elliott (LLB '88)

1942 – 2021

"Pat was a strong supporter of The United Church of Canada and served it locally; regionally and nationally for many years. Later in life she graduated from St. Thomas University and UNB becoming a lawyer employed by Legal Services, a branch of the Department of Justice."


Robert "Butch" Boudreau (LLB '74)

1944 - 2021

"Born in Edmundston, [Robert Boudreau] was the son of the late Benoit and, Gabrielle (Poitras) Boudreau. Butch worked as a lawyer in the Bathurst area for many years. He was, loved by the many people he served. Former member of the Bathurst, Rotary Club, Kinsman Club, Gowan Brae Golf Club and many other, organizations."

David Jerome Paul-Elias (LLB '72)

1947 – 2021

"David and [his wife] Rose moved to Dartmouth 23 years ago and enjoyed being closer to family and friends. Before the move, David graduated with a Law degree from UNB in 1972 and worked at different high-profile jobs in many places, including Ottawa, Ontario; Daytona Beach, Florida; Appleton, Wisconsin and Atlanta, Georgia. David enjoyed spending time with his book club friends, loved reading, watching movies and of course keeping a close eye on his beloved baseball team, the LA Dodgers!"

Thomas Cunningham (LLB '76)

1951 - 2021

"Tom was the devoted son of the late Asa Francis Cunningham and Sybil Louise (Wiggins) Cunningham. Tom is survived by his aunt Elizabeth (Koven) Cormier, and uncle Harvey Cunningham; as well as several cousins and friends."


Richard "Rick" Cove (LLB ’85)

1954 – 2021

"Rick was a criminal defense lawyer who worked as Duty Counsel for Legal Aid New Brunswick. He was well respected by his colleagues and is remembered for being incredibly hardworking, diligent, gentle, and kind. Richard believed in justice for all. He was a fearless advocate for his clients and treated everyone with the utmost care and respect, regardless of their socioeconomic situation."

The Hon. Pierre Fernand Dubé (LLB '88)

1960 – 2021

"Pierre practised law in Campbellton serving people from all walks of life. He provided the same care and attention to those of little means as he would for his most affluent clients. He never hesitated to act as a friend of the court providing pro bono service to those who required his help. He never showed animosity towards opposing counsel; to the contrary, he guided young lawyers and provided great support to them. For the past 17 years, Pierre served as a judge of the provincial court of New Brunswick. He initially served in Campbellton and most recently in Fredericton."

Shelly Williams (LLB '86)

1962 – 2021

"Shelly graduated from University of New Brunswick in 1983 with a bachelor's in arts, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Law from University of New Brunswick in 1986 and was accepted to Bar in 1987. Shelly was an active member of many community organizations and services and a former City of Miramichi Councilor having served 9 years."

Obituary excerpts shared from the Daily Gleaner, Telegraph-Journal, Northern Light, Kings County Record, and Ottawa Citizen.


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