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Anne Wallace

$20,850.00 (raised so far)

About Anne Wallace

Anne Wallace passed away suddenly in October 2015, at the age of 61. During her legal career, Anne served as a Crown prosecutor in Victoria for many years, and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2003 in recognition of her exceptional skill and contributions in the legal community. In 2005, she was appointed as a Provincial Court Judge and, sitting in Kelowna, she served the Okanagan for ten years in that capacity. A double alumna of UBC, Anne is remembered as a wife and mother, a champion of the community and an energetic volunteer.

Anne was well known and loved by both the legal and the broader community as a person with a fierce commitment to justice, boundless enthusiasm, infinite generosity and tender compassion. She brought out the best in all those whose paths she crossed. At her swearing-in ceremony in November 2005, then-chief judge Hugh Stansfield described her as “diligent, thorough, fair and dedicated,” adding that she possessed the skill to resolve disputes and an “uncommon ability to put people at ease.”

Anne’s father was George Scott Wallace, who led the BC Conservative Party in the 1970s. Her family believed in public service, and she volunteered for many charities. One of her colleagues describes Anne as “the heart and soul of our chambers. She was a bright spark and a ball of energy, enthusiasm and generosity.”

Anne leaves Russ Impett, her loving husband of almost 30 wonderful years, daughter Katie, 26, and son-in-law Jeff Fry, daughter Lauren, 22, sisters Sheila, Cathy and Julie, and brother David; together with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was very close to her girls, and she will be sadly missed by everybody who knew her.

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The impact of your support

Friends, family and colleagues of Anne have established the Judge Anne Wallace Memorial Bursary in Law. Your gift to the bursary fund will pay tribute to Anne’s life, and provide valuable financial support to a female student who is a mother with the primary care of her child or children and who is entering her first or second year of Law school.

As a lawyer, Judge Wallace was known for her work in the youth court and was well respected. She made a huge impression on everyone with whom she came in contact. This bursary is a symbol of her selfless and giving lifestyle which she lived and encouraged others to live and recognizes her generosity to others, her commitment to supporting women in law, and her love of life.

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  • Anne was an amazing person. Her love and zest for life were unrivaled. She was a classmate and good friend. I really wish I could sit down and have one more tequila fizz with her! Or perhaps - now that we are much older - a very good glass of wine! Rob

    Rob Adkin, Law School Classmate and Friend
  • I called her Annie. She hated it. She served on the Law Students Association Executive with me. One of the most even handed people I have ever met. She talked me into going skydiving in 3rd year Law. We were so bored. I will miss her forever.

    Randy Walker, Classmate/fellow Judge
  • Anne was a fantastic friend: thoughtful (always a little handwritten note for every special occasion), generous, full of life, saw the good in everyone, such a delight and honour to have had her in our life!

    Theresa Arsenault, QC, Friend
  • Anne, was one of a kind, her faith, her humor, zest for life, compassion, kindness and thoughtfulness were the benchmark of her life. How blessed was I to have her as a friend I will forever miss her. Chris Lefaivre

    Chris Lefaivre, Friend
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