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IN MEMORIAM: Judge Roy Edward "Bud" Kimball
The Schulich School of Law extends its sincere sympathy and condolences to the family, friends, and former colleagues of Judge Roy Edward "Bud" Kimball (LLB '60, LLM '87), who died on Jan. 30 at the age of 87.
Roy Edward "Bud" Kimball was born in Saint John, N.B., on Aug. 21, 1930. His family later moved to Halifax, where his father found work as a food inspector. After spending three summers working as a labourer/teacher on the railroads with Frontier College, he enrolled in a BA program at the University of King's College, where he met his wife, Jane, receiving his degree in 1960. He then earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie that same year. During his time at law school, he was president of the Dalhousie Law Society.
Kimball was called to the Bar on Dec. 6, 1960, and practiced law in Windsor, N.S. He was appointed to the bench in 1967 and sat in Windsor and Kentville as a Provincial Court Judge until his retirement in 1995, carrying on as a supernumerary judge for a few years after that.
In 1987 Kimball was awarded his Masters of Laws degree from Dalhousie; he was the first recipient of the degree in the part-time Masters program. His thesis was entitled "The Provincial Court of Nova Scotia: The Struggle for Excellence." In 1989 he published a book called The Bench: The History of Nova Scotia's Provincial Courts.
Kimball is being remembered as a gentleman and a scholar. The service to commemorate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 12 in Wesley United Church, 22 Drew's Hill Rd., Petite Riviere. To read the full tribute and post a condolence note, please click here.
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