Marc Jolliffe Somerville

April 23, 1939 - March 12, 2013

SOMERVILLE, MARC JOLLIFFE QC 1. 1939-2013 It is with profound sadness that we announce Marc's death on Tuesday, March 12th. He leaves his loving wife and partner of fifty years, Joan (Graham) and the children he was so proud of, Jeffrey (Patti Harris), Erinn (Matt Williams), and Graeme (Marla McLean), as well as his much loved grandsons, Kieran and Will. He will be greatly missed by his brother David (Denise Biron). Marc was born in Toronto and lived in Rockwood, Toronto, Cambridge, Ottawa, and Prince Edward County. Alumnus of Victoria College (1962) and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (1965). He served as President of the University of Toronto Students’ Administrative Council, was Editor of The Law Review and was awarded the Dean’s Key. He was appointed a QC in 1982. Marc practised civil litigation for over 40 years at Simmers, Edwards, Jenkins and Gowling Lafleur Henderson. He served as managing partner of the Kitchener Office of Gowlings and, after his move to Ottawa, Head of the CMPA Provincial Counsel Group. Always passionate about politics, Marc was a candidate for the NDP provincially in 1971 and federally in 1979. He was elected to the Galt and Cambridge City Councils and served on the first Council of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Marc was a Director of The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada from 1990 to 2009. As a lawyer, Marc served his profession as a member of the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association and was twice elected a Bencher of The Law Society. Marc and Joan retired to Prince Edward County in 2009, where Marc savoured the time to woodwork, bird, travel, garden and enjoy friendships, old and new. A celebration of Marc's life will take place on Sunday, March 24th from 2-4pm at The Waring House in Picton. Cremation will take place with interment at Mountview Cemetary, Cambridge. Donations in Marc’s name may be made to Hospice Prince Edward, or to The Nature Conservancy Canada, for further information: