Canada’s longest-serving federally-appointed judge has died.
Justice Richard Low passed away on Friday (August 15th).
He was 74.
Born in Rock Bay, BC, he started practicing law after graduating from UBC in 1964.
He worked in Victoria, Prince George and Prince Rupert before becoming a BC Supreme Court judge in 1990.
Ten years later, he was promoted to the Court of Appeal.
Low wrote the ruling that dismissed the appeal of serial killer Robert Pickton.
A statement on the court registry website doesn’t explain how he died, but it includes a comment from Chief Justice Robert Bauman thanking him for being a mentor and remembering him as someone ‘rich in common sense’ who had ‘an appreciation for simple justice.’