JacquesTÉTRAULT

TÉTRAULT, Jacques May 12, 1928 November 11, 2017 In his 90th year, our beloved Jacques died peacefully on November 11, 2017. Throughout, he was an inspiration for positive thinking and making the most of life. He possessed the finest of human qualities – integrity, compassion, humility and a loving heart. He was blessed with a great mind and was a respected leader in his communities. Jacques was an accomplished tax and corporate lawyer who was instrumental in founding the first nationwide Canadian law firm, McCarthy Tetrault, LLP, in 1990. An astute visionary with common sense and a keen sense of humor, he was an exemplary managing partner, considered by his peers to be the moral compass of the firm. As counsel and mentor to staff and firm members in Quebec and beyond, he was a fair and principled leader who was among the first to champion the rights of women partners and promote diversity and work-life balance. Jacques is survived by his loving wife Hope, his daughter Lucie (Lisa Swerdlow); daughter Annie (Shawn) Belecki and their children Brynn, Brooke and Aaron; stepson Ian Ogilvie (Marran) and their children Angus, Malcolm and Eleanor; and his grandchildren Chelsea and Patrick. He was predeceased by his son Richard and his five siblings including his twin brother Andre. A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Westmount One and in particular his devoted caregiver, Eralyn (Ira) Villegas. A funeral service will be held at The Church of Saint Andrew and Saint Paul, 3415 Redpath Street (corner Sherbrooke), Montréal at 11 a.m. on November 27, 2017. In lieu of flowers, please donate to AGI Alzheimer Group or a charity of your choice.
Published in Montreal Gazette on Nov. 18, 2017