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Monday November 23, 2009

MR. JUSTICE THOMAS DAVID COLBECK HAYDON MARSHALL M.D., LLB. After 71 years of happy and successful family and professional life, David Marshall died November 20, 2009. David was a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, administrative judge for Haldimand County, a physician since 1962 and a lawyer since 1972. He was married for 48 years to best friend Jill Lynne Margaret Marshall. Jill, his five children and their spouses, Jill and Fred Morison, Julie Marshall and Brian Lutz, Albert and Tyna Marshall, Tom Marshall and Effie Dracos, David Jr. and Janey Marshall love him beyond measure. Also warmly loved by 10 grandchildren Ora, Brian, Brittany, Haydon, Rankin, Alexandra, Matthew, Justin, Jocasta and Calista. Another grandchild, Thomas David Jr., is expected in March. David attended Dunnville Secondary School and Ridley College before earning a degree in medicine from the University of Toronto and a law degree from Osgoode Hall. He practised medicine and law, and was a provincial coroner concurrently. David taught law at the universities of Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor. He also lectured at McMaster, Dalhousie and Memorial universities. He did postgraduate study in law at Keble College, Oxford University, England, and was visiting scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford. In 1982 David was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories and Yukon, and Judge of the Court of Appeal Northwest Territories and Yukon. During this time, he, Jill and youngest son David lived in Yellowknife. David was founding director of the National Judicial Institute, an educational institute for Canada's judges. David was recently named Colonel Commandant of the Canadian Forces Medical and Dental Branch. Some of many other achievements include: Chair of Human Research Ethics Committee, Medical Research Council of Canada for 14 years; Commanding Officer and later Honorary Colonel of the 23rd Hamilton Medical Field Corps of which he was a member for more than 30 years; missionary doctor in Ecuador for the Oriental Mission Society; past director of the Royal Hamilton Flying Club; founding president of the Canadian College of Legal Medicine; past chairman of the Conference of Law Reform Commissions of Canada. David delivered speeches on medicine and law around the country and world. He authored four books on law and medicine. David also wrote Dr. Marshall's History of Haldimand County. He was named an Honorary Chief of the Six Nations in 1982 after serving its community for many years. Born February 23, 1939, he was the son of Albert Haydon and Ora Marshall of Dunnville, brother of Judith Meade and brother-in-law of Fred Meade of Peterborough, and brotherin-law of Joan and Bob Wheeler of Burlington. David loved the Grand River, Haldimand County and its people. Always a believer in hard work and achievement, David and Jill raised a wonderfully closeknit family. All five children became doctors, lawyers or writers like their Dad. David loved reading, writing, painting, riding horses, flying, boating and farming. He was much loved, deeply admired and widely respected by many. He will be remembered forever. Family will receive friends at the BALL ARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, 315 Broad St. E., Dunnville, on Wednesday and Thursday from 12 2 p.m. and 6 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 233 Lock St. W., Dunnville, on Friday, November 27, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., with The Rev. Paul Sher wood officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at

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