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In Memory of John H.C. Clarry MBE, ED, CD, QC

Toronto, January 17, 2018 — It is with regret that we announce the passing of former partner John Clarry, on Friday, January 12, 2018 in his 99th year.

John H.C. Clarry Photo

John joined the partnership of McCarthy Tétrault in 1956 and remained until 1988 as an esteemed partner, engaged principally in commercial and general practice, with an extensive background as a senior advisor on banking law and competition matters. He served as the firm’s Managing Partner between 1980 and 1985. John was known for his keen legal mind and honed business acumen, as well as for his ability to distill complex legal ideas into the context of his clients’ businesses.

“An exceptional lawyer and gentleman, John was a man of great intelligence, humour, and integrity,” said Dave Leonard, Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Tétrault. “Through his example, contributions and leadership, he helped establish the reputation and strength our firm enjoys today. We offer our deepest condolences to John’s many beloved family members and friends, and declare our immense pride in belonging to a firm deeply influenced by his legacy.”

A proud member of the Canadian Armed forces, John’s sense of duty and community ran deep: he was a Veteran of the Second World War and a retired Colonel of the Canadian Forces. He remained active in numerous veteran organizations, charities, and as a guest speaker at the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics. A nature preservationist throughout his life, John dedicated much time and effort into the reforestation of Grasshopper Park.

Funeral service to be held on Saturday, January 20. Please click here for information regarding arrangements.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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