IN LOVING MEMORY OF Rodney Hull, Q.C. LSM
November 25, 1930 - December 5, 2009
Rodney was a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1957. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1971. Rodney was the founding partner of Hull & Hull LLP and one of the most well-known and respected estate lawyers in Canada. He will be remembered for his invaluable contributions, his wisdom and his generosity to the practice of law in Canada. He was a leading expert in his field.
Rodney was the author of the seminal reference works, Canadian Forms of Wills (4th ed.) and McDonnell, Sheard and Hull Probate Practice (4th ed.), and made extensive prolific contributions to academic and professional journals and publications in Canada relating to estates, trusts and fiduciary matters.
Rodney was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in civil litigation in 1988 and was the recipient of the Award of Excellence by the Ontario Bar Association, Wills and Trusts section, in 2005. In 2007, he was awarded The Law Society Medal by The Law Society of Upper Canada. He was appointed a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court for the Central East Region in 2008.
For over 50 years, Rodney's reputation has been synonymous with outstanding excellence, dedicated professionalism and pure passion. He has set the standard for our profession, and we are all privileged to have had the opportunity to know, to learn from, to be taught by and to have worked alongside him over the years. We will honour Rodney's legacy and his memory, and the leader, the mentor, the advisor, the advocate and the gentleman that he was.
He will be greatly missed by all those that he touched in his special way.