It is with great sadness that we share the news that our cherished colleague and friend, John Douglas Townsend, passed away on February 28, 2022.

John joined Pink Larkin in January of 2018. He was a brilliant advocate and a terrific colleague. John is described by colleagues as a true gentleman, respectful, and always kind. Every morning, John greeted all with a cheerful “good morning”, and when leaving he always said “see you tomorrow” and on Friday afternoons “have a nice weekend.” John always took time to make everyone in the office feel valued and important. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.

John was a thoughtful advocate whose work impacted the lives of many people. A Queen’s Counsel, John had a distinguished legal career which spanned more than 40 years. Respected as both a litigator and an advisor, one of John’s greatest joys was mentoring young lawyers and students. He taught Business Law at the University of New Brunswick and led the advocacy section of the Law Society’s Bar Admission Course. He gave back to his profession by serving on the Law Society’s Conflicts Committee and Insurance Management Committee. In 2016, he received the most prestigious award conferred by the Law Society, the Franklin O. Leger, Q.C. Award, given in recognition of outstanding meritorious service, dedication or contribution in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession.

We will miss you dearly John. The firm will not be the same without you.