In Memoriam Horace Krever

The Honourable Horace Krever passed away on April 30. A graduate of the University of Toronto who then practiced law and taught at his alma mater, he was appointed a judge of the then Supreme Court of Ontario in 1975 and elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1986, where he served until retirement in 1999. He was a highly respected member of the strongest appeal court in the country, although best known to the general public for chairing the Commission of Inquiry into the Blood System in Canada. Justice Krever was a committed supporter of the Osgoode Society which he served as a director from 2002 until 2013. His advice in that capacity was always sage and measured. He could read a manuscript or a research proposal and dissect the arguments and make judgments about the relevance of factual information as well as he could on the bench. The Osgoode Society offers condolences to his family, including son-in-law William Kaplan, who is a two-time Osgoode Society author. For a full obituary see Globe and Mail, May 8.