The Queen's Law community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dean's Council Vice-Chair, Stephen Sigurdson, Law'84, on November 16, 2016.
"A beloved member of his class, Steve went on to a storied career as one of Canada's leading corporate counsel, becoming a lawyer of national renown and always remaining a great friend of the law school," says Bill Flanagan, Dean of Queen's Law. "As a guiding voice on our Dean's Council, he was instrumental in helping shape both the present and future of Queen's Law. Ever the consummate professional, with his warm and generous nature, Steve was a cherished colleague, mentor and friend to so many. He will be greatly missed by all of us."
Stephen is survived by his wife Leslie (Law'84), and daughters Laura (Law'13), Claire (Com'12), Amy (Com'15), and Heather.
In loving memory of Steve and his deep commitment to education and Queen's University, the Steve Sigurdson Queen's Law Memorial Fund has been established. Depending on the family's wishes, the Fund will be directed either in support of the Queen's Business Law Program and/or an award for students with financial need. It will be an endowed fund named in perpetuity in honour of Steve Sigurdson.
The Faculty is also committed to honouring Steve's legacy and it will match any donations (including multi-year pledges) to this Fund, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $750,000.
Make your gifts online, or you can send a cheque payable to Queen's University with 'In memory of Stephen Sigurdson' in the memo field to:
Attn: Emily Mackwood
Office of Advancement
Old Medical Building, Room 303
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6