It is with great sadness that we learned recently of the passing of Jean McBean, QC, lawyer and the author of Marriage, Separation, and Divorce in Alberta. Jean passed away from cancer in Victoria, BC, on April 7. She was just 63.
Jean was a passionate advocate for women’s rights and cared deeply about helping the less fortunate among us. She wrote Marriage, Separation, and Divorce in Alberta to help those for whom legal costs were a barrier to good legal advice. She was passionate about Alberta’s women’s shelters, and in all our conversations would remind me that her book needed to be available in the shelters. In our last conversation she talked about her interest in spending some of her retirement years helping women in Africa. The Edmonton Journal has written a nice obituary for Jean.
We will miss Jean. She was a fine lawyer and a fine person.