Fonds PR-2360 - G. Stephen Denroche fonds

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G. Stephen Denroche fonds

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  • 1959-1990 (Creation)
    Denroche, Stephen

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3 metres of textual records

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George Stephen Denroche, known as Stephen, was born in Dublin, Ireland on February 25, 1926. He moved to Canada in 1940, residing first with an uncle in Peace River, Alberta, before moving to British Columbia in 1941.

Denroche attended the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1951 with a degree in law. He obtained Articles with Young & Ferry in Prince George, B.C. He took up law in Kamloops, B.C. and then opened his own practice in Armstrong, B.C. in 1954.

On September 25, 1959 while operating his law practice in Armstrong and Enderby, Denroche was appointed Police Magistrate for the City of Armstrong; Police Magistrate for the Township of Spallumcheen; Judge of the Juvenille Court for the City of Armstrong, and as Stipendiary Magistrate in and for the Province of British Columbia.

In 1965 he accepted an offer from Deputy Attorney General Gilbert Kennedy to act as District Magistrate for the East Kootenays where he served until 1981. During his time in Kelowna he was instrumental in establishing one of the first Family Courts.

In 1981 Denroche moved to a vacancy in Victoria and heard matters there and in Sidney until his retirement in February 1991.

On April 21, 1993 Denroche was appointed by Order-in-Council as an ad hoc judge.

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Records donated by G. Stephen Denroche, 2015.

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The fonds consists of benchbooks created by Judge George Stephen Denroche who sat as Magistrate in Armstrong, Enderby and occasionally in Salmon Arm and Penticton from 1959 until 1990.

The volumes are notes of cases heard by Dencroche and are in his handwriting.

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No further accruals expected.

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Accession number: 2016.35

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83 bound volumes.

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  • Box: 907976-0807
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