It is with great sadness that we learned that James A. N. Mackie, QC, passed away on December 27, 2011 at the age of 84. James was one of the founding partners of the Calgary law firm Howard Mackie, which merged with four other regional firms to become Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) in 2000.

James practised law for 40 years, starting his career at the Calgary law firm Mahaffey Howard, which after several iterations became Howard Mackie. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta, where he earned degrees in Commerce and Law.

James will be missed.