Hewett Littlejohn B.A., LL.B., Q.C.
September 17, 1930 - March 6, 2018
It is with sadness that the family of Hewett (Hew) Littlejohn announces his passing. Hew died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in his eighty-eighth year, leaving this world with courage, dignity, and grace, knowing that he was deeply loved by his family.
Hew was one of three children. Born to Edward and Margaret Osborne (née Lind), Hew grew up in Toronto. Predeceased by his older brother Edward (Ted) Littlejohn, Hew will be missed by his dear sister Marnie Wigle.
Hew lived a full life. In his youth, he was a proud member of the 1949 Lawrence Park Collegiate city-wide championship football team. He graduated (B.A.) from Victoria College, University of Toronto where he pledged as a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He graduated from Osgoode Hall (LL.B.) in 1958 and enjoyed a long career as a lawyer in London, Ontario. Hew was honoured with the Queen's Counsel designation and was highly respected and valued by his many clients, embodying the finest qualities of trust, loyalty, and integrity. These traits also made Hew a true and stalwart friend: he valued his friendships, some of over seventy years, dearly.
Throughout his life in London, Hew quietly dedicated many volunteer hours to various organizations. He was appointed a lifetime member of both the Victoria Hospital Corporation and the Salvation Army and served as President of the Estate Planner’s Council. As an avid and accomplished golfer, Hew was a past President of the London Hunt and Country Club, served as a Director of the London Club, and was, until very recently, President of the Board of Directors of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Hew had a deep concern for the welfare of others, and he was proud to see this value embraced by the next generations of his family.
Hew remained a devoted husband to his wife of almost fifty-eight years, Catherine. He will be remembered lovingly by her and their four children: Robert (Catherine Glynn-Littlejohn), James 'Jay' (Catherine Bower), Elizabeth, and Mary Walsh (John). Hew took great delight in his grandchildren: William, David, and Andrew, Cayley, Riley, and Cameron, along with step-grandson, John Robert. He will be remembered as a strong and witty presence who brought great joy to all who gathered at the family cottage in Muskoka. Hew loved and embraced his entire extended family.
Hew was a true gentleman and gentle man. He left this world with the certain knowledge that he was deeply loved.
Visitation will take place at Harris Funeral Home (220 St James Street, London, Ontario) Friday, March 16, 4:00-7:00pm. A celebration of life will be conducted at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church (280 St James Street, London, Ontario) Saturday, March 17 at 11:00am, to be followed by a reception at the London Hunt and Country Club (1431 Oxford St West, London Ontario). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, ON N6B 1S4 or London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Baseline Rd. E., London, ON N6C 2R6.
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