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Remembering John Mountain: Friend to Many in the Charity and NFP Sector

  Many will have heard of the tragic passing of John Mountain, the Director of the Investment Funds and Structured Products Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, at the time of his death. John was a well-respected regulator and tireless public servant who brought wisdom, understanding, leadership and a powerful capacity to listen and learn to his role at the OSC. John was a good friend to many of us at BLG, and we knew John through his various professional capacities for many years, including his former role as the General Counsel of a valued client of the firm. John was also a hugely positive force in the community, with his advocacy for the LGBTQ community and his work as a volunteer and mentor with many charitable and legal endeavours. We will miss him greatly. We extend our sympathies to John's husband, Greg George, as well as to the staff and executive of the OSC and to all of John's many colleagues and friends in Canada and elsewhere around the world.

At the request of Greg George, we are sharing the details of the memorial services being held in John's honour.

An open house will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Paul D. Fleck Marquee at the Stratford Festival, 55 Queen Street, Stratford, ON with words of remembrance at 2:30 p.m.

An open house will also be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York, Concert Hall Room, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON with words of remembrance at 5:00 p.m.

Donations in lieu of flowers to the John Mountain Law Scholarship can be made by contacting Karen Momotiuk at Windsor Law, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4 or contact Karen by email at [email protected].

For more information, please view the John Mountain obituary page.

  • By: Rebecca A. Cowdery, John Hall