Members of Ontario’s legal community have been grieving the loss of Stephen Sigurdson, Manulife general counsel and former Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP partner, who died last Wednesday in Toronto following a cardiac arrest in October; he was 56.
“Steve was a wonderful guy,” David Allgood, counsel for Dentons Canada LLP, told Legal Feeds. “I knew him as a partner at Osler, as a part of the general counsel community and as member of the Dean's Advisory Council at Queens Law. He was a smart lawyer with great judgment.
“Steve was a very good lawyer, but he was also a very good person,” Allgood adds. “He was unassuming, understated; he was a warm, generous person, beyond being an excellent lawyer. What differentiates him is the quality of the individual. He was a real team player.”