KELOWNA–Friends, family and colleagues of Kelowna judge Anne Wallace remembered her at a short ceremony at the Kelowna court house on Friday.
Wallace passed away after suffering a sudden brain hemorrhage on Monday night. She was 61.
“Everyone enjoyed working with Anne,” says friend and colleague Judge Jane Cartwright. “She was really unusual. She was a real ball of fire. She was an energetic and generous person.”
Wallace was sworn in as a judge in the Okanagan city in 2005.
Prior to that she served as a Crown prosecutor and a Queen’s counsel in Victoria.
She is remembered as a wife and mother, a champion of the community and an energetic volunteer.
“We’re just heartbroken,” continues Cartwright. “We just need to somehow get through life without Anne Wallace. I can’t imagine a world without her. I really can’t.”
Flags at the Kelowna court house were lowered to half staff on Friday, followed by a minute of silence.