James “Jay” Hitchon (March 17, 1951–November 22, 2022)
Born on March 17, 1951 in Brantford, Ontario, Jay was a proud Holmedale boy. A renowned quarterback in high school and for the Brantford Bisons, he continued his legacy by playing for the University of Western Law school (where he was a silver medal graduate). An academic ace, he was the last to leave the law school library with the staff flashing the lights to chase him out.
Jay served as a partner at Waterous Holden Amey Hitchon for 38 years, offering expertise in the organization of business structures including corporations, partnerships, amalgamations, reorganizations and shareholder agreements. Jay’s other practice emphasis was on land development and mortgage lending, in which area he regularly acted for corporations and individuals in municipal matters, appearing before local committees, councils and the Ontario Land Tribunal.
Despite an outstanding work ethic, Jay still put family first. He never missed a game or an important event that involved his children and grandchildren. Jay was also passionate about golf and played many of the world’s best courses with his wife. He was one of the original members of the Bigwin Island Golf Club, his favourite course in the world. He and his wife loved to travel and when not traveling his place to go was Lake of Bays where he enjoyed 42 years of cottaging, always surrounded by family and friends.
- Brant Law Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Ontario
- Ontario Bar Association
- Admitted to the Bar, 1977
- University of Western Ontario, LLB, 1975, with Great Distinction
- University of Western Ontario, BA, 1972