W. Ross Heacock

Posted on 13 August 2016 Back to News

After a distinguished career covering over four decades, Ross Heacock has retired from the practice of law.  Since 1968, Ross has been carrying on a solicitor’s practice on King St. in Midland.

After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1968, Ross articled with a Toronto law firm.  To fulfill his boyhood dream, Ross returned to the Midland area to develop his practice.  This allowed him to be close to his parents, his younger brother, John, and new family in Elmvale .

When setting up practice in Midland in 1968, Ross joined ranks with Gord Teskey.  They were soon joined by Rod Ferguson.  Bob Main and Guy DiTomaso also practiced with Ross.  The firm was fertile ground for the appointment of judges: Gord Teskey was appointed to the Tax Court of Canada in 1988; Bob Main followed with an appointment to the Ontario Court of Justice in 1990; and Guy DiTomaso was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in 2003.

Ross served as president of the Midland Chamber of Commerce for two years where the highlight of his term was the visit of Pope John Paul II to the Martyrs’ Shrine in 1984.

Throughout, Ross and his wife Becky have been avid golfers and active in the Midland Golf and Country Club. Ross has also been an active hockey player with the Midland Saints Old Timers’ Hockey Club and served many years as its president.

Ross’ mentorship of younger lawyers will be missed by the Midland-Penetanguishene bar.

Ross’ law office closed on June 30th, 2016.  In order to assist with this transition, HGR Graham Partners LLP has agreed to take possession of W. Ross Heacock’s Wills and Power of Attorney, corporate files, as well as files that have been closed in the last 15 years. If you wish to obtain your records, please contact one of the following at (705) 526-2231.

Wills & Estates: Maureen S. or Nicola M.

Corporate: Sue E.

Other matters: Betty C.

From all of us at HGR Graham Partners, we thank Ross for his service and commitment to our community since 1968.

Since this article was written, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross Heacock, who was a cherished husband, father, and grandpa. You can read more about Ross by accessing the following link: In Loving Memory of W. Ross Heacock.

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