Bernice Gordon, a crossword pioneer (January 11, 1914 – January 29, 2015)
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Bernice Gordon loved to make crossword puzzles.
Her first crossword was published in 1952.
It was published in a U.S. newspaper, TheNew York Times. For over 60 years, Bernice made
one crossword puzzle each day.
Her crosswords went into
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Constance Isherwood and UBC President Arvind Gupta, the day she received her honourary degree Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press
Female “Sherlock Holmes” Still practising law at 95 Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
People ask Constance Isherwood
when she will stop practising law.
She tells them, “Well, if you keep practising,
eventually you’ll get the hang of it.”
This Victoria lawyer, 95, still runs Holmes and Isherwood.
She and her husband Foster opened the firm in 1964.
A passion for the law Isherwood loves the variety in her job.
“No two clients are alike,
no two cases are alike,” she remarked.
“And the clients themselves
are the greatest variety of them all.”
She enjoys going to court.
And she still has over 100 clients.