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Obituary for Kenneth Radnoff Q.C.

Kenneth Radnoff Q.C.
1937 - 2022

The family of Kenneth Radnoff, Q.C. are saddened to announce his passing, peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2022  in Boca Raton, Florida, after a short stay in hospital.

Survived by his best friend and wife, Wendy Stewart, for twenty-five years. Ken was a devoted father to Diane Radnoff (Keng) of Edmonton, Jeffrey (Nancy) of Toronto, Michael (Vittoria) of Ottawa, Brian (Adrienne) of Toronto, and devoted grandfather to David, Elizabeth, Clare, Sara, Angela, Freda and Noah.  Predeceased by parents Freda and David Radnoff and sister Sylvia Marlow (John).

Kenneth Radnoff graduated from Lisgar High School and attended Carleton University where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and was awarded the Commerce Medal in 1958.  He  graduated from the University of Toronto Law School with Honours, receiving the prize in Wills and Trusts. 

Ken was called to the Bar in 1963. He created the firm Radnoff  Pearl LLP (1965-2011)  and conducted a general law practice with an emphasis on Civil Litigation. He continued practicing law with Low Murchison Radnoff  LLP (2011 to 2019), and with Gibsons LLP (2019-2022).  Ken was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation and was appointed Q.C. in 1979.

Ken headed the Bar Admission Course at Ottawa for Civil Procedure II for five years.  He was a lecture and seminar leader and instructed on subjects such as lawyer costs, municipal law, evidence, arbitration, family law, and law partnerships, among others.   Kenneth appeared in all levels of the courts in Ontario as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.  He has the reputation of being a “lawyer's lawyer”.

Ken loved golf and was President of the Rideauview Golf and Country Club (1973 – 1975) and was President of Beth Shalom Synagogue (1979 - 1982).

A funeral service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, Ottawa on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 1pm.  For those wishing, the service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by clicking on the following link:  View the livestream of the service for Kenneth Radnoff.  Following the service, an interment will take place at Jewish Memorial Garden's, 2692 Bank Street, Ottawa.