Ted Hawthorne

Ted Hawthorne

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 299-1523

Charlotte Yen
[email protected] 

Ted was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and moved to Burnaby, British Columbia in 1954. He received his Juris Doctor from UBC and has been a partner in the law firm of Hawthorne, Piggott & Company (“HPLaw”) since 1973.

He has been actively involved in numerous aspects of The British Columbia Regiment (DCO) for many years; initially serving in the Cadet Corps, joining the Regiment in 1961 and participating in all facets of the Regimental Family.

Ted is Chairman Emeritus of Columbus Long Term Care Society with over 30 years of service and also serves as a director, officer or trustee of many other non-profit charitable organizations, including the Veterans’ Care Facility, George Derby Care Society, President of Chacko & Lize Simon Scholarship Trust, Chairman of The BC Regiment (DCO) Charitable Trust, Honorary Solicitor and past director of The Army Cadet League of Canada (BC Branch) and Past Chairman of the 2290 BCR (101 DCOR) Cadet Corps Executive Committee of the Sponsoring Committee.

He is a member of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society, a member and past director and officer of the BC Veterans Commemorative Association, the prime mover in the establishment of the highly successful veterans’ licence plate program and Veterans Affairs Canada “Year of the Veteran” program in 2005, the Secretary of the Honorary Officers Association of BC, Royal United Services Institute-Vancouver, Life Member of The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association, BC Director of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council, Past President of The BC Regiment (DCO) Association, member and past director and officer of The BC Regiment (DCO) Museum Society and Royal City Youth Ballet Company Society, Chairman of the Commanding Officer’s Committee, Governor and Past Chairman of The BC Regiment (DCO) Regimental Trust, Counsel Emeritus of Honour House Society and past Trustee of the Burnaby Art Gallery. Ted is also Special Counsel to the Vancouver Artillery Association, 15 th Field Artillery Regimental Society, 15 th Field Museum and Archives and Royal United Services Institute - Vancouver.

Ted has led two BC Regiment (DCO) Association Veterans’ Battlefield Tours, including the 2007 Vimy Memorial Re-dedication and the 2008 BC Regiment (DCO) European Battlefield Tour where ten Regimental remembrance ceremonies were conducted and seven commemorative plaques dedicated. In addition, Ted represented the Regimental Association as President in the Regiment’s European Battlefield Studies Tour in 2012 and as Honorary Colonel in the Regiment’s European Battlefield Studies Tour in 2015.

Ted was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in March 2012 in recognition of his contributions to Canada. In addition, Ted was appointed Honorary Colonel of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) by the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Peter MacKay, upon recommendation of the Chief of Defence Staff, on 2 November 2012 and was extended by the Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan. Ted was awarded the Commanding Officer’s Commendation on 11 December 2013. In 2015, Ted was awarded The Army Cadet League of Canada Volunteer Service Medal for “continuous and meritorious service” and The Caring Canadian Award by the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnson. In 2016, Ted was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Professionally, Ted is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia. In 2017, the Canadian Forces Liaison Council awarded HPLaw a National Award for support of the Reserve Force and a Provincial Award for the Most Supportive Employer in British Columbia.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate Matters


  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • LL.B.