Walter Robert Boraston

September 29, 2014

With immense sorrow we announce the passing of Walter Robert Boraston while he was surrounded by his family on September 25, 2014. Robin, as he was known to most, will be greatly missed by his wife Helen; his daughter Susan (Suni) & husband Steve; son Geoff & partner Angela; and son Alisdair & wife Cathy. Six grandchildren, Katrina, Andrew, Sara, Natalie, Amanda, and Julia, will dearly miss their “Papa.”

Robin was born in Rutherglen, Scotland, on October 31, 1933.  Education as a physician at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland ultimately led to Robin’s first emigration to Canada where he utilized his training by taking the role of medical officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He undertook this adventure in 1958 with his new bride and childhood sweetheart, Connie (who predeceased him in 2007).   After 2 years in Chatham, New Brunswick, Robin returned with his growing family to London, England, to work as a general practitioner.  Robin’s second and final emigration to Canada was in 1967 when he moved with his still growing family to Edmonton, Alberta, to specialize in psychiatry at the University of Alberta. In 1974, the now family of five settled in Comox, BC. Robin finally moved to Victoria, BC, in 1987 where, after a long and successful career dedicated to helping people, he retired from practicing psychiatry in 1998.

Robin was a true Renaissance man. In his youth he played rugby for County Stirling as a speedy winger. His emigration to Canada stirred in him a love of sailing – he owned and skillfully raced a number of boats over the years – and promoted an affinity for skiing.  Robin’s exploits as a young student on St. Andrew’s Old Course were re-visited in the 1980s as a bout with the golf bug that he couldn’t shake. This, along with a long-standing fondness for the art of fishing, kept him active into his retirement. In addition to being a great sportsman, Robin’s creative talents were displayed in an enormous and ever-evolving range of hobbies from, for example, growing roses to tying fishing flys to building furniture to photography to building model sailing ships, and many others. His hobbies were always executed with remarkable skill and panache. This vibrant life of activities was, of course, painted on the backdrop of a rich family life, where as a husband and father he was dedicated, supportive and loving. He never failed to enlighten and enrich his children’s lives by sharing with them his love of an active lifestyle. To Robin a family was not complete without a dog. As a lifelong dog-lover he enjoyed canine affection through all of his years and cut the figure of a dapper Scottish gentleman while walking his companions – he will be missed by Geordie, Annie, and Nell.

A Memorial Service will be held in MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, 1400 Vancouver St, Victoria BC on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Victoria Hospice are gratefully appreciated: Victoria Hospice, 4th Floor, Richmond Pavilion, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Mona Elizabeth Sutherland (nee Daly)

September 26, 2014

Born January 15, 1927 in Alliance, AB and passed away peacefully with family and friends at her side on September 24, 2014 at Selkirk Place, Victoria, BC. The family acknowledges the amazing care Mona received this past year at both Glengarry Hospital and Selkirk Place.

Mona was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius Daly and Barbara Bellwood and by her sisters, Peggy, Mary, Alice, Connie, Kay and brother, Ronnie. She was predeceased as well by her beloved husband, Bill in 1993 and by her cherished, son, Mark in 1997.    She is lovingly remembered by her children, son, David and daughter-in-law, Angie; daughter, Jean Rawson and son-in-law, John; daughter, Donna Tarapaski; daughter-in-law, Janice and Rick. She is cherished by her 16 grandchildren, Colleen (Bill), Ryan (Michelle), James (Krista), Kristy (Ted), Janelle (Chris), Julene, Joy (Dave), Jessica (Clayton), Tom (Jen), Jill (Zee), Jeni, Matt, Molly, Adrian, Jennesta and Jamie and treasured by her 13 great-grandchildren, Nate, Nikki, Tyler, Mackenzie, Aidan, Charlee, Elliot, Ciara, Paxton, Braeden, Carson, Kaylan and Krista.

Please bring your stories to share for Mona’s Celebration of Life and Memorial Reception at McCall’s Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.   Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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James Fullerton

September 26, 2014

James Fullerton 1939 – 2014 went to be with his Lord on September 20, 2014 at the age of 74 years. Survived by his loving wife, Roberta. Lovingly remembered by his daughter, Christine (Philip) Lovett and son, Graeme; his stepsons, Greg (Ingrid) Hill and Grant (Maria) Hill and his grandchildren, Freya Lovett and Krista, Devon, Tristan and Ceilidh Hill. He grew up in Vancouver and graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce. He gained his CA designation working in Montreal, Bermuda and Vancouver. He moved to Victoria in 1995 soon after he married Roberta. Jim was always a most gracious host, true gentleman and loyal friend. He will be missed by many.

A celebration of his life will be held at Gateway Baptist Church, 898 Royal Oak Avenue, Victoria at 2pm on Saturday Oct 4th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC to support those suffering with Dementia or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

“Know you are loved!”

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Ronald James Butlin

September 26, 2014

August 8, 1925 – September 24, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron Butlin at the age of 89 years at his home in Victoria BC. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Cheryl Caulder and Allison Carlin; grandchildren Joe, Shara and Brent and great grandchildren Machayla and Jackson. He was predeceased by wife Shirley and siblings Hazel, Frank and Noel. He will be missed by many relatives, associates and dear friends. Ron had a dynamic and successful career and was a positive and motivating force in all of his endeavours. His list of accomplishments include; owner/manager of a management consulting firm, founding member and first President of the Calgary Booster Club, owner/manager of Calgary Spurs hockey team, Chief Administrator of the Western Hockey League, Director of Team Canada ’72 in the Canada/Russia hockey series, original Chairman and Managing Director of the Alberta Summer and Winter Games, BC Summer and Winter Games and Washington State Games.  For the past 22 years of his life he was Chairman of the Victoria Festival Society staging the Annual Santa Claus and Victoria Day Parade as well as serving on numerous advisory boards, managing political campaigns and volunteering his time and skills endlessly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Uplands Golf Club on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Wilson Block – 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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David Harold England

September 25, 2014

February 28, 1941 – September 22, 2014

David passed quietly into the presence of his Saviour on Monday, September 22, 2014. While dealing with lifelong health challenges, Dave’s attitude was peaceful acceptance.  Dave’s love for people was evident on the job at Capital Iron for 36 years.  He also showed his care for the children as a school crossing guard and enjoyed his times working at Camp Imadene.  He was called “Smiley” by many who knew him.  Predeceased by his son, Tim in 2009.  He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; son, Steve (Tricia); daughter-in-law, Meg (Kaitlynn); daughter, Terry (Bryan); daughter, Deb (Roy); sisters, Jean (Ken), Marg (Bob) and brother, Don (Betty).  Also, lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A service of remembrance will be held at Westview Gospel Chapel, 313 Brunswick Place at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 29, 2014. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Charles Hugo Drysdale

September 24, 2014

October 24, 1925 – September 18, 2014

Charlie was born on October 24, 1925 in Martinez, California. He was predeceased by his son, Philip John in 2010 and is survived by his loving wife, Betty (nee Logie) of 68 years; his son, Bruce Michael and many other relatives and friends.  He worked as an Engineer at St. Joseph’s Hospital (VGH) for over 28 years.  During his retirement, he enjoyed travelling and photography.

A service of Remembrance will be held at Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive, at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 29, 2014. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Joyce Lillian Marshall (nee Price)

September 24, 2014


Passed away peacefully in the Royal Jubilee Hospital September 20, 2014 after a battle with cancer. Born August 27, 1941 in the same hospital. She lived her entire life in Victoria. Predeceased by her parents Cy and Lillian and sister Geraldine, and survived by her husband Victor and sister Maureen (Butch) Behn and extended family. Her early life in Langford included working at Prices General Store owned by her parents. Later she worked for several Real Estate firms retiring from Newport Realty in 2003. She met Victor at a square dance and they had 20 wonderful years together. They enjoyed travelling, especially cruising. Thanks to the doctors and medical staff who gave her the best of care.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:00pm. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Graham Patrick Whincup

September 17, 2014

At 63 years, on September 12, 2014, with those he loved at his side. A wonderful caring son, loving brother, nephew and uncle; a gentle giant of a man who moved spiders to safety, but was an obedient servant to his beloved cat, Jasper Marley (alias Bubbas).   Graham was a man of integrity, exceptional standards and a fortress of strength for family and friends.

He was proud of his career with the Canadian Hydrographic Service and time spent with the Canadian Scottish Pipes & Drums, both of which he approached with dedication.

A man of many interests, he was exceptionally knowledgeable particularly where cars and military history were concerned, for these were his true passions.

Interment will take place at Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Drive, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. A Celebration of Graham’s Life will be held in McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Special thanks to the Victoria Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance Service for their quick response and heroic efforts as well as the doctors and nurses in C.C.U. and I.C.U. at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for their exceptional care and attention.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

Goodbye “Sir” —-see ‘ya soon!

Always loved, always remembered.


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Irene Armitage

September 17, 2014

July 21, 1926 – September 15, 2014

Mom was born in Victoria to Ethel and Oswald Brodersen. She was predeceased by Joe, her husband of 62 years.  She is survived by her children, Jim (Mary), Cas (Bob), Linda, Diane (John), Dave (Heather) and Karen (Mark), 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many extended family.  Mom died peacefully at home surrounded lovingly by her children and grandchildren.

A Funeral Service to be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 am at McCall Bros., Johnson and Vancouver Streets, with a reception in the McCall Family Centre, followed by interment at Hatley Gardens Memorial. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Hospice.  Condolences to the family may be offered below.

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Michael James Taylor

September 16, 2014

Michael James Taylor was taken from us on September, 13th 2014 around Squamish, B.C. His positive approach to life and the incredible love he shared with family and friends will resonate in our hearts forever. We love you Mike, you will be missed more than words can say and hearts can feel.

A ceremony will be held at McCall’s Funeral Home, Johnson & Vancouver Streets,  at 7:00 pm on Thursday September 18th, 2014.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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