Passing Of SGT Michael John Botting, CD
BOTTING Michael John. Mike shut the game down on March 27, 2004 peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 2, 1942 in Kingston, Ontario. Mike is survived by his adoring and devoted wife Lilly, daughters, Paula Jacques-Jones (Ken Jones, granddaughter Valerie), Anna Jacques of Ottawa, Ontario (granddaughter Lisa), and cherished forever by his adopted family daughter, Anna Campbell (Lainey Carmichael, grandchildren, Jonathan and Beverly), son, Bernie Lambert, (Jennifer and Liam). Mike spent his childhood in Hamilton, Ontario before joining the RCAF. He served 20 years and retired as a Fire Chief. he enjoyed this short retirement fishing for many hours on his boat. He was an instructor at the Canadian Forces Fleet School Damage Control Section in Colwood and was then employed at Victoria General Royal Jubilee Hospital as a Fire/Security officer for 16 years. Mike loved to play computer games, fish, play darts and joined many dart teams over the years for the local Legion and various pubs. Mike will always be remembered for his love of bluegrass music, big smile, kind heart, big bear hugs and his love of chatting with friends over a beer at the Legion. To sum it up in Pop's own words: "Mike's gone, Pathfinder for sale!" Special thanks to Dr. Wolovitz, Dr. Steinhoff, Home and Community care and staff at VGH and Fire/Security Dept.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Memorial Bluegrass Jam at the Sooke Legion Branch #54 for friends and family on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 2:30 p.m.