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Brian Perry-Whittingham

January 21, 1936 - February 13, 2020


Brian Perry-Whittingham was born near London, England on 21 January 1936 and passed away in Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, B.C on 13 February 2020.

Survived by his loving wife Rosslyn Eve and her children Gary, Allison and Keith Eve and their families and his children Charles and Natasha. Also leaves behind his brother Tony Perry-Whittingham and family.

Predeceased by his father Charles Perry RAF during World War II, his mother Kathleen Whittingham and his stepfather Stanley Whittingham.

Brian graduated from UBC School of Medicine, completing his internship at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. in 1964, then started a solo family practice serving Sooke and surrounding area for over forty years. It was the epitome of “the old time Doc” as he actually made house calls.

Being community minded he was a member of Sooke Chamber of Commerce, Sooke Lions Club and South Vancouver Island Rangers. He also served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for several years.

Brian enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, gardening and was eclectic collector, he could often be found at auctions and local casinos in his spare time.

Celebration of Life will be held at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre on Saturday February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

In leu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Barry Pfliger
Relation: Lengthy Friendship and Family Doctor.

It is with deep sadness that I acknowledge the passing of a true friend; albeit, with limited time together these last few years. I will miss his gruffness (gentleness); his quiet demeanor (loud); and his passionate way of expressing himself (with gusto). His friendly games dirty canasta will live on in my families memory for ever. I think often on his visits to Sooke District Income Tax offices for coffee and the never ending cigarette (blue smoke environment); his expounding on any of a thousand issues that plagued his life; and, yet his humour and love of life were not always hidden. He was a kind and generous man to his friends and he treasured them deeply. Good-bye my friend.

From: The Banno Family
Relation: Friend

We are saddened to hear about Brian’s passing. He was truly a unique, intelligent and sweet man. Our thoughts are with Brian’s entire family.

From: Ranger Allen Page
Relation: Knew Brian through the SVIR club.

Brian was a very active member of the South Vancouver Island Rangers club for many years and it was often very entertaining when he got up to speak at our meetings. He was our club Parliamentarian and could quote Roberts Rules from memory when needed! We at the SVIR are very sorry for your loss …

From: Bill Spiller
Relation: Through the South Vancouver Island Rangers

Sorry to hear that PW has passed on..I liked to hear him speak at Ranger meetings, he had a way with the English Language…we had lots of good conversations over the years. He served as Head Ranger and served on the Board of Directors for several terms. My thoughts go out to the family at this time.

From: Danny Eddy
Relation: First cousin

Rossi we are very sad to hear of Brian’s death. Love from cousin Danny and Jackie .

From: Margaret Corbett
Relation: Work

Dear Rosslyn, was sorry to see that Dr Perry-Whittingham had passed away. I had visited you two back a few years ago and certainlybrecalled him from early nursing days at RJH. I think most of our class had a crush on him. He stitched up my husband’s leg once after an accident in Sooke. Anyway, just to say I’m thinking of you and hope you are doing ok. I’m retired now and living in Duncan. If you ever want to grab a coffee my no. is 7100300. Take care, Marg Corbett.

From: Jacqueline Herforth-Madsen
Relation: Brian was our GP we also had friendly contact through the Lion's Club and the Chamber of Commerce

during our stay in Sooke fall 1967-spring 1972 we were the recipients of Brian excellent care. he was the best diagnostician and yes not only did make house call We could also call him at home in case of emergency. we will always be grateful.
Vagn and Jacqueline Herforth-Madsen

From: Ethel Preece

I was so sorry to read that Brian had passed away. My thoughts will be with you, Rossi. Even when anticipated, it is always a sad time and I hope you have many good memories of your life together.

From: Pamela Highton
Relation: Friend of Rossi

Dear Rossi and family
So sorry to learn of your recent loss of Brian. Know that we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. With sincere condolences Pam and Bev Highton

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
February 29, 2020
Beginning at 2:00pm

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6W3

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