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Bruce Lorimer

September 29, 1941 - May 5, 2020


Bruce Aitken Lorimer lost his battle to Lewy Body Dementia on May 5, 2020 at The Cowichan Lodge, his home for the last 2 years.
He was born on September 29, 1941 in Victoria, B.C. to George and Alberta Lorimer. Throughout his years, he lived in many different places on the island including Victoria, Caycuse, Lake Cowichan, Youbou, Courtenay, Duncan, Mill Bay and eventually settling in Shawnigan Lake where they raised their family in the same home for 47 years.
At retirement, Bruce and Robbie had a home built for them in Crofton with a beautiful view of the ocean. On October 9, 1965, he married Roberta Robison. Together, they made many great memories, usually at the dragstrips, Van Isle and San Cobble. In those days, he was well known for having Casper and his 1929 Model A, which is still in the family. He operated Millstream Shell in Mill Bay for many years until he decided to work from home as a mechanic, which he retired from in 2014.
As retirement neared, Bruce and Robbie enjoyed going south to Arizona in their 5th Wheel with many close friends and meeting many new friends there. Closer to home, he enjoyed camping, fishing, attending car shows and anything that involved being with his family. He was always looking to catch the big one at Nitnat or Renfrew.
He was predeceased by his father, George (whom he never met as was killed in the war). Also predeceased by his mother and step-father, Alberta and Harry Whiskin, who together raised him to be the fine man we all know and love. He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 55 years Robbie, son Bruce Jr (Sandra), daughters Shelly and Tracy (Dan). Grandchildren whom he adored Chris (Hannah), Dillon, Britni (Ryan), Alicia (David) and Caden. Also leaves behind his beloved great grandsons Hunter and Remington. Also leaves behind his siblings David (Kathy), Larry (Lorie) and Linda (Spud), plus so many other amazing relatives and special friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Grymaloski, plus all the other drs, nurses and care staff at Cowichan District Hospital and Cowichan Lodge that took care of him over the last couple years.
Celebration of Life to be held at a later date


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From: Edward & Vivian Rota
Relation: Family

Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time bless you

From: Evelyn Meredith-jones
Relation: Friend

Greg and I are so very sorry for the loss of a sweet kind man with a heart of gold and a dry sense of humour. We know he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Hugs to all of you from Ev and Greg. We will

From: Greg & Krista Leakey

Sure thinking of you guys. He looked like a kind man.

From: Gwenelda Evans
Relation: Family friend.

So sorry Robbie to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your Family at this difficult time. sincerely, Nelda and Bill Evans.

From: Gwenelda J Evans
Relation: Family Friend

So sorry Robbie to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our Sympathy to you and the family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Nelda and Bill Evans

From: Debbie Shields ( Hughes )
Relation: Distant cousin

Robbie and family , Dad and I are so very sorry for your loss . Robbie you and Bruce played such an important part in my life . You were one of the first people I babysat for and Bruce rebuilt my first car I bought at 16 years old . Your laughter rang in our house many a time and I was always so proud as a teenager to say my cousin raced Casper ❤️. Loved the model T you picked
me up at school in as well Robbie 😉. I know dad has many lifelong memories of you both as well . You are in our hearts and memories forever ❤️

From: Harriet Helene McGall
Relation: friend

So sorry to hear of the passing. I remember the many visits you and your family made to our home on Foul Bay Rd. in Victoria.

From: Lisa and Ron Sharpe

So very sorry to hear of your loss, you will carry with you many, many wonderful memories to see you through these difficult days Hugs xo Ron and Lisa Sharpe

From: Jim and Sue Baker
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear this you guys. Our condolences to you all, Robbie, Bruce and family. We thought the world of Bruce and I could never thank him enough for the so many times he helped our family out, by keeping us on the road in cars that needed replacing, but the money wasn’t there. Please let us know when a service will be held. Again so sorry for your loss. Bruce and your whole family are a class act all the way. And Bruce will be greatly missed.

From: Jim and Sue Baker
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear this. Our condolences to Robbie , Bruce and all the family. I could never thank Bruce enough for the times he kept us on the road in vehicles that needed replacing, but we didn’t have that money. Again so sorry for your loss. The Lorimer family is a class act all the way. And Bruce will be greatly missed.

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