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Grant Bott

August 17, 1937 - February 5, 2017


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Grant Bott.  Grant Francis Bott died suddenly on Sunday February 5, 2017 at his home in Oliver, BC.  He is survived by his wife Maureen, brother Garry (Joyce), children Rob (Barb) and Julie (Roy), and his grandchildren Kevin, Jacki and Sophie.

The eldest child of Edmund and Kathleen Bott, Grant was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba on August 17, 1937, and moved to Vancouver a year later.  He grew up in the East End of Vancouver, and joined the Royal Canadian Navy after high school, serving on the HMCS Magnificent and the HMCS Ste. Therese. After discharging from the RCN with a Stationary Engineer Ticket, Grant worked at Woodfibre before joining the West Vancouver Fire Department in 1964. Here he served as Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Chief Training Officer, and District Chief before retiring as Assistant Chief in 1989.

Grant was a very accomplished carpenter and woodworker, and put his talents to use for several years with the North Vancouver Community Players, designing and building sets, and creating ‘The Theatre at Hendry Hall’ sign at the hall in North Van.  He also assisted in the Vancouver film industry with Clan of the Cave Bear, The Changeling and various other projects.  Grant’s artistic creativity shone in many different areas such as writing, drawing, woodcarving, computer graphics; just about anything he tried his hand at.

In 1989 Grant moved to Oliver, BC and continued to serve his community in so many ways including his time as town councilor, his work with the Oliver Museum and Archives, and his design of the Oliver Coat of Arms. 

A service to celebrate Grant’s life at The Church of St. Edward The Confessor will be held on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 2pm.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: linda gardner
Relation: friend

Grant was a dear friend and I had hoped to have spent more time with him as my husband and I just moved here to Oliver to do just that. Now that time has been taken away we must cherish the memories of the time we did share. Maureen my heartfelt condolences go out to you at this time of losing the one you loved with all of your heart. I will always be here for you my dear friend.

From: Pamela Minor
Relation: Served with Grant in the Oliver Heritahe society

Very sorry to hear of Grant’s passing.

From: Pamela Minor
Relation: Served with Grant in the Oliver Heritahe society

Very sorry to hear of Grant’s passing.

From: Howard & Margie Moody
Relation: Friend

Grant Bott was my best friend. I met him when I was a green firefighter and he was the wily vet; he teased me, ran me ragged but we had a beer together at the end of the shift. He did so much for Margie and me, we will never forget his generosity and his kindness. We really loved Grant. Our love to Maureen, Julie and Rob.

From: Randy Heath
Relation: Co worker

To the Bott family and friends,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this very difficult time.. Grant, better known as “Chief Bott”, was a tremendous mentor and training chief to many of West Vancouver Fire Fighters. I my self had the privilege of having Chief Bott as my training chief when I started in the fire department back in 1989 and like many, will always be thankful for what he taught us.

WV Fire Chief,
Randy Heath

From: george shepherd
Relation: firefighter

Chief Bott was my training officer upon my hiring. Sorry to hear of Grants passing. Always remembered.

From: Brian Mapplebeck
Relation: friend

Grant was a gifted craftsman who made wonderful works of art from wood such as address signs and even a cross. I first met him in 1989 when we performed “Cinderella”. He designed the set and the poster and even made a period table and fire place. Grant was very generous who renovated our bathroom and even provided some cupboards he had on hand. I also remember the making of actual and movable dinosaurs at the Oliver community centre for Scareview on Oct 31st one year. It was great to know him and he will be fondly remembered.

From: Laurie Gisby
Relation: He worked with my husband Ken in the fire department

No words can express your loss. Please except my condolences.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 29, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

St. Edward The Confessor
5954 Nicola Street
Oliver, BC Canada

A service to celebrate Grant’s life at The Church of St. Edward The Confessor will be held on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

5954 Nicola Street
Oliver, BC Canada

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