Jorge died peacefully on May 2, 2022 in Victoria, BC.

Jorge is survived by his wife, Zofia, and children, Chris (Debra) Caso-Rohland, Alexandra (Greg) Caso-Gustafson, Veronica (Bil) Hetherington; grandchildren Eva Caso-Rohland, Hunter and Jorge Hetherington.  He will be missed by many relatives and friends around the world.

Jorge and Zofia married in 1968, after both receiving their master’s degree in international law in Kiev.  In 1969 they moved to Santiago, where Jorge worked for the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) supporting President Allende.  In 1973 they left Chile due to a Military Coup and settled in Canada with their children Chris and Alexandra.  Soon after that their youngest daughter, Veronica was born.  Jorge started his career with Amoco (BP) in 1974 and retired with BP in 2009.  His career took Jorge & Zofia across the world.

Their 58-year adventure had them establish home bases from Kiev, to Santiago, Edmonton, Calgary, Warsaw, Houston, Belem, Irkutsk, Moscow, Calgary, and finally to Victoria.  Additionally, they travelled the world on vacations away from work, exploring Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America.  Everywhere they went Jorge was able to make deep lasting relationships, he spoke the local languages and treated people well at every level.  Jorge ended his career as Director of Finance and Control, Member of the Board of Directors for many joint interest partnerships and was awarded an honorary citizenship by the Governor of Para Brazil, for his work supporting local people.

Jorge’s greatest pleasure was having strong relationships with family and friends.  His retirement was filled with family events including vacations, dinners, coffees, movies, and sea side drives.

A Celebration of Jorge’s Life was held in the Sequoia Center at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at 2:00pm. For those unable to attend in person please join us virtually.

Condolences may be offered to the family below. To view service click below.

McCall Gardens

  • Rich and Lena Herold

    What a beautiful celebration yesterday of Jorge’s life! The early anecdotes enabled us to learn new things about Jorge’s amazing life and the family’s adventures. We have known Jorge and Zofia since 1998 so the later anecdotes brought back many memories. During the second Kremlin goon raid on BP, I think Jorge and Zofia were in NYC together. While we attended a play together at Lincoln Center (“South Pacific”), Jorge got news of the office invasion and he worked remotely to manage the situation. I remember the story of souvenir pens (and the later demand for a replacement) as well as Jorge’s brilliant donation of laptops to the police. We will miss our great friend Jorge dearly. We send love to the whole family and hope to see Zofia sometime soon.

  • Rene & Yolande Charrois

    We are so sad that we can’t be with you today. Our hearts are with you and your family

  • Dan Tober

    Jorge and I worked together in the same Amoco business group and he was wonderful to work with. He was an example of cheer, intelligent work and ethics. He was a person to bring people together and you can see he is doing it again with the messages from his/our colleagues. My condolences to Sophia and family.

    Dan Tober

  • Barry Jenkins

    Huge condolences and massive hugs to Alexandra and the rest of the family I’m so sorry for your loss and even though I only met your dad one time, I was hugely impressed by his class and presence. I wish I could be there today but please know that my thoughts are with you this afternoon and always.
    Love Barry

  • Len and Pat Cyca

    Zofia we were very saddened to learn of Jorge’s passing. We so enjoyed dinners at your lovely home in Calgary. Such wonderful hosts, fabulous food, great conversation and a few shots of vodka. May all the memories of your great adventures bring smiles and peace.

  • Jim Brown

    The world has lost a truly great person

    Jorge will always remain alive in my heart

    My sincere condolences to Zofia and the family

  • George and Julia Melnyk

    We were so sorry to hear of Jorge’s passing. We first met the Caso-Rolands in Edmonton, where they settled after coming to Canada. Jorge was a vibrant personality who was caring, interested, and friendly. His multi-cultural and multi-national experience allowed him to move easily among different national and ethnic groups. Although it has been some years since we saw Jorge, we will always remember him. Our condolences to Sophia and the children.

  • Keith Nagel

    Keith and Ruth Nagel

    So sorry to hear of your loss Sofia. We will always remember the days we had together in Poland, Houston and Calgary with you and Jorge. He will be greatly missed.

  • Claude Charrois

    If there ever was a man who deserved the best of comments from all those who he left behind, it was our man Jorge. What a great person he was a and friend to all who met him. He was the most incredible person I ever met. Our thoughts are with Zofia and the rest of his family.
    Claude Charrois

  • Keith & Erika Fuhr

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Jorge’s passing. We were thinking of him and Zofia only a few weeks ago when the unrest started in Ukraine wondering where they were at and how they were doing. Jorge and I spent many hours discussing politics, office and otherwise, over coffee breaks at Amoco. He will be sadly missed.

  • Don Hier

    Our deepest sympathies to Jorge’s family. I worked with Jorge at both Amoco and BP and became friends. His quick wit and sense of humor was infectious. That, together with his many stories about his life’s journey made him an envious pleasure to be around.

    He will be greatly missed.

  • Judy Edgington & Tim Jobbins

    Our condolences Alex – your father was and will always be a wonderful husband, father and friend. Sending lots of love & virtual hugs from our house to yours. We will be with you and yours in spirit on May 24th!!

  • Darby Ann Hammond

    Alex, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was quite a man! Dan and I are sending good thoughts your way.

  • Gerrit and Sylvia Heikamp

    To the family of Jorge, cherish the memories. I know that we will.

  • Ekaterina Ryzhkova

    Jorge was incredible, charismatic and had a great sense of humor. “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence,” he used to say, and I still hear this phrase uttered by his voice. He never complained about anything, never spoke badly about the people he worked with, even when they really deserved it. He introduced me to chili con carne and always told the same story about how his kids tasted it for the first time. I still have the teacup he gave me for Christmas 15 years ago and I use it almost every day. He will always be in my heart. The best person and the best boss who loved life and life loved him back!

  • Elena Kurochkina

    My deepest condolences to Jorge’s family. He was the kindest and the most sharing man I’ve ever met. He was a charismatic and remarkable man. We had a really enjoyable time while Jorge worked in BP office in Moscow and we appreciated him being our boss.

  • Krystyna Janisxewsks

    Our deepest regret. We will remember Jorge as a wonderful husband, father and human being. Rest in peace our friend.
    Krysia, Grazyna, Beata

  • Patrick Merz

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful man Jorge! We were neighbors for a while in Calgary and enjoyed our friendship very much and with our busy lives, I am disappointed we had lost touch (except for FB) over the later years. Sad we can not be there in person to celebrate Jorge’s life but with all of you in spirit! Patrick, Garrett Merz

  • Norm & Anne Johnson

    Jorge lived a life full of love and adventure. Taken too soon but his memory will live on through Zofia, his children, the extended Caso-Rohland family and his many friends. Rest in peace Jorge, yours was a life well lived.

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