THORNTON, Julian Charles – Died suddenly while at an Aquaculture Conference in Puerto Montt, Chile on Friday March 21, 2003 at the age of 42.
Julian will be greatly missed by Tracy, his wife, Lucas, his son and Pepper, our gentle friend; father, Kenneth (Shelly); brothers Richard (Solvig), Nicholas (Ingrid), Christopher (Marlene); sisters Jane (Leonard), Anna (Jaspal), Amanda (Barry); father and mother-in-law, Joe
and Marlene; many nieces and nephews and the rest of the vast extended family, and many many good friends. He will also be missed by his friend and partner, Bill (Jude), his extended family at Microtek, as well as his many colleagues around the world, in whom he found great pleasure. Julian was predeceased by his loving mom Barbara in 1989.
Julian had a great love for life, excellent food (which he loved to create), politically incorrect jokes, a fast race with lots of wind, being a soccer coach, dad, neighbourhood conversations at the fence, and being surrounded by lots of family and friends. He had a passion for knowledge and was only just beginning to forge his place in the international scientific world. He will be remembered for his generous
and gentle nature, his wonderful sense of humour, and most of all, for the love he had for his family and friends.
Services will be held at the University of Victoria, Interfaith Chapel on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. A gathering to celebrate Julian’s life will follow at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 276-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4.
someone who cared deeply
Still think about you often. You are missed.
Still miss your smile and humor. You are missed my friend.