Gaius Spurgeon Bolivar

Bollivar, Gaius Spurgeon

October 24, 1912 –

June 1, 2004


Beloved Father, Grandfather

Brother, Uncle and Friend.


Gaius Bollivar passed away Tuesday morning June 1, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, BC. He slipped away peacefully in his sleep following a recent stroke.


Predeceased by his wife Marjorie (nee Curran), father Leroy and mother Zilpha, brothers Ralph, George, Manford and infant. Gaius will be forever missed by his daughters Margaret Leighton (Tom) of Courtenay, BC., Ann Snyder (John) of Eastern Passage, N.S., grandsons Stephen MacCallum of Sudbury, Ontario and Alan Snyder (Ann Marie) of Eastern Passage. He will live on in the memories of his sisters Seretha Montpetit, Edith Stuart, Jean Wagner and brothers Malcolm (Mabel) and Lawrence (Pauline), nieces and nephews.


Gaius was an exceptional contributor to the community by offering needed services in a friendly and neighborly way and gave his time willingly. He was devoted to caring for his family through kindness, wisdom and guidance creating a warm and loving environment for his family and friends. He always smiled with the contentment of someone who had led a good life.


He was born in Broad Cove, N.S. retiring from the business he and his wife ran in partnership for many years in 1984. He was a member of St. Mark’s Anglican Church, United Communities Fire Department and participated in many community events. He relocated to Courtenay in July of 2002 to live with his daughter Margaret (Margie) and her husband Tom.


Funeral services will be held at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Broad Cove. Interment to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, 4B-70 Church St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5H4 or any charity of your choice.


The family would like to thank Dr. Ptak and Dr. Law and the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Special thanks to the Palliative Care staff, Home Care Support staff and Fr. George Daley for their compassionate care. Your concern for Gaius and his family during this time is truly appreciated.