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Alex ‘Sarge’ Botterill Passes

Published: September 11, 2019 12:23 pm ET

Last Comment: September 15, 2019 4:12 am ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Alexander Reginald ‘Sarge’ Botterill passed away peacefully in his 90th year at Milton Hospital on August 15, 2019. Alex was predeceased by his wife and best friend Shirley in 2009.

Alex emigrated to Canada from England in 1956 and worked in various plants in supervisory positions. At one time he owned a pottery and supply business, and also dealt in Royal Doulton and Beswick figurines and collectible art.

In 1978, he became part of the security team at the Ontario Jockey Club, where he played an integral role for many years. As he geared down career-wise, ‘Sarge’ was the paddock judge for the qualifiers and schoolers at Mohawk Racetrack. Never at a loss for words, he enjoyed conversing with people, sharing a good laugh and kibitzing with the drivers and horsemen.

He was an avid stamp collector and considered that his work in later years. Breeding German Shepherds and judging horse shows also kept him busy in his spare time.

Please remember Alex with a smile when you read this obituary.

Cremation has taken place and Alex wished no funeral.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Alex Botterill.

September 15, 2019 - 4:12 amHe was a very lenient man in

He was a very lenient man in the backstretch at Mohawk. Sometimes us grooms would get a little carried away, and Alex always let us have our fun blowing off steam!! Sleep well Alex. One of the good ones...

September 13, 2019 - 2:39 pmAlex will be missed at Eaton

John Findley SAID...

Alex will be missed at Eaton Place in Carlisle. We both rented apartments in 2013 and enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners together. We had a good time recalling fun times in the backstretch at Mohawk. Rest in Peace old friend.
John and Mary Jane.

September 12, 2019 - 1:15 pmI have many great memories

Greg Legge SAID...

I have many great memories working with Alex in the OJC Security Department at Mohawk. A wonderful man.

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