Robert Booth-the letters in his name added up to sixteen and that
was the number he chose for his Chief's hockey jersey. His Chief's
team-mates, who were so important to him, proudly honored him by
retiring his number. Arrangements were made and his #16 Chief's
jersey was displayed in a show case at Stanley's Pub. It is still
there and he is remembered often, as team members, family and friends
share camaraderie after their games.
Jamie, preferred to be called by this shorter version of his name-one
more in tune with his casual demeanor and easy going manner. The
most used and appropriate phrase to go along with either version
of his name would be the term: "Friend" Jamie was one
who made friends easily and remained a true and loyal friend.
His natural interest in people, along with his attuned listening
skills, lent him an air of confidence that invited trust. Jamie
never betrayed that trust that was so readily given to him.
Friends were foremost in Jamie's life and his family were his closest
friends. He made time for everyone, even when it didn't allow much
time for himself. All mundane things took a background to the importance
of a conversation with a friend, discussions with several friends
or partying with lots of friends. He depended on his friends, and
they depended on him. He gave of himself freely; with humour and
If Jamie could be said to have had a philosophy in life it would
"Always be a friend, always be there for a friend and always
keep in touch with a friend."
Jamie's friends chose Canuck Place to be the recipient of this charitable
fundraising event because of a few factors. Canuck Place carries
the name of Jamie's favorite professional hockey team. Canuck Place
is a place where their friendship factor is strong. This hospice
provides a team atmosphere in relation to the care it gives to those
in need. It is a place where children can go with their families
and find the necessary help and companionship they need through
difficult times. It is a place to make new friendships and to be
able to lean on the support of those new friends. As this is a place
of help, trust and friendship--a donation to Canuck Place honors
The 10th Annual Jamie Booth Golf Classic was a huge success. We would
like to thank all those who participated in and sponsored this memorable
In 2012 a grand total of $6,500.00 was donated to Canuck Place Children's Hospice on behalf of the Jamie Booth Golf Classic. Combined with previous years, a total of $79,897.57 has been donated on behalf of the Jamie Booth Golf Classic to Canuck Place Children's Hospice.