First Memorial Funeral Services

1155 Fort Street, Victoria, BC


Ignatius "Kap" Kapila Boteju

February 1, 1939January 10, 2020

Ignatius Kapila Boteju, 80, of Victoria, BC, passed away on January 10, 2020.

Kap was born on February 1, 1939, to parents Marshall and Joyce in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Kap studied engineering at the University of Peradeniya. He enjoyed a long and successful career as a bridge designer for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways for the Government of British Columbia.

He married Pamela Wijesinghe in 1968 and they immigrated to Canada with their first child, Karen, in 1971. Kap spent the rest of his days living in Victoria, BC, but never forgot the beautiful island of his birth.

Outside of work, Kap spent much of his time volunteering for his church, St. Patrick’s Parish. He remained dedicated to the Knights of Columbus for almost fifty years.

Kapila was predeceased by his sister, Hema. He is survived by his daughters, Karen (Dennis), Charmaine, and Tanya (Jennifer); his former wife, Pamela; his sisters Malathi and Kanthi; his grandchildren Sean and Marissa; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

A funeral service is scheduled for noon on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2060 Haultain St., Victoria, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.


25 January

Memorial Mass

12:00 pm

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

2026 Haultain Street
Victoria, British Columbia


Ignatius "Kap" Kapila Boteju

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Mariampillai Tarcisius

January 20, 2020

I met Kapila for the first time time in 1960 when both of us entered the Engineering Faculty in Colombo, Sri Lanka. We were together at the Catholic Hostel for four years of which the first two years we shared the same room. He was a wonderful person with many talents. He would make friends and entertain the people around with his jokes. He was very flexible in his ways and was ever ready to help his friends. May I extend my condolences to his entire family. May his soul rest in peace.

Ananda Seneviratne

January 15, 2020

The late Kapila and I were good buddies at the E Fac. in Colombo.
He took me to various places on his Vespa? scooter which I will always be grateful to him.Hr was a punctual guy with a good smile.May he rest in peace.

Ana Seneviratne