In Memoriam – Anthony “Tony” Bohanan

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April 2010

Anthony (Tony) Bohanan

Old Time Photographer and longtime member of AAPI Anthony Bohanan passed away March 30.

Tony, with his life partner, Julie Ann Gubisch, operated Tony’s Old Time Photo Studio in downtown Victoria, British Columbia, the studio he founded more than a quarter century ago.

Tony had many friends among AAPI members who will remember him for his fun-loving personality and for his signature clerical collar and black coat.

A native of Liverpool, England, Tony was born August 2, 1931. He led an adventurous life as a traveler to many destinations across the world. He served in the National Service Gurkah Greenhoward British Army for four years and with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police auxiliary during the 1970s. Immigrating to Canada with the dream of locating in British Columbia, Tony had a real passion for photography that led him to open Tony’s Old Time Photo Studio. For the past 25 years he has entertained thousands of visitors and tourists from across the globe.

His colleagues in the local Downtown Victoria Business Association wrote that Tony’s passing marked the “death of a downtown institution.”

“His good sense of humor and love of joke-telling will be sorely missed, not just by his friends in the downtown, but his friends all over the world. His business will still continue with his partner in life and in business at the helm.”

Services were held April 6 in Victoria, with internment at Royal Oak Burial Park. Donations in Tony’s memory may be made to British Columbia Cancer Agency.