Robert James Catton, c.1980

Unknown, Photographer
Media Type:
Item Type:
A black and white negative of Robert James Catton (1918-2002).
Robert James Catton was born at Scarborough, Ontario, on 28 October 1918 and operated a shop in Scarborough before he came to Whitby in 1959 and purchased Butt Radio and Electronics. He retired in 1995, a few years after taking his son Chris Catton on as a partner and changed the name of the business to C & C Sound. Until 1976 he sold stereo equipment and appliances at 118 Brock Street South. After 1976 he dealt exclusively in stereo equipment. Mr. Catton was a member of the Committee of Adjustment, the Chamber of Commerce, and Retail Merchant's Association. He started the committee which established a Business Improvement Area Board for downtown Whitby in the 1980s. He was also a warden at All Saints' Anglican Church. He was president of the Whitby Rotary Club in 1971-72 and named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1983. In 1979-80 he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Dr. J.O. Ruddy General Hospital. Mr. Catton died at Ajax-Pickering General Hospital on May 31, 2002 and was cremated.
Date of Original:
Width: 1 in
Height: 1.5 in
Personal Name(s):
Catton, Robert James
Corporate Name(s):
Butt Radio & Electronics ; C & C Sound
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8779700407619 Longitude: -78.9412358099173
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Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
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Photographer Unknown
Recommended Citation:
Robert James Catton, c.1980, Photographer Unknown. Whitby Archives A2016_017_022A.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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Robert James Catton, c.1980

A black and white negative of Robert James Catton (1918-2002).