Archives for February 2017

Darren Anthony Mann

April 30, 1983 – February 19, 2017 With sadness we announce the sudden passing of Darren Anthony. Darren was loving, joyful, brave, and determined. He was a gentle soul. Darren’s life has been blessed with strong family, devoted friends, and even miracles. He loved hiking, healthy foods, building things with his hands, and plenty of dancing. Remembering Darren with love are Mom and Dad, Doreen and Wes; brother, Ilan; sister-in-law, Kazia; nephews, Christopher and Benjamin; and many Continue reading

Richard Joseph Gray

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing on February 14, 2017 in Victoria BC Canada of Richard Joseph Gray (“Rick”,”Ricky”) (Born: March 29, 1958, Iserlohn Germany) Richard was a good man. He held family, sympathy and kindness (among other things) all as cornerstones and a foundation for the way he lived his daily life. He was not a perfect man by any means, but rest assured he was a kind, loving, and caring man. One who gave his heart, his home, his Continue reading

Ernest Donald Reuben Schweitzer (Ernie)

Ernest Donald Reuben Schweitzer (Ernie), age 76, passed away January 24, 2017 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital following a brief illness. He was predeceased by his brother Donavon and parents Albert and Earla Schweitzer.  Ernie is survived by his former spouse, Patricia Lynne Carter (Peter Psaila) of Victoria, BC, his sister Erleen Kettleson (Gilbert Kettleson) of Prince George, BC, daughter Karin Schweitzer (Tom Marvan) of Vancouver, BC, son Kurt Schweitzer (Lerato “Thandie” Ryan) of Manotick, Continue reading

Robert (Bob) D. McLean

Bob passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 31, 2017 at the age of 69. He is survived by his sister Donna, children Allan and Anne (Derrek), grandchildren Silver and Scarlett and beloved grandpuppy Steeler. Employed by D.R.E.P. and then D.R.E.A. he used his research and development skills in all aspects of his life, to his love of music and HiFi to cars, coaching his daughter's softball team and food. His great love for his family was apparent in all that he did. You Continue reading

William (Will) John Lawson

In Memorial

William (Will) John Lawson passed calmly surrounded by loved ones in his home on February 1, 2017 in Victoria, BC ending his courageous and graceful journey with liver cancer. He was 68. Will was born on September 27, 1948 in Hamilton, ON to his parents, Bill and Sue Lawson. Will left Ontario in his early 20’s for northern BC to fulfil his dream to live in the bush. He worked as a skilled carpenter in Hazelton where he married the love of his life Val Napoleon and formed enduring friendships. Continue reading

Remi Beernaerts

With sadness we announce the passing of Remi Beernaerts on January 23, 2017 at the age of 85 in Victoria, BC.  Remi will be greatly missed by his wife of 29 years, Nancy, her children and grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends in Manitoba. He was predeceased by his brother Leon Beernaerts, his sister Rachel Vermeire and his first wife Enid Pouteau. Remi was born in Swan Lake, Manitoba where he farmed for many years.  When he retired from farming he indulged his passion for Continue reading

Clinton Wade Hackwood

Clinton Wade Hackwood, 42, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017, in Victoria, B.C.  Surviving Clint is his mother, Tonny (Sponselee) Scholten; dad, Donald Hackwood; sons, Ryan (14) and Brodie (21) Hackwood with spouse Marisa Johal and his grandson Richard and baby Hackwood due in June; his brother, Cory Hackwood; and ex spouse, Natalie Longstaff. Clint was a hard working electrician, he lived life to the fullest, mountain biking, skiing on snow and water, his heart was full of love Continue reading