Archives for October 2017

Michael Llewellyn Houghton

Michael Llewellyn Houghton Born in Victoria, BC, January 22, 1934, died in Victoria, BC, October 26, 2017. Predeceased by his parents, Rear Admiral Frank and Kathleen Houghton, and his former wife Gail. Survived by Margaret Wood, his loving partner of 25 years; son Christopher of Ottawa; daughter Alexandra (Ross) and grandson Wynn of Chelsea, QC; sister Kathleen Nichols and her children Michael, Allison, and Cluny of NS. Born into a naval family, moved to Ottawa in 1937. Michael attended Continue reading

Donald Albert Hairsine

Don passed away peacefully at the Victoria Hospice on July 7, 2017 at the age of 68. He battled his cancer with courage and faced his death with optimism, love and support - still learning, still growing and grateful. He was not in pain and he was not alone. His last weeks were filled with thought, hope, love and denial and would probably be baffled he didn't think to write this himself beforehand. Born August 5, 1948 in Edmonton, Alberta, he retired from truck driving to Victoria where Continue reading

Colin Lee Mantell

In Memorial

Colin, age 47 of Victoria, BC, much loved husband, father, brother and son, passed away on September 8, 2017. An original, Colin was born and raised in Victoria, he was a ray of light that shone brightly through others in so many different ways. After a valiant 5 1/2 year battle with metastatic colon cancer, Colin closed his eyes, pain free, and passed into life's next journey. Left to carry on his wishes is his loving wife Deborah, his two children Jonathan and Alexis, his sister, Karen and his Continue reading

Joyce Doornenbal (nee Toovey)

In Memorial

Joyce passed away at Victoria General Hospital on Friday, September 22, 2017. Born in Torquay, SK on March 8, 1933 she is predeceased by her husband, Huib Doornenbal; and son, Douglas Doornenbal.  Joyce is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Barb (David); son, Bruce; daughter-in-law, Sandra; and grandchildren, Jenna, Jeff, Steven and Mark. A private cremation has taken place. Continue reading