Archives for August 2018

John Patrick Carrieres

It’s with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of John Carrieres on August 8, 2018. John passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after a struggle with cancer. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. John was born in Ottawa and settled on Vancouver Island, ultimately building a home in East Sooke among the mountains, ocean and trees that he loved. John and his spouse, Barb Gellatly, spent many glorious days hiking mountains and scouring beaches surrounding their home. Continue reading

Robert James Allen

Bob passed away in hospital in Victoria on July 17. He enjoyed a long & successful career in the Federal Government in Ottawa, and was an optimist no matter the obstacles. He was a raconteur able to entertain his listeners with tales from his service with the RCMP, his "funny farm" in Woodlawn, and from his business association with the First Nation people in Northern Ont., following his formal retirement. When he retired, Bob continued to be a driving force in society.  He volunteered Continue reading