Archives for May 2020

John Cyril Smith

It is with great sadness that the family of John C. Smith announces his passing on May 20, 2020, at home in Victoria, after a brief and very brave struggle with cancer. John was born in Gravesend, England on 29 June 1935 to Emily (nee Howett) and Cyril Smith, and had one sister, Marjorie. He received a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham and was a competitive cyclist in England, becoming a British University Hill Climbing champ and racing as an amateur in Europe. John Continue reading

Elena Plotnikoff

It is with great sorrow and aching hearts that we share the passing of our dearest mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend Elena (Eileen O) Plotnikoff on May 12th 2020. Elena was born in the community of Castlegar BC where she attended high school and later received her Business Diploma from Cooks College in Trail, BC. She leaves behind her children: Kathy (Dave); Rick (Hilde); Luba (Bill) and 6 beautiful grandchildren: Rachel; Andrea (David); Whitney; Luke; Skyler and Sasha. Her 3 Continue reading

Gary Murray McKnight  (Aka Bear)

April 8, 1956-May 6,2020  It is with great sadness that our beloved Bear passed away peacefully at age 64.   In the last few years, Bear battled with health issues, which he was not able to overcome. His “amazing bride” Sharon McKnight, and a longtime friend, Brian Sneade, played a huge role in keeping him at home where he loved to be.  Born, raised and schooled in Victoria, Bear was a very proud Islander.  Bear’s passion from an early age was sports of all kinds - playing, coaching and Continue reading