Archives for September 2020

Ruth Zbitnew

Nov 23,1930-Aug 26,2020 It is with great sadness we announce that our beloved Ruth (89) passed away. Ruth was born in Belfast Northern Ireland. Alive in spirit, a bright light, always giving, loved her family and fur babies, a wonderful mother and friend to everyone. A very independent social butterfly with a feisty personality. She immigrated to Canada in 1957 to Nova Scotia and later lived in Victoria, Sooke, Chemainus and Duncan. Ruth's work life began in Belfast at a tobacco Continue reading

Quentin John Russ

January 4, 1969 - September 18 , 2020 It is with great sadness that our family informs the public that Quentin has crossed over to the other side tragically drowning in a kayaking-fishing accident. Quentin was predeceased by his parents Martin and Olga Russ and brother Roger. He leaves behind to celebrate his life : his sister Brenda [Mullis], nephews Russ and Dexter [Gaida], his sister Shelley and brother-in-law Brad and nephew Randy [Coons]. He also leaves daughters, Breshell and husband Continue reading

Lorne Butler

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorne Butler on Sunday Sept 20, 2020 in his 80th year. He was a peaceful, soft spoken man that was much loved by family and friends. Born on April 04, 1940, Lorne was the son of a Salvation Army Brigadier. The family lived in several places across Canada as Lorne and his siblings grew. Lorne was a dedicated lover of music, playing many instruments, mainly the organ for several churches in Victoria. Lorne did volunteer work with the Continue reading

Craig Alan Turchyn

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our son/brother/grandson/uncle/cousin/nephew on the 20th of September 2020 at the far too young age of 37. Born in the Fraser Valley, Craig grew up in a military family moving between Aldergrove and Victoria every few years with Victoria eventually becoming his home. With a creative mind and a penchant for mischief Craig had an interesting childhood. Very social with everyone he met, he much preferred running, jumping and playing rather than Continue reading

Janice Lynne Robinson (nee Pollard)

It is with sadness, that we announce the passing of Janice Lynne Robinson (nee Pollard) on September 21, 2020, at the age of 71. She is survived by her loving husband Gordie Robinson, sons Kyle (Carin) and Darren (Nicole) Robinson, grandchildren Aidan, Lily, Kya, Davis and Claire; sisters Sharon (Doug) Carabetta and Donna (Doug) Beattie; as well as many cousins and relatives. She is home now and has been reunited with her mother, Jean and father, George Pollard. Janice was born in Rossland, Continue reading

Kevin Alexander Leitch

Kevin was born on June 7, 1969 in the U.K. and immigrated with his adoptive parents to Western Canada at the age of 3 years. Passing through the school system he studied music at Trinity Western University. Generous in disposition; disciplined in mind. He excelled in the mastery of clarinet and saxophone. Kevin managed several of his own bands in and around Victoria, B.C. Travel was a focus for Kevin. He was Musical Director aboard several Cruise Ship lines. Kevin attained mid-90's marks when Continue reading

Allan Edward Rydholm

Allan Edward Rydholm August 15, 1943- August 16th, 2020. 1 day after his 77th Birthday our father lost his battle with Cancer. Allan is survived by Daughters, Kelly, Tammy, Faith, his Son, Kirt. Grand children, Alexandra, Symona, Isiah and Lily. We love you dad and miss you everyday. Continue reading

Lester Michael Archer

We are heartbroken at the loss of Lester Michael Archer at age 74. He passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in his home with his two daughters (Christina Wright and Teresa Archer) by his side and with the love and prayers of friends and family. We grieve for our amazing dad, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to all who knew him. His kind, fun, generous, loving, intelligent nature will forever remain in our hearts and his influence will live on through his children and four grandsons Continue reading

Sonia Irene Opdahl

February 19, 1961 – September 3, 2020 Born and raised in Victoria, sadly, after a long and difficult battle with heart & lung problems, Sonia peacefully passed away in her sleep. Predeceased by her parents, Kasper and Olaug, she is survived by her brothers and sisters: Marit, Albert (Gaby), Harlow and Laila (Glen); as well as many nieces and nephews. There will not be a memorial service. Continue reading

Suk-Chun Yee

In Memorial

June 14, 1931 - September 2, 2020 Passed away at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughter, Rosetta (Yim-Lam) Leong; grandchildren, Jong-Sau (Junko) and Sau-Yie; great-grandchildren, Jane, Jamie and Jason; nephew, Gary Yee; and her cousins, Victor and Linda Young and their family of San Francisco. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Ann Wong who were both taking care of her at the Care Centre. Thank you to all the staff for taking such Continue reading

Kenneth William Hehr

August 23, 1936 - August 24, 2020 Kenneth William Hehr passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital. He was loved by everyone who met him. He said he was going get his old work crew that have passed on and start on a new project. That’s how strong he was no matter what confronted him. He was an extraordinary craftsman in the tile and granite business. He worked not only in Victoria but also on cruise ships and even for the Sultan of Oman. He was proud of these facts. Ken was born in Continue reading