Archives for August 2021

Frank Younger

November 18, 1940 – August 28, 2021. Frank sadly passed away suddenly at age 80 as a result of an accident in his home. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Margaret (and stepmother Irene). He is survived by his wife, Sharon and their three children, Pauline (Mike), Matt (Zoe), and Tom (Tamara) and grandson, Paul. Frank loved his family and always enjoyed sharing his encouragement, wisdom, and inimitable sense of humour with them. His contributions to the lives of many include Continue reading

Isabelle Ferguson

Isabelle (Isabella) Ferguson (nee Beaton), age 93, died on Wednesday August 25th, 2021 at the Glenwarren Lodge in Victoria, B.C.. Isabelle was born in Galashiels, Scotland to Albert and Mabel Beaton, the younger sister of Amy and the mischievous one of the family. Isabelle grew up in Galashiels and in Carlisle, England where she met Harry Ferguson and married him July 29,1950. She took a ship to Canada in 1952 to join Harry in Montreal, Quebec with their first daughter Joan. Three more Continue reading

Dorothy “Brenda” Ducharme

June 23, 1932 - August 6, 2021 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Brenda. Born to Tom and Elsie Taylor of Malvern County, United Kingdom. Loving wife of 63 years to Bob. Caring mother to Debbie, Christine, and Tim (LJ). Grammy to Alycia and Justin. Sister to Mary. Aunt to Sue (Rick), Bob (Kerry), and Mary (Frank). When Bob retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1971, they moved the family to Gabriola Island where they found a welcoming community and built their dream Continue reading

Louise Rita McRae

Born February 18, 1953 in Badegerow Township (Field), Ontario to Charles and Hazel (Spencer) French passed away peacefully on August 4, 2021 in Victoria, BC. Louise is survived by her two children Cara McRae-Yetman (Gary) and Holly Cochran (Gaun); her two grandchildren Chloe and Xavier Yetman; her brothers Delphis (Theresa) French, Peter (Donna) French, Ben (Mary Harrison) French and her sister Patsy Thompson; her many nieces and nephews and cousins; her good friends Lynn Moen, and Sherri Continue reading

Colin Stokkeland

June 26, 1952—July 24, 2021 Colin died peacefully at home following a short but valiant battle with cancer. Colin’s mantra was “It is what it is. We just have to deal with it” and he fought with grace until the end. Through every step he and his wife Val conquered each challenge together. They were a true team … separate souls that always worked as one. Colin was born in Vancouver and moved to Victoria with his family at a young age. He was the oldest of 5 siblings. He took pride in being Continue reading

Elizabeth  Bernice Bailey

March 21, 1950 - July 27, 2021 Betty passed away suddenly but peacefully with the family at her side at Vic general. She leaves behind husband David; children, Michael (Alex), Roger, Danielle (Barry); and grandson, Ethan. Brothers, Larry Olson, Veral Lanes (Linda); nephews, Brian, Rob and nieces, Lisa and Sandy; also, her best friend, Jessie the family dog. Born in Duncan but lived the majority of her life in Victoria, Betty worked for the BC Government for over 35 years while receiving Continue reading

John Robert Sim

John Sim passed away peacefully, at home, on August 1 at age of 75 after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 18, 1945 in Halifax, N.S. and was a long resident of Victoria, B.C. John is survived by his wife Susan (Burnett) of 50 years. They had 3 sons, Stuart (April), Steven (Dania) and Shaun (Kelly). John was predeceased by his parents Edward and Margaret, brother Eddie and survived by his sister Joan Sullivan , several nieces and nephews all of Halifax. John spent 28 years working Continue reading