Archives for October 2021

Phyllis Cathleen Mayers

Phyllis Cathleen Mayers was born on August 3, 1942 in Bridgetown, Barbados to James and Virginia Payne. As a retired Registered Nurse of Ottawa, she devoted over 45 years in her community. Phyllis was a loving mother, daughter, sister, friend and grandmother. Since 1960 Ms. Mayers was actively involved with the church serving as a choir member, Eucharistic Minister, and organizer. She had volunteered extensively with UNICEF, The Barbados Ottawa Association and The Heart and Stroke Continue reading

Francis “Frank” Alexander Johnston

Frank passed away peacefully at Luther court in Victoria, on October 17th, 2021. He was born in Mundare, Alberta on June 21st, 1938. Frank was predeceased by his first wife, the mother of his children, Betty; his parents, Frank Sr. and Elsie; and his dear sister, Lorna; and Dad O'Brien. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; his sons, James (Melanie) and Frank Jr. (Jo); his daughter, Ann (Monty); Donna’s children, Deborah and Samuel; his much-loved grandchildren, Zachary, Kiera (Matt), Kiya Continue reading

Fred Preben Larsen

Peacefully passed away at Victoria General Hospital Monday Oct 18th 21, age 81. Son of the late Harry and Elna Larsen, Fred is loving hubby of Pat Broughton; loving father of Brenda Hall (Mike) of Winnipeg MB, Lisa Schweitzer (Garry Paps) of Chatham ON and son, Kirk Larsen (Jackie Caron) of Winnipeg MB. Predeceased by his brother, Ole Larsen. Sadly missed by his brother, John Larsen and sister, Kris Agla. Fred will be dearly missed by his granddaughters, Alicia Hall and Felicia Gagne; and Continue reading

Veronica Mavis DeRousie

Born February 10, 1939 in Victoria, British Columbia to Harry and Doris (McMillan) Ashworth, and passed away peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital on October 15, 2021 in Victoria, BC. Veronica is survived by her three daughters Debbie DeRousie, Barb DeRousie and Dawn (Dan) DeRousie; her four grandchildren Michael Hansen, Alicia and Tanya DeRousie, and Justin Taylor; her great grandchildren, Bella and Mia DeRousie; her brothers John (Frieda) Ashworth, Russ (Ellen) Ashworth, Alec (Nancy) Continue reading

Bernice (Bunny) J. Dobbyn

Dobbyn, Bernice (Bunny) J. (nee Russell) passed away peacefully at sunset, at Sunset Lodge, on September 20, 2021. Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Horace Russell, Bunny is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Cathie Dobbyn (Victor and Kelsey Anonsen) and Jackie Martin (Vince); grandson, Ron Wallace; and her son, Keith Dobbyn; she is also remembered by her many friends she worked with at the Bank of Montreal in downtown Victoria. Many thanks to all the wonderful workers that kept mom Continue reading