Archives for November 2022

Allan Novak

  1938 - 2022 Today a good man was taken on the wings of Angels, to be with his beautiful wife and son once again. Allan lost his very brief battle with cancer, and couldn’t heal his broken heart from the loss of his wife Christel and son Steven. He was a man of honour, a mentor and the matriarch of the family. He was our father, son, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather…he was also a respected soldier, peacekeeper and paratrooper and a private veteran. Allan grew up in Continue reading

Daniel John Murphy

March 5, 1975 to October 31, 2022 With deep sadness we inform you Dan passed away on October 31, 2022, in Victoria, BC at the age of 47, after a prolonged illness. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Erica. Dan is survived by mom/stepdad Pam and John Milnes, dad/stepmom David Murphy and Nicole DiGiorgio (Nadia/Kevin - Boston/Bailey) (Jessica/Ben - Tyler/Averie), sister Sarah Murphy/Chris (Madison, Damien, Kenzie), mother-in-law Karen/Ivor (Karen Jr, Korina), Uncle Lorenzo, Brenda, Continue reading

Torrey Calvin Riendeau

Torrey Calvin Riendeau (May 20, 1982-Oct 01, 2022) It is with heavy hearts and a whole lot of tears that we say goodbye to Torrey, who suffered traumatic injuries in a motorcycle accident Sep 16. Torrey lived life to the fullest, working hard and playing hard: building/construction, skateboarding, dirt biking, fishing and doing his signature gainer off the Nanaimo River Trestle. Torrey was very creative and good with his hands! He leaves behind his girlfriend Maia, son Jayden, parents Cal Continue reading

Colin Francis Hunter

14 August 1949 - 18 November 2022, With a heavy heart, we sadly announce the peaceful passing of Colin Francis Hunter, Nov 18, 2022 predeceased by his wife Louise (Reva) of Tahiti, his father John Anthony Hunter (Oct 1987), and mother Catherine Ellen Hunter (nee O’Neill) (Sep 2006) father of Alexandra Hunter of Vancouver Island, and Maiarii (Manava) Hunter of Tahiti, step father to Ehouraun and Tifenn, grandfather of Zoey, Tehauariinui, Matahina Hunter, Brother of Ian (Sylvia), Doreen, Eileen Continue reading

Catherine Ellen Bartlett (Cathy)

BARTLETT, Catherine E. (Cathy) August 12, 1930 – October 31, 2022 Cathy passed away peacefully, with her family at her side. Born on her grandparents’ farm, Heward, Saskatchewan to Gladys and Jack Livingston. Cathy grew up in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, the eldest of nine children. Predeceased, in 2005, by her husband of 56 years, George Bartlett. Also her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Wendy (Steve) sons, Stuart (Jacquie) and Scott (Bonnie). Grandchildren Continue reading

John Barrie Gilbertson

John Barrie Gilbertson entered this world to his loving parents Ivy and John (Jock) Gilbertson, May 10th, 1935, Vancouver, B.C. and peacefully passed surrounded by his loving family October 4 th , 2022, Victoria, B.C.. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years Bessie Madeline Gilbertson (nee Brisbin); daughter Monique Nicholson, Doug Nicholson (husband); daughter Sophia (Trish) Duran-Cruz; grandsons Brandon Nicholson, Kyle Nicholson, Joshua Campbell, Matthew Campbell; sister- in- laws Lorna Continue reading

Walter Gues Gattinger, CD

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Walter passed away peacefully in Victoria on October 29, 2022. Born in Killam, AB on February 20, 1936 he is survived by his wife, Alexandra; daughter, Lucy Arfinson (Paul); son, Stephen (Debbie); sister, Irene Engel (Richard); grandsons, Nicholas Beach (Stacey) and Brett Gattinger; granddaughter, Christy Gohn (Matt); great granddaughters, Sophia Beach, Emma and Lily Gohn; great grandson, Gaelin Gohn; many stepchildren and great grandchildren of three previous Continue reading

Dorothy Jean Owchar

Dorothy passed away peacefully on Vancouver Island at Saanich Peninsula Hospital palliative care unit on the afternoon of September 25th, 2022, at the age of eighty-five with her daughter Debbie by her side. Born in Windsor, ON. Daughter of William & Marie Sorenson and sister to Donald and Gary. Wife of Jules Reimneitz from 1957 until his passing in 1963 and to John Owchar 1970-1976. Dorothy resided in Windsor before moving to Victoria in 1996. Survived by her three children, David, Continue reading