Archives for March 2024

Eugene and Mary Ellen Katchin

Eugene Ernie Katchin, born on February 23, 1944, passed away on December 8, 2023, followed by his beloved wife Mary Ellen Katchin, born on December 12, 1948, who departed just three short months later on March 11, 2024. They shared 55 happy years of marriage together. Residents of Victoria for the past 18 years, they served as Resident Managers of the Maydorf Apartments on Quadra Street during their semi-retirement. Previously, they owned and operated the the historic Beaverdell Hotel for 20 Continue reading

Anthony E Buckle

February 16, 1982 – March 15, 2024 With supportive hearts we say good-bye.  After 4 years of several health issues Tony’s quality of life had become unbearable.  We are grateful to the nurses who assisted Tony in leaving us with dignity by provision of MAID. He leaves behind his parents, Tom & Christine, his Oma Jeanette, brother Matthew (Tosha) & sister Jennifer, along with his 6 pack of nieces – Iliana, Jocelyn, Kailey, Ashley, Molly & Hailey.  Special thanks Continue reading

Adele Grieve

Adele passed away peacefully on March 13, 2024 following a short and courageous battle with cancer. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Ian; as well as daughter, Aimee (Scott); son Clark; and grandchildren, Brooklyn and Carter. We will always have fond memories of our many family trips, sharing laughter and adventures along the way. After retiring from a long and happy teaching career, Adele loved to travel, take long peaceful walks with friends, as well as sharing a love of books Continue reading

Giorgio Mario Amarilli

  December 8th, 1949 - March 9th, 2024 With sadness we announce the passing of Giorgio Mario Amarilli during the early hours of March 9th surrounded by family.  He is loved and will be missed by his wife Gina, his daughters Christina (Greg) and Andrea (Mike) and his beautiful granddaughters Lily, Olivia, and Emma.  He will be forever remembered by all who knew him.  Giorgio was a hardworking and determined individual who always put his family first.  He was an avid Continue reading

Jo-Anne Lynne Squires

Jo-Anne Lynne Squires, 76, of Victoria, BC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on March 11, 2024 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Jo-Anne was born on April 18, 1947 to John and Ella Molyard (both deceased).  She was a bright, energetic, and dynamic force that cared deeply about others.  Jo-Anne was passionate about many things, including tennis, a good meal, walking, travel and the ocean.  She never tired of watching the seaplanes, COHO, Continue reading

Waltraud (Trudy) Nitsch

Trudy passed peacefully in her home at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Victoria. Predeceased by her husband, John; and brothers, Otto, Georg and Horst. She lived as if she had won the lottery in life, blessedly content and joyful. Her greatest pride and joy was her family, children Karl, Joanne ( Mike) and Thomas (Monica); Grandchildren, Genevieve (Blake) Natalie (Christopher) and Joel (Sandy), Eva Marie (Geoffrey) Paul (Naomi) and Francis (Isabelle); Great grandchildren were the jewels in her Continue reading

Richard Alan Seitz

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Richard Alan Seitz on December 14th, 2023. Alan was born on November 6, 1968 and is survived by his parents Richard and Helen, his brothers Guy and Robert, as well as his niece and nephew, Julia and Nathan Seitz, respectively.  Alan graduated from Port Hardy Secondary School in 1986 and worked in the commercial fishing industry until he joined the military in 1989 where he served in both the Princess Patricia Canadian Continue reading

John Douglas Henderson, M. Sc

  John Douglas Henderson, M. Sc McGill University 1968 Meteorologist and Humanist.   …I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth…   Born May 3, 1943, Sherbrooke, Quebec Died March 1, 2024, Victoria British Columbia   Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Warrington, Dr. S. Brown, Dr. Nesbitt and all the nurses in Palliative Care, Royal Jubilee Hospital.   John was well served. Continue reading