Valerie (Val) Elizabeth Krauel

December 30, 1975 – October 9, 2020 Surrounded by love, with her sister and close friends by her side, Val slipped away peacefully at home on the morning of October 9, 2020, after a nearly 14 year journey with brain cancer.  Born in Victoria, B.C., Val was a loving daughter and sister, a cherished auntie and a devoted friend.  She is predeceased by her parents Jill (November 26, 2010) and David (September 28, 2012), and will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her sister Sara (Shane), Continue reading

Andrew James William Cartwright

Andrew James William Cartwright passed away suddenly in Victoria, BC on September 22, 2020 at the age of 30 years old. Andrew was Born in Barrhead, Ab on July 6 1990. He is predeceased by his grandfather Bill. He is Lovingly remembered by his parents Milton and Juanita, brother Bobby, sister Elizabeth, grandmothers Lilly and Donna, 3 nephews - Liam, Quinn, and Tyson, and many more cousins, aunts, uncles, family and friends. There will be a celebration of life held at Belvedere Hall in Continue reading

Dave Singh Bhandar

In Memorial

It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Bhandar, beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Dave died peacefully on September 23rd with family at his side. He leaves to mourn his wife Veronica, children Tristan, Ramen (Tamara), and Brandon (Lolit), as well as his beloved grandchildren Bishop, Zeria, Isha, Saisha, Ella, Carter, and Brooklynne. He is survived by sister Mindo Randhawa, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Dave was born on October 29th, Continue reading

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