Roger G. Gallagher

In Memorial

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Roger G. Gallagher on January 16, 2020 in Victoria, BC. The beloved husband and father passed away peacefully with family present. He was predeceased by sons Patrick and Sean. Leaving behind the love of his life, Donna, his children Susan and Don, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren his life was a life well lived. He will always be remembered for his warmth, generosity and kindness. Continue reading

Robert George Jones

July 20, 1936 – January 3, 2020 Bob (aka Whitey) was a caring and loving husband, father, papa and grampa. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia Louise; children, Garry (Carol), Mike (Lori), Valerie (Colin), Diana (Jim); nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bob moved to Victoria from Winnipeg in 1953 where he met the love of his life, Patricia. Bob worked as a mechanic and retired from Cornell Motors. He loved all of his family with great passion and was so very Continue reading

Edward Paul Kowalyk

1938-2019 Ed, a strong and vital man with a sharp mind, passed away on December 22nd. A fitting good bye to this world on the shortest day of the year. Born in The Pas, Manitoba, he moved as a young child with his parents Alec & Pauline and brother Norm to Esquimalt. In his younger years, he excelled in lacrosse and basketball. He was part of the Victoria College Vikings who won the Canadian Basketball Championship in 1958. Ed was also a key lacrosse player for the Shamrocks in the Continue reading

Barry George Milne

June 17, 1947 - November 21, 2019 Barry passed away peacefully with his loving wife and children by his side. Predeceased by his mother Joyce, Barry is survived by his wife Stephanie, sons Dean, Russ (Alicia), and Cory (Sari), step-children Brian, Heather (Cam), and Jay, grandchildren Aiden and Maddy, and his brother-and sister-in-law, Mike and Jo. Barry was born and raised in Victoria and dedicated much of his life to sports. He played baseball and softball till his Continue reading

Richard Mervin Shine

July 30, 1947 - December 3, 2019 After a lengthy hospital stay, Rick passed peacefully. Rick was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Phyllis. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Judith Patts; brother, Darrell; sisters, Jo-Anne Rife (Dave) and Judith Mar (Anthony); stepchildren, Norm (Pam), Darren, and TJ (Olivia); nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Rick was born in Fort Frances, ON. He served his country with distinction in the Canadian Armed Forces. Rick accomplished many things Continue reading

Mavis Lockyear

Mavis Lockyear passed away in Nanaimo on November 22, 2019 after a long, full life and a mercifully brief illness. Predeceased by parents Gerald and May (nee Ainsworth) Openshaw of Manchester, England. Also predeceased in 1992 by husband Godfrey Perryman Lockyear of Devon, England. Mavis was born in Manchester on February 20, 1923 and moved to Canada in 1957 with husband Godfrey. She worked for many years as a registered nursing assistant in England and Ontario before retiring to Nanaimo Continue reading

Bruce Maxwell Hill, MD

Bruce Hill died peacefully at Mount Saint Mary Hospital listening to Beethoven with his wife, Norma. He is survived by sons Michael and Douglas and was predeceased by his son, David in 2010. Bruce was also loved by his stepson, Ernie Kidd; and stepdaughter, Tricia MacLean and her partner, Tom Wilson; Bruce had eleven grandchildren -- seven Americans and four Canadians. Bruce was born in Calgary, AB, and earned a degree in medicine from U of A in Alberta. He practiced in California specializing Continue reading

Timothy Ross Alton

(Timothy) Ross Alton went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 26, 2019. He was born July 13, 1947 and grew up with his 7 siblings in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. In his late teens he moved to Victoria, BC, and built a wonderful family life with his wife, Doreen, and their two children, Brian and Michelle. Ross loved God wholeheartedly. This defined his life, and shaped his unreserved love and generosity to others. Ross was a man who lived with intention ~ he made time for people, Continue reading

Peter Morley Allen

Peter Morley Allen, resident of Victoria, BC, formerly of Scarborough, ON, passed away peacefully October 9th, 2019, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, at the age of 67 years. Peter was born January 23, 1952 in Toronto, ON, the youngest of three boys. He was raised in Scarborough ON, with his two brothers, Kenneth Paul Allen and Gregory Arthur Samuel Allen. Peter studied math and accounting and spent much of his career as a Supervisor at Canada Pension Plan. Peter was a great athlete who Continue reading

John Robert MacArthur

August 21, 1951 - September 23, 2019 “This to shall Pass” was one of his favorite sayings, and it did. John departed on September 23, 2019 peacefully at home in his favorite chair with his son and wife by his side. John chose MAiD, (Medical Assistance in Dying). For good reason, he didn’t believe he was placed on earth to soldier through years of pain. When faced with death he accepted it as his final piece of the circle of his life. I walked alongside a man who believed in a higher power Continue reading

Ann Kathleen Kelly

On the morning of September 22, 2019, Ann Kathleen Kelly passed away at the young age of 58. Ann was born in Halifax, N.S. on June 27, 1961 to Robert and Doreen Kelly. She is preceded in death by her father Robert. She is survived by her mother Doreen, 2 children Gordie (Pattie) and Amber (Brad), grandson Austin, sister Verna, brother Jim (Kim), nieces Dallas, Kiahna and Brelin and many cousins. Ann spent her time supporting her children’s hobbies and passions. She loved them Continue reading

Byron Anthony Kujala

08 Dec 1946 - 14 Sept 2019 It is with sadness we say farewell to a beautiful soul that has enriched the lives of family and friends. Byron is predeceased by his mother, Sylvia Kujala and father, Elmer Kujala and son, Dean R.L. Kujala. Byron has left behind his children, Vincent, Cheryl-Anne and daughter-in-law Wylene; grandchildren, Oria, Faith and David; siblings, Ron (Pat), Ken (JC), Carol (Don), Loretta (Paul) and David (Dawna); many cousins, nieces and nephews. He had many treasured Continue reading