Michael Joseph Vincent

Michael Joseph Vincent, 71, passed away on Sunday, October 21 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born in Ottawa on October 23, 1946. He grew up in Almonte, and later moved to Sudbury, Toronto, and eventually settled in Victoria. In 1978, he married his wife Linda Mariella Eras Dias. They had their son Paul on April 26, 1982. Michael was known for his sense of humour, his thirst for knowledge, and youthful sense of enthusiasm. Michael Continue reading

Susan Catherine Wallach

In Memorial

December 27, 1949 – October 16, 2018 Susan passed away leaving behind her husband, David of 21 years; also her sisters, Maureen (Raoul), Florence (Don) and Heather. Susan worked at the Victoria School District for 28 years, the latter part at the maintenance shop looking after the payroll. And God help anyone who was late with their time sheet. There will be no service by request. Continue reading

Shane Patrick Fortune

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Shane Patrick Fortune who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 40. Born in Prince Rupert on March 29, 1978, Shane is survived by his loving daughter, Aveah, 7 years old. Lovingly remembered by Corrie Marshall (partner); Pamela Fortune (mother); Patrick (Debbie) Fortune (father); Jonah (Sarah) Fortune (brother); Olena Simpson (step-sister); Andrian (Stefanie) Szewczyk (step-brother); Tamara Szewczyk Continue reading

Shawn Douglas Lorne Campbell

Shawn passed away suddenly on October 1, 2018 at the age of 41 years. Born in Victoria, B.C. on June 14, 1977. Survived by his loving wife Amanda Campbell, his children: Hayley, Stephen, Sophia, Meadow, Richard, William and Ryan and Grandson Jaxon. His parents Douglas (Bonnie) and Elaine Campbell and his animals Ebah, Rain, Addy, Kluster and Charlie. Shawn “Kid Rock” was the life of the party. He was full of plans and big ideas. Things were always more exciting when he was around. One of Continue reading

Nancy Carabelle Oke

Nancy (Sparling) Oke (1930-2018) Nancy died peacefully at Victoria General Hospital after a brief illness on Sept. 14, 2018. She will be greatly missed by her children, Chris (Janey), Kevin (Cherie), Jennifer, Valerie (Andrew), her beloved grandchildren, Neil and Cara and by her many friends and relatives. Nancy grew up and went to school in Toronto and spent many happy summers at the family cottage at McGregor Bay. At the University of Toronto, she earned a BA in physiology and biochemistry Continue reading

Gail O’Riordan

December 7 1946 – September 16 2018 Victoria lost a superb musician, teacher and inspiration to many young and mature musicians with the passing of Gail O’Riordan at the Jubilee Hospital on September 16. She died of liver cancer surrounded by her family and friends but on her own terms and with the courage and humanity that she has displayed all her life. Gail was born in Victoria and completed schooling at Victoria High School in 1963 where she made many lifelong friends with her love of Continue reading

George Albert Clavering Oliver

April 29, 1961 - August 4, 2018 It is with great sadness that George’s family announce his passing. He died at his home in Nanaimo of heart failure. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Thelma (Cameron) and his beloved dog Joey. He leaves behind a brother, John (Gayle), two nieces, and many good friends and relatives. George will forever be remembered as a kind, gentle and talented man, who found humour in the smallest things, and offered up a contagious light-hearted laugh. As a Continue reading

Jaye Lynn Gallagher

Jaye Lynn Gallagher passed away in her home on August 10, 2018 at the age of 69 surrounded by family and friends. After battling and beating breast cancer in 2017, she sadly passed away from an inoperable form of pancreatic cancer. Jaye’s love for books led her to a lifelong career within the library system – ending her career at the central branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library. Jaye was a truly caring soul who touched the lives of many. She was loved by everyone she met and will be Continue reading

May Mary Clarke (nee Pullen)

In Memorial

May Mary passed away peacefully Friday August 17th 2018 at The Heights at Mt. View. May Mary, in her 91st year, was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Herbert Ashworth Clarke. She was the loving and devoted mother of Brent Clarke (Sheila), Kent Clarke (Caroline), Lynda Lippa (Tom), Carla Clarke, Dawn Zigay, and the cherished "Nan" to Melissa Marriott (Brad). Dear Nanny to Heidi Lippa, Marita, Christina, and Danielle Clarke, Alicia and Joel Zigay. Proud great-grandmother to Thomas, Richard and Continue reading

John Patrick Carrieres

It’s with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of John Carrieres on August 8, 2018. John passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after a struggle with cancer. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. John was born in Ottawa and settled on Vancouver Island, ultimately building a home in East Sooke among the mountains, ocean and trees that he loved. John and his spouse, Barb Gellatly, spent many glorious days hiking mountains and scouring beaches surrounding their home. Continue reading

Robert James Allen

Bob passed away in hospital in Victoria on July 17. He enjoyed a long & successful career in the Federal Government in Ottawa, and was an optimist no matter the obstacles. He was a raconteur able to entertain his listeners with tales from his service with the RCMP, his "funny farm" in Woodlawn, and from his business association with the First Nation people in Northern Ont., following his formal retirement. When he retired, Bob continued to be a driving force in society.  He volunteered Continue reading

David John Boleszczuk

Passed away on July 27, 2018. He succumbed to brain cancer. David was born in Woodstock, Ont. Nov 5th 1958 to parents Hilde and Joseph Boleszczuk (predeceased). He is survived by his wife, Carol Boleszczuk, siblings Hans Reinhard Lill (Doris) of Lubben Germany, Gary Boleszczuk (Karen) of Halifax, NS, Peter Boliszczuk (Maureen) of Mission BC , Andrew Boleszczuk of Regina, Sask. and Margaret Nadalin (Bill) of Sweeburg, Ont. David is also survived by many caring nieces and nephews, great nieces Continue reading