Paul Andrew Baumken

Family was shocked and saddened when Paul passed away suddenly on November 21, 2020. He was just 55 years old. Paul was born in Toronto in 1965, the youngest of 5 children of Peter and Lila Baumken. He moved to Victoria in 1994 and joined his brother John who had moved out west a year earlier. He was a long- time friend and support to Kelly Ward. He found the climate and surroundings of Vancouver Island so attractive that he never really considered a move back to Ontario, although he did Continue reading

Rosemary Anne Carter

September 4th, 1955- November 16th, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of this amazing and strong woman. On September 4th, 1955 Rosemary was born to Iris and Alan Herrick in Madras, India. She spent her first 7 years of life in India as her parents were Methodist Missionaries. Rosemary moved to England in 1962 where she frequently said her parents had a hard time taming her and she would climb trees, skirt along fences, sit on rooftops and run around without shoes Continue reading

Victor Jack Bradstock

1947 - 2020 It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Jack on Monday, November 9, 2020 in his sleep. Jack was born on July 12, 1947 in Victoria BC. Predeceased by his Father, Fred Bradstock, Mother, Peggy Mooy, Grandfather, John Bradstock, Uncle, Victor (Dolly) Bradstock, Aunt Dorothy (Art) Page, cousins Harry and Allen Page. Jack leaves behind a large family including his girlfriend Jaime Gill, his son Jason (Olivier Salvas) Bradstock, daughter Julie Bradstock, Continue reading

Eric Brydon Jones

June 15, 1932 – November 7, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Dad and Grandpa.  Predeceased by his eldest son, Douglas, Eric will be dearly missed by his children, Patti, Len (Bev), Peter, and his granddaughters, Monique (Jeremy) and Nicole, as well as numerous relatives and close friends. Eric was born in Victoria, BC, to Lillian and Wm Lennox Jones. His family has lived in Victoria since their arrival in the 1850s, retiring from the fur trade to Continue reading

Helena E. Davis

1934 - 2020 On October 14, 2020, Helena Davis passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospice in Victoria, BC, surrounded by the love of her family. Helena was predeceased by her husband, Bob, and two young sons, Bruce and Barry. She will always be missed by her sons, Gary and Rob (Cathy), her grandson Richard (Kristen) and granddaughter Laura. She also leaves her brother, Harry Walsh, of Rainier, Oregon. Helena had a determined, giving spirit and she was quick to laughter. She took Continue reading

Wilbert Hartwig

With great sadness on Friday, October 16th Wilbert Hartwig, loving husband and father of three children passed away at the age of 86. Born in Morden, Mb in 1933, Wilbert is predeceased by his parents, Gustov and Hilda Hartwig; sisters, Frieda and Louise; and brother, Paul. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty; daughters, Corinne and Karen (David); and son, Kurt; grandchildren, Alisha, Dustin, Derek and Paige; great grandchild, Tessa; brother, George; sister, Irene; step-grandson, Rick; Continue reading

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