Lucia Kattenat (nee Amato)

It is with great sadness that the family of Lucia Amato announces her passing after a brave battle with cancer on August  7, 2020 at the age of 78.Born February 3, 1942, Lucia passed peacefully at home, in Victoria BC, surrounded by family and love. Survived by her loving partner, Antonio (Tony) Cabecinha; loving mother of the Tiseo’s,  Mary (Martin}, Celeste, Albert(Sherry}, Sabrina(Rob); loving step-mother of the Cabecinha’s,  Desiree and Brandon; grandmother of John, Stephanie, Matthew, Continue reading

Josephine Moran

Josephine (Josie) passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria.  B.C. Josie, was one of 14 children born to Elizabeth (Beamish) and Albert Ward in Deptford District of London, England.She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Paul Moran, on Oct. 7th 2010 and daughter Anne on Nov. 19th 2016.  Josie cared deeply for her family and will be forever remembered and missed by her children, Brian, (Sherry). Denise (Ron). David, (Colleen).  Joseph, (Nancie).  Michael, Continue reading

Marion Ruth Laird (Nee Pike)

March 24, 1936 – July 10, 2020. It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Ruth at home in Victoria, surrounded by family, on Friday, July 10th, 2020, age 84. She was the heart and soul of our family and will be forever missed. Ruth was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS - a rare blood cancer) in late 2015 and against all odds, outlived her prognosis by 2 years. Ruth is lovingly remembered by her son Scott (Wendi) and daughter Bonnie (Gordon), Continue reading

Peter Paul Kotaba

July 10, 1965 – July 25, 2020 Peter Paul Kotaba, 55, left us suddenly. Peter was born in Poland and spent his childhood in Guelph, Ontario. In 1988 he moved to Victoria, BC and joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he enjoyed travelling the world to various ports of call until leaving in 1994 to pursue civilian life. He is predeceased by his mother Barbara (1995) and father John (2013) and is survived by his brother Jack Kotaba. Continue reading

Ronald Carter Dziadyk (Jeds)

 September 21, 1953 – July 3, 2020Ron passed away peacefully, with Linda, the love of his life by his side, after a long courageous battle with cancer.  He is predeceased by his mother Constance in 2002, father William in 2012, brother Tom in 2017 and granddaughter Lucy in 2014.  He is survived by his three loving children Ron Jr (Megan), Chris, Jessica (Aaron) and two adored grandchildren April and Austin. He leaves behind his sister Susan (Bill) and brothers David and Bill (Dale), Continue reading

William Harold Orser

It is with great sorrow and aching hearts that we announce the passing of our dearest Husband, Father, and Papa, William (Bill) Harold Orser, on June 11th 2020. He leaves behind his wife: Roberta (Becky); Daughter: Lorissa (Adam); and 3 grandsons: Dawson; William; and Austin.Bill was born in Barrie, Ontario in 1955. For many years he worked in the fence construction industry.We would like to thank the kind and caring nursing received from the Community Nurse.We also thank the staff Continue reading

Esther Mar

November 30, 1929 – June 19, 2020, Esther Mar, loving sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital in the early morning of June 19, 2020 after suffering a major stroke earlier in the week. Esther was born and raised in Victoria BC. She eventually married husband Alex and moved to Courtenay B.C. where she spent most of her life raising her family and helping with the family restaurant business, until she finally moved to Victoria in 1999. Continue reading

Manfred Waldhuber

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David William McCarthy

David William McCarthy, age 80 years old, a resident of Victoria, BC, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5th at the Victoria General Hospital after a brave battle with cancer.David was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago where he met and married his first wife, Patricia. Together they immigrated to Canada in 1967 and soon after started their family. David worked for Transport Canada for several years then spent the remainder of his 40-year career in the airline industry as a Customer Continue reading

Jeremy Laurence Reynolds Chow

 August 12, 1977 – May 30, 2020Jeremy Laurence Reynolds Chow, 42, loving husband and father of 2, ended his hard fought battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on the evening of May 30, 2020, with his wife Evelyn Chow by his side.Jeremy was born August 12th, 1977 to Laurence Chow and Robin Reynolds at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. He lived in greater Victoria throughout his childhood and graduated from Esquimalt High School, class of 1995.  Jeremy spent a year working Continue reading

James Crosland Bennett

Jim passed away suddenly on April 14, 2020 at his home in the Mount Douglas Seniors Residence in Victoria, BC.  He was 81.Jim was born on June 5, 1938 in Bennettsville, South Carolina, the second son of Hon. Neville Worth Bennett and Margaret Kirkley Crosland Bennett.  He graduated from Clio High School and attended Wofford College.As a young man, Jim enjoyed fishing and hunting and led the installation of a walking trail in his community.In 1958 he joined the US Navy and served 4 Continue reading

John Cyril Smith

It is with great sadness that the family of John C. Smith announces his passing on May 20, 2020, at home in Victoria, after a brief and very brave struggle with cancer.John was born in Gravesend, England on 29 June 1935 to Emily (nee Howett) and Cyril Smith, and had one sister, Marjorie. He received a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham and was a competitive cyclist in England, becoming a British University Hill Climbing champ and racing as an amateur in Europe. John Continue reading