James “Jim” Stewart McKenzie

James “Jim” Stewart McKenzie passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2024, at the age of 83. Jim was born on March 20, 1941, in Dundee, Scotland, to James and Florence “Winnie”. He was raised in Edinburgh where he had a rich family life, living with his mother and father, brother Arthur, grandfather Thomas, and grandmother Jessie. During his time in Edinburgh, Jim began a career in engineering and a lifetime of building, fixing, and tinkering. He attended the W.M. Ramsay Technical Continue reading

Gladys “Doreen” Petersen (aka Sillars, nee Jackson)

Mom passed away in the wee hours of the morning on Canada Day after surviving 14 years of dementia. As frail as she was, she was definitely a fighter. She was predeceased by her parents, William & Dorothy Jackson, her sisters, Carol James, Alma French & Bernice Vocat, her brother, Douglas Jackson, and her son, Craig Sillars. She is survived by her son, Daryl Sillars, and her daughters, Laureen Wischermann, Sharon Kobe and Deanna Sillars, her caring sister, Elaine Myette, her sister, Fay Continue reading

Cecile Marie Pyrch

Cecile Marie Pyrch (née Spronken) 18 Dec 1938 - 26 Jun 2024 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cecile, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Nicholas, children Kurt, Michelle (David), and Cynthia (Harley), and grandchildren Nicholas, Janine, Miller, Spencer, and Laurel. She also leaves her brothers Peter (Shawn) and John, and sister-in-law Betty. Cecile was born in Gravelbourg, SK, grew up there and in Winnipeg before moving to Continue reading

Lucille Wood (nee Paquette)

January 13, 1934 - June 20, 2024 Lucille leaves to mourn her first born and always loved Dwayne Paquette (Cheryle), Darlene Collins (Ron), Carol Wolanski (Brent), Joseph Terracol (Veronique) and Christine Wolanski. Also grieving are granddaughters Laura Collins (Shane), Desirée Solberg (J.P.); great grandson William Girard and Dwayne's extended family who lived so lovingly and quietly in her heart; plus all the neices and nephews that gave her so much joy. Mom was predeceased by her Continue reading

Michael Shamus Murray

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Michael Shamus Murray on May 21, 2024. Born on February 26, 1976, Michael was 48 years old. Michael was a cherished partner, son, brother, uncle, colleague, and friend. He leaves behind his devoted partner, Dionne Tomniuk, his loving parents, Vicki (Per) Andersen and James Hicks; his siblings, Meredith (Darin), Melissa (Craig), Paul (Dena), Mark, Nicala (Dennis), Natasha, Micah, and Nick; his many nieces and Continue reading

Cheryl C Fisher

It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden passing of my mother, Cheryl Fisher née Steel at the age of 70. She was born April 5 1954 in Victoria bc to Lois and Archie blessing them as their first born daughter. Followed by 2 sisters Denise (Kerry) Nobbs and Judy (Harry) Eburne and then her little brother Jim (Shelley) Steel. Mom grew up spending most of her time on her beloved Grandmothers farm on Hoffman Ave where she got to spend her time with her passion of horses and other farm Continue reading

Rhonda Gustavson

In Memorial

Rhonda Madonna Gustavson passed away peacefully on May 24, 2024 at the age of 54. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Rhonda was privileged to experience life across Canada, including attending elementary and secondary school in various places between NL and NS and continuing her studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC, and Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC where she explored a passion for literature and human behaviour. Rhonda wandered an Continue reading

Betty Diane Robinson

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Diane Robinson nee Gordon at the age of 91. She was born in Portage La Prairie and then move with her family to Rossland BC. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert Robinson of McAdam, New Brunswick, and her brother Culverwell Weldon (Don) Gordon. She is survived by her siblings Bryan Gordon of Ottawa, Mearle Roy and Margaret Davies of Spokane Washington. She is also survived by her 2 children (Elizabeth and Continue reading

Darlene Anne Hayward

September 13, 1945- April 11, 2024 Our mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend passed away peacefully after a short illness. She is predeceased by her husband, Reg Hayward, and her sister, Jennifer Emerson. Darlene is survived by her siblings Carol, Marie, Wayne (Sandy), Lee and Laurie. She also leaves behind three sons, Craig (Debbie), Greg (Michele) and Gerry; grandchildren, Cassandra, Alishia, Ron, Craig Jr. (Katherine), Katie (Ryan), Taylor and Sara; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Continue reading

Eugene and Mary Ellen Katchin

Eugene Ernie Katchin, born on February 23, 1944, passed away on December 8, 2023, followed by his beloved wife Mary Ellen Katchin, born on December 12, 1948, who departed just three short months later on March 11, 2024. They shared 55 happy years of marriage together. Residents of Victoria for the past 18 years, they served as Resident Managers of the Maydorf Apartments on Quadra Street during their semi-retirement. Previously, they owned and operated the the historic Beaverdell Hotel for 20 Continue reading

Anthony E Buckle

February 16, 1982 – March 15, 2024 With supportive hearts we say good-bye.  After 4 years of several health issues Tony’s quality of life had become unbearable.  We are grateful to the nurses who assisted Tony in leaving us with dignity by provision of MAID. He leaves behind his parents, Tom & Christine, his Oma Jeanette, brother Matthew (Tosha) & sister Jennifer, along with his 6 pack of nieces – Iliana, Jocelyn, Kailey, Ashley, Molly & Hailey.  Special thanks Continue reading

Adele Grieve

Adele passed away peacefully on March 13, 2024 following a short and courageous battle with cancer. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Ian; as well as daughter, Aimee (Scott); son Clark; and grandchildren, Brooklyn and Carter. We will always have fond memories of our many family trips, sharing laughter and adventures along the way. After retiring from a long and happy teaching career, Adele loved to travel, take long peaceful walks with friends, as well as sharing a love of books Continue reading