Donna Diane Lynn Desjardins

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of my mother Donna Desjardins. She passed March 4th, 2019 at the Victoria General Hospital due to complications from a life altering stroke she suffered in January at the young age of 61. My mom was a straight up, no BS kind of lady who would give you the shirt off her back and was always there to help others without judgement and before herself. She is predeceased by her loving mother and father David and Helen Continue reading

Maeve Julia Knight (nee Simpson)

In Memorial

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Julie after a long courageous battle with cancer on May 5, 2019. Julie was on May 9, 1942 in South Africa and emigrated with her husband to Canada in 1978 becoming a Canadian Citizen. A dear friend to all who knew her, she is lovingly remembered by her sister, Penny (Dieter) and family members in South Africa; her family in the UK and her many friends and colleagues in Canada. The family would especially like to thank Maureen and Bob Continue reading

Michael John Sullivan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike Sullivan from esophageal cancer on April 29th surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospice.  He fought his illness with dignity and grace, but no treatment could slow down the cancer’s rapid progression. Mike’s will to live and desire to spend time with friends and family were unwavering. Michael John Sullivan was born in Victoria, BC on September 22, 1954 to Gerald John Sullivan and Winifred Ilace Roskelley.  He was predeceased by Continue reading

Jerry Erik Hansen

In Memorial

Hansen, Jerry Erik September 1, 1939 – April 17, 2019 Jerry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Denise, daughters Laura Carr (Tony) and Margo Kilgore (Trevor), grandchildren, Samantha (Corey), Tollin and Aliza, sister Joan Shields, brother-in-law Kenneth McCulloch and sister-in-law Teryl Hemmingsen (Steve) and a large extended family of nieces and nephews We are thankful for having had him in our lives, even as we grieve. We wish to thank the first responders, and the amazing medical Continue reading

Renee Anna Billard

Renee was born February 24, 1924 to Camille and Yvonne Mahy at a farm house in Manitoba. At age 3, the family moved to Dollard, Saskatchewan. There, she was raised in a two-room shack with her parents, 5 sisters and paternal grandmother. Living in the Pallister Triangle, she walked 2 ½ miles to school, surviving the dust bowl and many other hardships of the ‘dirty 30’s’. In 1939, age 15, Renee and her family moved to Victoria, BC where she worked at the Malahat Lookout and St. Joseph’s Continue reading

Roseanne Rowe

June, 1942 – April 6, 2019 We mourn a dear, gentle soul with an amazing spirit who battled Alzheimer’s but could not overcome complications related to the disease; she peacefully left this world early Saturday morning. She is survived by her husband Dwayne of 47 years, her children Allan (Kerrie), Michele (Dale), Deborah, Denise (Craig), grandchildren Tyler, Ryan, Genesis, Alex, Shae, Natalie, and great-grandchildren Zack, Jordan, Rhys, and Michaela. Our family wishes to thank the Continue reading

Donald Eversley Glass

Don simply could not live without his love Jackie and chose to join her on March 27, 2019 in Victoria. Born in 1935 in Prince Rupert, Don soon moved to his permanent home of Victoria. Don was an accomplished athlete and excelled at tennis, curling, soccer, rugby, fastball, and hockey. He also enjoyed the outdoors and met the love of his life, Jackie, on the way back from a hunting and fishing trip in the Cowichan Valley. Don worked for 37 years at BC Tel as a repairman and a lineman. In 1979, a Continue reading

James Menzies

Jim passed away at Victoria General Hospital on March 20, 2019, in his seventy-ninth year.  He was born in Crosshill, Fife, Scotland, on August 8, 1940.  While he faced challenges during his last few years because of his failing heart, he endured with grace and his trademark Scottish stoicism.  Jim was an honourable man who cared deeply for his family and friends, for all animals, and for the planet.  When you were with him you had to be ready for what he believed was the truth, for he never Continue reading

Herbert Maurice Raper

Herbert Maurice Raper passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Dad having been named after his father Herbert, went by his middle name Maurice. Maurice was born on August 14, 1930 in Toronto, Ontario and resided in Toronto until 1967. Maurice, his wife (Kathleen) and three children drove across Canada to northern British Columbia where he continued his career as a Tin Smith. In 1969, the family moved to Vancouver Island, and enjoyed many outdoor activities including hiking and skiing on the West Continue reading

Benjamin Clyde Hoffman

Benjamin C. Hoffman, Ph.D. passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer on February, 26th 2019 in Victoria, BC. Born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario by his parents Alice (nee Tunn) and Allen he is pre-deceased by brothers Allen, Jr. and Calvin (husband to Gail). Ben will be dearly missed by wife, Ann (nee Suter); sons Evan & Warren; Daughter-in-laws Kristy & Christine; grandchildren Kiya, Vance & Zenik as well as his Continue reading

Emily Minor Beaton

In Victoria, BC, at the age of 87, Emily passed away peacefully. The youngest daughter of Charles and Bessie (Cox) Saunders, she was born and raised on their dairy farm in Berwick, N.S. Her first adventure was heading off to Truro for Teachers College but the really big trip came after her marriage to Bob (Robert W.) in November 1954, when, for their honeymoon, they drove to Red Deer, Alberta. It took so many days that she wondered if she would ever see her family again. As a teacher, she Continue reading

Graham Lawrence Cale

02 Dec. 1953- 28 Feb. 2019 Promoted to Glory, 28 Feb. 2019. Loving husband of Darlene, for 42 years. Best dad ever of daughters Tanya (Ava) and Tara (Joseph), devoted Grandpa to Junoir, Luvenia, Judah, Sylas and brother to Bruce (Margaret), and many family members and friends. You were so loved and will be dearly missed.  Service to be held, 2:00 pm on 07 March 2019, at The Salvation Army Victoria Citadel, 4030 Douglas St, Victoria BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Continue reading