Sandra (Sandi) Claire Archer (nee Richardson)

In Memorial

Sandra (Sandi) Claire Archer (nee Richardson) passed away the evening of December 4th, 2018, within the Victoria General Hospital (VGH) ICU shortly after moving to palliative care. She suffered a stroke due to a burst cerebral aneurism on the morning of November 29th, 2018 and never regained consciousness. Her immediate family members remained by her side for 5 days while she was on assisted breathing in the ICU until she was moved to Palliative Care and taken off breathing assist. A family Continue reading

Peggy Louise Olive

Peggy Louise Olive died on December 10th in Victoria, B.C., after being diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer. Born in Montreal in 1948, Peggy became a radiation biologist after fretting during her teen years about the cold war and what she saw as inevitable nuclear annihilation. Her training instead led to a career of trying to improve the ability of radiation to treat cancer. She met her husband, Ralph Durand, at graduate school, and they worked together in the U.S.A. and Canada for Continue reading

Steven John Shantz

Steve passed away on November 29 in Victoria, BC due to complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Earlier in the week he had driven three days from Edmonton to his home in Sooke. Steve is survived by his faithful and loving wife Karin (Weiler) Shantz, his mother Anne of Kitchener, sisters Sue (Mark) Havitz of Kitchener, Janice Shantz and Tricia (Rusty Miller) Shantz of Australia, and three nieces, Courtney Miller (San Francisco), Taylor Miller (Australia), and Niki DeVeto (Sarnia). Predeceased Continue reading

George William Every Clayton

Sept. 2, 1928-Nov. 24, 2018 We lost our wonderful husband/father/grandfather on Saturday morning at Saanich Peninsula Hospital with all his family close by.  Left to mourn are his wife of 68 years, Margot, daughters Kathy (Scott) and Margaret (Simon), sons Stephen (Barbara) and Bruce (Susan), grandchildren Kristina, Jennifer, Melissa, Lindsay, Allison and Michael and seven great-grandchildren. George loved to tell about his years at Pitt Lake where his father, a Master Mariner, had bought Continue reading

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