Kevin Alexander Leitch

Kevin was born on June 7, 1969 in the U.K. and immigrated with his adoptive parents to Western Canada at the age of 3 years. Passing through the school system he studied music at Trinity Western University. Generous in disposition; disciplined in mind. He excelled in the mastery of clarinet and saxophone. Kevin managed several of his own bands in and around Victoria, B.C. Travel was a focus for Kevin. He was Musical Director aboard several Cruise Ship lines. Kevin attained mid-90's marks when Continue reading

Allan Edward Rydholm

Allan Edward Rydholm August 15, 1943- August 16th, 2020. 1 day after his 77th Birthday our father lost his battle with Cancer. Allan is survived by Daughters, Kelly, Tammy, Faith, his Son, Kirt. Grand children, Alexandra, Symona, Isiah and Lily. We love you dad and miss you everyday. Continue reading

Lester Michael Archer

We are heartbroken at the loss of Lester Michael Archer at age 74. He passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in his home with his two daughters (Christina Wright and Teresa Archer) by his side and with the love and prayers of friends and family. We grieve for our amazing dad, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to all who knew him. His kind, fun, generous, loving, intelligent nature will forever remain in our hearts and his influence will live on through his children and four grandsons Continue reading

Sonia Irene Opdahl

February 19, 1961 – September 3, 2020 Born and raised in Victoria, sadly, after a long and difficult battle with heart & lung problems, Sonia peacefully passed away in her sleep. Predeceased by her parents, Kasper and Olaug, she is survived by her brothers and sisters: Marit, Albert (Gaby), Harlow and Laila (Glen); as well as many nieces and nephews. There will not be a memorial service. Continue reading

Suk-Chun Yee

In Memorial

June 14, 1931 - September 2, 2020 Passed away at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughter, Rosetta (Yim-Lam) Leong; grandchildren, Jong-Sau (Junko) and Sau-Yie; great-grandchildren, Jane, Jamie and Jason; nephew, Gary Yee; and her cousins, Victor and Linda Young and their family of San Francisco. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Ann Wong who were both taking care of her at the Care Centre. Thank you to all the staff for taking such Continue reading

Kenneth William Hehr

August 23, 1936 - August 24, 2020 Kenneth William Hehr passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital. He was loved by everyone who met him. He said he was going get his old work crew that have passed on and start on a new project. That’s how strong he was no matter what confronted him. He was an extraordinary craftsman in the tile and granite business. He worked not only in Victoria but also on cruise ships and even for the Sultan of Oman. He was proud of these facts. Ken was born in Continue reading

Jeffery Cameron Singbeil

On July 26, 2020 Jeffery Cameron Singbeil passed away at age 52. He was born in Regina, SK on April 2, 1968. After residing in Mossbank for a short time, he attended school on Balcarres, Indian Head and Regina, SK.  He pursued a cooking career which was interrupted by a move to Victoria BC in 1992. Jeff was diagnosed with MS in 1996 and as a result it affected his work and everyday living. To ease his pain and be more mobile, he had a job as a flag person at Domcor the last few years. Jeff Continue reading

David Giffin

David Giffin was born in Gananoque Ontario on 18 August 1931 to the late Robert and Matilda Giffin.  He was the oldest of 3 sons. He died peacefully on 14 August 2020 at Victoria General Hospital in Victoria British Columbia. A loving husband to the late Rhylla for 65 years, father to Deborah and Brent, grandfather to 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. David had a remarkably interesting life, growing up in Gananoque he worked on the Boat lines and he obtained his pilot license at an Continue reading

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