June St John Watts-Thompson

In Memorial

June left us peacefully, in her sleep. June was born on December 29, 1929, in Vancouver, BC, and passed away at the Mt Tolmie Hospital, Victoria, in the early morning of January 9, 2019. She is survived by her loving daughters, Vicki (and family) and Debbie (and family), her loving son, Chris (and family), and her loving husband, Rob – along with several grandchildren, residing in BC, and numerous cousins scattered around the globe. June went to school in Vancouver, graduating from high Continue reading

Christopher Caswell Leitch

In Memorial

Chris left us suddenly and far too soon. Chris was born on October 26, 1978 in Swift Current Sask, and passed away at the Victoria General Hospital in the early morning of Dec.5, 2018. Chris was predeceased by his dad Rick in June 2012. He is survived by his loving mom Irene, sister Kenni (Brent), grandmother Lois, nieces Bailey and Maddie and many aunts, uncles and cousins all of whom love him dearly. Chris went to school in Ladner and Mission where he made many lifelong friends. He Continue reading

Michael Tremblay

In Memorial

February 10, 1966 – October 3, 2018 It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of my son, Michael. He has joined his dad (Serge Tremblay 1945-2013) and I hope there is a heavenly lake for them to go trout fishing. Michael was a kind, loving and caring person, lending a hand whenever needed. He loved to read, coming out of the school bus one day, book open in hand and ran right into a lamp post. He truly loved the outdoors, the ocean, camping and Continue reading

David Edward Broster

Dave ran out of steam and hung up his slide rule on November 27, 2018 in Victoria, BC. He was predeceased by his wife, Neva (nee Nonis) and leaves behind his daughter, Barbara (Bart), son, Brian (Ross) and close friends, the Elbers. His love of life started out on September 4, 1928 in Crawford Bay and carried on with a move to Trail in 1940. Graduation from UBC in mechanical engineering was followed by an enjoyable 34 year career with Imperial Oil. In retirement, he was active in the Esso Continue reading

Donald Byron Taylor

Donald Byron Taylor passed away on December 17, 2018, one week after his 84th birthday which he celebrated in hospital with his three children and grandson. He requested a dilly bar for his gift and ate it with delight! He said it was the best one he ever tasted! He told us he felt and lived like a 65 year old up until 3 months ago when cancer was diagnosed and progressed quickly. Don was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick and grew up in a close-knit family with his parents, Byron and Margaret Continue reading

Sandra (Sandi) Claire Archer (nee Richardson)

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