Cordelea Joan Stokes (nee Wood)

January 24, 1938 - March 15, 2021 An extraordinary lady took her final breath, with her daughter holding her hand, in a peaceful room at Victoria hospice, one of the many places she had volunteered over her lifetime. Left behind to bask in her vast afterglow are her devoted husband Win, son Ian (Samira), daughter Andrea, son Colin, grandson Max, and three stepchildren. Cordelea grew up on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, being (as she often jokingly claimed) the Winnipeg Beach Champion of Continue reading

Stanley Lind

Born in New Westminster, BC on January 27, 1932 and passed away in Victoria, BC on March 22, 2021. Predeceased by his wife, Anne; parents, Hans and Simonette; and brothers, John, Ken and Edmond. He will be sorely missed by his sons, John (Emy), David (Julie) and Erik; grandchildren, Jessica, Kassie, Kristie and Jacob; sister-in-law, Jean; and many relatives here and in Norway. Due to Covid 19 there will be only an immediate family service. Stan will be buried next to his wife, Anne at Continue reading

Judith Anna Christians

Judith Christians passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on March 2, 2021 in Victoria, B.C. Judith was predeceased by her twin sister Hanna, her brother Arno, three of her children Doreen, Andreas and Martin and Great granddaughter Violet. She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 65 years, Willy, brother Lothar (Elfie), her son and daughter-in-law Lothar and Bianca, daughter Elena (Bernie), two grandchildren Michael (Sarah) and Angela (Adam) and her four great grandchildren Ayla, Continue reading

Justine Valerie Hackett

Justine Valerie Hackett Born: Johannesburg, South Africa on September 23rd, 1929 Died: Victoria, BC on March 2nd, 2021 Justine Hackett passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on March 2nd with her daughter, Diane, by her side. Justine is survived by her daughter, four grandchildren, Michael & Kerry-Lynn, Taryn & Sean, and nine great grandchildren - living in Canada and South Africa. Justine grew up in South Africa. She moved with her architect husband, Don, and toddler son, Alan, Continue reading

Keith Edward Turner

In Memorial

Keith passed peacefully on Nov 18th, 2020. Survived by his wife Elisabeth, daughters Theresa (Chris & Max) and Lynne (Matt, Malena, Alycia & Nolan) as well as other family members. A huge thank you to ALL staff at Mt St Mary Hospital for the 16 years of love and caring. Continue reading

Gary Victor Speed

Gary passed away at Victoria General Hospital on February 16, 2021, at the age of 72. Born in Victoria on May 31, 1948, Gary is survived by his loving wife Marlene, his children Paul, Jill and Sue, and grandchildren. Gary worked for many years at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC and after retirement, built his dream log home on the mountain, where he lived with his wife for 25 years. A loving husband and father, Gary was an avid woodworker who built fine furniture and many beautiful Continue reading

Timothy Formoe

Timothy Formoe, age 52, passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital. He was born February 26, 1968 to parents David and Glenda (Davies) Formoe. His daughter was able to be by his side before being removed from life support on January 9th. Timothy was known for his big heart, sense of humour, and love for pizza, nature and animals. He was an excellent entrepreneur and was very deep and eloquent in the way he spoke and wrote. Timothy is survived by his daughter, Shaylene; son, Storm; Continue reading

Elburn James (E.J.) Ottewell

It is with deep sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa. Elburn passed away peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on February 7, 2021. Born March 11, 1939, in Edmonton, Alberta, Elburn was raised in Clover Bar and graduated from the University of Alberta in 1960 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In November 1964, Elburn married the love of his life, Margaret. Together they had two boys; Kevin, daughter-in-law Jennifer, and Stephen, daughter-in-law Christine. Continue reading

Gerald Albert Nicholson

Gerald Albert Nicholson born 1954 at Olds, Alberta, passed away suddenly but peacefully in his home at East Sooke, BC. He was predeceased by his wife Zainah and his father George Nicholson. Gerry is survived by his three children: Colette (Nicholson) Gordon, grand children Wyatt & Dillon; Cory Nicholson, grand children Libby & Naomi; Cody Nicholson, grand children Charlee & Colton and by great grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Thelma Nicholson; sister Beverly Continue reading

Dorothy (Dodie) Margaret (nee Wells) Milton

MILTON, Dorothy (Dodie) Margaret (nee WELLS) was born in Victoria, BC on December 7, 1936 and passed away on January 17, 2021 at Sidney Care Home in Sidney, BC after a lengthy battle with Dementia. Dodie lived in Victoria, Nova Scotia, Sooke, Sidney and a few summers at the Quarantine Station (now William Head Institution) where her father was stationed. Predeceased by her parents, Capt. Jack and Muriel Wells (nee Church), 2nd husband Lloyd, stepson Tom, stepson-in-law Glen, siblings Muriel, Continue reading

Nita Ruitenbeek

1945-2021 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nita Ruitenbeek, beloved wife of John for 49 years, mother of Laura (Michael), Sharon (Randy), and David (Julie), and Oma to three grandchildren. Nita was born in The Netherlands and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1956, settling first in Alberta. After moving to Victoria, she raised a family and worked as a secretary at Pacific Christian High School for 22 years. As a lifelong member of the Christian Reformed Church, Continue reading

Roderick James Stewart

Roderick passed away peacefully on December 31, 2020. Born in Ottawa on July 21, 1954, he is survived by his children, James and Marissa, and his siblings, Chris (Betty), Vivienne (Claire), Lisa (Peter), Beverley (Vince), Laurie (Tom), and Julie (Terry). Rod was well-loved and will be greatly missed by his large family, his wife of many years, Donna, and his many friends. He loved spending time with each of us and inspired all, through his writing, haiku, photography, music, and spirituality. A Continue reading