Monique Laura St. Denis Bunting

In loving memory of Monique Laura St. Denis Bunting, born August 3, 1973, and passed away February 21, 2022. She left suddenly but not entirely unexpectedly. She said she would leave while she was still young. Countless souls mourn her absence: her grown children, Elijah and Mikyla; her parents, Rick and Sandy; her siblings, Renae, Janine, and Marcel; her ex husband and loyal friend, Heath; her loving aunts, Gwynn, Carol and Marjorie; along with all the many she touched with the great force Continue reading

Leslie Payne

Leslie Payne, beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2023, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia. She was 68 years old. Born on January 31, 1955, at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, British Columbia, Leslie was the daughter of Erica and Earl Dixon. She grew up in Kamloops and attended local schools and traveled around the world professionally figure skating. Leslie graduated with a degree in mental health and began her career as Continue reading

Douglas Franklin Dorst

It is with great sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Douglas Franklin Dorst, better known as Frank Dorst. He ascended into heaven April 28, 2023, surrounded by family, following a difficult battle with dementia, at the young age of 67 in Victoria on Vancouver Island. His legacy includes an exciting career as a young brash trumpeter. His musical talent opened many doors and ultimately led him to find his life’s calling as a Minister after traveling with Merv and Merla Watson Continue reading

Dorothea Brealey

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Dorothea (“Sue” or “Susie”) Brealey, age 95, at Glenwarren Lodge, Victoria, B.C. Dorothea was born in Montreal, earned a BSc from McGill University, and met her future husband while both were working for the National Research Council in Ottawa.  Over the next few years, as the family patriarch was posted to various locations, they produced four children in four different provinces, but eventually the permanent home for the entire family Continue reading

Michael Ray Podgorenko

In Loving Memory Michael Ray Podgorenko December 5, 1943 - November 4, 2022 It's with profound sadness that The Podgorenko Family announces the passing of Michael on November 4, 2022, at Victoria General Hospital. He was born and grew up on a large farm in Creston, BC.  At the age of 17 years, he moved to Victoria and became a union electrician for Camosun Electric and worked all over Victoria. He loved gardening and growing things, which was the farm upbringing he Continue reading

Ian Hugh McArthur

In Memorial

Ian passed away suddenly at Mount St Mary’s in Victoria on February 2, 2023. He was born in Toronto on February 14, 1951, the third of eight children. Ian was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Peg, his brother Jaimie and nephew Alec. He is survived by his siblings: Kathie Csomany (Ron), Susan (Richard), Pam Carbery (Brent), Tony (Ayami), Tim (Linda), Jerry (Eva) as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Ian graduated from The Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts Continue reading

Angela Joy Jenvey

Angela Joy passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital April 9, 2023. Predeceased by Father William {Bill) Albion and her Mother Diana Albion, Angela survived by her 2 sisters, Terina {Sherman) and Lisa; brother, Thomas; and her 2 children Sara and Joe; former husband, David; her 6 beloved grandchildren, Lilly, Jaydyn, Bentley, Jayce, Zayn and Oakley; as well as many extended family and friends. Angela had struggled with many health issues over her latter years and passed away Continue reading

Yvonne Alda Graham MacKenzie

November 15, 1928 — April 9, 2023 Yvonne Alda Graham MacKenzie was the daughter of Honor and Gordon Graham, and the youngest of four children. Born in Pilot Mound, Manitoba, a small settlement that served as a pilot for early fur traders, settlers and explorers in the mid 1800s, she grew up a happy and outgoing child filled with optimism and enthusiasm. Her favourite cheer was: “Hurrah for the Grahams and hurray for Pilot Mound.” This tiny, historic community was chosen by her grandfather Continue reading

Denis C Allman

In Memorial

February 28, 1951 – March 24, 2023 Husband of Fay, Father of Ryan (Nadia), Grandfather of Preston and Piper, and a Friend to many.  Denis passed away suddenly and peacefully on 24 March, 2023.  He loved his family, cherished his friends, was an avid Washington (RS) NFL fan and music of choice was JIMI.  Denis had the best humor and was an all-round good man.  It is with a sad heart that we say goodbye. No Service by request. Continue reading

Dorothy Lynn Weeda

Dorothy was born Dora Wujda on February 7, 1933 in Fosston, Saskatchewan and raised on the family farm there. Her mother passed away when she was only seven and her sister Pearl substantially raised her and ensured she got her education. Soon after graduating high school in Yorkton, Dorothy took a clerk job at the Manitoba Telephone Company in Dauphin. When that office closed nine years later, she moved to the milder environs of Victoria, BC. She took a job as a typist/clerk at Canadian Continue reading

David John Schmelzle

Born August 7, 1959, Victoria, BC It is with great sadness that we announce David’s unexpected passing on February 19, 2023. Born to parents Frederick and Kathleen Schmelzle, David was the oldest of three children. In 1974 David and his family moved to Cumberland, BC. As a teenager David was a volunteer Fire Fighter with the Cumberland Fire Department. David also enjoyed drawing and listening to his favourite albums in his teenage years. One of his favourite songs was "Nights in White Satin" Continue reading

Linda Faye Schur (nee Lees)

July 3, 1950- January 24, 2023 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Linda Faye Schur on Tuesday January, 24, 2023. At 72 years young she passed away peacefully in Victoria Hospice while surrounded by family and friends after a brave 5-year battle with cancer. Mom will be joining her spouse, Robert (Bob) Reid; her parents, T. Walter and Rita Lees; her brothers, Douglas Lees and Daniel Lees; and brother-in-law, Kenny Hicks. Linda was born on July 3, Continue reading