Giorgio Mario Amarilli

  December 8th, 1949 - March 9th, 2024 With sadness we announce the passing of Giorgio Mario Amarilli during the early hours of March 9th surrounded by family.  He is loved and will be missed by his wife Gina, his daughters Christina (Greg) and Andrea (Mike) and his beautiful granddaughters Lily, Olivia, and Emma.  He will be forever remembered by all who knew him.  Giorgio was a hardworking and determined individual who always put his family first.  He was an avid Continue reading

Jo-Anne Lynne Squires

Jo-Anne Lynne Squires, 76, of Victoria, BC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on March 11, 2024 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Jo-Anne was born on April 18, 1947 to John and Ella Molyard (both deceased).  She was a bright, energetic, and dynamic force that cared deeply about others.  Jo-Anne was passionate about many things, including tennis, a good meal, walking, travel and the ocean.  She never tired of watching the seaplanes, COHO, Continue reading

Waltraud (Trudy) Nitsch

Trudy passed peacefully in her home at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Victoria. Predeceased by her husband, John; and brothers, Otto, Georg and Horst. She lived as if she had won the lottery in life, blessedly content and joyful. Her greatest pride and joy was her family, children Karl, Joanne ( Mike) and Thomas (Monica); Grandchildren, Genevieve (Blake) Natalie (Christopher) and Joel (Sandy), Eva Marie (Geoffrey) Paul (Naomi) and Francis (Isabelle); Great grandchildren were the jewels in her Continue reading

Richard Alan Seitz

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Richard Alan Seitz on December 14th, 2023. Alan was born on November 6, 1968 and is survived by his parents Richard and Helen, his brothers Guy and Robert, as well as his niece and nephew, Julia and Nathan Seitz, respectively.  Alan graduated from Port Hardy Secondary School in 1986 and worked in the commercial fishing industry until he joined the military in 1989 where he served in both the Princess Patricia Canadian Continue reading

John Douglas Henderson, M. Sc

  John Douglas Henderson, M. Sc McGill University 1968 Meteorologist and Humanist.   …I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth…   Born May 3, 1943, Sherbrooke, Quebec Died March 1, 2024, Victoria British Columbia   Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Warrington, Dr. S. Brown, Dr. Nesbitt and all the nurses in Palliative Care, Royal Jubilee Hospital.   John was well served. Continue reading

Margaret Elizabeth Fankboner ‘Maggie’

Sadly, Margaret Elizabeth Fankboner ‘Maggie’ passed away on January 15, 2024. Maggie died of natural causes in Royal Jubilee Hospital ICU at 18:43. Morgan, her daughter, and Maggie were holding hands and listening to Handel’s Messiah as she transitioned, one of her favourite pieces. Her love of classical music, art and family were well-known. Maggie contributed significantly to our world and we are better for knowing her. She was an intellectual, activist, artist, scientist, and Mother to Continue reading

Dr. Terry Donald Prowse

Dr. Terry Donald Prowse, 71, of Victoria, British Columbia, passed away January 31, 2024. He was born on September 29, 1952, to parents Garnet and Doris Prowse in Orillia, Ontario. Terry attended University of Waterloo, where he earned his BES in 1976, then Trent University where he earned his MSc in 1978, and University of Canterbury where he earned his PhD in 1981.  He married Jennifer Prowse in 1977 in Sarnia, Ontario, and they had three daughters: Catherine, Suzy, and Continue reading

Nicholas “Nick” Anthony Vandergragt

On January 25, 2024 at Victoria General Hospital. Nick was living on his boat Summersong in Sooke, BC and had just celebrated 40th anniversary with his wife and very best friend Alison. He is remembered by his 8 children, Katherine Schutt (Daren), Peter (Andrea), Jordan (Emma), Alyssa Hanlon (Jamie), Andrea Uí Mhaolagáin (Diarmid), MarkAnthony (Mariah), Gabrielle and Michaela (Mitchel); 4 grandchildren, Hailey, Emily & Samuel Schutt, Phillipa (Pippa) Hanlon; brother to Angela Reaume, Continue reading

Alex (Ashis) Balinski

October 7, 1955 – January 26, 2024 Alex passed peacefully with his wife Christine by his side. Alex was a devoted and hardworking husband who was cherished by his wife. Alex was always willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends. Alex will be deeply missed by those he held close. Loved by brother John (Ingrid) Balinski and sister-in-law Joanne Brogden.  Brother of Liz (Dave) Fisk. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favourite charity. "And in the end, it's Continue reading

Ean Wesley Cowell

October 10, 1959 - January 15, 2024 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Ean who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on January 15th. He was predeceased by his father William Cowell, survived by his mother Gloria Cowell (Jim), daughter Tiffany (Joe), grandsons Jason and Josef, sisters Christine and Georgia (Colin), nieces Heather (Michele) and Mary (Tom), nephew Kolton and great-niece Camellia. Ean was born in Sidney, B.C. in 1959 and was a Continue reading

John Harold Longman

Born Manchester England 1931 Sadly, John passed away in Victoria B.C. December 20th 2023. He is survived by Pat, his wife; his two sons Christopher and Tony; Ronald his brother (England); Nieces Cathy and Claire (England); cousins both in Canada and England. John is finally at peace. He will be greatly missed. John served in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm for the usual two years. His business world was in finance from chartered banking to crown corporation to B.C Ministry of Finance. He Continue reading

Robin Lyn Mee

Born in Vancouver, July 29, 1937. Adopted at birth by Clarence and Bea Flewin. She is predeceased by her husband Bryan and her brother-in-law Curt. Mom, using DNA, found she had two half sisters and one brother and reconnected in recent years. She has three children, Michele, Kerry, and Dwane, many nieces and nephews and several grandchildren. In October 2023 Mom and Dad celebrated 65 years of marriage. Mom earned her nursing degree at St. Joseph's school of nursing and practiced until her Continue reading