Emma Aurora Bolger

On July 1, 2019 at the age of 61, our Blessed Lord took unto Himself my lovely bride, when she passed away while under care of the Victoria General Hospital. She was born Aurora Luana Rekrut on August 25th 1957 and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Fiercely proud of her heritage she legally changed her name to Emma to honour her great-grandmother but has always been known as Aurora to family and friends. She is predeceased by her European parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franciszek and Adele Rekrut. He was a Continue reading

Richard Wayne Lobb

May 17, 1955 – July 1, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our father Rick.  This was not unexpected as many of you may know he was diagnosed with terminal cancer over a year ago.  He fought bravely during these past 14 months and for that we are very grateful.  He will be deeply missed. Rick is survived by his brother Dave Lobb of Masset, BC and his sons Zachary and Kevin of Courtenay, BC.  He is also survived by many lifelong friends. By Rick’s wishes he wanted Continue reading

Dorothy Culham

August 26,1937-June 18, 2019 Dorothy began her wonderfully active life in Estevan, Saskatchewan, born to Connie and Bill Traynor who later moved to Regina where Dorothy lived most of her life until moving to Arbutus Ridge on Vancouver Island in 1990. During those years she worked for a brief period as a nurse at Saskatoon’s University Hospital, then had a year in Eugene, Oregon while her husband, Ken, was involved in graduate studies, plus a two year stay in Germany when Ken was employed as Continue reading

Dorothy Jean Sullivan (née Scott)

1 November 1921 – 10 June 2019 When it comes to Mothers, we won the lottery so it is with sad relief we announce the death of our much loved family matriarch. Mum was well past her best before date and had you been listening closely you would have heard her whisper “Oh pooh... it's about time.” Cause of death = Life Complete! She outlived everybody who had ever known her as Scotty and Sully and most who knew her as Nurse Sullivan, decades ago when she and Dr. Norman Lockyer were a two man Continue reading

Melvin Day Fredrick Smith

In Memorial

“Mel” 72 years of age in the town of Victoria, Passed away at home with his family and friends Loving embrace. On June 7th, 2019. Mel Smith Son of Alma Pearl Finnerty and Aubrey  “Pop” Smith was born on July 31,st 1946 in Halifax Nova Scotia, Mel’s family Moved to Victoria in the 60’s When he was a young man with his Mother and little sister Brendalee Wallace. Mel had two passions in life they were his family, his son Lance Smith, daughters Kellie Smith, Shannon Alexander, his Continue reading

Diane Ronaldson

It is with great sadness that the family of Diane Ronaldson announces her passing after a battle with cancer on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the age of 79 years. Diane will be lovingly remembered by her children, Lee (Ted), Ian (Rhonda), Elizabeth (Ross), Kevin and Amy (Rod); she will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Zachary, Hayden, Nicole and Christopher; her great grandchildren; and a host of amazing friends. Diane was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Bob Continue reading

Gary P. Doran

1958-2019 Gary Patrick Doran, 60, died peacefully at home on Thursday May 23, 2019 in James Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, after a two-year struggle with cancer. From his birth in Ottawa on July 23, 1958, to his death on Thursday, Gary was a gallant soul whose kindness, generosity, and authenticity were apparent to everyone he came in contact with. Gary grew up in Mississauga and was the youngest of three children. He spent his childhood adventuring outdoors, fostering a love and respect Continue reading

Donna Diane Lynn Desjardins

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of my mother Donna Desjardins. She passed March 4th, 2019 at the Victoria General Hospital due to complications from a life altering stroke she suffered in January at the young age of 61. My mom was a straight up, no BS kind of lady who would give you the shirt off her back and was always there to help others without judgement and before herself. She is predeceased by her loving mother and father David and Helen Continue reading

Maeve Julia Knight (nee Simpson)

In Memorial

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Julie after a long courageous battle with cancer on May 5, 2019. Julie was on May 9, 1942 in South Africa and emigrated with her husband to Canada in 1978 becoming a Canadian Citizen. A dear friend to all who knew her, she is lovingly remembered by her sister, Penny (Dieter) and family members in South Africa; her family in the UK and her many friends and colleagues in Canada. The family would especially like to thank Maureen and Bob Continue reading

Michael John Sullivan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike Sullivan from esophageal cancer on April 29th surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospice.  He fought his illness with dignity and grace, but no treatment could slow down the cancer’s rapid progression. Mike’s will to live and desire to spend time with friends and family were unwavering. Michael John Sullivan was born in Victoria, BC on September 22, 1954 to Gerald John Sullivan and Winifred Ilace Roskelley.  He was predeceased by Continue reading

Jerry Erik Hansen

In Memorial

Hansen, Jerry Erik September 1, 1939 – April 17, 2019 Jerry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Denise, daughters Laura Carr (Tony) and Margo Kilgore (Trevor), grandchildren, Samantha (Corey), Tollin and Aliza, sister Joan Shields, brother-in-law Kenneth McCulloch and sister-in-law Teryl Hemmingsen (Steve) and a large extended family of nieces and nephews We are thankful for having had him in our lives, even as we grieve. We wish to thank the first responders, and the amazing medical Continue reading

Renee Anna Billard

Renee was born February 24, 1924 to Camille and Yvonne Mahy at a farm house in Manitoba. At age 3, the family moved to Dollard, Saskatchewan. There, she was raised in a two-room shack with her parents, 5 sisters and paternal grandmother. Living in the Pallister Triangle, she walked 2 ½ miles to school, surviving the dust bowl and many other hardships of the ‘dirty 30’s’. In 1939, age 15, Renee and her family moved to Victoria, BC where she worked at the Malahat Lookout and St. Joseph’s Continue reading