Theresa Ann Ferguson

In Memorial

FERGUSON, Theresa April 27, 1920 to November 17, 2020 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa (Terry) Ann Ferguson. She died peacefully at home with family at her side. She was predeceased in 2014 by her husband Robert (Bob), the love of her life, to whom she had been married for over 73 years. Theresa will be dearly missed by her family: daughters Donna Mae (and husband Mike) and Roberta; son Jim (and wife Donna); grandchildren Theresa, Corrinna, Bill (and Continue reading

Elsie F Duck

In Memorial

Elsie Duck passed away at the Priory Hospital on December 14, 2020. She was a long time resident of the Western Communities and her almost her entire working career was spent at the Priory as the cook. Many of the current employees there remember her, especially for the colors of nylons that she loved to wear! She was pre-deceased by her husband Art (2005). She leaves behind her eldest son Ivan, her daughter-in-law Fran, loving grandchildren Julie Neill (James) and Scott Duck (Carly) and her 5 Continue reading

Sherry Geraldine Coderre (nee Pappenberger)

Sherry Geraldine Coderre, born July 6, 1939 in Rounds, BC, passed away December 13, 2020 in Victoria, BC after complications brought on by Breast cancer. Predeceased by her son, Mike in 2019; nephews, Kelly Young and Josh Kraeker; brother, Ron Pappenberger. Survived by her children, Maurice, Vivian, Paul, Leanne (Collin) Loganhume; granddaughter, Celeste;, former husband, Al(Rona); sisters, Marie Ewen and Lorna (Harry) Kraeker; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Sherry grew up on Salt Continue reading

Gidget Earlleen Spiers­-Harrison

May 6, 1966 – October 31, 2020. Gidget was beautiful soul that always saw the best in everyone, and the type person who could effortlessly bring people together. She was always so thoughtful, loving, and put others before herself. She thrived in every situation she found herself, including her career. She would effortlessly make sure everyone got what they needed and make sure they were taken care of with grace. The Empress Hotel and staff were like a second home to her, in which she would Continue reading

Louis Michael Iribarne

We mourn the sudden passing of Louis Michael Iribarne, born in San Francisco in September 1940, died in Victoria, British Columbia, on December 5, 2020.  A writer, translator and professor, he was above all a man devoted to family. Beloved husband of 56 years, Louis is survived by his wife Thekla and two children Lucien and Jeanne (with partner Thom). He had a close and joyous relationship with his two grandchildren, Felix and Freya.  Though separated by distance, Louis’s sister Maxine and Continue reading

In Memory of Derek Michael Michel

September 6, 1993 - October 27, 2020 Derek was born in Vancouver but grew up in Victoria from babyhood through teens.  He spent a few years in New Westminster before returning to Victoria in his 20’s. Derek was well loved by the many branches of his large complicated family and they will all cherish memories of their adventures and connections throughout his life.  He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin and friend. Derek was kind, loving, gentle, smart, funny and loyal. He Continue reading

Paul Andrew Baumken

Family was shocked and saddened when Paul passed away suddenly on November 21, 2020. He was just 55 years old. Paul was born in Toronto in 1965, the youngest of 5 children of Peter and Lila Baumken. He moved to Victoria in 1994 and joined his brother John who had moved out west a year earlier. He was a long- time friend and support to Kelly Ward. He found the climate and surroundings of Vancouver Island so attractive that he never really considered a move back to Ontario, although he did Continue reading

Rosemary Anne Carter

September 4th, 1955- November 16th, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of this amazing and strong woman. On September 4th, 1955 Rosemary was born to Iris and Alan Herrick in Madras, India. She spent her first 7 years of life in India as her parents were Methodist Missionaries. Rosemary moved to England in 1962 where she frequently said her parents had a hard time taming her and she would climb trees, skirt along fences, sit on rooftops and run around without shoes Continue reading

Victor Jack Bradstock

1947 - 2020 It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Jack on Monday, November 9, 2020 in his sleep. Jack was born on July 12, 1947 in Victoria BC. Predeceased by his Father, Fred Bradstock, Mother, Peggy Mooy, Grandfather, John Bradstock, Uncle, Victor (Dolly) Bradstock, Aunt Dorothy (Art) Page, cousins Harry and Allen Page. Jack leaves behind a large family including his girlfriend Jaime Gill, his son Jason (Olivier Salvas) Bradstock, daughter Julie Bradstock, Continue reading

Eric Brydon Jones

June 15, 1932 – November 7, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Dad and Grandpa.  Predeceased by his eldest son, Douglas, Eric will be dearly missed by his children, Patti, Len (Bev), Peter, and his granddaughters, Monique (Jeremy) and Nicole, as well as numerous relatives and close friends. Eric was born in Victoria, BC, to Lillian and Wm Lennox Jones. His family has lived in Victoria since their arrival in the 1850s, retiring from the fur trade to Continue reading

Helena E. Davis

1934 - 2020 On October 14, 2020, Helena Davis passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospice in Victoria, BC, surrounded by the love of her family. Helena was predeceased by her husband, Bob, and two young sons, Bruce and Barry. She will always be missed by her sons, Gary and Rob (Cathy), her grandson Richard (Kristen) and granddaughter Laura. She also leaves her brother, Harry Walsh, of Rainier, Oregon. Helena had a determined, giving spirit and she was quick to laughter. She took Continue reading

Wilbert Hartwig

With great sadness on Friday, October 16th Wilbert Hartwig, loving husband and father of three children passed away at the age of 86. Born in Morden, Mb in 1933, Wilbert is predeceased by his parents, Gustov and Hilda Hartwig; sisters, Frieda and Louise; and brother, Paul. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty; daughters, Corinne and Karen (David); and son, Kurt; grandchildren, Alisha, Dustin, Derek and Paige; great grandchild, Tessa; brother, George; sister, Irene; step-grandson, Rick; Continue reading