Roseanne Rowe

June, 1942 – April 6, 2019 We mourn a dear, gentle soul with an amazing spirit who battled Alzheimer’s but could not overcome complications related to the disease; she peacefully left this world early Saturday morning. She is survived by her husband Dwayne of 47 years, her children Allan (Kerrie), Michele (Dale), Deborah, Denise (Craig), grandchildren Tyler, Ryan, Genesis, Alex, Shae, Natalie, and great-grandchildren Zack, Jordan, Rhys, and Michaela. Our family wishes to thank the Continue reading

Donald Eversley Glass

Don simply could not live without his love Jackie and chose to join her on March 27, 2019 in Victoria. Born in 1935 in Prince Rupert, Don soon moved to his permanent home of Victoria. Don was an accomplished athlete and excelled at tennis, curling, soccer, rugby, fastball, and hockey. He also enjoyed the outdoors and met the love of his life, Jackie, on the way back from a hunting and fishing trip in the Cowichan Valley. Don worked for 37 years at BC Tel as a repairman and a lineman. In 1979, a Continue reading

James Menzies

Jim passed away at Victoria General Hospital on March 20, 2019, in his seventy-ninth year.  He was born in Crosshill, Fife, Scotland, on August 8, 1940.  While he faced challenges during his last few years because of his failing heart, he endured with grace and his trademark Scottish stoicism.  Jim was an honourable man who cared deeply for his family and friends, for all animals, and for the planet.  When you were with him you had to be ready for what he believed was the truth, for he never Continue reading

Herbert Maurice Raper

Herbert Maurice Raper passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Dad having been named after his father Herbert, went by his middle name Maurice. Maurice was born on August 14, 1930 in Toronto, Ontario and resided in Toronto until 1967. Maurice, his wife (Kathleen) and three children drove across Canada to northern British Columbia where he continued his career as a Tin Smith. In 1969, the family moved to Vancouver Island, and enjoyed many outdoor activities including hiking and skiing on the West Continue reading

Benjamin Clyde Hoffman

Benjamin C. Hoffman, Ph.D. passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer on February, 26th 2019 in Victoria, BC. Born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario by his parents Alice (nee Tunn) and Allen he is pre-deceased by brothers Allen, Jr. and Calvin (husband to Gail). Ben will be dearly missed by wife, Ann (nee Suter); sons Evan & Warren; Daughter-in-laws Kristy & Christine; grandchildren Kiya, Vance & Zenik as well as his Continue reading

Emily Minor Beaton

In Victoria, BC, at the age of 87, Emily passed away peacefully. The youngest daughter of Charles and Bessie (Cox) Saunders, she was born and raised on their dairy farm in Berwick, N.S. Her first adventure was heading off to Truro for Teachers College but the really big trip came after her marriage to Bob (Robert W.) in November 1954, when, for their honeymoon, they drove to Red Deer, Alberta. It took so many days that she wondered if she would ever see her family again. As a teacher, she Continue reading

Graham Lawrence Cale

02 Dec. 1953- 28 Feb. 2019 Promoted to Glory, 28 Feb. 2019. Loving husband of Darlene, for 42 years. Best dad ever of daughters Tanya (Ava) and Tara (Joseph), devoted Grandpa to Junoir, Luvenia, Judah, Sylas and brother to Bruce (Margaret), and many family members and friends. You were so loved and will be dearly missed.  Service to be held, 2:00 pm on 07 March 2019, at The Salvation Army Victoria Citadel, 4030 Douglas St, Victoria BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Continue reading

Gwendolyn Ruth Skelton

December 18, 1938     February 18 2019 Gwen was born at Liverpool NS to Reginald and Ruth Baddeley, Salvation Army Officers. Gwen received her education in Toronto and Graduated from Toronto Salvation Army Grace Hospital in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Later received her RN through a program offered in BC.  She was a devoted Christian women and Salvation Army Soldier.  She sang in the Salvation Army choir and her alto voice could be heard as a sweet melodious sound. Gwen was the first to help Continue reading

June St John Watts-Thompson

In Memorial

June left us peacefully, in her sleep. June was born on December 29, 1929, in Vancouver, BC, and passed away at the Mt Tolmie Hospital, Victoria, in the early morning of January 9, 2019. She is survived by her loving daughters, Vicki (and family) and Debbie (and family), her loving son, Chris (and family), and her loving husband, Rob – along with several grandchildren, residing in BC, and numerous cousins scattered around the globe. June went to school in Vancouver, graduating from high Continue reading

Christopher Caswell Leitch

In Memorial

Chris left us suddenly and far too soon. Chris was born on October 26, 1978 in Swift Current Sask, and passed away at the Victoria General Hospital in the early morning of Dec.5, 2018. Chris was predeceased by his dad Rick in June 2012. He is survived by his loving mom Irene, sister Kenni (Brent), grandmother Lois, nieces Bailey and Maddie and many aunts, uncles and cousins all of whom love him dearly. Chris went to school in Ladner and Mission where he made many lifelong friends. He Continue reading

Michael Tremblay

In Memorial

February 10, 1966 – October 3, 2018 It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of my son, Michael. He has joined his dad (Serge Tremblay 1945-2013) and I hope there is a heavenly lake for them to go trout fishing. Michael was a kind, loving and caring person, lending a hand whenever needed. He loved to read, coming out of the school bus one day, book open in hand and ran right into a lamp post. He truly loved the outdoors, the ocean, camping and Continue reading

David Edward Broster

Dave ran out of steam and hung up his slide rule on November 27, 2018 in Victoria, BC. He was predeceased by his wife, Neva (nee Nonis) and leaves behind his daughter, Barbara (Bart), son, Brian (Ross) and close friends, the Elbers. His love of life started out on September 4, 1928 in Crawford Bay and carried on with a move to Trail in 1940. Graduation from UBC in mechanical engineering was followed by an enjoyable 34 year career with Imperial Oil. In retirement, he was active in the Esso Continue reading