David William McCarthy

David William McCarthy, age 80 years old, a resident of Victoria, BC, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5th at the Victoria General Hospital after a brave battle with cancer. David was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago where he met and married his first wife, Patricia. Together they immigrated to Canada in 1967 and soon after started their family. David worked for Transport Canada for several years then spent the remainder of his 40-year career in the airline industry as a Customer Continue reading

Jeremy Laurence Reynolds Chow

  August 12, 1977 – May 30, 2020 Jeremy Laurence Reynolds Chow, 42, loving husband and father of 2, ended his hard fought battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on the evening of May 30, 2020, with his wife Evelyn Chow by his side. Jeremy was born August 12th, 1977 to Laurence Chow and Robin Reynolds at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. He lived in greater Victoria throughout his childhood and graduated from Esquimalt High School, class of 1995.  Jeremy spent a year working Continue reading

James Crosland Bennett

Jim passed away suddenly on April 14, 2020 at his home in the Mount Douglas Seniors Residence in Victoria, BC.  He was 81. Jim was born on June 5, 1938 in Bennettsville, South Carolina, the second son of Hon. Neville Worth Bennett and Margaret Kirkley Crosland Bennett.  He graduated from Clio High School and attended Wofford College. As a young man, Jim enjoyed fishing and hunting and led the installation of a walking trail in his community. In 1958 he joined the US Navy and served 4 Continue reading

John Cyril Smith

It is with great sadness that the family of John C. Smith announces his passing on May 20, 2020, at home in Victoria, after a brief and very brave struggle with cancer. John was born in Gravesend, England on 29 June 1935 to Emily (nee Howett) and Cyril Smith, and had one sister, Marjorie. He received a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham and was a competitive cyclist in England, becoming a British University Hill Climbing champ and racing as an amateur in Europe. John Continue reading

Elena Plotnikoff

It is with great sorrow and aching hearts that we share the passing of our dearest mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend Elena (Eileen O) Plotnikoff on May 12th 2020. Elena was born in the community of Castlegar BC where she attended high school and later received her Business Diploma from Cooks College in Trail, BC. She leaves behind her children: Kathy (Dave); Rick (Hilde); Luba (Bill) and 6 beautiful grandchildren: Rachel; Andrea (David); Whitney; Luke; Skyler and Sasha. Her 3 Continue reading

Gary Murray McKnight  (Aka Bear)

April 8, 1956-May 6,2020  It is with great sadness that our beloved Bear passed away peacefully at age 64.   In the last few years, Bear battled with health issues, which he was not able to overcome. His “amazing bride” Sharon McKnight, and a longtime friend, Brian Sneade, played a huge role in keeping him at home where he loved to be.  Born, raised and schooled in Victoria, Bear was a very proud Islander.  Bear’s passion from an early age was sports of all kinds - playing, coaching and Continue reading

Alice (Jean) Stephen

Jean passed away on April 15, 2020, quietly and peacefully in her sleep, at home. Born October 5, 1929, in Winnipeg MB, to (Alice) Jean and Thomas (Orton) Durnin. Jean had a long, happy life, living to the age of 90.  She was the last of her generation, in our family. Jean always looked at life as a wonderful adventure, and she travelled to and lived in many areas of BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and the Yukon, Canada.  Whitehorse YT was her favorite place, and she and Dad spent many happy Continue reading

Gloria Darlene Maxwell

(Gloria) ‘Darlene’ Maxwell, February 27, 1945 – April 27, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Mom at the age of 75 years. Darlene passed away peacefully at Victoria hospice with family at her side. Darlene is survived by her brothers Howard and Kenneth Chamberlin, her three children: Will Maxwell, Tami Rober (Paul) and Kimberly Theriault (Kevin), her six grandchildren: Barbara Rober (Shane Russell), Jessie Rober (Jon Browning), Tessa Maxwell (Russell Continue reading

Lorne Wonnick

In Memorial

My dear father, Lorne Wonnick, passed away peacefully August 15, 2019. He died suddenly of a brain aneurysm while staying on Lasquiti Island. He was one of four children, born October 12, 1937, in Seven Sister Falls, Manitoba. He was a teacher for most of his life and a sailor. Dad loved the ocean and his boats. He crewed on many boats all around the world. He had many friendships over the years and met so many through his travels. Dad enjoyed playing chess with them and was a great Continue reading

Olaug Henny Opdahl

Born on August 26, 1925 in Arnes, Norway, Olaug died on March 18, 2020 in Victoria, BC following a long struggle with dementia. Predeceased by her husband, Kasper, Olaug is survived by her children: Marit, Albert (Gaby), Harlow, Laila (Glen) and Sonia, as well as 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Our heartfelt thanks to all who cared for her at Kiwanis Pavilion during her final years. There will be no memorial service. Continue reading

Nicole Marie Jacqueline Daigle

Daigle – Nicole Marie Jacqueline, born April 19th 1950 in Quebec City, died February 27th 2020 in Victoria, BC, after a long full life.  Nicole leaves behind her son, James Bradbury, and her sister, Louise Daigle, cousins and friends.  Nicole loved the finer things in life and taught others to enjoy and love life and appreciate all this world provides.  She expressed her love of life by singing, joking, laughing in a unique way.  She kept and loved many cats throughout her life and grew many Continue reading

Eluned Hughes

In Memoriam of Eluned Hughes It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Eluned May Hughes on the 27th day of February, 2020. She was born in Port Said, Egypt on the 21st of November, 1952 to Doris and Aneurin Hughes. She departed this world in Victoria, BC at the age of 67 surrounded by loved ones. She is remembered by her loving children Hannah Morwen and Timothy Owen (Shaylee Dawn), in the laughter of her two granddaughters Hazel Kate and Poppy Ray, and the memories of Continue reading