William James Douceland Stark

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William James Douceland Stark. The battle to save his life ended on Wednesday February 2, 2022 at 8 pm. Bill was born in Toronto ON, on July 9, 1948. He would fondly say, “I was raised by wolves on Toronto Island”. Bill credited his creativity to the experiences he had growing up in that ‘magical place'.  As a boy, Bill learned to sail, handle a canoe, and compete in white-water kayaking. After moving to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Continue reading

Walter Edwards

It is with deep sadness that the family of Walter Edwards share his passing on January 16, 2022, at age 78. He passed away at his home in Victoria, BC with his loving wife, Jean; daughter, Sonnie; and granddaughter, Stephanie by his side. Formerly of London, Ontario, he was 'one of the Edwards boys' from Beal Tech in the late 50's. Walter will be missed by his loving wife and best friend Jean (Armstrong); daughters, Sonnie Marsh, Lisa Edwards and her partner, Steven, Brenda Edwards; and son, Continue reading

Colin Preston Keks

December 22, 1959 - January 31, 2022 Colin passed away tragically Monday, January 31st, in Saanich, BC. He is survived by his sons Bryden and Landon, siblings Laird, Kirby, and Lisa. He was predeceased by his parents Barbara and Frank Keks of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he was born and raised. Colin worked at Coast Appliances in Victoria for many years and was also known in Sidney for his photo finishing business. He will be remembered for the warmth he carried day-to-day, his thoughtful Continue reading

Don Snyder

We are sad to report that Don Snyder ended his earthly journey Feb. 1, 2022, at the age of 95. Don had a long and full life. Raised on the family farm near Waterloo Ontario, he served with the Air Force at the end of WW2, training as a tail gunner. His next chapters included working jobs from shipping to seismic. He found the first love of his life, Dorothy, and they married and had three daughters. Don earned his Bachelors in social work, and enjoyed helping at- risk kids. From there, he moved Continue reading

Alexander Joseph Rankin

May 10, 1942 – January 11, 2022 Alex (Sandy) passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC. He is survived by his wife Miriam Cooley in Victoria, his son Ian in Edmonton AB, and his daughter Katherine in Devlin ON, by siblings Terry (Donnie) MacDonald, Trudy Rankin, Elaine Rankin, Eileen (Allen) Smith, Bernadette (Blake) Mooney, Brenda (Wayne dec.) Lewis, Peter (Leela) Noah, David, Lauchie (Susan), Charlotte Rankin (Desmond Lewin dec.) Mel, Joyce Rankin (Blaine Aitkens), Continue reading

Donald Rea

Donald Rea, 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Victoria, BC on Thursday, January 27th 2022 on his own terms.  Don was born in Toronto, ON, on October 3rd, 1929, the youngest of five children of Fred and Azilda (nee LeMonnier) Rea. He will be sadly missed by his three children Steve (Liz), Greg and Lisa and his three grandchildren, Gordon, Michelle and Daniel.  Don was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Marilyn June Rea, in 1995. Don graduated from Jarvis High Continue reading

Anne Grace Unger

Anne was born June 23, 1951 and grew up on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Pachena Bay and Bamfield and then Port Alberni. She was mainly a mother and grandmother but she did many other things in the course of her life. She was a carhop, a beer slinger, a short order cook and server, a hairdresser and barber, a retail sales clerk , a crocheter and a scrapbooker. Her mother was indigenous and Anne was a citizen and elder of Huu-ay-aht First Nations and took a keen interest in band matters. Continue reading

Laurie Wayne Geddes

Laurie Geddes, age 77 passed away peacefully at home in Victoria, BC on December 30th, with Susan, his beloved wife of 50 years, his son Jason, nephew Charles Fincham, and long-time friend and associate Larry Jefferson at his side.  Laurie, the eldest son of Clinton and Shirley (Fleck) Geddes, was born in Truro, NS, and grew up in Middle Stewiacke.     He was predeceased by his infant son Robert, his parents, his brothers Ross and Ronald, and infant sister Jane.    He is survived by his family Continue reading

Peter Charles Lascelles Griffiths  

September 20, 1949 - Dec 14, 2021 It is with a mix of sorrow and thanks that our family remembers Peter Griffiths. He was always proud of and loved his children dearly, Danby, Scott (Mirella), Jace, Rutger, and Knowlton, his granddaughters Anna-Sofia and Vivian, and he always had great hopes for the future that will carry forward in them all. Throughout his life Peter burned hot, got many things done, and maintained his independence. He was an inspiration to more than he confounded and Continue reading

Richard Stewart Bryson

Richard passed away peacefully at his home in Victoria, B.C. on January 3rd, 2022, at a time of his choosing and in the company of his immediate family, following a lengthy illness. Richard was born in New Westminster, B.C. on December 1st, 1941, to his parents Bruce and Margery Bryson. Richard will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years, Sandra, his siblings Elaine (Al) and Rob, his children David (Caron) and Neala (Troy), and his grandchildren Taewyn, Mhina, Daragh, Cian and Continue reading

Travis Schurdevin

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Travis Schurdevin, also known as “Trapper”, age 47, on December 1, 2021 in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, BC. Travis was born in Great Falls, Montana on August 16, 1974.     At the age of 5, he and his family moved to British Columbia, Canada where he has lived since that time. Travis was preceded in death by his father, Steve Schurdevin of Revelstoke. BC, and is survived by his two children, daughter Charli Schurdevin of Revelstoke, Continue reading

Ronald N. Kisser

In Memorial

September 21, 1953 – December 21, 2021 Ron passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital Palliative Care Unit. He is survived by his wife; his two children and their spouses; two granddaughters; and many cousins in Manitoba and Alberta.   Ron was a very special person with a big heart, very kind and would reach out to everyone whether he knew them or not. Rest in peace my love, no more pain! “I will always love you.” A celebration of Ron’s life will take place at a Continue reading