Patricia Lea Sheppard

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing on May 22 of Patty Sheppard.  Patty passed away peacefully and pain free at home after a short illness and with her family at her side. Patty, a retired primary grade school teacher, will be deeply missed by the many who knew and loved her.  Born in Montreal where she graduated from McGill and Concordia Universities following which she lived for many years in Richmond prior to moving to Victoria, and ultimately a place she loved, the Continue reading

Patricia (Tricia) McMullan

On Mother's Day, May 13th, Patricia (Tricia) McMullan (née Dewing) passed away peacefully in the company of her husband of 40 years, Andrew McMullan. Our generous, quirky, and loving Tricia was born in Norfolk, England, and came to Canada on holiday in 1977, where she met Andy. They were married a year later. She was an architectural designer in Victoria and has left her creative mark on many a Victoria home. Tricia struggled with arthritis for the last 15 years, but was still active in Continue reading

Rosemary Adelheid Fisher

October 29, 1934 – April 25, 2018 Together forever with her true love “Jack” John L. Fisher. A death in the family either bonds or it divides the family relationships/ Love you Mom and Dad. A visitation will be held at Royal Oak Garden Chapel, 4673 Falaise Drive on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:00 am. Continue reading

Michael David Howe

1930-2018 Mike was a quiet, gentle man with a love of classical music and literature, and a brilliant mathematical and scientific mind.  He was a staunch do-it-yourselfer – a grower, fixer, craftsman and solver – as comfortable restoring a house as reciting poetry. He threw out nothing and could fix anything. Mike died on April 2 with his wife and creative soul mate of 57 years, Jen, by his side. He leaves his children Bridget (Gerardo), Ben (Kate), Sophie (James); grandchildren Gabriel, Continue reading

Bernice Gertrude Beres

Bernice Gertrude Beres (nee Coward), 79, passed away March 09, 2018 at home in Sooke surrounded by her family. Born November 17, 1938 in Calgary, Alberta, Bernice was raised in Lethbridge and graduated from the University of Alberta in 1962. She is survived by Larry, her loving husband of 57 years her 5 children, Randy (Michelle), Deborah, Alan (Andrea), Beverley (Jerry) and Brenda (Bius). She also leaves behind her 9 grandchildren, Brad, Ali, Greg, Maegan, Cole, Sydney, Melania, Tiw and Nick. Continue reading

William (Bill) Tuke

Today we celebrate the life of William (Bill) Tuke.  Bill was born in Rotherham, S Yorkshire, England to Sid and Elsie Tuke on November 13, 1940. Bill grew up with five siblings; predeceased by Derek and Susan; and survived by Janet, Jennifer and Eileen. Bill, never one to settle down in one place soon set out onto a life full of adventure. Some places Bill rambled into include: Aiden, the highlands of Scotland, the many trails of Derbyshire, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and finally to Continue reading

Duncan Nicholas Pucker

It is with great sadness that the family of Duncan Pucker announces his sudden passing at the age of 26 years. Duncan is survived by his parents, Lee and Kathy, and his sister, Laurel, as well as a large extended family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and his maternal grandfather. Duncan was a graduate of University of Victoria, with a degree in Computer Science. He had a great love for music, and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with friends discussing different artists. He loved going to Continue reading

Johanna Catharina Jacoba De Puit (nee Koopman)

April 2, 1933 – March 9, 2018 Johanna passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 9, 2018. Born in Goes, Holland, mom left behind her family and came to Canada in 1958 to marry the love of her life, Jack. Together for 60 years, they had three children, Ray (Tina), Jackie (Guy) and Michele (Barry); and five grandchildren, Alex, Kayla, Ross, Lucas and Tyler. Mom took great joy in looking after her family and the beautiful flowers her husband, Jack grew for her. She will be dearly Continue reading

Teresa “Terry” Perks

April 30, 1941 – February 11, 2018 Terry was born in Saskatoon, SK and passed away suddenly at home. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and dear friend to everyone who knew her. Terry was sadly predeceased by her son, Dale in 1999. She leaves behind her daughter, Dalyce (Ron); son, David (Laura); and granddaughters, Tyana and Austyn. A celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Continue reading

Marilyn Lorraine Johnston-Watson (nee Quayle)

Passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital on February 10, 2018. Born in Victoria BC on October 26, 1934 she was predeceased by her husband, Charles; daughter, Carolyn; brother, Gary; and sister, Nadine. Marilyn is lovingly remembered by her children, Christine (Ray), Roderick (Gail), Shelley (Brant), Catherine (Guy), Gregory (Michelle), Daniel (Nicole); her niece, Beverly (Steve); 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Marilyn returned to the Island over 40 years ago and Continue reading