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

Carl Everett Anshelm

Remembering Carl Everett Anshelm, born in Kenaston, Sask on July 28, 1928 and deceased January 13th, 2018 in Victoria.  Carl is predeceased by his twin brother Clifford, younger brother Earl and elder sister Geraldine. He is remembered by his sister Lenore (Susie) Nickel; children Wayne Anshelm, Vicki Bathurst and Gale Anshelm; grandchildren: Brady, Daniel, Meghan and Matthew. Carl’s grandson Brady recalls visiting ‘Gramps’ hobby farm where he would put him and his brother Dan in the feeding Continue reading

Helen Schwartz

Helen (Mom, Granny, GG) passed away surrounded by family at Hospice, Victoria BC on January 23, 2018. Helen is survived and lovingly remembered by her children Bob (Cheryl), Tom, Barbara (Keith), Debbie (Joe), Nancy (Mike), Dorothy, grandchildren Brandon, Lauren (Tim), Morgan (Shayne), Kevin (Stefanie), Kristal (Tim), Jessica, Brian, Ryan, Jordan (Claire), and Kyle, great grandchildren Peyton, Teagan, Cora, and Isaac, her sister Cecilia Glowa (John) and many relatives. Helen (Mom, Granny, GG) Continue reading

Irene Ford

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Irene Ford (Mom) with family at her side. Irene was born in Kippax in county York England September 19th 1932 and died January 20th 2018 at the age of 85. In 1951, she married the love of her life John (Jack) Ford and two years later they came to Canada in 1953 to start a new life. Together they explored the wonders of the west coast before settling down to start a family. Irene lovingly raised two boys and when she was able she returned Continue reading

David Griggs

In Memorial

It is with deep sadness that the family of David Griggs announces his passing on December 31, 2017. He was 77 years old. David graduated from St. John’s College, Cambridge, with a degree in Classical Languages. It was there that he met Christine who became the love of his life. When it came to his success, David was a modest man, but we know he got a deep personal satisfaction from his accomplishments. David was a devoted husband, father and son, lifelong jazz musician and aficionado, Continue reading