Cheryl Lynn Roche (nee Bryshun)

Cheryl passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospice on May 26th, 2017, at the age of 53. Predeceased by her mother and best friend Kathleen, her father Michael, and her brother Rob, she will live on through her loving husband Tony, her adoring sons John and David, and her brothers David and James. A celebration of life will be held at the Esquimalt Legion on Sunday, June 4th at 3pm. Rainer Maria Rilke wrote: “For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our Continue reading

David Leary

September 7, 1942-May 23, 2017 Dave died peacefully at Victoria Hospice with the “love of his life", Liz and his three grown children by his side. He was born in Stockport, England and came to Victoria, Canada in 1968 to teach at Mt. Douglas High. After a short stint back in England, Dave and Liz returned to Shawnigan Lake, BC with their family where he taught for 20 years at Shawnigan Lake School. The two returned to their beloved Victoria in 2012 to enjoy retirement. He was pre-deceased by Continue reading

Renwick Donald Bradley, D.D.S.

Dr. Rennie Bradley

August 27, 1942 – April 28, 2017 A sweet and gentle man has left us. Rennie lived a full and beautiful life filled with love and laughter. He was passionate and curious and inspiring to many. He was a leader, a competitor, and was determined, right to the end. Rennie passed away peacefully, April 28, 2017, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC, with his family at his side, from a combination of Alzheimer’s and Type 1 Diabetes. Renwick was born in Regina, SK, to Dr. George Cameron Continue reading

Christena Grace Van’t-Haaff

In Memorial

On April 8th, 2017, Christena (Tena) left us all too soon at the age of 44. Tena was born in Prince George, BC on August 10th, 1972 but spent most of her life in Victoria, BC, where she touched the lives of many. She is survived by her wonderful daughters Jessica and Samantha, and their father Ronald Van’t-Haaff. Tena leaves behind her sisters, Crystal (Marty) Philps, Deanne (Daryl) Johnson, Amanda Tabert and Thereysa Tabert and predeceases her parents Judy Brook and Brian Tabert. She will Continue reading

Richard Karl Wittur

January 25, 1947 – April 7, 2017 It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Wittur, on April 7, 2017 at Victoria General Hospital. Richard was born on January 25,1947 in Penticton, BC to the late Alfons & Kathleen Wittur. Richard was an amazing and humble man, full of enthusiasm, kindness, encouragement and most of all love. Richard always saw the best in everyone he met. When Richard was not travelling the world, he was outside hiking in the great outdoors. The Continue reading

Michael Sean Elrington

Michael (Sean) Elrington passed away March 1, 2017 in the loving company of family and friends. From his time as a Canadian Navy Sub-Lieutenant navigator to his career as an IT security sales consultant and senior management executive, Sean said he experienced too many career highlights to mention them all. He considered himself lucky to have travelled the world, indulged a love of sun and sea, played music and have his treasured Nanaimo poker group with him to the end. At Sean's request Continue reading

Darren Anthony Mann

April 30, 1983 – February 19, 2017 With sadness we announce the sudden passing of Darren Anthony. Darren was loving, joyful, brave, and determined. He was a gentle soul. Darren’s life has been blessed with strong family, devoted friends, and even miracles. He loved hiking, healthy foods, building things with his hands, and plenty of dancing. Remembering Darren with love are Mom and Dad, Doreen and Wes; brother, Ilan; sister-in-law, Kazia; nephews, Christopher and Benjamin; and many Continue reading

Richard Joseph Gray

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing on February 14, 2017 in Victoria BC Canada of Richard Joseph Gray (“Rick”,”Ricky”) (Born: March 29, 1958, Iserlohn Germany) Richard was a good man. He held family, sympathy and kindness (among other things) all as cornerstones and a foundation for the way he lived his daily life. He was not a perfect man by any means, but rest assured he was a kind, loving, and caring man. One who gave his heart, his home, his Continue reading

Ernest Donald Reuben Schweitzer (Ernie)

Ernest Donald Reuben Schweitzer (Ernie), age 76, passed away January 24, 2017 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital following a brief illness. He was predeceased by his brother Donavon and parents Albert and Earla Schweitzer.  Ernie is survived by his former spouse, Patricia Lynne Carter (Peter Psaila) of Victoria, BC, his sister Erleen Kettleson (Gilbert Kettleson) of Prince George, BC, daughter Karin Schweitzer (Tom Marvan) of Vancouver, BC, son Kurt Schweitzer (Lerato “Thandie” Ryan) of Manotick, Continue reading

Robert (Bob) D. McLean

Bob passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 31, 2017 at the age of 69. He is survived by his sister Donna, children Allan and Anne (Derrek), grandchildren Silver and Scarlett and beloved grandpuppy Steeler. Employed by D.R.E.P. and then D.R.E.A. he used his research and development skills in all aspects of his life, to his love of music and HiFi to cars, coaching his daughter's softball team and food. His great love for his family was apparent in all that he did. You Continue reading