Renee Anna Billard

Renee was born February 24, 1924 to Camille and Yvonne Mahy at a farm house in Manitoba. At age 3, the family moved to Dollard, Saskatchewan. There, she was raised in a two-room shack with her parents, 5 sisters and paternal grandmother. Living in the Pallister Triangle, she walked 2 ½ miles to school, surviving the dust bowl and many other hardships of the ‘dirty 30’s’. In 1939, age 15, Renee and her family moved to Victoria, BC where she worked at the Malahat Lookout and St. Joseph’s Continue reading

Sheila Muriel Orza

In Memorial

ORZA, Sheila M. January 31, 1930 - January 24, 2014 After a long battle with Alzheimer's she slipped away peacefully at Ayre Manor surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brighton, England she immigrated to BC as a war bride and made her homes in Kitimat, Penticton, Victoria, Port Renfrew, Cobble Hill and Sooke. Predeceased by husband Don and daughter Carol Gelean (Gene). Sheila is survived by her daughter Janet Evans (Ken), sons, Mark Evans (Cheryl), Leon Orza (Gayle) and Reg Orza (Tracy). She Continue reading