Robert Edwin Malton

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Edwin Malton (Bob), who at 83 years died peacefully on September 22, 2023 in Victoria, British Columbia following a five year struggle with kidney disease. From an early age, Bob was a talented athlete and avid sportsman; he loved playing hockey, baseball, horseshoes, and bowling and would go on to become the proud coach to many young baseball players whom he sponsored through the “Bob Malton Roofing Shamrocks.” Bob was a devoted Continue reading

Dana Ruth Baecker

August 14, 1935 – August 19, 2023 Dana was born into a Winnipeg August heatwave before air conditioning, a choice for which her mother never fully forgave her. Her early years were marked by her father’s departure for the army and war in Europe, leading to her disconcerting tendency to ask strangers in uniform if they were her father, something else her mother found hard to forgive. Though she left at 19, Dana never lost her pride and affection for her birth city and the prairies. Kelvin High Continue reading

Bob Starr

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Bob Starr on August 25, 2023 at Royal Jubilee Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was born on July 5, 1947 in Vancouver.  He graduated from BCIT which led to a successful career in sales and real estate.  He lived a full meaningful life collecting a lot of gratitude along the way. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years Eila, daughter Miila (Craig), son Sean (Renee) and his grandchildren, Damon, Travis and Continue reading

Mark Edward MacLean

April 21, 1956 - August 9, 2023 Mark shocked and saddened us all when he died suddenly at home.  His parents, Norma and Doug MacLean, predeceased him but he is survived by his sister, Jer, and brother-in-law, Chuck Williams. When he was just a kid, Mark started taking things apart and putting them back together.  He'd been fixing things ever since.  When he could drive, it was sports cars and a dirt bike.  Then he discovered boating and enjoyed cruising the Continue reading

Colin Thomas McConnachie

The family of Colin Thomas McConnachie mourn his passing on August 24, 2023 in Sidney, BC, confident that he is now at peace following a lengthy illness. Born on November 6, 1942 in Leeds, England, he travelled the world as an army kid, later to proudly join the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.  Aged 12, he worked in coal mines in England, and when his family came to Canada, he met his wife (Diane Louise Jenner) in Ontario. Together they moved their beloved children: son, Continue reading

Allan Charles Cliff

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather. Dad worked for Coca Cola for over 41 years. He loved his job and rose through the ranks to become Plant Manager in Victoria, B.C. He was respected by all who worked with him and for him. Our father had a strong work ethic that was passed down from his parents and he instilled this in all of his children. He was always proud to say "these are my kids." Dad had a great sense of Continue reading

Thomas Emlyn Wynne

Tom passed the finish line of his final marathon – and died peacefully at the age of 88, on May 13, 2023. As he often mentioned, he would never have made it this far without the love, support, and dedicated care of his wife of 65 years, Betty. He is survived by his wife Betty, his daughter Mary (Michael), son Andrew (Chris), and grandchildren, Robert, Alison, Evan, Foster, Daniel and Claire, and cat, Keiko (although, as he would often mention, he’d wanted a dog!) Although Tom was born in Continue reading

Steve Seekins

A loving and devoted husband and Dad, died tragically on May 17, 2023, in Oak Bay, BC. Steve was born September 1970 to Don and Freda (Hansen) Seekins and was raised on the Silver Valley, Alberta homestead. As the youngest of 4, he spent his early years trying to keep up with siblings Mitch, Susie and Patti. In 1976 their Mom was killed in a motor vehicle collision that also severely injured Steve. Despite everyone's worries about Steve's future, he grew into a strong, articulate and Continue reading

Della Joy Ring   

On May 18, 2023 Della Ring passed away after a battle with cancer and pneumonia. She was 83 years old. Della was born in Olds, Alberta to Albert and Mildred Stelter and had one sister Connie Poor Eagle, recently deceased. Della lived most of her life in Calgary, Alberta and also called Canmore, Summerland and Victoria home. Della had four children. Steve (Diane McCullough) Ring, Sheri (Curtis) Ross, Craig Hanson (predeceased in 2019) and Lori. She also had a favourite granddaughter, Brittany Continue reading

Clare Marie Wing

It is with truly heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear sweet mother, Clare Marie Wing (O'Leary) on March 29, 2023 in Glenwarren Lodge, Victoria.Clare was born in 1938 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of the late Archina and Ronald O'Leary. She was predeceased by David, her husband of 60 years and her only sibling Ronnie O'Leary. Mom lived a life devoted to the care and love of her children. She could always be counted on to offer support and lend an Continue reading

Eva Loeb

In Memorial

Eva passed away 27 April leaving behind her husband, Karl; nephew and niece, Grant and Megan Loeb and their daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah and niece, Glenna Robichaud. Born in Bochum, Germany in 1930, Eva met and married Karl and emigrated to Edmonton in 1959, living her last 45 years in Victoria. Eva was a kind person who attracted many close friends over the years; she will be missed. By request a private ceremony is planned. Aufwiedersehen my darling Eva. Continue reading

Monique Laura St. Denis Bunting

In loving memory of Monique Laura St. Denis Bunting, born August 3, 1973, and passed away February 21, 2022. She left suddenly but not entirely unexpectedly. She said she would leave while she was still young. Countless souls mourn her absence: her grown children, Elijah and Mikyla; her parents, Rick and Sandy; her siblings, Renae, Janine, and Marcel; her ex husband and loyal friend, Heath; her loving aunts, Gwynn, Carol and Marjorie; along with all the many she touched with the great force Continue reading