Rhonda Gustavson

In Memorial

Rhonda Madonna Gustavson passed away peacefully on May 24, 2024 at the age of 54. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Rhonda was privileged to experience life across Canada, including attending elementary and secondary school in various places between NL and NS and continuing her studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC, and Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC where she explored a passion for literature and human behaviour. Rhonda wandered an Continue reading

Darlene Anne Hayward

September 13, 1945- April 11, 2024 Our mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend passed away peacefully after a short illness. She is predeceased by her husband, Reg Hayward, and her sister, Jennifer Emerson. Darlene is survived by her siblings Carol, Marie, Wayne (Sandy), Lee and Laurie. She also leaves behind three sons, Craig (Debbie), Greg (Michele) and Gerry; grandchildren, Cassandra, Alishia, Ron, Craig Jr. (Katherine), Katie (Ryan), Taylor and Sara; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Continue reading

Eugene and Mary Ellen Katchin

Eugene Ernie Katchin, born on February 23, 1944, passed away on December 8, 2023, followed by his beloved wife Mary Ellen Katchin, born on December 12, 1948, who departed just three short months later on March 11, 2024. They shared 55 happy years of marriage together. Residents of Victoria for the past 18 years, they served as Resident Managers of the Maydorf Apartments on Quadra Street during their semi-retirement. Previously, they owned and operated the the historic Beaverdell Hotel for 20 Continue reading

Adele Grieve

Adele passed away peacefully on March 13, 2024 following a short and courageous battle with cancer. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Ian; as well as daughter, Aimee (Scott); son Clark; and grandchildren, Brooklyn and Carter. We will always have fond memories of our many family trips, sharing laughter and adventures along the way. After retiring from a long and happy teaching career, Adele loved to travel, take long peaceful walks with friends, as well as sharing a love of books Continue reading

Giorgio Mario Amarilli

  December 8th, 1949 - March 9th, 2024 With sadness we announce the passing of Giorgio Mario Amarilli during the early hours of March 9th surrounded by family.  He is loved and will be missed by his wife Gina, his daughters Christina (Greg) and Andrea (Mike) and his beautiful granddaughters Lily, Olivia, and Emma.  He will be forever remembered by all who knew him.  Giorgio was a hardworking and determined individual who always put his family first.  He was an avid Continue reading

Jo-Anne Lynne Squires

Jo-Anne Lynne Squires, 76, of Victoria, BC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on March 11, 2024 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Jo-Anne was born on April 18, 1947 to John and Ella Molyard (both deceased).  She was a bright, energetic, and dynamic force that cared deeply about others.  Jo-Anne was passionate about many things, including tennis, a good meal, walking, travel and the ocean.  She never tired of watching the seaplanes, COHO, Continue reading

Waltraud (Trudy) Nitsch

Trudy passed peacefully in her home at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Victoria. Predeceased by her husband, John; and brothers, Otto, Georg and Horst. She lived as if she had won the lottery in life, blessedly content and joyful. Her greatest pride and joy was her family, children Karl, Joanne ( Mike) and Thomas (Monica); Grandchildren, Genevieve (Blake) Natalie (Christopher) and Joel (Sandy), Eva Marie (Geoffrey) Paul (Naomi) and Francis (Isabelle); Great grandchildren were the jewels in her Continue reading

John Douglas Henderson, M. Sc

  John Douglas Henderson, M. Sc McGill University 1968 Meteorologist and Humanist.   …I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth…   Born May 3, 1943, Sherbrooke, Quebec Died March 1, 2024, Victoria British Columbia   Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Warrington, Dr. S. Brown, Dr. Nesbitt and all the nurses in Palliative Care, Royal Jubilee Hospital.   John was well served. Continue reading

Margaret Elizabeth Fankboner ‘Maggie’

Sadly, Margaret Elizabeth Fankboner ‘Maggie’ passed away on January 15, 2024. Maggie died of natural causes in Royal Jubilee Hospital ICU at 18:43. Morgan, her daughter, and Maggie were holding hands and listening to Handel’s Messiah as she transitioned, one of her favourite pieces. Her love of classical music, art and family were well-known. Maggie contributed significantly to our world and we are better for knowing her. She was an intellectual, activist, artist, scientist, and Mother to Continue reading

Dr. Terry Donald Prowse

Dr. Terry Donald Prowse, 71, of Victoria, British Columbia, passed away January 31, 2024. He was born on September 29, 1952, to parents Garnet and Doris Prowse in Orillia, Ontario. Terry attended University of Waterloo, where he earned his BES in 1976, then Trent University where he earned his MSc in 1978, and University of Canterbury where he earned his PhD in 1981.  He married Jennifer Prowse in 1977 in Sarnia, Ontario, and they had three daughters: Catherine, Suzy, and Continue reading

Nicholas “Nick” Anthony Vandergragt

On January 25, 2024 at Victoria General Hospital. Nick was living on his boat Summersong in Sooke, BC and had just celebrated 40th anniversary with his wife and very best friend Alison. He is remembered by his 8 children, Katherine Schutt (Daren), Peter (Andrea), Jordan (Emma), Alyssa Hanlon (Jamie), Andrea Uí Mhaolagáin (Diarmid), MarkAnthony (Mariah), Gabrielle and Michaela (Mitchel); 4 grandchildren, Hailey, Emily & Samuel Schutt, Phillipa (Pippa) Hanlon; brother to Angela Reaume, Continue reading

Alex (Ashis) Balinski

October 7, 1955 – January 26, 2024 Alex passed peacefully with his wife Christine by his side. Alex was a devoted and hardworking husband who was cherished by his wife. Alex was always willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends. Alex will be deeply missed by those he held close. Loved by brother John (Ingrid) Balinski and sister-in-law Joanne Brogden.  Brother of Liz (Dave) Fisk. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favourite charity. "And in the end, it's Continue reading