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

Ean Wesley Cowell

October 10, 1959 - January 15, 2024 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Ean who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on January 15th. He was predeceased by his father William Cowell, survived by his mother Gloria Cowell (Jim), daughter Tiffany (Joe), grandsons Jason and Josef, sisters Christine and Georgia (Colin), nieces Heather (Michele) and Mary (Tom), nephew Kolton and great-niece Camellia. Ean was born in Sidney, B.C. in 1959 and was a Continue reading

John Harold Longman

Born Manchester England 1931 Sadly, John passed away in Victoria B.C. December 20th 2023. He is survived by Pat, his wife; his two sons Christopher and Tony; Ronald his brother (England); Nieces Cathy and Claire (England); cousins both in Canada and England. John is finally at peace. He will be greatly missed. John served in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm for the usual two years. His business world was in finance from chartered banking to crown corporation to B.C Ministry of Finance. He Continue reading

Patricia Anne Junghans

Our beloved, Patricia Anne Junghans peacefully went to meet her saviour January 12, 2024 with her husband, George, of 54 years by her side. Pat was born July 1, 1949 in Brandon, Manitoba to loving parents Victor and Irene Marshall and was raised in Wawanesa with her older sister, Diane, and younger brother, Kenneth. Music was a large part of the Marshall household and sparked Pat’s lifelong love of singing. She spent many of her childhood years singing in local festivals and the Sunday School Continue reading

Jacques “Jack” Dominic Moreau

Jack passed away on January 17th, 2024 with family by his side. He is survived by his three children Jacob, Emmy and Jenna, his 10 siblings, many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Sadly, he was predeceased by his wife Sandy in 2016. He was a Long time member of St Joseph the Worker parish in Victoria and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. A Funeral Mass  will be held at Joseph the Worker Parish, 753 Burnside Rd W on Monday, February 5th at 11:00 am. Continue reading

Sara Jill Jahansoozi

Born 18th May, 1945 in Worthing, Sussex to Eileen and Tony Godwin, peacefully passed away on 14th December 2023 in Victoria, B.C. Her life was a vibrant journey spanning continents and experiences, marked by resilience, love, and an artistic spirit. In her early years, Jill, as she was fondly known, grew up alongside her sister Jenny, first in Worthing, before relocating to Putney, South London, in 1947. The Godwin family later settled in Hythe, Kent, near Saltwood, where Jill’s father, a Continue reading

Yvonne Dixon (nee Moar)

Yvonne Dixon died peacefully with family at her side on January 8th, 2024 in Victoria BC at the age of 93. She lived for many years on Vancouver Island (Mill Bay, Victoria) after retiring with her husband, Keith, from Fort St. John. Born in Indian Head, Sask. to her parents, Jack and Kitty Moar, she grew up in Edmonton. She graduated from University of Alberta, married, and raised eight children with Keith. Yvonne was gracious, caring, wise, curious, adventurous, and very pragmatic. Always Continue reading

Alma Phylis Keenan

Alma Phylis Keenan (née Angelozzi/Battle) was born in Delia, Alberta to Felice Angelozzi and Irene Crossley on March 6, 1925, and passed away on December 27, 2023 in Victoria, BC.  Alma began her life on one of the original farmsteads created just outside of Delia, Alberta, where she grew up with her parents and 7 siblings. After high school, Alma was accepted at the Ponoka Mental Health Hospital to train and work as a psychiatric nurse, earning enough to finance her education at the Continue reading

Malcolm Balfour McIntosh

McIntosh, Malcolm Balfour “Mac” of Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia joyously entered the Gates of Heaven on December 20, 2023. Mac is now a member of Heaven’s Big Band. Mac was born February 3, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the first child of Alex and Ethel McIntosh. Mac’s father, Alexander McIntosh, was born in Dumbarton, Scotland and immigrated to Canada where he later worked for the Canadian Railway. His mother, Ethel Richards, was born in Manchester, England and set the musical Continue reading