Randy David Machtmes

May 15, 1975 - March 25, 2021 Randy was born in Kamloops, BC and was the firstborn son of Ed and Gail Machtmes. The family moved to Victoria in 1978, where Randy would live for the rest of his life. He joined the military, and spent his personal time giving his support, strength and love to his community, his church, his friends and his family. Randy loved God as well as his friends and family, and will be remembered for all the good he contributed. He leaves behind his parents Ed and Continue reading

Eric Bruce Skoglund (Rocky)

Eric Bruce Skoglund born Aug 20 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on March 20th, Victoria B.C., with his wife Odette by his side, after a short but hard battle with multiple myeloma. He grew up in Gimli where most people there would remember him by his childhood nickname “Rocky” after a horse with said name delivered a blow to his head and the name just stuck. Eric went onto study journalism at the University of Manitoba before moving to Calgary where he worked at Hull Child and Continue reading

Cordelea Joan Stokes (nee Wood)

January 24, 1938 - March 15, 2021 An extraordinary lady took her final breath, with her daughter holding her hand, in a peaceful room at Victoria hospice, one of the many places she had volunteered over her lifetime. Left behind to bask in her vast afterglow are her devoted husband Win, son Ian (Samira), daughter Andrea, son Colin, grandson Max, and three stepchildren. Cordelea grew up on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, being (as she often jokingly claimed) the Winnipeg Beach Champion of Continue reading

Stanley Lind

Born in New Westminster, BC on January 27, 1932 and passed away in Victoria, BC on March 22, 2021. Predeceased by his wife, Anne; parents, Hans and Simonette; and brothers, John, Ken and Edmond. He will be sorely missed by his sons, John (Emy), David (Julie) and Erik; grandchildren, Jessica, Kassie, Kristie and Jacob; sister-in-law, Jean; and many relatives here and in Norway. Due to Covid 19 there will be only an immediate family service. Stan will be buried next to his wife, Anne at Continue reading

Judith Anna Christians

Judith Christians passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on March 2, 2021 in Victoria, B.C. Judith was predeceased by her twin sister Hanna, her brother Arno, three of her children Doreen, Andreas and Martin and Great granddaughter Violet. She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 65 years, Willy, brother Lothar (Elfie), her son and daughter-in-law Lothar and Bianca, daughter Elena (Bernie), two grandchildren Michael (Sarah) and Angela (Adam) and her four great grandchildren Ayla, Continue reading

Justine Valerie Hackett

Justine Valerie Hackett Born: Johannesburg, South Africa on September 23rd, 1929 Died: Victoria, BC on March 2nd, 2021 Justine Hackett passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on March 2nd with her daughter, Diane, by her side. Justine is survived by her daughter, four grandchildren, Michael & Kerry-Lynn, Taryn & Sean, and nine great grandchildren - living in Canada and South Africa. Justine grew up in South Africa. She moved with her architect husband, Don, and toddler son, Alan, Continue reading

Keith Edward Turner

In Memorial

Keith passed peacefully on Nov 18th, 2020. Survived by his wife Elisabeth, daughters Theresa (Chris & Max) and Lynne (Matt, Malena, Alycia & Nolan) as well as other family members. A huge thank you to ALL staff at Mt St Mary Hospital for the 16 years of love and caring. Continue reading

Gary Victor Speed

Gary passed away at Victoria General Hospital on February 16, 2021, at the age of 72. Born in Victoria on May 31, 1948, Gary is survived by his loving wife Marlene, his children Paul, Jill and Sue, and grandchildren. Gary worked for many years at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC and after retirement, built his dream log home on the mountain, where he lived with his wife for 25 years. A loving husband and father, Gary was an avid woodworker who built fine furniture and many beautiful Continue reading

Timothy Formoe

Timothy Formoe, age 52, passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital. He was born February 26, 1968 to parents David and Glenda (Davies) Formoe. His daughter was able to be by his side before being removed from life support on January 9th. Timothy was known for his big heart, sense of humour, and love for pizza, nature and animals. He was an excellent entrepreneur and was very deep and eloquent in the way he spoke and wrote. Timothy is survived by his daughter, Shaylene; son, Storm; Continue reading

Elburn James (E.J.) Ottewell

It is with deep sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa. Elburn passed away peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on February 7, 2021. Born March 11, 1939, in Edmonton, Alberta, Elburn was raised in Clover Bar and graduated from the University of Alberta in 1960 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In November 1964, Elburn married the love of his life, Margaret. Together they had two boys; Kevin, daughter-in-law Jennifer, and Stephen, daughter-in-law Christine. Continue reading

Gerald Albert Nicholson

Gerald Albert Nicholson born 1954 at Olds, Alberta, passed away suddenly but peacefully in his home at East Sooke, BC. He was predeceased by his wife Zainah and his father George Nicholson. Gerry is survived by his three children: Colette (Nicholson) Gordon, grand children Wyatt & Dillon; Cory Nicholson, grand children Libby & Naomi; Cody Nicholson, grand children Charlee & Colton and by great grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Thelma Nicholson; sister Beverly Continue reading

Dorothy (Dodie) Margaret (nee Wells) Milton

MILTON, Dorothy (Dodie) Margaret (nee WELLS) was born in Victoria, BC on December 7, 1936 and passed away on January 17, 2021 at Sidney Care Home in Sidney, BC after a lengthy battle with Dementia. Dodie lived in Victoria, Nova Scotia, Sooke, Sidney and a few summers at the Quarantine Station (now William Head Institution) where her father was stationed. Predeceased by her parents, Capt. Jack and Muriel Wells (nee Church), 2nd husband Lloyd, stepson Tom, stepson-in-law Glen, siblings Muriel, Continue reading