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BLYTH, William Scott (Bill) July 29, 1917 February 14, 2007 After a lengthy
battle with COPD, Bill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14,
2007. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Dona (nee Gledhill), his
sister Mary Stewart, his daughter Pat (Roy), son Malcolm (Donna), his
grandchildren Stacey (Julian), Stephen (Sindy), Kelly (Geoff) and Klein, two
great-grandchildren Sammy and Tate and their father Harvey. Born in Rosythe,
Scotland on July 29, 1917, Bill arrived in Canada as a boy of nine to live
in Kildonan (a cannery near the mouth of Alberni Inlet). He grew up on the
coast, developing a love of boats, water, nature and the coastal way of
life. As a young fisherman and cannery worker he traveled to and worked in
Namu, where he met the love of his life Dona Gledhill. They married and
moved to Victoria in 1942, where they brought up their family. Bill went to
work at H.M.C. Dockyard and became a Matey" for over thirty years, retiring
in 1973. Bill and Dona enjoyed thirty-three years of retirement, spending
time with family, friends and (what else) boats, water, nature and the West
Coast. Your spirit lives in us, you will always be our Valentine. If you
knew Bill, he didn't like to make a fuss" therefore there will be no
service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your
choice. There will be a celebration of Bill's Life for family and friends at
a future date. 341354
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

BROOKE, George Passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Regional General
Hospital on February 14, 2007. He was predeceased by his wife Francis (None)
and brother Tommy. George is survived by his daughter June, grandchildren
Chris, Pam, Greg and Graham, and a very large and loving family. George was
born in Victoria, BC in 1924. He moved to Vancouver in 1958 and worked as a
steam engineer until retiring in 1985. George and Francis moved to Yellow
Point on Vancouver Island in 1988. A Celebration of Georges life will be
held February 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm at 3400 Laguna Vista (Mermaid Cove). In
lieu of flowers, for those so desiring, donations in memory of George may be
made to the Nanaimo Association of Community Living, 83 Victoria Crescent,
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B9. 340944
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

COOLEY, Patricia Elaine (Jamison) Born November 25, 1955, passed tragically
February 10, 2007 in Victoria leaving behind son Jason Smart, mother Morine
and brother Paul, estranged husband Malcolm, nephew Aaron and neices April,
Simone and Taylor. Disease prevented her pursuit of many interests including
art. She was an active member in the Lyme and Crohn's disease communities. A
memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 2:00pm at First
Memorial, 1155 Fort St. Condolences can be sent to Fort Street link. 341489
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

CRACKNELL, Albert B. Died February 18, 2001 We know a smile we like to see,
A hand we like to touch. We know a voice we love to hear, A face we loved so
much. There is a corner in our heart, You visit every day. A special place
that is yours alone, And where you'll always stay. Loved and remembered
every day. Good night Dear. Wife Flo and your family. Simply the Best 340280
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

DEBOER, Liekele (Larry) P.Eng. Died peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2007
from bone cancer. Born in the Netherlands on May 21, 1931, Larry emigrated
to Canada in 1958 and worked for 36 years for the Ministries of Highways in
Manitoba and British Columbia, retiring in 1991. He leaves his wife of 50
years, Anna, and their children Mary-Ann (David), Yvonne and Robert, as well
as grandchildren Brendan Keddy, Anne-Marie Pohorecky, Kyle Keddy and Megan
Pohorecky. Predeceased by their son Maximilian, aged 28, in 1991. Private
arrangements for cremation; by Larry's request there will be no service.
Flowers gratefully declined; donations may be made to Victoria Hospice.
Thank you to all the nurses of Palliative Care for their excellent care and
love. 341202
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

DUNCAN, Bill In loving memory of Bill Duncan who passed away two years ago
on February 20, 2005. Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds
dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. Else and
Family. 340874
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

EMMS, Margery February 18, 1917 October 09, 2005 If tears could build a
stairway and memories a lane We'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home
again Always Loved and Remembered by Family and Friends 340528
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

FANNING, Paul Francis With great sadness, Paul slipped away February, 14th
after a brave battle with cancer. At the age of 75, he is predeceased by his
daughter Anita, parents Delena and Lawrence Fanning, beloved brother Larry
and nephew Stephen. He leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Jean,
children Paul, Teresa (Jim), Michelle (Lou) and Sean. Grandchildren Michael,
Mitchell and Molly. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Royal Jubilee Hospice
whose compassionate care helped Paul's life end with such respect and
dignity. Prayers to be held Monday, 19th at 7pm at First Memorial Funeral
Services, 4725 Falaise Drive. Funeral Service Tuesday, 20th at 1pm at Saint
Joseph's The Worker Catholic Church, 785 Burnside Rd West. In lieu of
flowers please send donations in Memory of Paul to Victoria Hospice. 341339
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

GAUTI, Brian Harold Died suddenly on Friday February 9, 2007. Born in
Wynyard, Saskatchewan on August 29, 1952. Brian was a charismatic loving man
who was known by many as Larger than Life". He will be greatly missed by his
many family members and friends. Predeceased by his father John (2001).
Survived by his loving mother Mary, and his 3 dearly loved daughters and 7
grandchildren: Jill (Anthony), Ryan and Michelle; Rhonda, Cassidy and Dylan;
and Carmen (Steve), Amanda, Samantha and Connor. He will be greatly missed
by his wife Diana and son Jay, his daughters' mother Deborah, and siblings
Erla, John (Pearl), Thor (Susan), Karen (Mike), Valerie (Bruce) and extended
families. Brian requested no service. A Celebration of Life" will be held on
Monday, February 19th at Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion, 411 Gorge Rd E. Please
drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in Brian's name to a charity of your choice. 341261
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

JACOBSEN, Marilyn Louise (Ingram, Garvey) Born in Victoria November 16,
1938. Passed away peacefully with grace and dignity surrounded by family and
friends on February 16, 2007. Predeceased by her daughter Laurie Ingram and
parents Olaf and Olwen Jacobsen. Survived and lovingly remembered by her
children Robin Garvey, Greg Ingram (Terri), Toni Ingram, Tsering Lineen
(Peter), sisters Arlene Wickes (Allan), Glenys Mincer (Irven), Karen
Jacobsen, Laurie Andrews, grandchildren and great grandchild. Mom was a
beautiful, kind, loving, caring person; we know she is at peace now. We are
sincerely thankful for the loving care Mom received at the Jubilee RPI.
Special thanks to Dr. Hart, Dr. Smith, Dr. Battershill and the many Doctors,
nurses and staff that were involved in our mother's care. There will be no
formal service by request. A private celebration of Mom's life will be held.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to B.C. Cancer Society or charity
of your choice. 341446
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

JENKS, Robert Gerald 1944 2007 Bob passed away on February 12, 2007, 3 days
after his 63rd birthday. He leaves behind his longtime companion Verna, his
three children, five grandchildren, Mom, and his five sisters. May your soul
be at peace. We'd also like to thank the caring staff of RP3 Hospice at
Royal Jubilee Hospital. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Cancer Clinic. 341442
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

LAWRENCE, Barrie Ralph Passed away February 12th, 2007 in Cowichan District
Hospital, was born June 7th, 1937. Loving husband to Maureen Lawrence, and
devoted father to his son's Collin and Aaron. Barrie was employed by BCTEL
until retirement, at which point he pursued his true passion of carving.
There will be a Celebration of Barrie's Life on February 24th, 2007 at 3:00
pm at 2025 South Rd, on Gabriola Island, for close Family and Friends.
Arrangement confidently assigned to Telford's Mid-Island Memorial and the BC
Memorial Society. 250-245-5553 341456
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

MAHOVLIC, John August 23, 1927 February 20, 2006 Missed by friends and
family; You live on in our hearts. 339688
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/13/2007 - 2/18/2007.

MAWSON, Lyle June 1928 February 2005 We think of you as living In the hearts
of those you touched For nothing loved is ever lost And you were loved so
much. You will never be forgotten Love Avis & Family. 335991
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

NIEMAN, Jerry Arnold July 21st, 1959 February 11th, 2007 Jerry passed away
suddenly on February 11th, 2007. Predeceased by his mother Irene and father
Arnold "Arnie", Jerry will be remembered and greatly missed by his beloved
wife Lorene, son Kyle, daughter Ashley (Nigel), brother's Danny (Carol),
Gary and Randy (Antonia), stepfather Jack and many more relatives and
friends. Jerry will be missed by his buddies at the Foundary: Glen, Jack,
Gordie, and his friends at the Waterwheel Sunday Jam Sessions. Private
cremation. No service by request. Raise a glass in Jerry's honour this
Sunday at the Waterwheel. Our love will never end, waitin' for my soldier to
come back again. I love you, Jerry. 340948
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/16/2007 - 2/18/2007.

RAMSEY, Kathryn Our loving mom and grandmother Kathryn Ramsey passed away
peacefully in her sleep at Chemainus Intermediate care facility on the
morning of Feb 15 at the age of 96. She is survived and will be dearly
missed by her three sons, John, James and Angus, her three daughter in laws
Gail, Sharon and Rolande, her grand children Melissa, Vanessa, Shane, Jamie,
Bill, Suzanne and Robert and her nephews and nieces Tony (Maureen) and
Geoffrey. Kay had a long and eventful life. She grew up in Vernon and
Victoria, learned to drive a car at the age of 14, trained to be a nursing
sister in the great depression. She spent 4 years as a nursing sister
following the Canadian Army around Europe in WW2. After the war she returned
to the Okanogon, married Gordon Ramsey and had 3 children. The marriage
didn't work out so she brought her three boys to Duncan where she raised
them on her own. She worked at Kings Daughters Hospital and continued on as
a nursing supervisor at Cowichan District Hospital for many years. She
retired at the age of 67. She did volunteer work for a further 2 decades.
She received the citizen of the year award in 1991 for her work with Meals
on Wheels and many other activities. In her spare time she had many
wonderful vacations. Our family would like to express our deepest thanks and
admiration to the staff of Dove Hill Residential Home and the staff and many
volunteers of Chemainus Intermediate Care Facility who gave mom a measure of
dignity and joy in her last years. A service of remembrance will be held at
St. Peters Church at 1 PM on Saturday, February 24 followed by a reception.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

RILEY, Mary Patricia (nee Glover) This exceptional woman died peacefully on
Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Victoria Jubilee Hospital. Pat was born in
Winnipeg in 1916, and had lived in Victoria for the past 22 years the city
she and husband Paul fell in love with during the war years. During the
interim time of her full and rich life, Pat and her family made their homes
in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Manitouwadge, Ontario and Saskatoon. Pat began her
lengthy teaching career at the age of 17 at a one room school, and completed
it last year as a continuing education lecturer with the University of
Victoria at the age of 90. She instilled in hundreds of students a love of
learning, from geography and Irish literature to the importance of kindness,
tolerance and hard work. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Mom was a stunner fashion conscious, a prolific poet, actress and was as
much at home dancing with Dad or chatting with her garden flowers as bending
the rules of scrabble to suit her impressive vocabulary. Mom had been a
member for several years of St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church and was
active in a local hospice group. Mom's special, intensive love all her life
was for the family and Dad, her devoted husband for 63 years. She was
predeceased by Paul. Pat is remembered with love by John (Bruce), Stephen
(Mavis), David (Darlene); grandchildren Averil, Keren (Alan), Shannon
(Chris), Erin (Michael); greatgrandchildren Jessica and Daniel; sister Peggy
Marshall; nieces and nephews Louise, Maureen, Georgia, Rayanne, Cathy,
Peter, George, Ginny, Michael, Danny and sister-in-law Joyce Glover. Special
thanks to everyone at the Camelot for their friendship and kindness in
recent years, and to the staff and nurses at Jubilee Hospital during the
past few days. Join us for a memorial service Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at
2:00pm at St. Johns Heritage Church, Glen Cairn Lane, Colwood. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. 341473
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

ROBBINS, Rebecca Mary February 18, 1968 February 4, 2007 Died peacefully at
home in Vancouver after a valiant battle with cancer. Predeceased by her
mother Juliet, October 1982. Survived by her partner Leonard Paul, their
children Sol and Louis, father Peter, second mother Julia, and brothers
Daniel (Rachelle) and Patrick (Shivaun, Sinead and Finn). Rebecca was an
emerging ceramic artist whose work was exhibited in several shows a year and
recognized in books and journals. She touched many lives with her generosity
of spirit and zest for life. A sweet soul to all who knew her, and in our
hearts forever. No service by request. Donations to Callanish Society.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/16/2007 - 2/18/2007.

ROMAK, Geraldine Rae (nee Johnson) July 8, 1938 February 14, 2007 Gerri
passed away peacefully after a brave fight with Cancer. She was predeceased
by her parents Ray and Jean Johnson. She will be lovingly remembered by her
husband John, daughter Leanne, granddaughter Caitlin, son-inlaw Hobey
Walker, sister Tonia Reimer and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and
friends. Gerri was third generation born in Victoria; also raised, schooled,
and had her daughter in Victoria. Later she moved with her family to
Edmonton for a few years and finally to Abbotsford, BC, where she and her
husband eventually retired. She was an animal lover, having many faithful
pets over the years, and had a voracious appetite for books and reading. We
will miss Gerri's wonderful sense of humour and generous spirit. A
Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 at Royal
Oak Burial Park's First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive,
Victoria, BC. Viewing from 9-10:00 am, Service at 10:00 am, with burial to
follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the BC Cancer Society.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

RUSSELL, Terence Allen Terry was born May 31, 1940 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan.
He died of prostate cancer on Saturday, February 17, 2007, at Victoria
Hospice. He is survived by his immediate family wife Sharon and three
children Paul Russell, Sarah Thomson (Doug) and Kate Russell; also by five
grandchildren Sarah's Hayley, Jesse and Sophie and Paul's Terron and Mai.
Terry was educated at the University of Regina and the University of London.
After receiving his PhD in psychology, he returned to Regina where he
established Child and Youth Services for the Saskatchewan Government. In his
eighteen years in Regina he developed a multidisciplinary mental health
outpatient clinic, for children and young people that was a model for others
and he became a nationally-known expert in his field. At the same time he
taught RCMP recruits and was an adjunct professor at the University of
Regina. He served on several national boards, among them was in
International Year of the Child and the National Council on Children and
Youth, and he provided a stellar service to his community and his
profession. In 1986 he moved his family to Victoria to become Director of
Child and Youth Mental Health Services for the Province of British Columbia.
Over the next eleven years he created a provincial program where none had
existed previously. His past experience, his intelligence, his collaborative
nature, and his vision combined to build a strong and responsive mental
health program for children and youth and their families across the
province. He retired in 1997 and spent his last ten years traveling,
gardening and volunteering. He was one of the first volunteers at the
Abkhazi Garden and greatly enjoyed the Tuesday Group. Terry was a remarkable
man. He had a clear vision of how mental health services to children should
be provided and he contributed much to children and young people in
Saskatchewan and in British Columbia. He was generous, wise and thoughtful a
teacher, mentor and friend to many. Many people provided support and help to
Terry, Sharon and the children. This is deeply appreciated. Special thanks
must go to his family physician, Dr. Frank Egan and to Dr. Peter Kirk at the
Cancer Agency Pain Clinic. If you wish to make a contribution in Terry's
memory please donate to the Abkhazi Garden care of The Land Conservancy,
2709 Shoreline Drive, Victoria, BC, V9B 1M5. A Service to celebrate his life
will be held at Windsor Pavillion, 2451 Windsor Road, Victoria, BC at 3:00
p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2007, in Sports Rooms 1 and 2. 341496
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

SANGRET, Hugh Alexander (Retired from the Royal Canadian Navy and a member
of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #91) Born May 11th, 1931 in North
Battleford, Saskatchewan Passed away February 13th, 2007 in Victoria,
British Columbia. Hugh Sangret, dearly beloved husband of the late Connie.
Loving father of Mark (Marcy) of Vancouver, Sue Olsen of Edmonton and Scott
of Calgary. Fondly remembered by his 5 grandchildren, Aaron, Kyle, Blake,
Caroline and Rachelle. Hugh will be sadly missed by his sister, Marge Ulrich
of New Mexico, his relatives and many friends. Cremation has taken place. A
Mass of the Resurrection will celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish,
798 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, BC on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 at 11:00
am. 340826
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/16/2007 - 2/18/2007.

SHARROCKS, Robert Alvin January 20, 1915 February 12, 2007 Peacefully at
home in Victoria, at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by his wife, Viola, in
1999 and his daughter, Margaret, in 2001. He is survived by his son, Robert
and two grandsons, Shaun and Andrew; many nieces, nephews and their
families. Dad served proudly with the Canadian Forces during and after the
Second World War and was a member of Haida Masonic Lodge a and Queen City
Chapter, O.E.S. No. 5. A Service of Remembrance will be conducted in MCCALL
BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on Wednesday, February
21st at 3:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined; tributes, if desired, may
be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #107 1001 Cloverdale Avenue,
Victoria, B.C. V8X 4C9. Condolences may be offered to the family at 341274
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

SUDDS, Michael July 29, 1946 February 18, 2006 One very short year has gone
by. One very long year without you. Forever loved and missed by Sherry,
Hayley, Brydon and Evan. 341284
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 2/18/2007.

TOPP, Pauline Went to be with her Lord on February 2, 2007. Born 1931 in
Saskatchewan. Survived by her sister Irene Tarras, Penticton; sister-in-law,
Gladys Topp, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; nephew, Mark Tarras, Pentiction;
niece, Cathy Campbell, Australia; and many dear friends. Special thanks to
Bonnie at Mermaid Villa in Sidney for the wonderful care of Polly.
Celebration of life to be held at the Galiano Inn (walking distance from the
ferry) on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. Please call the Inn at 250-539-3388, or
Irene Frith at 604-271-0561 if attending. A light lunch will be served.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

TUOHY, Malcolm Reginald Born in Adelaide, Australia on March 11, 1934,
Malcolm died peacefully on October 4, 2006. Malcolm set off to travel the
world in 1958 and when he arrived in Vancouver he fell in love with the west
coast. After settling in Victoria, Malcolm worked for Wescraft Windows from
1959-1975 and the Canadian Coast Guard from 1976-1993. He is survived by his
children James, Craig and Lesley-Ann Tuohy, brother Ross Tuohy (June) of
Adelaide, South Australia, sister Janne of Busselton, Western Australia and
many nieces and nephews. Malcolm is predeceased by his parents, Reginald and
Euphemia (nee Rankin). 340511
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/17/2007 - 2/18/2007.

TWAMLEY, Glen Willis Point Pioneer January 27, 1922 February 13, 2007 Glen
passed away peacefully at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital early Tuesday
morning. He spent his childhood in Webb, Saskatchewan and came to Victoria
in 1936. He enjoyed developing property especially the Willis Point area
where he lived until last year. He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth
(Beth), sons Mark (Dianne), Brent (Emily), Grant (Debbie), sisters Elva,
Freda (Neil), brother Orval, many grandchildren and great grandchildren,
stepsons Angus and Ralph Stanfield and stepdaughter Shirley (Austin) Eade.
Predeceased by brothers Leonard and Wayne (Gloria) and sister Vilma (Ray)
Parker. Glen's jovial personality and friendliness will be missed by all.
Many thanks go to the doctors and nurses at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital
for their special care. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday,
February 20, 2007 at the Brentwood Bay United Church, 7162 West Saanich Rd.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the CNIB. 340385
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 2/15/2007 - 2/18/2007.

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