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Obituaries and Guest Books for 9/8/2007
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AITKENS, Gene Marie 1908 2007 A celebration of Gene's life will be held at 1
pm, Saturday, 8 September 2007 at First Memorial Chapel, 1155 Fort St,
Victoria. Reception to follow at Fran's place. 407314
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

ALBION, William (Bill) Thomas December 22, 1943 September 7, 2006 Those we
loved don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but
always near, Still loved, still missed, and very dear A year has gone by and
it seems like just yesterday you were making us all laugh. You are sadly
missed by all your family and friends. Love your family 407106
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

ALLEN, Janet Born November 2, 1922 Glasgow, Scotland. Departed this Mortal
Coil September 3, 2007 Victoria, British Columbia. Predeceased by her
husband Gordon, grandchildren Jennifer McCullough, and Graham Poole.
Survived by her son Roy Allen, daughters Lynda McCullough (Mark) and Jeannie
Poole (Rick) and grandchildren Andrew and Emily Poole. She was an active
member of the Strathearn United Church Ladies Auxiliary in Edmonton; her
baking was always in demand at the church bazaars. After moving to Victoria
from Edmonton at her husband's retirement in 1977, she continued to
volunteer her help at the Gorge Road Hospital. Also she was a member of the
Esquimalt Arts and Craft Society and served as Treasurer and provided the
wonderful floral arrangements for the Annual Craft Shows. Janet also was a
volunteer member of the Royal British Columbia Museum Gift Shop. All she met
found her to be a very warm and special person. Very special thanks from her
family to Janet's friends and caregivers that gave her much comfort and
help. Memorial Service will be held Saturday September 15, 2007 at 10:00a.m.
in Edmonton at Glenwood Memorial Gardens Sherwood Park. Celebration of Life
in Victoria to be announced. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired,
may be made in Janet's name to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Canadian
National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Condolences may be offered at . 406721
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

BAMFORD, Marjorie Agnes Passed away peacefully at Acacia Ty Mawr Lodge on
September 5, 2007. Marjorie was born in Newport, Wales on May 7, 1923. She
worked on munitions in WWII and immigrated to Canada with her husband,
Norman, in 1947. She and Norman lived in Ontario until they retired to
Vancouver Island in 1980. Marjorie touched all those that she met along the
way. She was a wonderful mother and wife and will be remembered for her
sense of humour and deep concern for others. Marjorie is lovingly remembered
by her husband Norman, son Wayne (Lucy) Bamford, daughter Cheri (Toni King),
grandchildren Katlin, Kristin, Jennifer, Christina, Brent and brother Frank.
She will also be greatly missed by her nephew Peter Brady and his wife
Marjorie. Special thanks to the kind and caring staff at Acacia. A service
will be held for family and friends at First Memorial Funeral Services, 375
Brae Road, Duncan, BC. at 3 PM on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007. In lieu of
flowers donations can be made, in Marjorie's name, to the Alzheimer Society
of BC, 2571A Quadra St., Victoria, BC, V8T 4E1. 407063
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

BARNABE, Eileen December 3, 1918 September 4, 2007 Born in Derry, Northern
Ireland. Predeceased by her husband, Eugene, in 1977. Lovingly survived by
her sons, Sean (Jo-Ann) and Kevin; grandchildren, Shane, Christopher, Kelsey
and great-grandson, Luka. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September
11, 2007 at 12:10 pm at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church. Burial to
follow. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Vincent de
Paul. 406445
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

BLOW, Gonda Born in England on June 26, 1913, died peacefully in Parksville,
BC on September 3, 2007. Predeceased by husband Lynton in 2003. Survived by
two children Margaret (Douglas) Wright of Sidney, BC and Michael (Gloria)
Brenner of Surrey, BC, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great
great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held. 407349
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

COLEBOURN, Edgar H. Ed passed away peacefully at the Lodge at Broadmead on
September 2, 2007. Born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario on September 30, 1928, he
will be loving remembered by his wife Ida; daughter Cheryl; son James;
grandson Bryce; brother Vic (Joan) and 3 nephews. Ed had a passion for
fishing. He spent many hours enjoying his pastime before joining the
Canadian Navy at age 17. He served for 25 years during which time he met and
married Ida. Ed retired from the navy in Victoria and he and Ida remained
there and continued their love for fishing. Private cremation. If desired,
donations in Ed's memory may be made to the Lodge at Broadmead, 4579
Chatterton Way, Victoria, BC V8X 4Y7. Condolences to Saanich link. 406666
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

COWAN, Kristina Mary (nee Ellis) Passed away peacefully to go home to her
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at Victoria on September 3, 2007. Kristina
passed away surrounded by family while being held by loved ones and is
lovingly remembered as a daughter, a sister, a wife, mother and best friend.
Kristina is survived by her husband, Andrew; daughter, Courtney; and son,
Brandon. Kristina is lovingly remembered by many family and friends as a
woman that lived life to the fullest, cherished her family above all and was
always there when you needed it. Special thanks to the staff at Royal
Jubilee Hospital respiratory ward over the past years as Kristina fought
Cystic Fibrosis while refusing to allow it to limit her passion, enthusiasm
and joy of life. Visitation for close friends and family will be at McCALL
BROS. FAMILY CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets on Sunday, September 9,
2007 between 12 pm and 8 pm. A private family burial will take place on
Monday, September 10, 2007, followed by a open invitation celebration of
Kristina's life at GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 898 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria, BC
at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be offered to the family at
Kristina always said that police officers were too serious of a bunch and it
was her goal to make them more sensitive. She has done just that in both her
life and her passing into Glory. Donations in lieu of flowers to the
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers ( ) (73 Devonshire
Ave., Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 5C3). 407071
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

CROFT, Rupert Samuel Rupert "Bright Shining One" Samuel "Asked of God" Born
in Victoria, BC, August 25th, 1993, passed away suddenly at his home August
29th, after a two year battle with epilepsy. He is survived by his mother
Alison Lockhart (Dr. Tony Vickery), father Daryl Croft (Julie Dargatz
Croft), sisters Alexis and Neal Jennings, Amy Croft, grandparents Dr. John
and Mrs. Lillian Croft and Mr. Alan and Mrs. Vivian Lockhart. Rupert will
also be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, niece (Esme) and
nephew (Roman), his many friends and teachers. Rupert was a very kind,
loving young man, who was loved by all who knew him. His quiet spirit added
a very special grace to his life. He loved animals, movies, board games,
model cars, video games, paintball and he hoped to become a film director
one day. Rupert loved traveling to Disneyland, Las Vegas, and on other
family trips; (Roller coasters were always a highlight.) He had a wonderful
spirit and had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into his heart. Rupert now
assists the Lord in preparing a place in Heaven for his family. We invite
all who knew Rupert, to celebrate his life St. Matthias Anglican Church, 600
Richmond Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8S 3Y7 where we will commend Rupert to the
Lord Jesus on Monday, September 10th. at 11:00 am. Rupert recently attended
his great aunts funeral and stated, "Black at funerals is so depressing, I
hope people will wear bright colors if I pass away". Tragically, this is now
true and we request guests observe Rupert's wishes. In lieu of flowers, his
family suggests donations be sent in his memory to the Special Care Nursery
at Victoria General Hospital where he spent his first week of life in the
care of wonderful doctors and nurses. Donations can be mailed to the
Victoria Hospital Foundation H304 633 Courtney Street, Victoria, B.C., V8W
1B9. (Telephone 250-414-6688) Please specify donations for the Special Care
Nursery. Donations may also be directed to whichever charity or society
touches your heart deeply, as Rupert has touched all of ours. Reception to
follow at the church. Condolences may be offered to the family at . 406094
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/6/2007 - 9/8/2007.

DELLI-CARRI, Giovanna Born February 22, 1917 in Panni, Foggia Italy. She
died peacefully in Victoria on September 6, 2007 after a joyful and simple
life. Predeceased by her husband Giuseppe, Giovanna dedicated her life to
her family, and created special bonds with all who knew her. She will be
dearly missed by her loving son Mario (Teresa), daughter Antonietta
(Francesco), grandchildren John (Kelleen), Anna Maria, Giuseppe, Anna,
Stefania and special great-grandson, Tyler. Giovanna's departure will be
deeply felt here in Canada and equally in Italy by family and friends. Many
thanks to Dr. Peter Meyer and the staff at Hospice, for making her final
journey graceful. A celebration of Giovanna's life will be held on Monday
September 10, 2007 at St. Andrew's Cathedral at 10:00AM. Entombment will
follow at Royal Oak Mausoleum. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
a Charity of choice. 407205
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

DORRAN, Mary (nee Grady) Born in Oldham, England December 30th, 1924, died
in Saanichton September 2nd, 2007. Mum was predeceased by her beloved
husband Edgar in 1972, by a precious daughter Maureen in 1965, by her only
brother Desmond Grady in 1994, and by grandson Alec in 1999. Mum is survived
by daughter Patricia Messenger (Stuart) and sons Stephen (Terri), Michael
(Sally), Thomas (Tony) and Peter, and by 12 grandchildren and 3 great
grandchildren. Also survived by dear friend and sister-in-law, Mavis Grady,
numerous friends and relations in England. In 1952 Mum and Dad emigrated to
B.C. from England with infant Stephen. The family lived in Bralorne and
Prince George before settling in Brentwood Bay in 1961. Mum was a
professional teacher with accreditation from St. Mary's College,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the University of Victoria. Following the death of
Dad, Mum taught in the Saanich School District for several years before
retiring in 1988. She was an active member of the Saanich Peninsula Catholic
Parish, the Catholic Women's Auxiliary (Assumption Church), the Central
Saanich Lawn Bowling Club, Central Saanich Senior Citizen's Association, and
an honorary member of the North & South Saanich Agricultural Society. The
family would like to thank her very dear friend Gladys Otto, her Assumption
Church family and members of the Lawn Bowling Club and Seniors' Center.
Special thanks to Dr. Graham Davidson and the nursing staff at Saanich
Peninsula Hospital for their care of Mum. Funeral Mass presided by Fr. Rolf
Hasenack will be celebrated at the Our Lady of Assumption Church, 7742 West
Saanich Road on Saturday, September 8th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. In keeping with
Mum's wishes, she was cremated and will be interred with Dad at a family
service after the Mass. A reception will be held after the Mass at the
Central Saanich Senior Citizens Center, 1229 Clarke Road, Brentwood Bay. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society,
4349 West Saanich Road, Victoria, V8Z 3E8 406007
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/6/2007 - 9/8/2007.

DUVAL, Alan May 20, 1922 September 8, 2002 Our lives go on without you, but
nothing is the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. What more is their to
say, except to wish with all our hearts that you were here today. You will
live in our thoughts forever. Phyllis and Family. 405596
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

FERRIE, Suzanne Suz, 6 years you've been gone. Happy 46th. I miss you. Alice
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

FLOWERS, Margaret Glenwright Born in Vancouver, BC on January 24, 1920. Died
on September 3, 2007. Predeceased by husband, Frederick William Flowers
(R.C.A.F.) and sister, Evelyn Beverley Monahan of Vancouver, BC. Survived by
daughters, Dawna Gail Flowers (Victoria, BC) and Beverley Jill Flowers
(Adelaide, Australia); nephew, Arthur Ronald Monahan Jr. (Angela); nieces,
Dee King (John), Frances Gould (Terry) and Bridget Rolls (Don). A Service of
Remembrance will be conducted by the Reverend John Macquarrie from MCCALL
BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on Wednesday, September
19th at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Family Centre. Flowers are
gratefully declined, tributes, if desired, may be made to a charity of one's
choice. 406475
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

GAULEY, Georgina September 8, 1924 September 5, 2007 It is with great
sadness and sorrow that we announce the quiet passing of our precious wife,
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Georgina Doreen Gauley. Mom was
born in Toronto. After marrying Alvin in 1945, the Gauley family moved to
Red Rock, Ontario for 7 years, then moved to Crofton in 1957. Georgina was a
loving, caring and supportive lady, giving her time to her family and
volunteer work in various capacities in Crofton, Chemainus and Duncan. She
was one of the Founding Members of the Crofton Auxiliary to the Chemainus
Health Care Centre and was just recently recognized for fifty years of
dedicated service. She will be deeply missed by her husband Alvin, son Jim
(Veronica), daughter Lynn, granddaughter Christina (Rob), grandsons Michael
(Christy), and Jay and her great-granddaughters Olivia and Charlotte. The
family would like to thank Doctor Archdekin and the doctors and nurses in
I.C.U. on the second and third floors of the Cowichan District Hospital for
their care and support. In lieu of flowers, Georgina has requested that any
donation be sent to the E.C.U., Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, B.C. A
Memorial Service for Georgina will be held at the Crofton Community Centre
on Sunday, September 16th., at 2:00 p.m., followed by a celebration tea at
the same location. 407236
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

GRAVES, Valory Anne Valory Anne Graves passed away August 27, 2007. Survived
by sons Ryan and Sean, daughter Chelsea, parents Lorne and Delaine Yule and
brothers Dale Lee and Todd Yule. Memorial service to be held at 2 pm on
Saturday, September 15, 2007 at First Memorial Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive
(Royal Oak), Victoria, B.C. Reception to follow in the Garden Room. 406500
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

GUHL, George The family of George Guhl would like to announce that George's
Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 2:00
p.m., at St. Joseph's School Gym., 9727 Elm St., Chemainus, B.C. An
Education Trust Fund for George's children is being set up by Doug Sawden.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be for this in care of Doug Sawden, Box
144, Crofton, B.C. V0R 1R0. Phone 250-246-9245 407089
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

HALLSTEIN, Heather M. (nee NAST) Heather (Nast) Hallstein, age 50, of
Shakopee, Minnesota, formerly of Victoria, BC, died peacefully surrounded by
her loving family in Minneapolis on July 31, 2007. She is survived by her
husband, Stephen Hallstein and her four daughters, Khaiti (Mickey),
Elisabeth, Leah and Melanie. Also survived by her mother Iris and nine
younger siblings Barbara, Alana, Tim, Kimary, Darren, Laurel, Shauna, Ryan
and Coral and many nieces and nephews, who all loved her dearly and felt
honoured to call her their daughter/sister/aunt. First diagnosed with breast
cancer in 1998, Heather experienced long periods of remission and relatively
good health until mid-July. Heather moved with her parents, Pastor Rudolph
and Iris Nast, and her siblings to Victoria in 1971. She attended Belmont
Secondary School from grades 8 through 12 and was the valedictorian of her
1975 Grad Class. In 1978 Heather married Steve Hallstein and moved to a
hobby farm in South Dakota, USA, eventually settling in the Minneapolis
area. In 2003 she graduated with a bachelors degree in Political Science
from the University of Minnesota, fulfilling a lifelong dream of completing
the degree she had begun at UVic 28 years before. During her seven years in
Victoria, Heather touched many lives and made lifelong friends. All who knew
her will remember her caring heart and vibrant personality. Strength of
family love and friendship will be her legacy to all. 405896
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

HOLDSTOCK, S. Louise (nee Brinkman) Our treasured aunt Louise passed away
peacefully September 1, 2007 at Hart House with loving nieces Maureen and
Patsy at her side. She was born July 21, 1913 in Dauphin, MB the youngest
child of William Albert Brinkman and Marjorie Ann McPherson. A graduate of
Dauphin General Hospital she remained proud of the training she received and
had a long and varied career in nursing. The highlight of her career were
the years spent serving the children of Queen Alexandra Solarium at Mill
Bay, B.C. Here she met her future husband John Holdstock. Louise loved her
family, her home and gardens, her beloved Portage Inlet and especially she
loved children. Everyone she met became a friend and she welcomed everyone
to her home for "tea and a biscuit' at any time. She was predeceased by her
loving husband John in 2000, 5 sisters and 1 brother. She is survived by
many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends across Canada, the US and
UK. Louise was a much loved aunt and will be sadly missed by all who knew
her. Special thanks are given to the wonderful staff at Hart House who
provided her with such loving care and attention these past 14 months.
Cremation has taken place and Louise requested there be no service. In lieu
of flowers, if so wished donations may be made to: Greater Victoria Hospital
Foundation or Dauphin General Hospital, Special Equipment Fund, Dauphin, MB.
A favourite poem: "A Bag of Tools" Isn't it strange that princes and kings
and clowns who caper in sawdust rings, and common folk like you and me are
builders of Eternity? To each is given a bag of tools, An hourglass and a
book of rules, and each must build ere his time has flown, A stumbling block
or a stepping stone. Goodbye Auntie Weese, you were the best! Condolences
may be offered at 407322
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

HOLMES, Heather Gail (nee McLeod) Jan. 9,1948 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) Aug 20,
2007 Loving mother and grandmother passed away in the Fort St. John
Hospital. Sadly missed but lovingly remembered. Having worked most of her
life as a secretary, she later enjoyed a home baking and canning business.
Her love, kindness, generosity and laughter will be missed. Heartfelt thanks
to the staff of Fort St. John Hospital. Predeceased by her father, Rev. Dr.
Kenneth McLeod, Heather is survived by her mother, Eleanor McLeod; daughter
and son-inlaw, Carreen and Stewart Forrest; two grandchildren, Caylen and
Hayleigh; brothers, Lee, Ray, and Gerry; and sister Janice Boyd. Celebration
of life at her daughter's home in Cecil Lake, B.C. on Saturday, September
1st and a memorial in Victoria, B.C. in May 2008. 406105
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

HOYLE, Dennis September 8, 1997 Unseen, Unheard but Forever near. Missed,
Loved, Cherished and Remembered. Margaret, Dean, David & Family... 406715
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

KEMP, Jack Frederick Peacefully on September 4, 2007 surrounded by Kathryn,
Ed, Jerrilyn and David, at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his wife
Trudy, he is survived by two daughters, Kathryn (David) of Victoria and
Sandra in England. Dad worked for over 25 years with the Civil Service, in
the Photo Branch and the Ministry of the Environment. He loved the sea and
photography and traveled the world and enjoyed telling his family and
friends of his many adventures. We were a small and very loving family with
many friends who will miss him greatly. Kathryn loved him very much and he
will be intertwined in her soul forever. A Celebration of Dad's life will be
held on Sunday, September 9th at Gyro Park in Cadboro Bay at 11:00 a.m.
followed by a reception in Kathryn and David's home. Flowers are gratefully
declined, tributes, if desired, may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be offered to the family at . 406468
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

KIRKBRIDE, George Stephen August 27, 1916 August 25, 2007 Passed away in the
early hours of Saturday, August 25th. Predeceased by Lily, his beloved wife
of 53 years. Survived by his son, Terence (wife Nancy); daughter, Deirdre
MacPherson (husband Doug); grandchildren, Erin, Kimberley, Michael, Stephen
and great granddaughter, Aislinn. George was born in Belfast, Northern
Ireland and lived his early years in nearby Carrickfergus. As a young man he
started his engineering education at Belfast Technical School and Queen's
University. In 1940 he married his childhood sweetheart, Lily. When war
broke out George enlisted in the British Army and eventually served with the
XIV Royal Engineers in Burma, attaining the rank of Captain. Upon his return
to Northern Ireland, he completed his BSc in Engineering at Queen's. The
family emigrated to Canada in 1952, soon settling in Victoria. In 1954
George obtained employment with the BC Highways Department, eventually
becoming Senior Bridge Design Engineer. He retired in 1981. Beyond his
professional life, George was a devoted caregiver to his wife and a long
time member of St John's Anglican Church. His other interests included
painting, jogging, swimming, learning french, sailing his star yacht, and
driving too fast in his '64 MGB. He was also a voracious reader. He will be
greatly missed by his family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. David Brook,
Dr. Stone, Dr. S. Williams, Dr. M. Malone and all the great staff of 3 West,
Royal Jubilee Hospital. A private memorial service was held Sept 4th.
Condolences may be offered to the family at . 406090
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

LENS, Peter J. Jr. November 14, 1958 September 1, 2007 It is with great
sorrow that we announce Peter's sudden passing in Victoria. Peter will be
lovingly remembered by his dedicated soulmate, Wendy, their two wonderful
sons, Andre and David, his mother Tami, father Peter Sr. (Eva), sister
Marianne, and brother Chris (Charlene). Peter will also be sadly missed by
Wendy's family, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, dear friends and
colleagues from around the globe. Peter was predeceased by his younger
brother, Andre, in 1986. Peter was an exceptional man. He excelled in any
goal he chose to pursue. His accomplishments were numerous, as well as
varied. Any single one of the many dreams that Peter fulfilled would be
enough for most of us in a full lifetime, yet he accomplished so much in
such a short time, all the while maintaining his friendly and humble manner.
Peter will be remembered with respect and awe for his inspiring
capabilities, generosity, kindness, humor, love and warmth. Son, Brother,
Husband, Father and Friend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
"Need Crisis and Information Line " at Services will be
held on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 at 10:00am at First Memorial Funeral
Services, 4725 Falaise Drive., Victoria. 406135
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/6/2007 - 9/8/2007.

MCCLURE, Irene Mary (nee Ellis) Died peacefully at Glenwarren Lodge,
Victoria, on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 aged 91. Irene was born on June
27, 1916 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan and had lived in Victoria since the early
1920's. Predeceased by her husband, Gordon, in 1987, she is survived by her
loving daughter, Maxine E. Bowen (Mike) of Kingston, Ontario; granddaughter,
C. Ruth LeBlanc (Eric) also of Kingston; grandson, Christopher Bowen (Trish)
of Naples, Italy; cherished greatgrandchildren, Heather and Alyssa LeBlanc
and Alex, Matthew and Sean Bowen. Also survived by her nephew, Hugh
Jervis-Read of Victoria and brother-in-law, Don McClure of Ottawa; nephew,
David McClure; nieces, Joan Ronsyn (Ed), Barbara Stanton (Gerry), Carol
Woltman (Ray), Christina Belanger (Paul) and their families, all of Ontario.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Emmaus Chapel of the Church of St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra
Street, Victoria. A Reception will follow in the Parish House Lounge. In
memoriam donations may be made to the Family Caregivers' Network Society
(FCNS) Endowment Fund at the Victoria Foundation, Suite 109, 645 Fort
Street, Victoria, B.C., V8W1G2 or online A
heartfelt Thank-you to the staff and residents of Glenwarren Lodge for their
care and friendship over the past two and one-half years. Condolences may be
offered to the family at 406865
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

McDORMAND, Helen Formerly of Victoria, BC and the Maritimes, passed away on
August 31, 2007, in Mountainview Manor, Delta, BC at the age of 90. Born in
Bridgewater, NS, she was the daughter of the late Robert & Grace (Tupper)
McDormand. Helen spent most of her working life with the T Eaton Co. in a
variety of communities in the Maritimes and moved to Victoria, BC in her
retirement. She was also very active with the Baptist Church both in the
Maritimes and Victoria. Surviving are her nieces Carolyn (Norman) Sanford,
NS, Cathy McDormand, BC, and Margie (Mel) Friedman, Florida and her nephews
Boyd Wells, NS and Rob (Debbie) McDormand, BC. She is also survived by her
great nieces Megan, Ontario, Abby, Jenna and Emily, BC and her great nephews
Jeremy (Francine), NS, Geoff (Jaime) BC and Ben, NS. She was predeceased by
her siblings Ruth, Edward, Boyd and Barbara. We wish to thank the staff at
Westshore Laylum and Mountainview Manor for the care they provided. Memorial
service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 1:00 pm at the First
Baptist Church, 877 North Park Street, Victoria, BC. Donations may be made
to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at 405905
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

McKIBBEN, Lucile Marie (Kissinger) Born in Laona, Wisconsin on September 9,
1913. Passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on August 25, 2007 at Aberdeen
Hospital with her family by her side. She will be dearly missed by her
children, Joanne (John) and Peter (Maureen), her grandchildren, John
(Kelly), Michelle (Richard) and Brian (Irene), greatgrandchildren, Jessica,
Johnny, Tia and Kira. She is also survived by her sisters, Eleanor,
Jeannette and her brother, Ken. Lucile was predeceased by her beloved
husband Arthur in 1965 as well by numerous relatives. The family would like
to thank the staff at Aberdeen Lansdowne for the love and care they had
given to their mother. Memorial service will be held on Monday, September
10, 2007 at 10:00 am from First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise
Drive with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson's Society. 404365
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

NORTH, Charles Longworth Alton January 10, 1919 September 6, 2007 Alton was
born in Carman, Manitoba on January 10, 1919 where he spent his childhood
years. He served overseas during World War II with the Lord Strathcona Horse
Regiment. On his return he studied optometry in Toronto and relocated to
Winnipeg. He set up his optometric practice in St. James where he practiced
for over thirty years. In 1986, Alton and his wife Margaret retired to
Victoria. He spent many happy years bird watching and enjoying the beauty of
the West Coast. Alton is survived by his wife of sixty years, Margaret and
his four children Dorian (Laurie) of Quadra Island, B.C., Richard (Chris) of
Winnipeg, Man., Mary (Rick) of Singapore and Margie (Brian) of Victoria,
B.C. Popsy is also survived by three grandchildren, Ben and Angela Bisset
and Kristian North. The greatest delight in Alton's life was his family and
we were privileged to celebrate Alton's and Margaret's 60th wedding
anniversary this year at which many of his cherished nieces and nephews
gathered to toast a wonderful life. At Alton's request, no service will be
held. 407149
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

PRETULA, Iona (nee MacDiarmid) With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful
passing of lona at the age of 87, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, on the
night of September 2, 2007. lona will be forever In the hearts of her
daughter and son-In-law Heather and Bob Comer and grandsons Neil, Darren and
Brent Comer all of Victoria, and will be lovingly remembered by many
cherished friends, in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins across Canada,
Scotland and New Zealand. She was predeceased by her loving husband John in
1985, her mother, father, sister and infant twin brothers. A native
daughter, lona was born in Victoria on January 5, 1920. She spent all of her
school years in North Vancouver before returning with her family to Victoria
where she spent the remainder of her life. Her working years began at
Spencer's Dept. Store and and later continued on a part time basis for many
years at the Hudson's Bay Co. lona had fond memories of her co-workers, many
becoming close lifelong friends. She met and fell in love with a young
soldier from Rorketon, Manitoba, John Pretula, who was stationed in Victoria
with the Army in the Canadian Armed Forces. lona and John were married in
1945 and spent 40 wonderful years together. When John retired In 1976, they
moved to Sooke. They spent many happy days together angling off the waters
of Otter Point and sharing the natural beauty of the area with their young
grandsons. After John's early passing at the age of 65, lona continued to
enjoy her home at Otter Point for the next 15 years. She was fortunate to
have the company of good friends to travel and enjoy summer camping trips
with. lona built upon and leaves a strong legacy of her family ties to the
Sooke and Colwood regions of Greater Victoria and her ancestry from
Scotland. She is a descendant of the pioneering Muir family of Sooke and
Peatt family of Colwood. Her lineage is traced back through her mother Eva
MacDiarmid, a daughter of Frederick James Peatt and Annie Muir, who was the
eldest daughter of Robert and Christina Muir of Sooke. lona was quite proud
of the working-class values instilled upon her by her father, James
MacDiarmid, who emigrated with his brother from Balvicar, Oban, Scotland in
1906. lona never tolerated a dull moment and used her inquisitive nature and
infectious laugh to spark a conversation with any passer-by. She was
empathetic, kind and giving, always helping anyone in need. She loved night
time gatherings around a campfire and sharing stories with friends and
family, especially her grandsons. She loved gardening and music. Her
pastimes were encouraged by the friendly staff and fellow residents at the
Glenshiel Retirement Residence. Her planters of flowers on the terrace,
where she enjoyed sitting for hours on warm sunny days, were carefully
arranged and always looked so beautiful as she meticulously cared for them.
She was often heard playing her favorite songs on the piano and would always
sing along when listening to her favorite CDs or to resident and visiting
musicians. lona will be greatly missed by all who knew her. lona's family
would like to thank everyone at the Glenshiel, (Marilyn Caroll, the
Director, all the hard working staff and the many fellow residents) for
embracing her spirit and making her feel so much at home during the last
five years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Glenshlel (606
Douglas St.) for an informal reception in lona's memory on Sunday, September
16 at 2:00 pm. If so desired, donations may be made in lona's memory to the
Victoria Hospice Foundation, 1952 Bay St., Victoria B.C., V8R1J8. Rest in
Peace Mom. 406869
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RUSSELL, Albert Harold Passed away peacefully on September 3, 2007 in
Victoria, BC. Predeceased by his wife 54 years, Mae, and his daughter Ann.
Survived by sons Brian (Anne), Wayne (Anna), and Harold (Tammy); 4
grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Special thanks to the Renal Unit at
the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Dr. Ganz and the staff at Glengarry. Private
family arrangements. Condolences may be offered at .
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SAUNDERS, Bruce Carlton March 1, 1929 September 3, 2007 It is with sadness
that we announce Bruce's passing on September 3, 2007 at CRGH. Born March 1,
1929 in Kimberley, BC and raised in Chemainus, Bruce moved to Ocean Falls in
1948 where he met his wife Anne (predeceased) of 47 years. Bruce moved to
Campbell River in 1952 and worked for Elk Falls Mill until retirement in
1989. He was a part of numerous organizations including many years as
chairman of the School Board and president of the CR Recreation Association.
He was outspoken and always had a letter to the editor" in the works to view
his opinion. He loved golfing with his friends and was passionate about his
garden. Bruce will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his children
Rhys (Sandy) and Tracy (Mark), sisters Joan and Diane, grandchildren Austin,
Carter and Paige, extended family and many friends. We extend our thanks to
all the friends and caregivers that supported Bruce. A memorial service will
be held at 1:00pm on Saturday September 15th at St Peters Anglican Church,
228 Dogwood St. Campbell River. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can
be made to the ALS Foundation or charity of choice. In memory please
register as an organ donor and take a friend to lunch". BCS 406460
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SHAW, Jane (Garrett) 1915 2007 Jane Shaw (Garrett) was born in Sheffield
England. She immigrated to Canada with her family when she was seven and
while growing up lived in both Toronto and in Canton Ohio. She passed away
on August 19, 2007 in Saanichton, BC. She and Frank married, and as a
couple, spent most of their amazing lives in Welland, Ontario, where Jane
was active in the Rotary Club with Frank. Jane was also involved with The
Women's Auxiliary at the Welland County General Hospital and at St. David's
Anglican Church. Both loved to travel and they did widely. Jane and Frank
moved to BC in 1999 to live in their home on the ocean where Frank died in
2001. Jane leaves her; children, Brenda MarinLink (Roland) of Sidney BC, and
Kevin Shaw (Suzanne) of Ottawa, Ontario; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Marin
(Christine) of Langley BC, Jennifer Janzen (Robin) of Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, Jason and Byron Shaw of Ottawa; and four great grandchildren,
Sophie and Kate Marin, and Natalie and Emmitt Janzen. All her offspring have
a great sense of pride and love for their Mother, Grandmother and GiGi.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, September 24, 2007 in
St. David's Anglican Church, Welland Ont., and at 11:00 am on Friday,
September 28 in St. Matthias Anglican Church, Victoria BC. A luncheon will
follow after each service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Welland
Rotary Club, St. David's Anglican Church in Welland, Ontario or the Saanich
Peninsula Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Garden in Saanichton would be
gratefully received. 406695
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STEVENS, Primrose Florence 1913 2007 Born on `Primrose Day' in Victoria,
April 19, 1913, Primrose passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on
September 02, 2007 in Victoria, BC. Primrose was a life long resident of
Victoria and in previous years was an active member of the Victoria
Horticultural Society, Westcan Sams camping group and a great support to her
husband in the Victoria Short Wave Club. Survived by daughters Winifred
Tilsley, Ladysmith; Adele Lewis (Hilly), Sooke; brotherin-law F. Arnold
Stevens, Burnaby; sister-in-law Kathleen Leverton, Surrey. Grandchildren
Gordon Bull (Margit), Kamloops; Christine Brassington-Buchanan (Jonathan),
Comox; Dianna Madsen (David), Nanaimo; Thor Lewis, Sooke;
great-grandchildren Tiffany Parsons, Emily Bull, Brittany Waugh and Guylene
Smith (Travis); Lauren Madsen, Taylor and Cameron; great-great granddaughter
Taya; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband of more than
70 years in February. Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, September 08
at 10:00 am in the First Memorial Services Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive,
Victoria, BC. 406338
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SUTCLIFFE, Ailsa Muriel (Mimi) Died peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital
on August 30th, 2007. This year, Mimi had celebrated her 90th birthday and
had been visited by many friends and family from the UK and Canada. Born at
Bramhall, Cheshire, UK, Mimi is predeceased by her husband Peter in 1986,
her two brothers and wives: Alan (Nancy) and Roy (Adoree) Waygood, and her
cousins, Brian (Katherine), Dennis and Hedly Harrison, who grew up with her
as brothers. Mimi is survived by an extended family; her nephews: Bruce
(Kate), Pender Island, and their children Emily, Red Deer, Owen, Kyoto,
Japan, and Jennifer, Saskatoon; Roy (Linda) Victoria, and his children
Victoria, Dublin, Eire; Nichola, Barnaby, Philippa and their mother Jane,
Edinburgh, UK; her nieces: Helen, London, UK and Pamela (Robert) Parnay,
France; Jennifer, Hamburg, Germany and her children, Henrietta, Washington
DC, and Daniel, Hamburg, Germany; Ann, London& Dorset, UK, and her children,
Gordon, Virginia, USA, Claire, Perth, Australia, Celia, Freemantle,
Australia, and Michael, London, UK; her cousin and lifelong friend Vera,
Eastbourne, UK and her children Mick (Pam), Rosanne (Paul), Keith
(Rosemary), and Lynne (Steve) and their children who were all part of Mimi's
extended family in Sussex (UK); her cousin Rhona (Bob) Barnet, UK; the
Matheson family Mary Lynn, Allison and Jolyon, Victoria; and close friends,
Maureen Shrieves, Sidney and Sue Rumball, Central Saanich, (Canada). Mimi
graduated from college in Manchester, in Home Economics, married Peter in
1940, and emigrated to Canada with Peter immediately after the second world
war, living in Vancouver, Connecticut (US), and Calgary. Mimi returned to
the UK as a teacher at Tiverton, Devon and Bishop's Castle, Shropshire and
then returned to Canada, where Mimi and Peter lived in Calgary, Saskatoon,
and retired to Sidney. Mimi's passions were her West Highland Terriers and
the puppies she bred, gardening, the children and grandchildren of her close
relatives and friends, her fabric arts, and her needlework group. Many
friends and fellow artists admired her craft and have her fabric arts framed
and on display in their homes in both the UK and Canada. Mimi was for some
years a member of the Victoria Embroidery Guild, and led Girl Guide and
Brownie workshops on embroidery. Mimi lived independently until about two
years ago, when a weakened heart placed her in Saanich Peninsula Hospital
Extendicare, where she remained alert and cared for by her many friends and
relatives who visited, and a staff who always provided cheerful, encouraging
and thoughtful care. Mimi was especially delighted by the visits of the
children and grandchildren of her friends and relatives. Mimi's last
charities were the Knowledge Network and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital if
friends and relatives wish to provide remembrances. A memorial service and
celebration shall be held Tuesday Sept. 11th, at 2:00 pm at St Michael and
All Angels Anglican Church, 4733 West Saanich Road. Flowers should be
directed to the Church and any questions to Bruce & Kate Waygood,
1-250-629-6836 or . 406035
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SWAYKOSKI, Christopher (Ryan) Another year has come and gone. We are
reminded of what could have been. You are never far away drifting ever so
near to all. Even though our thoughts of you differ in some ways we all come
to the same, we miss your infectious smile, your every move and being just
you. Miss you dearly, Dad, Mom, Krista, Dean, Jennifer, Tim, Jenna and
Connor. 407072
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TEICHMAN, Melissa J. 1959 2007 It seems that lately all I have spinning
round my head are all the itty bitty things I never said. Oh I'd give
everything I have for another day to hold you close and whisper those things
I meant to say. I meant to say "How are you? " Whenever we did speak I meant
to say "You're special" Every day of the week I meant to say "I'll listen "
To each question you'd ask I meant to say "I'm sorry " But you went to fast
I meant to say "I love you " More and more every day But that's the part
that hurts so much Because you've gone away Rest In Peace our dearest
Melissa You will always be loved and missed by your family and friends. A
Memorial Service to be held on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 2:00 pm at
First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. A
reception to follow at 9523 Maryland Drive, Sidney, BC. 406210
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TOLONEN, Eric Charles (Rick) Born March 29th, 1940 in Rovaniemi, Finland,
passed away at the Victoria General on September 1st, 2007. Rick spent most
of his youth in Calgary before joining the RCN in 1958. After leaving the
Navy in 1969 he joined the Canadian Coast Guard. During his 25 years with
the Coast Guard he served at Kitsilano, Bull Harbour, Campbell River, Ganges
and Victoria. From 1982 1995 he was the OIC of the Coast Guard's Inshore
Rescue Boat Operations. During this period Big Rick", as he was
affectionately known, was a patient teacher and mentor to a generation of
summer student employees. Following his retirement he became an active
member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, an organization which he held
dear to his heart. Mr. T." had a big heart and was a trusted friend to many.
His generous unassuming air made happy memories with his many friends and he
will be missed. Rick asked that there be no ceremony, but his friends will
be congregating at the Swiftsure Lounge on September 28th, 2007 from 3:00
6:00 p.m. in order to tip one" in celebration of his life. 406858
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TURKINGTON, John William (Bill) April 28, 1926 - September 3, 2007
A longtime resident of Cadboro Bay, Bill passed away unexpectedly while on a
weekend holiday. He was predeceased by Evelyn, his loving wife of 55 years.
Bill will forever be missed by his three children Bruce (Nina), Susan
(Bill), and Jeff (Leanne) and seven grandchildren John (Cynthia), Andrew,
David, Stacey, Eric, Adam and baby Hannah. A true gentleman, Bill was
genuinely interested in all people he met in life. We will always remember
the sparkle in his eyes and his broad engaging smile. Born in Victoria, Bill
was an avid swimmer in his youth and went on to be a proud member of the
national swim team. He served in the army during WWII at a prisoner of war
camp in Kananaskis, Alberta. Once back in Victoria, he met and married the
love of his life, Evelyn. Bill was a firefighter with the Saanich Fire
Department for 25 years. While raising their children, Bill and Evelyn
designed and built many homes in the Victoria area. Upon retiring from the
fire department, Bill started his own architectural design business. His
artistic vision and attention to detail distinguished his work in creating
many fine homes and commercial buildings. After retiring a second time, Bill
focused more of his attention on painting. He became a world traveler,
painting landscapes and classic buildings across England, France, Italy,
Spain, Austria, and Russia, often in concert with his friend Harry Heine.
Among Bill's most prized works are those depicting the west coast of Canada.
For years Bill was a regular at the Moss Street Paint-In and his works hang
in homes all around the world. In the last few years, Bill's zest for life
seemed to multiply. Next month he was set to leave on a 75 day
globe-trotting adventure. We are heartened to know he has been very happy
and enjoying life to the fullest, particularly in the last few months.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Sunday, September 30th at 2 pm
at the University Club, University of Victoria. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/8/2007.

WARNER, Kenneth D. October 12, 1919 August 9, 2007 A Celebration of Ken's
life will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at Gateway
Baptist Church, 898 Royal Oak Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the B.C. Cancer Agency or the B.C.S.P.C.A. 405901
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

WHITTAKER, A. Jack Passed away in Victoria, BC on September 3, 2007. He was
born in Calgary, Alberta on November 10, 1938. Jack is survived by his
loving wife of 38 years, Norma; cousins, Elaine Malais, Evelyn Roberts,
Myrna Bach and Darlene Mulcahy; Aunt Marie Petersen and many friends. Jack
was a wonderful man that will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew
him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victoria Hospice, 1510
Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8S 5J2. Condolences may be offered to the family
at . 406432
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.

WINDSOR, Doreen Evelyn On Thursday August 30, 2007 Doreen passed away in
Victoria, British Columbia at the age of 90 years. Born on September 11,
1916 in Victoria, British Columbia to Tib and May Lougheed. Doreen grew up
in Victoria attending George Jay Elementary School and later St. Margaret's
Girls School. After she completed school Doreen worked in the glove
department for the Hudson's Bay Company. Shortly after the war ended Doreen
meet and married Dr. Douglas Alcorn, a preeminent physiologist in Victoria.
Dr. Alcorn passed away 1967. A few years later she met John Windsor, and
they married in 1977. Doreen and John spent many wonderful years together.
They were members of the Art Gallery, and spent much of their time traveling
the world. Doreen was also a member of IODE, and enjoyed helping John
complete his last book he wrote. John passed away in 1997. Doreen kept busy
with family and friends, and was a very kind, loving lady. Doreen will be
lovingly remembered by her children Steven (Sandra) Windsor, Jane (Nick)
Jajcaj, and Judith (Jim) Olson. Her 7 grandchildren, and 7 great
grandchildren, as well as several cousins, and family and their families. A
memorial service will be held on Sunday September 9, 2007 at 2:00 pm at
First Memorial Funeral Services at 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. If you
wish a donation can be made to a charity of one's choice in memory of
Doreen. 406216
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