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Obituaries and Guest Books for 4/11/2008
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ANTOINE, Leonard John Passed away in the Cowichan District Hospital on April
3, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife, siblings and many relations.
Leonard is survived by his three children Carol, Terry and Rodney, siblings
and relations. A Funeral Service was held Monday, April 7, 2008 at St. Ann's
Catholic Church. Interment St. Ann's Cemetery, Duncan, BC. Sometimes, the
people who give the most are the ones we fail to thank. So... to all the
elders joining us today, we say Thank You. H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial
Centre 251 Jubilee St., Duncan, BC 701-0001 459283
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

AUBREY, Edward Henry Passed away at the Lodge at Broadmead on April 5, 2008.
Born in Vancouver, BC on November 12, 1919. Predeceased by son Robert, wife
Elsie, parents Edward and Clara, brother Roland (Bud), sister June and
loving partner Doris Murray. Survived by son Ronald (Linda), granddaughter
Nicole (Bill) Lewis, grandson Chris (Kinza) Aubrey. Great grandsons Jordan
and Gavin Aubrey, great granddaughter Ashley Lewis, brother Denis (Shirley)
Aubrey, sister-in-law June Aubrey, nieces and nephews. Ted served in the
Royal Canadian Navy for 26 years. After retirement, he ran a boat chartering
service for many years to the Gulf Islands. He was a member of the Chief &
P.O.'s Association and the Sidney Legion. The family would like to thank the
staff at Broadmead for their excellent care of Ted. A celebration of life is
to be held at the Chief & P.O.'s Mess, 1575 Lyall Street on Saturday, April
12th at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: the Chief &
P.O.'s Association, 618 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 2N7; the Coast
Guard Auxiliary, 25 Huron Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4V9, or the Broadmead
Care Foundation, 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria, BC, V8X 4Y7. 458366
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/9/2008 - 4/11/2008.

BEVIS, Herbert (Bert) William July 16, 1932 April 2, 2008 It is with immense
sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a deeply loved husband,
father, grandfather and friend. Bert is survived by his loving wife of 41
years, Mona, son Michael (Siobhan), daughter Cassandra (Bradley) and
granddaughters Gabrielle and Pascale. Only son of Bert Sr. and Florence
Bevis, Bert Jr. was raised in the Tottenham neighbourhood of London, England
(come on you Spurs!). As a young schoolboy during WWII, he was evacuated to
Bournemouth during the Blitz. His favourite memory of this experience was of
his back against the wall, defending his London honour (his long pants vs.
the short pants of his new school mates). As a young man, Bert became a
London cabbie, taking great pride in gaining The Knowledge" of London during
his training. Some of his more memorable fares included Charlie Chaplin and
Sir Winston Churchill. Bert had a love of travel, taking him to various
countries including Spain, France, Italy, and ultimately to Canada. Landing
in Quebec with two fellow Londoners, the three worked and drove their way
across Canada. He settled in Vancouver in the early 1960's where he began
his distinguished career in the restaurant industry. Bert worked at Hy's
Steakhouse (at the Sand's) as a busboy, then waiter and then transferred to
Victoria in 1964 as headwaiter for the newly opened Hy's. Shortly afterwards
Bert was promoted to manager of the restaurant where he successfully ran it
until his retirement in 1983, making many life-long friends along the way.
Like family, close friends were very important to him. In 1965, at a going
away party for a friend, he met the love of his life, Mona. Their first date
began with golf at the Cowichan Golf Club and finished with dinner at the
Dingle House. Married at the Oak Bay United Church in October 1966, they
honeymooned in Hawaii, a destination that became a family favourite. Besides
Hawaii, Bert also dragged" his family on other vacations including Greece,
Italy, Florida, California, the Caribbean and his hometown of London. Once
their children were grown, Bert and Mona's travels included Hong Kong,
China, Singapore, Alaska, California, Arizona, Mexico, Nevada, a memorable
train trip across Canada and their 40th anniversary in Tofino where Mona,
ring in hand, turned the tables and asked Bert to marry her all over again.
Bert lived his life with gusto. This included trying to ski the near
impossible peak to parking-lot run on Grouse Mountain (broken collarbone);
coasting a jeep down Haleakala (post sunrise, no gas); and taking a
helicopter to the Mendenhall Glacier (terrified wife). An avid golfer at
Uplands, his notable achievements included two holes in one and in 1995 he
was Uplands' Cup Winner, Club Handicap Champion and Golfer of the Year. Bert
especially enjoyed the Sunday morning honey-pot, Thursday Stags and in later
years, chose to lose his money at the 19th hole playing Lambsie. His sharp
wit, sense of humour and love of storytelling will be missed. Bert's family
would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Richmond Pavilion,
1st floor, Dr. Gary Nielsen and Dr. James Piercey for their care and
compassion. A celebration of Bert's life will be held at Uplands Golf Club
on Sunday, April 20, 2008 from 1 to 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please make
yourself a dry martini with an olive and make a donation to a charity of
your choice. 458248
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/10/2008 - 4/11/2008.

BIRCHALL, Gordon Albert Gordon born the seventh child of Rose (Blick) and
Albert Birchall in the Virden Hospital in Manitoba on March 23, 1925. He
died on April 8, 2008 in Acacia Ty Mawr, Shawnigan Lake. Gordon is
predeceased by his parents, his brother Doug (Pat) Birchall, his sisters
Gladys (Harvey) May, Florence (Gordon) Stevenson, and his brother-in-law Roy
Stoutenberg. He leaves to mourn his wife Vivian, his sisters Edith
Stoutenberg, Gertrude (Herbert) Kaake and two brothers, George (Phyllis)
Birchall and Stuart (Betty) Birchall, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Gordon's dad was a Section Foreman on the Canadian National Railroad, so
family moves meant that he took his schooling in Woodnorth, Manitoba and
Vandura and Fairlight in Saskatchewan. Gordon joined the Army out of high
school during the Second World War. He belonged to the Highland Light
Infantry Anti Tank Support Corp. On his return from overseas he worked as a
teller with the Bank of Toronto in Bredenbury and La Fleche, Saskatchewan.
In October of 1949 he joined the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in
Winnipeg, Manitoba and in 1956 he moved to Calgary with that same company.
On his retirement in March, 1983, Gordon had served 33 years with C.M.H.C.
and was the Loans Manager in the Calgary office. Gordon's special interests
have always been in sports. He participated in curling, tennis, golfing,
archery, biking and jogging but he felt the biggest thrill of all came from
downhill skiing. Gordon also loved to dance and so it was fitting that he
should meet his wife, Vivian Jean McClarty while square and round dancing
with a singles group in Calgary. They were married July 4, 1970. Gordon and
Vivian lived in the Palliser and Woodbine areas of Calgary before moving to
Arbutus Ridge in Cobble Hill, B.C. in 1989. Special thanks is offered to the
staff at the Lodge on Fourth in Ladysmith and the staff at Acacia in
Shawnigan Lake for their loving care over the last few months. A Memorial
Service to celebrate Gordon's life will be held at First Memorial Funeral
Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Monday April 14 at 2:00 pm. Gordon will be
missed and fondly remembered by all his immediate and extended family and
friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Duncan Hospice
Society, 3122 Gibbins Road, Duncan, B.C., V9L 1G2. The dance has ended but
the melody lingers on" 458799
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

BOOL, Mary Elizabeth (Wilkinson) 1923 2008 Mary passed away March 29, 2008,
surrounded by her daughters Sharon Bool and Margaret Walker (Bool). A proud
Victorian and Eatonian (wrapper), she will be joyfully remembered and
sorrowfully missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, son-inlaw, sister and
brothers-in-law (in Somerset) and uncountable friends and acquaintances. I
remember her smile, her laughter, her spirit." All are invited to a
celebration of Mary's life at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise
Drive, on Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family will
gratefully accept donations towards a memorial bench to be placed along
Mary's beloved Gorge Waterway. You are our Sunshine." 458181
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

DANCHUK, John It is with great sorrow and loving memory we announce the
sudden passing of our father on April 8, 2008. John retired in 1996 after 32
years with Chrysler Canada in Windsor, Ontario. He then fulfilled his dream
of moving to British Columbia, settling in the Victoria area. He was an
active member of CAW Local 444 and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 143, Windsor
and Branch 172 Esquimalt. He will be greatly missed by his three sons,
Curtis and girl friend Sharlene, Blaine and his wife Jo-Anne, and Terry.
Grandchildren, Krista, Amy, Amanda, Jenna, Jesse, Jillian, Nicola and
Allison. Special thanks to Natasha, Nicole and Annette at the Victoria
General Hospital. 459044
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

DICKMAN, Art Sept. 19, 1939 Nov. 6, 2007 MEMORIAL EVENT 2pm Sat. April 19 at
Lambrick Park Church 1780 Feltham Road All friends and associates of Art and
Rene are welcome. Burial Service was held Nov. 16, 2007 in Saskatchewan.
Donations will be accepted for Haggai Institute, for those wishing to do so.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

EGAN, Inga Elizabeth Inga passed away in Victoria on April 9, 2008. She is
survived by her daughter Sheilah and granddaughter Jane. No service by
request. If desired, donations may be made to the Victoria S.P.C.A. 459231
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

EVANS, John Anthony October 24, 1939 April 8, 2008 John passed away
peacefully at home in Nanaimo surrounded by his family. He will be sadly
missed by Maureen, his loving wife of 48 years, his sons Michael (Michelle)
and Mark (Laila), daughters Karen (Rick) and Heather (Les Allen),
grandchildren Ceilidh, Justin, William, Lucas, Rhiannon and Maeve and step
grandchildren Brandon, Melissa, Kevin and James. He will be fondly
remembered by his nieces and nephews, and cousins across Canada. John was
predeceased by his parents Cyril and Mary, sister Sylvia, brother Donald,
baby daughter Mary, and baby grandson Rowan. Husband, Father, Teacher, three
words that sum up John's loves and passions in life. As a husband he worked
hard at building a loving and life long partnership with Maureen. As a
father he gave his children more than a safe and loving home. He gave them
his strength of character and sweet enjoyment of family and friends. As a
teacher he brought laughter and learning to hundreds of students over his
forty year career. He started honing his craft in Montreal as an elementary
teacher, then moved to Calgary with his young family, where he taught and
was a principal. John spent the last twentysix years teaching at Camosun
College in Victoria. Growing up in Montreal, he played college hockey and
football and carried the love of sport with him throughout his life. He
enjoyed golf and the time he spent on the fairways with his friends. In
retirement he was an active lawn bowler with clubs in Victoria and Nanaimo.
All who knew John will miss him. A celebration of John's life will be held
at 881 Cunningham St. (John's son's home), Victoria on Saturday, April 12,
2008 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a charity of your
choice. The family encourages people to go to and sign
into the guest book. We look forward to reading your memories. 458726
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/10/2008 - 4/11/2008.

FOSSUM, Earl Pete 1951 2008 Earl passed away peacefully at the Jubilee
Hospital on April 7, 2008. Born in Mission, BC, he was predeceased by his
parents Elma and Harold. Earl is survived by his loving wife Cheryl;
step-son Derek; sisters, Marie and Jenny; brother Carl; nieces Alicia and
Tracy; nephews Davin and Rowan and many extended family and friends. Thanks
to all the staff at RP1 for their help and support. An avid sailor, Earl has
pushed off on his final voyage ~ smooth sailing Earl from all those who love
you. Flowers are gratefully declined, however donations to the BC Cancer
Foundation, in Earl's name, will be deeply appreciated. A celebration of
Earl's life will be held at his residence on Sunday, April 13, between 2 and
6 pm. 458497
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

GAVIN, David James (Jim) Born May 29th, 1947 in Vancouver, BC, passed away
peacefully March 20th, 2008 at Mount Saint Mary's Hospital. Predeceased by
Lorraine, his wife, and his parents. He will be lovingly remembered by his
daughter Carol, sister, sonin-law, grandchildren, niece, nephew and many
family members and friends. His warmth and sense of humour will last in our
hearts forever. Thank you to Mount Saint Mary's Hospital for taking care of
all his needs. He will be truly missed. Love you Dad, always. Family and
friends will be contacted regarding time and location of Recognition to
honour his passing to be held Sunday, April 13th, 2008. 458063
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/8/2008 - 4/12/2008.

GRIEVE, Aundria (Andrea) Dawn 1972 2008 It is with great sadness that we
announce the sudden passing of our Aundria on April 7th, 2008. Taken from us
far too soon, she is survived by her parents Anne and John, brother Chris
(Michelle), sister Correna, her beloved cats Bayleigh & Ryleigh, as well as
many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Born and raised in Victoria,
Aundria graduated from Spectrum Community School in 1990. She enjoyed
ballet, was a talented pianist and excelled in many other artistic
endeavours with dramatic flare. A true master of the glue-gun, `Ange' loved
making creative gifts and mementos for her family and friends. Many special
moments were also shared with her Dad (and closest confidant) on their
camping trips together. In recent years, Aundria faced a number of daunting
challenges but as throughout her entire life, she met them with courage and
her compassion for others always shone through. Adored by all that were
fortunate to have known her, she is now free and abides in Peace and Love.
We love you and will miss you dearly, Pookie. A Celebration of Life will be
held at a later date, to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in
Aundria's memory may be made to the Victoria SPCA, honouring Aundria's
passion for all fourlegged creatures. Animals shouldn't be eaten they should
be loved!" 459117
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

HOLMEN, Hazel (Singh) Born in Whitecourt, Alberta, December 8, 1927, died
peacefully at Kiwanis Pavilion on Sunday, April 6, 2008. Hazel is survived
by 3 sons, Dean (Sandra), Terry, and Graham (Debbie); 3 daughters, Donna,
Jo-Anne (John) and Penny. She enjoyed 16 beloved grandchildren and her 14
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving sisters, Helen,
Bunty, Patricia and Judi; her brothers, best friend Paul, and Leslie. She
also leaves cousins, nieces, nephews and many other extended family members
to mourn her death. Hazel was predeceased by her husband Roy in 2007, her
parents Sam and Effie Singh in 1968 and her dearly loved son Allan in 1986.
Hazel was a joyful worshipper of her Creator, she loved music, gardening and
fishing. She was a famous cook and could bring laughter to any situation.
Heartfelt thanks to her spiritual brothers and sisters who cared throughout
her illness, especially Lisa Jackson. Thank you to the tender, compassionate
staff at Kiwanis who made her final days as dignified as possible. Donations
may be made in Hazel's name to: Watchtower Canada Branch, Box 4100,
Georgetown, ON, L7G 4Y4. 458256
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/9/2008 - 4/12/2008.

KIRCHIN, Clifford W. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April
12th form 1:30-4pm in the Esquimalt Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 622 Admirals
Rd. 457999
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/10/2008 - 4/11/2008.

KLAASSEN, Lois Lucile (nee Hawthorne) October 23, 1922 April 5, 2008 Born in
Killarney, Manitoba, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Lois
Klaassen passed away at RJH Memorial Pavilion in Victoria, B.C. Survived by
her husband of 59 years, Lloyd; children: Margaret of Victoria; Grenville
(Joyce) of Claresholm, AB; Murray (Tanya) of Victoria; granddaughter
Jessica, grandson Owen; sister Bernice Burdell (aka Buddy) Hawthorne;
cousins, nieces and nephews. Lois graduated from Killarney High School
(1940), and from Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg, MB (1945) as a
registered nurse. She was working as a public health nurse in Manitoba when
she met and later married Lloyd on September 3, 1949. While married and
raising a family, she worked part-time in general duty nursing at rural
hospitals, in areas in which her husband was stationed with the RCMP. In
1960, she re-entered the public health field in Winnipeg. In 1963, she did a
twenty-nine week TV series on "Teaching Pre-Natal Classes" which aired in
Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver. In 1937, she joined the United Church
choir in Killarney, MB and since then, Lois sang continuously in United
Church choirs as a soprano. Her love of singing brought her to the Victoria
"City of Gardens" Sweet Adelines Barbershop chorus, winning a regional
competition with her "Pepsichord" Quartet. Sewing and curling were also
interests that kept Lois busy. A memorial service will be held at Gordon
United Church, 935 Goldstream Ave., Langford, Friday, April 11, 2008 at 2:00
pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of
your choice in Lois' name. 458438
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/9/2008 - 4/11/2008.

LARKIN, Renee Suddenly, from pancreatic cancer, on Tuesday April 8, 2008,
aged 86. Survived by her sisters Kathleen Vanstone (Harold) and Betty Walker
(Roger), her nieces Jane, Louise, Susan and her nephew Michael, as well as
her grandnieces Kaitlyn, Megan and Francesca. Grateful thanks to her
physician Dr. Rob Sealey and the staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital who kept
Renee comfortable over her last few days. Private cremation. 458706
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/10/2008 - 4/12/2008.

LUTZ, Squadron Leader J. Earl Earl passed away peacefully at home on March
29, 2008. Born on December 17, 1924 in Stettler, Alberta. He grew up in
southern Alberta, graduating from high school in Daysland. Earl enlisted in
the army in 1943 and then transferred to the airforce. He completed
navigator training just as war ended and went to the University of Alberta
with his veteran benefits, where he earned a degree in accounting. He
rejoined the airforce in 1948 as an accountant and was based in Vancouver,
Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie, Toronto, Trenton ON, Montreal, Chatham NB, 2
Wing and Metz (France), 3 Wing (Zweibrucken, Germany), rising to the rank of
Squadron Leader. He retired from the military and moved to Victoria in 1973.
He was very proud of 27 years of service and took great pleasure flying a
crisp and clean Royal Canadian Air Force flag from his balcony. In Victoria,
he did accounting for different hotels and the Queen Alexandra Hospital. He
married Lea Sutton in 1958 who predeceased him in 1974 and later married
Margaret Robinson in 1989. Earl enjoyed driving, curling, golfing, reading
and most of all, traveling. He is missed by his wife Margaret, his children
John, Barb and Ken, their spouses Cheryl, Tim, and Sandra and his grandsons,
Sylvan and Ben, as well as his sister Betty, her husband Min, their children
Mark and Sheila and families; and his step-daughter Sandy Robinson Maron and
her family: Tim, Conner and Austin. All are welcome to a celebration of his
life to be held May 25th, 1:30 pm at the Cedar Hill Golf Clubhouse.
Donations to the SPCA or the Victoria Hospice are suggested in lieu of
flowers. 458872
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

LYALL, Neil April 8th marks the passing of a man who led a life of integrity
in all things, one who was an example to all around him. Predeceased by his
first wife Daisy (nee Cunningham), and survived and greatly missed by his
wife Jan (Janette Hamilton Hughes), son Robert, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, and many others. There will be a memorial service at
Harrison Landing in Langley, and another at a later date when all the family
can be present. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer's research would
be appropriate. 459301
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

MARTIN, Thomas Hilliard Passed away peacefully on March 31st, 2008 at home
in North Saanich at the age of 79 after living with health issues for a
number of years. Tom was born in Montreal on October 11th, 1928. He grew up
in the Montreal area, graduating from Montreal West High. Survived by his
loving wife of 57 years, Eve, daughter Kathy (Bob), son Jeff (Anna-Tora),
stepgrandson, Jason (Julia), and their four daughters, Maddy, Hannah,
Clarissa and Zoe. Also survived by his sister, Shirley (Jimmy), nephews
Martin (Elaine) and Rob; sister-in-law, Pam (Jim), nieces Lyn (David), and
Ann and their families. Tom was a kind gentle man with a great sense of
humour and a wonderful way with people. He was a wonderful husband, utterly
devoted to making sure Eve's needs were looked after, often making dinners
and looking after household chores. He was a great Dad, coaching sports and
driving his children to their many activities. Tom was a sports enthusiast,
playing hockey and football well after he graduated. Saturday nights were
Hockey Night in Canada nights in the Martin household. Tom spent most of his
career with Trans Canada Airlines and Air Canada at the base in Dorval. He
was most proud of his role negotiating maintenance contracts with other
airlines, where travels took him to many interesting locations, including
Jamaica, Japan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Dubai, Germany, Switzerland, as well
as regular trips to England and France. Upon retirement, Tom and Eve moved
to North Saanich, where Tom became involved in numerous interests, including
the Huguenot Society and Celiac Society. His greatest passion was UVic's
SAGE program, which he participated in, and later facilitated for many
years. He made many friends through SAGE. Tom also became the family
historian, researching in particular his Newfoundland heritage. Through that
work he also made many friends who happen to be his relatives. No service
will be held, but a gathering for family and friends to celebrate Tom's
memory will take place at a later date. 457900
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/6/2008 - 4/12/2008.

PLEASANCE, Doris (nee Burton) Doris was born July 29, 1916 on the family
homestead on Sec 50, Twnshp 28, R21, W of the 1/3, Saskatchewan near the
town of Beadle. She passed away peacefully in her 92nd year at Saanich
Peninsula Hospital on April 9, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Ronald Lloyd
Pleasance (1972) and her six siblings (Edna, Gladys, James, her twin brother
Fred, Constance and Harry), she was the last survivor of her generation. She
is survived by her son, Kenneth (Erika); grandchildren Roderick (Zhou Yu),
Earl (Cindy) and Tania Douglas (Ian); great grandchildren Katrina, Rebecca,
Melissa, Joel, Cassandra, Nicholas and Benjamin. She grew up on the family
farm that was homesteaded by her parents, learning to be independent at an
early age. She relocated to Regina, working at Regina College until she
married Ron and became a mother. Ron moved to Victoria in the autumn of
1947, purchased land and built half a house in preparation for Doris and Ken
who followed in mid-1948. Doris obtained work with the T. Eaton Company,
working almost 30 years for this company, with a short interuption for other
work assignments at the BC Hospital Insurance program and Woodwards. She
worked most of her career in the plumbing department, and knew more about
plumbing fixtures than most men. Upon her retirement from Eatons in 1981,
she sought and found work at Miss Frith's Millinery Shop where she worked
until the shop closed. She enjoyed travelling for a number of years,
visiting Russia, China, Singapore and other destinations. Doris loved the
company of other people. At various times, she was an active member of the
Sons of Norway, the Arbutus Toastmistress Club, the Minus One Club, the
Royal Canadian Legion (Trafalgar/Pro Patria), Silver Threads and New
Horizons (Fairfield Centre). She was an enthusiastic volunteer with many of
these groups as well as at Craigdarroch Castle. She was a hard worker. When
she was in her early eighties, she thought nothing of raking up over fifty
bags of leaves from her lawn, or washing the outside windows on her home.
She lived independently in her own home until she was 90, moving into The
Wellesley only when the upkeep of her yard and house became too much of a
challenge for her. Her mind was sharp, and she loved playing cribbage, tile
rummy, scrabble and doing her daily crossword puzzles. The family would like
to acknowledge and thank the wonderful staff and doctors at Saanich
Peninsula Hospital who cared for her medical needs since November, Dr.
Stockdill and the staff of VIHA and Beacon Community Services as well. Our
thanks also go out to the staff and management at The Wellesley for their
care and attention to Doris during her residence there. A Celebration of
Doris's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the charity of one's choice. 458911
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

SIMON, Elizabeth June (Liz) June 23, 1943 April 6, 2008 It is with the
greatest of sadness that I have to announce the passing of my Lizzie, the
love of my life, after a short but valiant battle with cancer. She leaves to
mourn her husband Reg, sons Joe (Cheryl) of Courtenay, Jed (Susanna) of
Philadelphia, and her loving daughter Nicci (Joel) of East Sooke, three
grandsons Cody, Claton and Edward. Predeceased by her father Geo. Finley
Moore. Also survived by her mother Muriel Moore, Victoria, sister Susan,
Victoria and brother Phil (Citas), Edmonton, AB. She and Reg moved to Sooke
in the late 70's where they built their home and raised their family. Liz
worked for the R.C. Legion in Sooke for 30 plus years where she became the
Sec. Mgr. for the last 16 years til a too short retirement. Upon her wishes
at a later date her ashes will be scattered over Lake Osoyoos, our home away
from home. She will be missed by her friends, Norm and John for her Monday
night football dinners. Liz loved the Seattle Seahawks and many a time we
drove south on I-5 to Seattle for a game and some shopping, taking a harbour
cruise on the Argosy, wandering Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. (What
good times.) Go in Peace my love, you will be in my heart forever. There
will be a celebration of Liz's life at the R.C. Legion in Sooke at 2:00 pm,
April 13th. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice.
Heartfelt thanks to the nurses on S5, Hospice, Michelle and the many after
hour visits from Dr. Rabien. 458082
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/10/2008 - 4/11/2008.

STAVDAL, Drucie 1908 2008 She was born Drucilla Doreen Williams in the
ancient Basque whaling settlement of Red Bay, Labrador, on December 1, 1908.
Her father, Hubert Bromley ("H.B.") Williams, came of minor gentry in
central Wales. Her mother, Sarah Ann Green, was born in Devon, England,
where her father caulked wooden ships. By 1908 H.B. had been to sea, then
become a fur buyer along snowy southern Labrador. Among Drucie's first
memories was that of a rough cabin, walls hung with fox pelts. In 1915 the
family moved to New Brunswick where Drucie and younger siblings Celine and
Bill grew up on a small farm near Tracy. As a teen she trapped wildcats to
pay for a home economics course. Always adventurous, Drucie left the farm
before she was 20 and came west to Edmonton, clerking at Eaton's. She saved
$5 for a five-minute flight with a barnstormer in the summer of 1929. In
1932 she met and married a young Norwegian immigrant, Anton Stavdal. Trained
in Norway as a carpenter, he took what work he could find during the
Depression. Anton became a hardrock miner in the now-vanished settlement of
Goldfields on the north shore of Lake Athabasca. Sons Bill and Brian
arrived. For the rest of her days Drucie remembered the simple life of the
north country as her best time. Alarmed at breathing rock dust, Anton moved
the family to B.C.'s west coast just as war broke out. In Nanaimo he fished,
then returned to carpentry. During their Nanaimo years Drucie was proudest
of being a founding member, with Anton, of the Nanaimo and District Credit
Union. They were also charter members of Sons of Norway North Star Lodge.
Travel took her north several times, and she was a police matron. The couple
moved to Victoria in 1986 to be closer to family. During this period Drucie
gave a decade of volunteer service at the Fairfield Community Police Office.
She made two "roots" trips to Red Bay where she encountered a childhood
playmate. After Anton's death in 1991 she lived stubbornly independent until
a fall in 2003 brought her to Sunset Lodge and the caring staff of the
Salvation Army. A strong constitution shielded her through several influenza
outbreaks but she succumbed early in April, 2008. On the morning of April 8
Drucie did not waken. Her example and memory live on. 458782
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

TEMPLE, Gloria On April 9th, 2008 Gloria passed on peacefully after a
courageous battle with cancer, her time with those she loved and all who
loved her has come to an end, she is reunited with the love of her life Jim
who passed on in 2002. She will be missed by her children David and Linda,
Cheryl and Rick Specht, Jim and Barb, Mike and her cherished grandchildren
Trever, Taylor, Danielle and Dalyce. A celebration of Gloria's life will be
held at the home of David and Linda Temple on April 16th. 459251
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

WELCH, Rose It is with great sadness that the family of Rose Welch announce
her passing in the early morning hours of April 7, 2008 a few months short
of her 90th Birthday. Born in Hove, England, she came to Canada as a War
Bride and settled in Victoria. She was predeceased by her loving husband,
Roy in 1990 and by a grandson, Dan in 1989. She is survived by her sons,
Loren (Sharon), Ray (Lorraine) and Ian (Penny), 7 grandchildren and 5 great
grandchildren, several nieces and nephews in both Canada and England. There
will be a Graveside Ceremony, April 19 at 11am at Hatley Memorial Gardens
with tea to follow at the Chown Place Activity Room. Flowers gratefully
declined, if you wish, donate to your favourite charity. 459030
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

WONG, So Hing 1945 2007 In Loving Memory Of our beloved wife, mother and
grandmother who passed away April 11, 2007 Sadly missed. Never forgotten. We
Love You. Dad, Mark (Luanne), Mabel (Herman), Jeanette (Willie) and your
Grandchildren. 458952
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

YEE, Ying Jun (Don) It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing
of Ying Jun (Don) Yee on March 27, 2008. Born in 1932, he immigrated to
Canada from China in 1953 to begin a new life in Canada (Saskatchewan). A
career in the restaurant business was followed by many years as owner/
operator of Victoria Grocery and Confectionery in Regina. He moved to
Victoria in the fall of 1999. He is survived by his two children, David
(Cherie) and Nancy (Jason), two grandchildren, Isabella and Olivia, along
with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Eddie,
in 2004. A service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Home (4725 Falaise
Drive) on Friday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 458557
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/10/2008 - 4/11/2008.

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