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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; May 19, 2008
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Victoria Times-Colonist; May 19, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 5/19/2008
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ARNKENS, Hildegard Klara Hilda" With overwhelming sadness we regretfully
announce the sudden death of an amazing woman. Hilda died peacefully in
Victoria on May 16th. She will be deeply missed by her husband Helmut of 57
years, her son Rolf (Brenda) grandchildren Mason & Scott, greatgranddaughter
Brianna, daughter Heidi (Bill) grandchildren Trevor & Dylan. Hilda is
survived by many loving in-laws including Martha, Hanna & Egon, Hertha &
Werner and many nieces, nephews and close friends. She had a generous,
gentle heart and always looked at things with an optimistic spirit. Hilda
was wise and humorous and embraced others with a selfless kind of love that
will be remembered forever. Hilda was an outstanding wife, mother and friend
whose unconditional love and support will always be remembered. A
celebration of Hilda's life will be held on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 at 2
p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made in Hilda's name to the Heart & Stroke
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/18/2008 - 5/20/2008.
CURTEIS, Mary Elizabeth, Fondly known as Lil, passed away in her 100th year
on Wednesday, May 14, at 2:00 pm in the Royal Jubilee Hospital. She was
cherished by her daughter, Eileen, her son, Chuck and his wife, Wendy, and
her two grandsons, Jason and Carson. Lil will be sorely missed, not only by
her immediate family and friends, but in a particular way by the Wheatley
family, Barbara, Joanne and Alison and the Sisters of Saint Ann who welcomed
Lil into their home at St. Ann's Residence during her last days. Lil had a
gracious, gentle heart and a bright spirit that glowed within her. She was
wise and humorous and embraced others with a selfless kind of love that will
be remembered forever. She treasured people, and at the top of the list was
Lynn Harvey, Lil's caregiver for six years, who brought Lil a kind of joy
that was rare and exquisite. Lil was a woman who thanked everyone and in her
final days she felt so blessed, as did her family, by the compassionate and
loving care she received from the nursing staff and Sisters at St. Ann's
Residence. Special thanks also to Dr. Nuttall. Prayers and a celebration of
Lil's life will be held on Tuesday, May 20, at 7:30 pm in the Queenswood
Chapel, 2494 Arbutus Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on
Wednesday, May 21, at 1:30 pm in the Queenswood Chapel, followed by a
reception in the dining room. Interment will be at Royal Oak cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, a donation to Queenswood Centre", 2494 Arbutus Road,
Victoria, BC, V8N 1V8, would be appreciated. (Tax receipt provided).
Condolences may offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com . 468530
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/16/2008 - 5/20/2008.
KAISER, Gabrielle Victoria With deep sadness, we regretfully announce the
passing of a very special woman, Gaby Kaiser. She left us in the early
morning hours of Friday, May 9th, 2008 after suffering a stroke. Gaby was
born in Chelsea, London, England on Nov. 2, 1924 to Vicky and Phil Condon.
She spent the war years in London, living through the Blitz, doing "her
part" at a war works factory and dancing the night away at the Hammersmith
Palais, where she met her future husband, Jack Kaiser. She came to Canada as
a war bride in 1947. The next 30 years were spent raising her six children
and travelling across Canada and Europe as a Military wife. To know Gaby was
to know a woman who was kind and compassionate, never judgemental, a truly
humble soul. She accepted whatever challenges life presented, without
complaint. She was a mom who was deeply committed to her children and loved
nothing more than having a good "heart to heart" with them. In 1975 Gaby and
Jack retired to Sidney, B.C. Gaby enjoyed the local War Brides Group,
ballroom dancing and playing the piano. Mom walked her dogs daily in the
fields and forest trails beside Parkland School. Gaby had an immense love of
all animals, feeding the birds and taking in stray cats. Deeply missed by
her husband Jack, her children Chris and his wife Diane, Gary, Candy and her
husband Alan, Laurie, John and his wife Chantal and Shauna. Gaby was "Nanny"
to 10 grandchildren: Mike, Kelly, Kyle, Jesse, Shannon, Sebastien, Chelsea,
Sarah, Adam and Christopher and to one great-grandson, Nathan. Fondly
remembered by her dear friends Pat Chisholm, Helen Campbell and Rob & Mary
Swan. Also left to miss her are her cats Muffy and Shandy and her well loved
dog, SaSha. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrews Anglican Church,
9691 4th St. Sidney on Saturday, May 24th at 2:30 P.M., reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please take a moment to feed the birds in memory of Mom.
Donations may be made to the SPCA or Wildlife Federation. Please sign a
Guestbook at remembering.ca 467712
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/17/2008 - 5/20/2008.
KENNEDY, Kevin Barry It is with deep sadness we announce the unexpected
passing of our father. Kevin passed away in his sleep in the early morning
hours of May 11, 2008. Born July 22, 1957, he will be deeply missed by his
three children, Karla, Ryan, and Dylan. Predeceased by parents John and
mother Nancy, and brother Johnny, he is also survived by his siblings Jan,
Lynn, Russell, and Stewart, along with his nieces Michelle, and Ashley,
nephews Chris, Sean and Shawn. Graveside service is scheduled for May 23 at
1:00pm at Hatley Memorial Park with a memorial service to follow at the
Crowsnest at Esquimalt Archie Browning Centre at 3pm. 469012
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/17/2008 - 5/21/2008.
POIRIER, Esther 1920 2008 Passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday,
May 14, 2008. She was an artist of the local art community. Survived by her
son, Yvan LeBrock, Ojai, CA; grandson, Nicolas LeBrock, and dearest friend
Betty Rollins. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at
2:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/17/2008 - 5/23/2008.
RANDALL, Jean Jean died peacefully on April 16, 2008, age 86. Predeceased by
husband Sidney, and daughter Barbara Rowan. She is survived by her brother
George (Ann) Wilson, daughter Carol (Grant) Wereley, and son-in-law Bob
Rowan. Grandsons Wayne (Tandrea) Rowan, Dale (Brandy) Rowan, Ian (Jaylyn)
Wereley, Mark (Leanna) Wereley, and four great-grandchildren. Special thanks
to the 3rd Floor staff at Sunset Lodge who lovingly cared for her. Jean was
with the CWAC from 1941 to 1946, serving in different areas of Canada.
Memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the
Victoria Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street (corner of Pat Bay Hwy and McKenzie
Ave). In lieu of flowers, please donate to the BC Cancer Foundation. 467823
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/16/2008 - 5/20/2008.
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