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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; June 18, 2008
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Victoria Times-Colonist; June 18, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 6/18/2008
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(Memoriam)
BROOKS, Larry January 1, 1942 June 18, 2005 We miss you! I miss us! Every
day feels empty without you in it. Loving you forever, Carol & family 476465
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


CHAMBERS, Lyle Clair Lyle passed away peacefully on June 13, 2008. He was
born on April 10, 1918 in Elgin, Manitoba. He was predeceased in 1999 by his
wife of 58 years, Gladys Margaret (Gibson), as well as by three brothers and
one sister. Lyle is survived by his wife of three years, Leone (Nast), as
well as by daughter Karen and son-in-law Dale Leitch of Victoria. Lyle
served at Shilo, Manitoba during World War 2, attaining the rank of Sergeant
Major. Following the war, he owned and operated the bakery in Souris,
Manitoba, but soon entered the life insurance business where he served as
branch manager in Brandon, Thunder Bay, Montreal, Winnipeg and Saskatoon.
Lyle ended his career as a senior manager with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance
in Regina, Saskatchewan. While in Regina, he was very active in the Lion's
Club. Lyle and Gladys moved to Victoria in 1992 to enjoy their retirement
years. Lyle's sense of humour and determination will be missed. The family
would like to thank the staff of Saanich Peninsula Hospital and the staff of
the Shoal Centre in Sidney, for their care and compassion. Lyle requested no
service. Arrangements by First Memorial with interment at Royal Oak Burial
Park. 477159
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


(Memoriam)
DONLEY, Jean Frances Elizabeth June 18, 2005 It has been three years since
you left us, we miss you so.... In loving memory of our dear Wife, Mother
and Grandmother. Until the day we meet again, may you rest in peace. What we
once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of
us. Mrs. Ted, you will live on in our hearts & forever be in our thoughts &
prayers. You will be forever missed. Your loving husband Ted, son Ted Jr.,
daughter Deborah Ann, grandchildren Trevor, Kandice, Ashley and Brady.
475463
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


GAGE, Christine Mary November 26, 1920 June 14, 2008 Christine Gage passed
away in her sleep after a magical life, filled with laughter and adventure.
Born in Swansea, Wales, Christine was a nurse, firewarden and unarmed combat
trainer during the World War Two. She met the love of her life in 1940,
married Peter Gage in 1942 and moved to Montreal, Canada in 1954. After much
success in the new world Christine and Peter retired to Victoria in 1982.
Christine read books at a ridiculous rate, travelled the world with her
beloved husband and generally enriched the lives of those with whom she was
associated. Christine had over 65 brilliant years with the man of her
dreams. Mother to Jonathan and Paul, mother-in-law to Judy, Robin and Donna,
grandmother to Blake, Brecon, Bryden, Bren and Bryan, and great grandmother
to Dylan and Zoe Christine. She is survived by her devoted husband who
looked after her for the last years of her life. A hopefully riotous and
inappropriate celebration of Christine's life will be held at McCALL'S
FAMILY CENTRE, Johnson and Vancouver Streets on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 11
AM. Afterwards family and friends are invited for a light lunch and
refreshments at 525 Broughton Street. Donations in Christine's memory can be
made to the Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, 1510 Fort St.,
Victoria, BC, V8S 5J2. 476937
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 6/17/2008 - 6/18/2008.


GATTINGER, Wilbert Frederick (Bill) April 18, 1920 June 12, 2008 It is with
much sadness we announce the sudden passing of Bill Gattinger at Mt. Tolmie
Hospital. Bill was a loyal husband, father and friend who will be missed by
all. Predeceased by his first wife Yvonne in 1983 and granddaughter
Christine in 1997, Bill is survived by his loving wife, Shannon; children
Russ, Don (Merridee) and Judie (Kwai); grandson Mike and greatgranddaughters
Ashley and Hayley; stepchildren James (Krystina), Craig, Lesley-Ann Tuohy
and step-grandson, Jesse Tuohy. Bill was born in Duff, Saskatchewan, served
in the Provost Corps of the Canadian Army during WWII and worked 37 years
for BC Hydro in both the electric and gas departments. Bill played and
coached softball in his early days and golfed for many years. He also
enjoyed T.V. sports and was a faithful Toronto Blue Jay's fan. Always a
gentleman, Bill will be remembered with love and laughter. No service by
request. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. 477078
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


GEORGE, Anastasia (Day) Born February 24, 1931 left us suddenly June, 15,
2008. She will be sadly missed. Predeceased by parents, Sophie and Andrew
Misheal, and husband, Norman D. George. Survived by Linda Bristol, Damien
(Shirley), Denise Routhier, Rick (Donna), Darlene (Dave), Diane (Tony),
Robin Tate, numerous foster children, sister, Ann Bob, brother, Edwin
Mitchell, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She
will be lovingly remembered for her welcoming home and heart, as well as her
profound knowledge of and dedication to cultural tradition. Prayer service
Wednesday, June 18, 2008, T'Sou-ke Band Hall, 7pm. Funeral Thursday, June
19, 2008, 10am at Band Hall. Burial at George Family Cemetery. Lunch
follows. 477305
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


GUILD, John Douglas John left us peacefully on June 15, 2008. John was born
in Hamilton, Ontario on Dec. 23, 1938. John chose Victoria as his home in
1969. John was a loving husband, father, papa and friend. He leaves behind
his wife Diane, daughter Carmel (Mike) and grandson Quinten, as well as
brothers David (Jo) and Peter (Mary), mum Isabel and sisters-in-law Marge,
Kay (Dalton) and many more close family and friends. Special thanks to the
friendly and caring staff of 3 Royal, and the ICU department at RJH. No
service by request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In
lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. "You
finally got your wings" 477050
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 6/17/2008 - 6/18/2008.


HARKINS, Charles Edward (Ted) Passed away peacefully June 14, 2008 at Royal
Jubilee Hospital. Born August 21, 1926, Ted is survived by Betty, his wife
of 57 years; sons Tom (Pat) Harkins of Cobble Hill and Alex Harkins of
Victoria; granddaughters Lindsay and Sarah Harkins of Victoria;
sister-in-law Barbara Harkins of Prince George, nephew Mike Harkins of
Vanderhoof; and nieces Lynn Homer of Calgary and Kate La Vertu of Victoria.
He was predeceased by his parents Tom and Ruth Harkins, sister Ona Bonar and
brother Bob Harkins. Ted started his 42-year career in the forest industry
on Vancouver Island as an inspector with the Pacific Lumber Inspection
Bureau at Western Forest Products in Honeymoon Bay. As well as enjoying his
weekend cottage on Pender Island, Ted was an avid golfer, and was a member
of the Gorge Vale and Mount Brenton golf clubs. He was also active in the
Ladysmith Rotary Club. The family would like to thank the excellent nursing
staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital West 2 and Dr. Derek Carroll. There will be
no service by request. A tea for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday (June 21) at 1317 Vimy Place off Moss Street, two blocks south of
Fairfield Road. 477140
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


HENDREN, Anna (Unger) Born November 9, 1918 in Herbert, SK, passed away
peacefully at home on June 11, 2008. Anna is predeceased by her husband,
John (Jack); parents Henry and Helena (Weibe) Unger; brothers and sisters
John, Richard (Dick), Henry, Katherine, Helena (Rankel), Elizabeth (Reimer),
and Mary (Pankratz). Anna leaves to mourn her passing, her sons Garth, and
Bill (Marj); grandchildren, Quincy (Jennifer), Morgan, Jill (Simon), Erin,
Liam (Karen), Meghan, and Paige; brother-in-law Gordon (Georgie); special
niece Patricia (Lindsay) Milne; and many nieces and nephews. Anna grew up
and spent the majority of her adult life in Saskatchewan before moving to
the interior of British Columbia. Following the death of her spouse in 1980,
Anna retired to Victoria. Anna volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force
in 1940, with her basic training at CFB Borden. She served until 1943. Anna
loved sports from an early age on and well into her 80's. Her interests
included golf, softball, lawn bowling, bowling, and tennis. Anna also loved
to play Bridge throughout her life and belonged to many Bridge clubs. She
enjoyed many fine games with the "girls" in Victoria. The family would like
to thank the staff of the Lady Minto Hospital, the community nurses, in
particular, Sharon MacKinnon and her family physician, Dr. Karen Burg and
the staff at her office. A memorial service will be held in Victoria at a
date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James
Bay United Church, 511 Michigan St., Victoria, V8V 1S1. 477183
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


JAMES, Guy Linsley Born April 19th, 1913 Guy passed away May 31st, 2008, at
the grand age of 95. Predeceased by his parents, Heslop and Janie James,
brothers Arthur & Frank, and sisters Eileen & Mary. Guy is survived by his
sister Enid James of Victoria and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and
the U.S. Guy grew up in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver in the 20's and
30's. A lover of the sea, Guy spent many years working on boats and yachts,
plying the coastal waters of BC. In WWII Guy captained a submarine hunter in
the St Lawrence, service to his family and country of which he was very
proud. At the end of the war he was stationed in Victoria, but left the RCN
for a life of running a small business in Victoria. Guy was a respected
business person and was the Victoria Yacht Club commodore as a younger man.
In his latter years Guy was a very private but colourful character in
Victoria, piloting his blue Audi to the end. He had a gentle, playful sense
of humour that we will sincerely miss. No service; Guy's family ask those
that knew him raise a glass in his honour, remembering his kind, gentlemanly
manner. Permission to come aboard Guy, may you have smooth sailing and a
gentle breeze at your back Estate solicitors: Horne Coupar 477168
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 6/13/2008 - 6/19/2008.


JAUBERT, Yvonne Marie (nee Pitre) Yvonne died peacefully in her sleep at the
Victoria General Hospital on June 14, 2008, 4 days short of her 89th
birthday. She was born and raised in rural Quebec on the Gaspe Peninsula and
was the eldest of 6 children. Even in her childhood years as she sacrificed
for and served her siblings, she demonstrated the selflessness that would,
combined with her indomitable joie de vivre and sparkling sense of humour,
come to be recognized as a hallmark of her character. Yvonne was predeceased
by her daughter Michele (Ray) Johnson in 1988 and her husband Yves in 2007.
She is survived by her daughter Lyanne (Graham) Jaubert-Sanderson,
grandchildren Matthew (Lindsay), Jasmine (Jeremy), Danielle (Jeff), Joshua,
and greatgrandchildren Jaxon, Benjamin, Scarlet, and Alexa who was born just
5 days earlier. Visits from grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to whom
she was known as Maman Yvonne and most recently Grand Ma Cookie, were the
highlights of her days. She was a treasure to her family and her legacy will
be one of love and faith. Yvonne loved the Lord, and found great strength
and comfort in her faith. With her late husband she served 3 missions for
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Washington, DC, Reunion,
Mauritius, and Brittany, France respectively. The family would like to thank
all those who cared for her, including her family physician, Dr. Wetzer, the
staff of Saanich Peninsula and Victoria General Hospitals, BC Ambulance
personnel, and long-time pharmacist Jason. Special thanks also to friends,
young and old, who were so generous and genuine in showing their love and
concern for her. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Saints chapel at 2210 Eastleigh Way in Sidney on Saturday,
June 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. Yvonne loved pink and those attending are invited
to consider wearing something of that colour. 477253
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 6/18/2008 - 6/19/2008.


McLEVIN, John Douglas December 21, 1917 June 3, 2008 Doug McLevin passed
away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 13 with his loving wife Ina,
and his only daughter, Margo and her husband Les, beside him. Doug was the
eldest son of Jessie and William McLevin, a pioneering family from
Woodstock, Ontario. He was born in a little log cabin in the farming
community of Hermit Lake, Alberta. He attended elementary school at Hermit
Lake, then completed his high school in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He boarded
out during the week, but walked home every weekend, a distance of ten miles,
rain, snow, or sunshine, and back for school on Monday. On completing high
school, he helped his parents on the farm in the summer and worked in
logging camps during the winter. When the Second World War was declared he
and his brother Mack took the train to Calgary and enlisted in the Army
there. Doug was first stationed at Truro, Nova Scotia, before going overseas
with the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers. He saw active duty
in England, France, Italy, Holland and Germany. After the war, he and
partner Gale Brinson went to Dawson Creek, B.C. and opened up Dawson Creek
Auto Electric on Alaska Avenue in 1948. Ina and Doug were married on
February 23, 1949. In 1951 Gale wanted to sell, so Doug and his brother
Bruce bought him out and then they commenced to build a new shop, called
McLevin Brothers, uptown on 102nd Avenue, between Jack Ho Lem Dry Cleaners
and the Dairy Queen, which officially opened in August 1952. They sold the
business to Dennis Gilbert and Blair Simcoe in 1975. After that, Doug and
Ina built their retirement home on Pender Island, B.C., and for the next ten
years they farmed their five quarters of land at Bear Canyon, Alberta in the
summer, and spent the winters on beautiful Pender Island, where they lived
for 30 years. They sold their farm land to neighbors, Dennis and Stan
Carlstad in 2001. In March of 2006, Doug and Ina sold their property on
Pender Island to their granddaughter and husband, Kristin and Ross Briard,
and on April 1, 2006, they moved to Alexander Mackie Lodge, a lovely
senior's facility in Victoria. Doug leaves to mourn his passing, his wife
and soul mate, Ina, of more than 59 years, his daughter, Margo Joan (Les)
Griffiths, his grandchildren Troy (Sarah) Griffiths, Vicky Snowden (Ken),
Kristin (Ross) Briard, Kathrin (Glenn) Langlois, Leslie (Terry) Carbone and
John Douglas McLevin. Greatgrandchildren, Colby and Kirk Briard, Kira,
Devin, Kennedy and Madison Langlois, Keegan, Rylan and Carys Griffiths, and
Nicholas and Alisha Snowden. Two sister-in-laws, Millie McLevin and Pat
McLevin, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his only son,
Douglas Randall (Randy), January 31, 2003, sister Marion Cosman, March 15,
1997, brothers Mack McLevin, January 2, 2007, and Bruce McLevin on February
3, 2008. A Memorial Service will be held at the Langford Legion, Branch #91,
on June 20 at 2:00 p.m., followed by a reception at the Alexander Mackie
Lodge. Condolences may be offered at www.sandsfuneral.com 477235
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


(Memoriam)
PEAKE, Cherrie 5 years have passed since you went to the great blue yonder.
You are still very much in my heart and mind. Love as always Fred 474001
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


POIRIER, Juanita Janice July 28, 1913 June 15, 2008 Nita passed away
peacefully early Sunday morning with family members by her side, at the age
of 94. She is survived by sons Laurie (Roberta), Brian (Debbie) and Ray
(Sue); daughters Joan and Gale (Peter); 14 grandchildren and 28 great
grandchildren. Nita had a great passion for golfing, starting at the age of
65. She enjoyed trips to Reno, Hawaii with friends and many trips back to
Nova Scotia to visit her daughter, Gale. Nita lived in Sooke for 40 years
and then moved to Heritage Woods at the age of 93. She will be sadly missed
by her family, extended family and many friends. A special thanks to
Heritage Woods -Arbutus Cottage staff for their great care and support.
Funeral Service will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue,
Victoria, BC on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at
Sooke Harbour Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.sandsfuneral.com .
477139
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


(Memoriam)
RICKERBY, John Charles (Bud) August 30, 1928 June 18, 2007 In loving memory
of Bud, who passsed away one year ago today. Bud has been sadly missed by
family and friends, and all who knew him. Lovingly remembered by Lorraine,
Arlene, Wendy, Rick and Mike. 476879
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


TURNER, Patricia (Yvonne) August 4, 1921 June 12, 2008 It is with great
sadness that our family announces the passing of our loving mother after a
lengthy illness. Predeceased by her husband, Duncan in 1993 and her sister
Gloria in 2004, she is survived by her daughters Susan (Warren) Painter,
Gail Morck, sons Mike (Janis), Rick (Barb), Brian, eight grandchildren, 4
great grandchildren, sister Catherine McFadyen and many nieces, nephews and
friends. Mom was born and raised in Qualicum Beach, as some of the early
settlers there, before moving to Victoria to work for the Hudson's Bay
Company. She married Dunc in 1945 and they raised their children in
Qualicum, Nanaimo and then Victoria where she continued her working career
as a long-time employee at Old Morris Tobacconists, retiring in 1989. Our
family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Geriatric
Assessment Unit of Victoria General Hospital for their care and patience our
mother received, as well as the staff at Beckley Farm Lodge during her short
stay there. Also a special thank you to our brother Brian, who faithfully
looked after Mom during her last few years. Mom's wish was that there be no
service, but a private family gathering for a "cup of tea", which will be
held at a later date. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com 477144
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 6/18/2008.


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