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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; August 03, 2008
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Victoria Times-Colonist; August 03, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 8/3/2008
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BROWN, Joan Hulda (nee Hume) Passed away peacefully on July 21, 2008 at the
age of 78. She is survived by her loving husband Harry Brown, daughter Donna
Evangelista (Frank), son Steven Brown, daughter Debbie Davis (Rob), son
Russell Brown (Beata) and 8 grandchildren (Jami, Josh, Michael, Christopher,
Steven, Paulina, Katie and Jacob). She will be lovingly remembered by her
family with years of wonderful memories. 488154
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/1/2008 - 8/3/2008


BUTLER, Elizabeth Wallace Robertson McClure Elizabeth passed peacefully on
July 29th, 2008, aged 92 years. Predeceased by both her husband, Henry
'Eric' Butler, Lt Commander RN, RCN, DSC, in 1986 and her eldest son
Christopher earlier this year. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, Elizabeth grew up
in Buenos Aires, Argentina and returned to Scotland as a young woman. She
met and married Eric at the start of WWII. After the war she moved with Eric
and daughter Pat to Palestine where Eric was District Commissioner with the
British Colonial Service. The family then emigrated to Canada where
Elizabeth had many roles, including running the family farm, owning and
managing a pharmaceutical importing company, and working as a department
manager with McMillan Bloedel in Vancouver. In her retirement in Victoria
she spent many years as a volunteer with the MS Society and the Cancer
Society and enjoyed wonderful times with her many friends and family.
Elizabeth is survived by Patricia (Robin), Vicky (David) and Gary (Pattie,
deceased) as well as six grandchildren, three stepgranddaughters and two
great granddaughters. Elizabeth's life was one of elegance, grace and
generosity. "The last chapter is closed but it was a great book" Friends may
pay their respects at McCall Bros. Funeral Home on Monday, August 4, from
2:00 to 4:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel,
Vancouver & Johnson St., Victoria, on Friday August 8th at 10:30 am,
followed by internment at Royal Oak Burial Park, with a reception commencing
at 12:30 at the Scotts' residence. Condolences may be offered to the family
at www.mccallbros.com . 489470
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/2/2008 - 8/3/2008


(Memoriam)
CHRISTENSEN, A.J. "Chris" August 3, 2000 Sadly missed, Lovingly remembered,
Always "Dancing " in my heart. Love Shirley 487548
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


CORBETT, Betty On July 30, 2008 Elizabeth Louise Corbett known to all as
Betty passed peacefully at home in Victoria. The only child of Mildred and
Ed Corbett. (Ed deceased 1996). Betty lived a full and beautiful life.
Creating many memories with her soul mate, husband Mike Murphy and daughter
Sarah Klassen. Betty enjoyed her life with family and friends, be it Road
tripping, Kayaking, Sailing, Camping, Hiking, Travel, or just sitting down
to share a well prepared and tasty meal. A Celebration of Betty's life will
be held on Monday, August 11th at 3:00 pm. Uplands Golf Club 3300 Cadboro
Bay, Victoria B.C. All those whose life Betty touched are welcome to attend.
Please no flowers, a donation can be made to the Victoria Hospice 1510 Fort
St. Victoria B.C. V8S 5J2 489593
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


CUNNINGHAM, David Little October 16, 1915 July 25,2008 It is with much
regret that we announce the passing of David Little Cunningham who died
peacefully at Mt. Tolmie Hospital in his 93rd year. Dave was a very much
loved husband and father, a man of great integrity and peaceful disposition.
He was bom in Penticton, the younger son of Thomas and Alice Cunningham, and
was predeceased by older brother, John. Surviving to mourn David's passing
is his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Margaret, and daughters,
Rosemary (Donald Embree), Judith (Robert Strother) and son, Douglas
(Shiona), along with five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The
time of World War Two found David working at Boeing Aircraft on Sea Island.
He then joined the R.C.A.F. and served as an aircraft mechanic at the
Commonwealth Training Station in Dunville Ontario, where flyers were
prepared for overseas. Peacetime found David married and in Victoria where
he trained in the building trade and became a masonry contractor. His work
can be seen today around the city including the restoration of St. Johns
Church and the Parliament Buildings. David was a man of strong faith and was
extremely active in the Metropolitan United Church community for many years.
He loved fine music, gardening, and fishing, spending many happy hours with
his son on the banks of the Cowichan River and the waters of Sooke and the
Alberni Inlet. Dogs Bonnie and Buffy were dear and much loved pets. A
celebration of David's life will be held at First Metropolitan United
Church, Quadra and Balmoral, on Monday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr.
Allan Saunders and Rev. Laura Butler presiding. A reception will follow. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of B.C.,
2871A Quadra St, Victoria, B.C., V8T 4El. David, Dad, we love you very very
much and will greatly miss you. 489289
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/2/2008 - 8/3/2008


(Memoriam)
DRUCE, Kenneth August 3, 1998 Sadly missed and lovingly remembered. Love
always, Isobel, girls and families. xoxo 488899
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


GUERTIN, Marie Irene Passed away peacefully at home in Victoria on July 30,
2008 at the age of 105 years. She was born in Ste-Agathe, Manitoba on April
24, 1903. Irene is lovingly remembered by her niece, Margaret Levis of
Seattle, Washington and extended family. Special thanks to Dr. Ted Rosenberg
and all the caregivers. Prayers will be offered from MCCALL BROS. FLORAL
CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Jean Baptiste Church,
301 Richmond Avenue on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 11:00 am with a
reception to follow in the Church Hall. The Reverend Benoit Laplante to
officiate. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to St. Jean Baptiste Church. Condolences may
be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com . 489196
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/2/2008 - 8/3/2008


HEARD, Trevor Frederick (Lt. retired) September 11, 1921 July 30, 2008
Served RCNVR in Skeena as a writer from 1941 to 1942 on convoy duty in the
North Atlantic and endured the infamous Battle of the Atlantic. He was sent
to Naden, in Victoria, for Officers' Training in 1942, promoted, and posted
to NSHQ Ottawa, as Casualty Officer, after which he was sent back to sea as
Supply Officer in Strathadam and La Hulloise in 1945. Trev received an MID
during the Battle of the Atlantic, retiring 18th January, 1946. He was a
life member of HMCS York, Toronto; Member N.O.A.C. Naden Officers' Mess,
Victoria; N.O.A.V.I; Fourandex; Victoria Jazz Society and Victoria Mens'
Newcomers' Club. Beloved husband of Pauline, (Paulie) (nee Scott/Pepper),
his devoted wife and friend of over 50 years, adored father of Fred of
Victoria; David (Sue), Susanne, and Judy Marshall, of Toronto, stepson,
Scott Pepper of Edmonton, and stepdaughter, Paula Pepper, of Victoria,
dearly loved Poppa to Jennifer Neilson, Christa Robertson and Leigh Heard of
Victoria; Dayna Garita, Tamara Beaumont and Christopher Lewis, of Toronto,
stepgrandchildren Jesse and Cameron Pepper, Derek and Lucas Witte of
Victoria, and Great Grandfather to Haylee and Payton Beaumont, Jacob and
Kayla Garita, of Toronto, and Dominic Neilson of Victoria. Trev was
predeceased by his first wife, Marjorie Parsons, of Montreal, and his
parents, Frederick George and Harriet Ann (Jones) Heard of England, Wales
and Toronto. Born in Toronto, Trev lived in East York before joining the
navy in World War 11. Trev's career after the war, began with Canada Metal
and ended with his retirement in 1991 as Director/ Partner of Wessan
Plumbing, (now Elkay Canada), manufacturers of stainless steel sinks. The
day after his retirement and 71st birthday, he and Paulie drove from
Islington, Ontario (Toronto) to Victoria, stopping to dance in Chicago,
gamble in North Dakota with friends from Winnipeg, and fish in Kelowna with
more old friends, taking up residence on the Victoria Harbour. Trev's
passion was jazz, and he always considered himself very lucky to have been
able to travel for over 20 years with Canada's Rob McConnell and the Boss
Brass", wherever in the world they had concerts, taking Paulie with him,
remaining close friends with many of the original band members. He was well
known on the Toronto Jazz scene, and Victoria jazz fans will recall seeing
Trev at jazz and big band events in Victoria, Washington, and Oregon. He and
Paulie loved to dance wherever there was a big band, and had many friends in
the music business. In Toronto Trev sang bass for several years with the
Etobicoke Barber Shop Chorus, and after moving to Victoria, curled for
several years at The Victoria Curling Club. He and Paulie loved to travel,
both before and after his retirement, and enjoyed vacations and cruises to
the Caribbean and Bahamanian Islands; Jamaica, Bermuda, South America,
through the Panama canal, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Hawaii, Europe,
Mexico, all over the United States and all across Canada. It was not unusual
for Trev to go whitewater rafting from the Jasper Park Lodge, motorbike in
Bermuda, fly a glider in Hawaii, enjoy music in Jamaica or Aruba, tour a rum
plant in Puerto Rico, drive a moke in Barbados, sail the San Juan & Gulf
Islands, or fish the Queen Charlottes and Vancouver Island coasts all in one
year. Trev loved his own boat At Last" , which he left in Toronto with his
family when they moved to Victoria in 1991, in which he and Paulie toured
all the Muskoka and Haliburton Lakes in Ontario every summer, dancing
wherever they found music. They took in jazz festivals in Quebec City,
Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Kentucky, Georgia, Arizona, Washington
and Oregon, flew to Newfoundland, Maine, Martha's Vineyard, and the
Maritimes, and spent time in New York, Florida, the Keys, New Orleans and
the gulf coast, enjoying jazz. He always said he had not missed a thing.
Trev requested cremation, and the family plan a celebration of his life, to
take place some time in the near future in Victoria and Toronto. Those who
wish, may make a donation to the Cancer Clinic of Vancouver Island. Good
Night Sweet Prince! 489575
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


MIDDLEMAS, David Who died July 16, 2008 at age 44, after a sudden illness at
the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton Alberta. David was pre-deceased by
both parents and one brother. He will be greatly missed by two sons, Andrew
and Robert, daughter Jennifer, former wife Hayley, 5 siblings including a
twin brother Ian, 18 nephews and nieces and many friends. A Devoted Father,
Son, Uncle, Brother. Loyal friend and Mentor. His strength, wisdom and sense
of humor will not be forgotten. A Memorial was held on July 21 in Edmonton
for friends and family. Donations can be made in David's memory to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation. 489492
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


(Memoriam)
MILTON, Tom December 1954 August 2006 He was my North, my South, my East and
West My working week and my Sunday rest. My noon, my midnight, my talk my
song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.... missing you
everyday. Love Chris and kids. There will be a potluck celebration of Tom an
d his best friend Jackie Oakes on Sat. Aug. 9th, 522 Dalton St. All welcome,
anytime after 2pm. 488554
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


(Memoriam)
PHILIP, John Ross In memory of our beloved son, John, who died August 3rd,
1988. The Philip family. 488039
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


POTTER, Edwin James Born February 28, 1948 passed away suddenly in his home
on July 23, 2008. Predeceased by his father, James Gilbertson Potter.
Survived by his mother Ethel R.M. Potter (100), son James Edwin R. Potter
(26), and daughter Catherine Elizabeth R. Potter (23). In lieu of flowers
please make donations in Ed's memory to Alcoholics Anonymous Victoria (#8,
2020 Douglas Street V8T4L1.) Please join us for a service on Tuesday August
5, 2:00pm at First Memorial Funeral Chapel (4725 Falaise Drive,) with
reception to follow. 488676
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 7/31/2008 - 8/3/2008


PRESIDENTE, Myrtle Mary June 10, 1917 July 24, 2008 With great sadness we
announce Myrtle's passing in the early hours of July 24th. She was
surrounded by family & left this world with the grace & dignity with which
she lived her entire life. She had a wonderful sense of humour & always
joked that "she was born in Winnipeg to be close to her Mother". Myrt will
be sadly missed by her sons Paul, Peter, Patric and their families. She was
predeceased by here husband Paul in 1976 & was the last surviving member of
her family. Memorial service will be held on August 18th, 2008 at 2 PM at
First Memorial Funeral Services 4725 Falaise Dr. Victoria. Our sincerest
thanks go out to her wonderful friends Chuck & Marnie Moser & the incredibly
kind caring staff of the Chandler Wing at Glengarry Hospital. 489086
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/2/2008 - 8/3/2008


(Memoriam)
RICE, Graham July 3, 1938 August 5, 2007 Graham left us one year ago and it
has been a long, sad time for his family and friends. But we remember the
happy times, fishing and camping trips, Scottish country dancing, the joy of
welcoming new members to the family and much love and laughter. We miss his
quiet smile, his patience and his loving understanding. Since then, Graham
has been joined by his brother-in-law Art, his good friend Jan and his dear
friend Judi. Janet, Catherine and Clarke, Susan & Erwin, Graham and Janine
and Julia, Nicola and Kaylie wish to thank all of our extended family and
friends for their love and support over this last year. You have made a
difference. LOVE LASTS FOREVER Sorely missed, forever loved, never
forgotten, Janet 489589
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


SCHEFFER, Herman Peacefully on July 20, 2008 at the age of 89 years. He was
born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 5, 1919. Predeceased by his father
Johannes Martinus Scheffer and mother Elise Martha Lina Yuchheim,
step-mother Sophie Scheffer-Hoogerboord, father-in-law Leonard Trytel,
mother-in-law Francina Trytel, sisters Elise Lonnee, Charlotte Bott,
Marianne Andrae, brother-in-law Hendrick (Hein) Volker, survived by Miep
Scheffer (nee Trytel), Elisabeth Volker (nee Trytel), daughter Yvonne (Gary)
Stephanie Nixdorf, son Frank (Hisako) Scheffer, Phillip (Cara) Nichol, Mary
(Raphael) Isabella Madison Rodriguez, numerous nephews and nieces. No
memorial service at family's request. 489120
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/1/2008 - 8/3/2008


VOLLMEIER, Emil Born on January 23, 1919 in Gahwil, Switzerland. Passed away
peacefully at Glenwarren Lodge in Victoria, BC on July 31, 2008 to be with
his beloved wife, Olga. Lovingly remembered by his children, Theresa,
Francis and Agnes; granddaughters, Olivia and Hannah and sisters, Maria,
Agnes, Ida and Anna. Emil's culinary career began with apprenticing in some
of the finest hotels in Switzerland before moving to Canada in 1948. He
worked at several restaurants before he settled into a long career as the
Chef Supervisor of St. Joseph's Hospital, in Victoria. He loved to cook and
catered many functions and special occasions for the Knights of Columbus. He
was a kind and gentle man and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of
knowing him. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Glenwarren
Lodge for the kind and compassionate care given to Dad. Prayers will be
offered at MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver Streets on
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Blanshard & View, on Thursday, August
7, 2008 at 12:00 Noon with a private family interment to follow. Condolences
may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com . 489510
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


(Memoriam)
WEIGHTON, William June 2nd, 1924 August 6th, 2007 Nothing can ever take away
the love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance
keeps him near. Miss you Dad, Love Anne & James 487553
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/3/2008


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