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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; September 25, 2008
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Victoria Times-Colonist; September 25, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 9/25/2008
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BOWLBY, Phyllis Elaine Born in Brockton, MA, on December 23, 1923, and died
in Victoria, BC, on September 23, 2008. Survived by her sister Patricia of
Baie d'Urfe, QC (husband Lloyd Rogers); nephew Jonathan Rogers and family of
Ottawa, ON; niece Janet Rogers and family of Delta, BC; niece Alice Rogers
of Burns Lake, BC. Served in the CWAC in Canada and England in WWII. After
qualifying as a librarian she worked at the Calgary Public Library and then
as head of the North Central Branch of the BC Public Library Commission in
Prince George. Retired to Victoria in 1993. Condolences may be offered to
the family at www.mccallbros.com 501660
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/25/2008


FAHRIG, Robert Bruce Born Sept. 22, 1920 Died Sept. 22, 2008 "To live in
hearts we leave behind Is not to die." Thomas Campbell Flowers gratefully
declined, if desired please make a donation to the SPCA. 501943
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/25/2008


FORRESTER, Alice (Kipp) January 10th, 1926 September 19th, 2008 Stolen from
our hearts, our beloved Mom Alice Forrester, passed away suddenly and
unexpectedly after hip surgery. Predeceased by her daughter Heather and her
husband Charlie. She leaves to mourn her children Judy (Wayne), David, Cindy
(Myles), Robbie (Stacy), Allen (Manon). Grandchildren, Kim (Scott), Sean,
Corey, Rachelle (Mike), Danielle, Jordon, Ricky, Ben, Jessica, and Melissa,
great granddaughter Taylor, her sister Mary and family, and many dear
friends. Her little Missy and Sweety will miss her kisses and treats. Mom
was born in Winnipeg but spent most her life in Victoria raising her 6
children while working in the local flour Mill. In the late 70's she moved
up to Cobble Hill where she and the love of her life Chuck" built their log
house. Mom worked at the Whippletree Auction for many years then retiring
and volunteering for the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion in Mill Bay
and the Mill Bay Salvation Army. Mom enjoyed spending summers at their cabin
in Babine Lake, with her many wonderful friends and recently spending
summers at Caycuse with family. It was at those cabins where Mom's friends
would join her for a glass of wine and her many jokes. Two years ago Mom
moved to Langford to be close to her family and enjoy outings with her
daughters. Mom loved life, she loved her family and her many dear friends
whom she kept in touch with daily. Everyone knew Mom was always quick with a
joke, which is exactly how she spent her last days with a new audience the
staff and roommates at the Jubilee Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Lapp and
all who cared for Mom on 3 West. A celebration of Mom's life will be held at
the Langford Legion on Station Rd., Victoria, BC, Sept., 29th from 11:00
a.m.2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian
Arthritis Society. Rest in Peace Mom We Love You 501455
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/24/2008 - 9/25/2008


JACKSON, John Ross After a brief illness, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on
Friday, September 19, 2008, aged 87. Predeceased by his wife Marilyn Freda
Jackson (nee Turner). He will be sorely missed by his children John Jr.,
Patricia (Brian Wall) and David (Julie), his five grandchildren, and his
many other relatives and friends. John was born on August 23, 1921 in
Kamloops, and raised in West Vancouver. There he joined the West Vancouver
School Boys' Band and played in bands and groups ever since. John was a
gifted musician. He moved to Toronto as a young man where he lived with his
Uncle Ernest, Aunt Barbara, their 8 children, Aunt Eva and other family. His
cousins remember him practising clarinet and saxophone for hours in the 3rd
floor bathroom trying not to disturb them. Friends and family took to
calling him "the Shadow" because he was so quiet, and the name "Shadow
Jackson" stuck. He played with RCAF bands in Active and Regular Force
service, and during his life played with many groups around Vancouver,
Toronto, Winnipeg and Victoria, doing swing, big band, concert, pit band,
symphonic and choir music. Before his illness he was preparing to resume
rehearsing with the Chiefs and Petty Officers' Band, the Island Big Band and
the Cordova Bay United Church Choir. In 1954 he married Marilyn Turner ("my
girl") and they raised three children in Richmond Hill, ON, Winnipeg,
Toronto and Victoria. With Lyn's help and support, Dad finished his high
school education and then earned his BA in Music and a teaching certificate.
He continued to play and after retiring in 1971 from the Forces he taught in
schools around Toronto then from 1977 on in Victoria, before retiring
completely to enjoy his garden, golf, music and, later, grandchildren. In
January 2000 he lost Lyn, "his girl", to cancer. He missed her always, but
music, golf, family and friends helped him remain active in the community.
He loved his golf, still playing 18 holes 3 days a week with good friends at
the Gorge Vale Golf Club right until his recent illness, and he followed the
pros regularly on the Golf channel. In between rounds on the links and
rehearsals, he could be found dining out with friends and family, reading up
on historical trains, or working on the crossword in his cozy Sidney garden.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, September
27 at the Cordova Bay United Church at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers please
donate to a local music program or other charity of your choice. 501291
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/23/2008 - 9/27/2008


MacDONALD, Thomas Samuel October 28th, 1937 September 14th, 2008 On
September 14th our loving father passed away. He was much loved as a dad,
grandpa and friend. Predeceased by his wife Mary and 2 brothers, Doug and
Bruce, leaving behind his brother Cliff, three children Heather (Shawn),
Trevor, and Cheryl (Ed); seven grandchildren; Mitchell, Gabby, Riley,
Caleigh, Danica, Breanne and Rory, and other family member he held dear. Dad
loved to tell stories of his antics from his youth growing up in Port
Alberni. He moved to Vancouver where he met Mom. They fell in love, married
and soon after moved to Prince George. Dad spent many years in sales and
owning his own businesses. Dad had a keen eye for good opportunities and
when he saw one in Parksville B.C. he moved the family to Vancouver Island.
While in Parksville Dad was involved in a number of organizations; Rotary,
Minor Hockey and Parksville Chamber of Commerce. Dad was known for his
generosity and supportive nature. Later he and mom moved to Victoria meeting
many new friends. Dad's smiling way and pleasant face will always be
remembered. You were loved deeply and will be in our hearts forever. A
celebration of Dad's life will be held on Sunday September 28th between
11-4pm at Riverbend Resort in Parksville. 501818
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/25/2008


MacSWEEN, Bonalin Laverne (nee Carmichael) Passed away peacefully in the
arms of family and friends September 22, 2008. Born October 29, 1944 in
Kimberley, BC. Predeceased by her father, James M. Carmichael. Survived by
her mother, Helen V. Carmichael, Creston, BC; her husband, Donald of
Saanichton; daughter, Verna of Victoria; son, Peter (Patty) and grandson,
Iain of Middleton, NS. Also by her sister, Reva (Gerhard) Bierman, Prince
George, BC; brother, James B. Carmichael, Sardis, BC, as well as many other
relatives and valued friends. Bon was a loving daughter, wife, mother and a
proud grandmother. Until recently she was on the Nursing Staff of the
Extended Care Unit, Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Special thanks to Drs.
Hilary Wass and J. Chris Bosman and staff of Saanich Peninsula Hospital for
their loving and compassionate care of Bon in her final illness. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made in Bon's name to the Saanich Peninsula
Hospital Foundation, Saanichton, BC or to the Leukemia/ Bone Marrow
Transplant Unit, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC. A Memorial
Celebration of Bon's life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964
Richmond Road, Victoria, BC on Monday, September 29th, 2008 at 2:00 pm.
Cremation. Interment to follow. Condolences may be offered to the family at
www.mccallbros.com . 501823
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/25/2008


MARON, Sally (Rabinovitch) August 16, 1919 September 9, 2008 Beloved wife of
the late Irving Maron; devoted mother and mother-in-law of Gwen Bonnie and
Tom Murray; adoring grandmother of John Murray. Survived by Mo Rabinovitch,
Syd Rabinovitch, Jerry Rabinovitch, Libby Liquornik and many nieces and
nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Shirley Rabinovitch and Bella Kogan. She
will be lovingly remember and always missed by all. 501737
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/25/2008


MARRS, Dorothy Florence August 18, 1927 September 16, 2008 Born Dorothy
Florence Corbin in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. She was orphaned at 8 years of
age, and raised by her dear foster mother, Margaret Wardrope. Dorothy met
her husband of 53 years, Warren Marrs, in Toronto, Ontario. They had one
child, Peter. She is survived by her husband Warren, her son Peter (Laurie),
grandsons Scott and Sean, brother Albert, sister Frances, and many nieces,
nephews and cousins. Dorothy grew up in both Stewiacke and Truro, Nova
Scotia. She moved to Toronto in the late `40s and worked for the Canada Life
Assurance Company. She became a full-time mother when her son was born.
Dorothy moved to Vancouver with her family in 1974, and finally to Victoria
in 1988. She maintained correspondence with those who were close to her from
all periods of her life, and will be sadly missed by all. In the last few
years, her grandsons were the delight of her life At Dorothy's request, no
service will be held. 501185
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/23/2008 - 9/25/2008


NISSEN, Lillian Melinda Born February 2, 1924 in Melfort, Saskatchewan.
Passed away peacefully September 24, 2008 here in Victoria at the age of 84.
Predeceased by daughter Nadine. She is survived by six children, Darcia,
Richard, Nolan, Greg, Candace, Brent. Fifteen grandchildren and twelve great
grandchildren will miss her greatly, along with many friends and relatives
who loved this wonderful lady. Service is to be held at the Chapel of Royal
Oak Cemetery, 4673 Falaise Drive, Friday, September 26 at 11 am. 502012
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/25/2008 - 9/26/2008


STOCK, Marjorie Eunice (nee Barber) 1918 2008 Passed away at the Saanich
Peninsula Hospital on September 21, 2008 in her 91st year. She is
predeceased by her husband Reginald George in 1999 and her youngest son
Robert Stephen in 2004. She leaves to cherish her memory, her brother
Archie, her children; Celia (David), Colin (Sandra), Sandra (Stephen);
grandchildren, Edouard (Shantelle), Nicolas (Amy), Rachel, Rebecca, and
great grandson Samuel, daughter-in-law Carol Langner, as well as friends and
relatives in Canada and England. Marjorie led a full and eventful life and
was devoted to her family and friends. She was a compassionate and caring
person who will be dearly missed. A Private Memorial Service will take
place. 501510
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 9/25/2008


TAYLOR, Florence Agnes (Ryan) Passed away peacefully on September 22nd,
2008, surrounded by her loving family. Florence was born on December 15,
1911 in Halifax, N.S. to Mary and John Ryan. Florence and Frank and their
daughters moved to Victoria in 1944 to begin their new lives. Flo worked for
many years at Woodward's Department Store. Predeceased by her husband, Frank
(1987); daughter, Joan (2006) and infant son, John; sisters, Marie and
Marion. Florence is survived by her loving family, daughter, Audrey; sister,
Irene and son-in-law, Harold; grandchildren, Leanne (Michael), Janet (Rick),
David (Barb), Kevin (Renee), Cara (Doug), Dawn; great grandchildren, Laura,
Andrea (Bob), Ryan, Amanda, Nick, Daryl, Jay, Thomas, Traci, Naomi and Teri
and Jackie. Great great grandson, Alexander, made the fifth generation.
Florence is also survived by many relatives back east, and good friends,
Marie Bruch and Mary Galvin and many others in Victoria. She was a very
active member of Holy Cross Church for many years. Florence will be dearly
missed by all, as a very kind and loving soul with a good sense of humour.
Special thanks to Dr. David Meir, the nurses and staff at Central Park Lodge
for the care of Florence, especially over the last few days. Visitation and
Prayer Services to be held at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and
Vancouver Streets on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service
to be held at Holy Cross Church, 4049 Gordon Head Rd. on Friday Sept. 26,
2008 at 11:00 a.m. Eulogy to be given by Jack Nickolichuk, followed by a
reception at the church hall. Burial to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park,
4049 Falaise Drive. Condolences may be offered to the family at
www.mccallbros.com 501611
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 9/24/2008 - 9/25/2008


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