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Victoria Times-Colonist; Saturday, January 03, 2009
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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 01/03/2009
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BELL, Thelma Dorothy Thelma passed away peacefully December 24, 2008.
Thelma is lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Brenda (Joe),
Valerie and Jackie, four grandchildren, and her brothers and sisters.
Thelma will also be remembered for her devotion to family and friends.
The family would like to thank the home care nurses and the staff at
the Royal Jubilee Hospital for the kindness and care they provided
over the past few months. Memorial Service and reception will be held
at McCall Bros., Johnson and Vancouver, Monday, January 5 at 1:00
p.m., Family Chapel. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to
the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be made at
www.mccallbros.com . 519523
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/3/2009


BUTTERWORTH, Mona 1926 2008 Mona passed peacefully away on Saturday,
December 27, 2008 at The Lodge at Broadmead with her husband by her
side. Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff for the
continuous care they provided during Mona's stay at the Lodge. By her
request there will be no service. Memorial donations in Mona's memory
may be made to The Lodge at Broadmead, 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria,
BC, V8X 4Y7. 519408
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009


CHIVERS, Daphne Passed away peacefully on December 27, 2008 at the age
of 78. Daphne was born on October 23, 1930 in Hilliers, BC. She was
predeceased by her husband Fred in 1986. Daphne will be lovingly
remembered by her sisters; Marjorie Huson, Doreen Clarke, of Victoria;
Beverly Gyselinck of Ont.; Ruth Young of Maple Ridge,; Brothers Ken
Clarke of Coombs, BC and Eric Clarke of Nanaimo. Several nieces,
nephews and cousins. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society. Special thanks to all the Doctors and nurses of the Richmond
Pavilion and RP1. No Service by Daphne's request. 519535
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/2/2009 - 1/3/2009


COCKRELL, Lionel Philip (Jack) Passed away suddenly on the snowy
evening of December 21, 2008. He was born in Norwich, England on the
28th of October 1918. Jack and his family emigrated to Vancouver, B.C.
in November 1922. Only a few months later, due to family misfortune he
was placed in an orphanage and later became a ward of the Children's
Aid Society. Jack received his early education in Vancouver. He joined
the Militia in 1934. Two years later Jack joined the permanent force
at Work Point Barracks as a member of the 5th Heavy Battery, R.C.A. It
was during this time he met his future wife Dorothy McVie. The young
couple were married in Esquimalt, at St. Paul's Anglican Church on
December 2, 1939. At the outbreak of W.W. 2 Jack served for short
periods of time at Black Rock, Breakwater Battery and Golf Hill until
posted overseas to the 1st Field Regiment R.C.H.R. Jack survived the
sinking of the R.M.S. Nerissa in April 1941. He was commissioned at
the Royal Military Academy in February 1944 and posted to the Royal
Canadian Armoured Corps. He served in Europe with the 25th Armoured
Regiment and the 28th (B.C.R.) Regiment. Jack was wounded in October
1944 and was returned home to Victoria, B.C. a few months later. After
a period of convalescence he served for a brief time with the Royal
Canadian Dragoons. Jack left his military career in September of 1947
to join the Federal Civil Service (D.N.D) as an Ammunition Examiner at
Colwood. A promotion to Assistant Chief Inspector meant a cross
country move to Ottawa. The next move took the family to Bedford, Nova
Scotia where Jack became Superintendent of the Ammunition
Laboratories. A further promotion meant a move back to Ottawa with
even greater responsibilities. The next chapter in Jack's career was
with the Federal Government's Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Branch. He served as a senior consultant with Parks Canada, Indian
Affairs and the Department's Administration and Finance unit. His work
resulted in extensive travel both in Canada and foreign countries.
Jack claimed that these were his happiest, most challenging and
productive days of his working life. A massive heart attack at the age
of 58 brought an end to his employment with the Federal Civil Service.
As soon as Jack regained his strength, he went back to work on a
contractual basis with Park's Canada and successfully completed
several projects before ""calling it a day"". Retirement brought Jack
and Dorothy back to Vancouver Island, where Jack devoted the same
energy and enthusiasm to volunteer work as he had to his military and
public service careers. Dorothy formed a band and taught Jack to play
the drums, for the next 15 years they played at many afternoon tea
dances and entertained at care homes and charity events. As a member
of Branch #91 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Jack served as President,
as a Service Officer, Chairman of several committees as well as Zone
Commander for South Vancouver Island. His major projects for the
Legion were organizing the B.C. Ceremony for the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier and the Memorial Wall in Victoria's new arena. Jack continued
to serve on committees until reaching his 86th birthday. Jack was
predeceased by his parents Horace and Elsie. His sisters Marjory and
Dorothy. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, sister Kathleen Clifton,
Vancouver. Sons Robert Cockrell (Lesley) Victoria, John Cockrell (Pam)
Rocklin, California, and daughter Maureen Miller (Dave) Nepean,
Ontario. Grandchildren, John (Heather) Salem, Oregon, Carrie Ann
(Daryl) Rocklin, California, Shannon Miller, Ottawa, Ontario, Jessica
MillerPoos (Mark) Ajax, Ontario. Great grandchildren, Hayley, Evan,
Calli, Jacob, Brianna, Jazzlyn and new baby Ella Claire. Many nieces,
nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. A special thank you to
Joanne and Greg for all their support and friendship to Dorothy and
Jack over the past few years. Jack was a man who strongly believed in
service to country and community. He loved a challenging debate, a
good laugh and the Toronto Maple Leafs, but most of all he loved his
family and his good buddy Fuji. He will be deeply missed! Memorial
service to be held at a later date. Notification of time and place
will appear in the Times Colonist. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Jack's name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 107-1001
Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, V8X 4C9. 519025
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009


DICKSON, Winnie October 11, 1914 December 17, 2008 Winnie Dickson of
Calgary passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at the
age of 94 years. Winnie will be sadly missed by her daughters, Deborah
of Calgary and Claudia (Robert), and grandchildren, Melanie and
Rhianna, all of Victoria. She was predeceased by her husband Claude,
son Don, and siblings, Henry, Albert, Elsie, George, Annie, and
Martha. Graveside services were held at Queen's Park Cemetery in
Calgary on Tuesday, December 23. Forward condolences through
www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes
may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201,
222 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2S3. 519497
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/3/2009


EDWARDS, Murray Dallas Died peacefully in Victoria General Hospital at
12 noon on Sunday, 14 December 2008, in the arms of his devoted wife,
Kathy, with his loving daughter, Liz at his side. He was a young man
of 84. Murray was blessed with a youthful appearance and had a spirit
to match. A lively man: his eyes sparkled, he walked with a spring in
his knees and his good humour was infectious. A kind, thoughtful,
generous, energetic, enthusiastic, creative, optimistic, and curious
man, he was an actor, director, producer, writer, broadcaster,
historian, and academic. Murray was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
the second child and only son of Frank and Kathleen. Immediately after
graduating from Nutana High School, he joined up" and went overseas
with the Canadian Army. With the 8th Reconnaissance, 2nd Division, he
saw action in Northern Europe, and in 1945 volunteered to fight in the
South Pacific. Fortunately, the War ended, and Murray was able to
begin university studies at Khaki College in England. He returned to
Saskatoon in 1946 to attend the University of Saskatchewan, where he
received the first impetus toward theatre. He completed his B.A. in
l949, and in the summers of 1948 and 1949, was actor-manager of one of
the first touring companies originating in Saskatchewan, the Western
Stage Society. In 1950, a scholarship for advanced studies took him to
Columbia University, where he received his M.A. (1953) and PhD. (1962)
with his dissertation published in 1968 by the University of Toronto
Press as A Stage in Our Past. Murray was a pioneer of Canadian theatre
history. He began collecting theatrical Canadiana when he was on tour
with the Western Stage Society. He persevered, and, as Mavor Moore
noted in 1968, succeeded in establishing himself as that rarest of
scholars, a Canadian theatrical historian. Interspersed throughout his
life were periods of teaching at various universities and colleges in
Canada and the U.S. and work with the CBC. He loved working at the CBC
as a radio producer. Of particular note were the Sunday Night Stage
Series, The Learning Stage (the first of its kind in continuing adult
education), Style in the Theatre, and The Wonderful World of Radio. In
1976, Murray made a big move to the University of Victoria as a
Visiting Professor in the Department of Theatre. He continued to be
associated with the Department of Theatre for many years, while also
serving as the Fine Arts Coordinator in University Extension and
Executive Producer of UVic Television Productions. In collaboration
with Gord More, Murray produced over 60 videos under various auspices,
many of which won awards. Murray's motto was If you rest, you rust,"
so he never really retired. He continued to work with Gord,
contributed articles to scholarly publications, and became an Adjunct
Professor in the Theatre Department. He was a formidable squash
player, a passionate gardener, and a self-taught pianist who loved
classical music, but could also play a mean boogie-woogie. In later
years, he became fascinated with genealogy and spent many happy hours
researching his family heritage. A loving father, grandfather and
great-grandfather, he kept in close touch with all his family in
Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Murray is survived by his first
wife Natalie (Lloyd) and their children, Emrys, (Carmen) Liz (Eric),
Kate, Meg (Joe) and Carson (Nicole), his grandchildren, Jodi
(Geordie), Caitlin (Kevin), Nathalie (Brian), Simon, Rose, Frank,
Maude, James, Winston, Elizabeth Dawn, and great-grandchildren, Shai,
Nava, Jasper, Jaden and Callum. Here in Victoria, he leaves behind his
sisters-in-laws Sylvia (Jim) and Nancy (Jim) and their children,
Dylan, Jeff, Katelyn and Dana. Murray was a man with many friends; he
will be especially missed by Gord, Judy, Karla, Bert, Ray and Doug.
This muchloved man was adored by his wife Katherine, she is grateful
for the 23 years of love and happiness they had together and will miss
him deeply. Murray's family is grateful to the staff on VGH 7B who
were unfailingly kind and supportive in the last weeks of his life.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish to make a donation in
memory of Murray, please consider The Salvation Army, (PO Box 428,
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2N8). The Sally Ann was Murray's favourite charity,
because of the comfort they brought to him and other soldiers during
WWII. Or, a donation to the Katherine E. and Murray D. Edwards
Scholarship in Theatre (UVic Development Office, Box 3060, Stn. CSC,
Victoria, B.C.V8W 3R4) would be very much appreciated. A memorial
reception for Murray Dallas Edwards will be held at the University
Club at 4 p.m. on January 5th 2009. He wears the rose Of Youth upon
him" Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, Act iii 518378
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/27/2008 - 1/3/2009


ERB, Bryan Norman August 22, 1936 December 22, 2008 Bryan Norman Erb
passed away, peacefully, in Qualicum BC, with his wife and family
members at his side. He leaves his wife of 54 years Barbara, sons
Chris (Marianne), Dale (Teresa), grandchildren Nick, Jennifer (Jared)
and Jessica, brother Ernie (Betty),niece Sue (Jim ), nephews Steve
(Debbie) and Allan (Kathi) and many cousins and great nieces and
nephews. The son of Ernie Erb Sr and Margaret Erb, both deceased,
Bryan was in the family line of Erbs who emigrated from Germany in the
late 1700s, settling first in New Brunswick and in the 1800s, worked
their way west to Victoria, where Bryan was born and raised. Bryan had
a long and successful career with BC Tel in Victoria. Retiring in 1993
Bryan and Barbara moved to Qualicum and spent 15 years as Snowbirds in
Palm Springs. Bryan believed in helping others, particularly children
and accomplished this as an active member of the Gizeh Shriners of BC:
Victoria and Parksville/Qualicum. As well, he was a past master of the
Masonic Temple in Victoria. As a young man Bryan played in the
commercial hockey league. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed curling,
walking, gardening and cooking. His family and close friends meant the
world to him. His strong sense of independence and strength will live
on through his children and grandchildren. He will be fondly
remembered by all who knew him. Thank you to the doctors and staff at
the Nanaimo General Hospital and the Eagle Park Care Facility, and
Hospice volunteers. In lieu of flowers, please give in memory to the
BC Cancer Foundation or the Nanaimo or Qualicum Hospice. Celebration
of Bryan's Life: Jan 11th, 1-3 pm Braefoot C Centre, 1359 McKenzie
Ave, Victoria, Life's work well done Life's race well run Now comes
rest 519252
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/3/2009


FAIRGRIEVE, Thomas Cambell February 9, 1943 December 27, 2008 It is
with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our
brother Thomas Fairgrieve. He was predeceased by his dear wife Morag
(Keighren)in 2004 and loving son Paul in 2000. He is survived by his
brothers Irving (Sandra) and George (Jean) of Scotland, his
sisters-in-law Jeanette (John) of Canada, and Lilia (John) of
Scotland. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews both in
Scotland and Canada. Tommy grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1963, he
married his lovely bride, Morag. In 1965, the young couple and their
son Paul crossed the ocean to live in Scarborough, Ontario. Tommy was
an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and an automobile enthusiast.
He had a long career as a mechanic with the City of Scarborough and
after retiring in 1996, moved with his wife to beautiful Victoria B.C.
Tommy will be remembered for his witty comments, one-liners and ease
with which he made new friends. The family extends their gratitude to
the many caring friends, acquaintances and caregivers who supported
Tommy over these past few years (Doug and Linda Mylie, Dr. Evans, Anne
Wood, Tim Mack). Memorial service will be held at Sands Funeral
Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street, on Saturday January 3rd at 12:00 pm.
519514
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/2/2009 - 1/3/2009


GONZALES, Felicitas Perez Passed away peacefully on December 29, 2008
at the Aberdeen Nursing Home. She is predeceased by her late husband;
Ricardo Gonzales, she leaves to mourn her memory, her children; Emily,
Teresita (Richard), Rosemarie (Julian), and her son in the
Philippines, Danilo (Flor, her grandchildren; Nino, Aileen, Andrew,
Michelle, Jenelle, Joel, and John-David, great-granddaughter;
Veronica, as well as relatives and friends. A Viewing will take place
on Saturday, January 3, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 pm at First Memorial
Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive. Funeral Mass will take place on
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic
Church, 2060 Haultain St. Interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial
Park. A special thank you to Couples For Christ, friends and relatives
and all caregivers, supporting Mom at home, also, our deepest
gratitude to the staff and nurses of Aberdeen Nursing Home for their
love, care and support. 519637
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/3/2009


GRAVELLE, Roger Born February 23, 1923 in Hull, Quebec. Roger passed
away peacefully in Victoria Hospice Thursday 25 of December. He leaves
two brothers, Jerry and Raymond and sister, Tereser of Quebec. He will
be deeply missed by his wife Lily. He loved his golf and all sports
and traveling in his motor home. Special thanks to all at Victoria
Hospice for their compassion and care. No service by request. In lieu
of flowers donations to his memory can be made to Victoria Hospice.
519382
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/2/2009 - 1/3/2009


HARDIE, William George Charles May 25, 1917 December 23, 2008 Bill
passed peacefully from his mortal life to his eternal life leaving us
behind to miss a man who would do anything for you at anytime. When it
came to selfless giving he led the way ... ready to do whatever needed
to be done. Bill joined the RCAF during WW2 and went overseas to serve
in London with the 411 Squadron. While there he met and married Muriel
(Mac) McLaren, who also had joined the WDRCAF. Mac predeceased Bill in
2003 after 58 years of marriage. Bill is survived by his brother Bob,
and sons Bill Jr. and Roland (Maria), grandchildren Erin, Jessica,
Seth and Sherah and great grandchildren Aysha, Adeline and Brodie as
well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Kelowna BC and lived
there on an orchard until the war came along. After the war he moved
back to BC with his young bride and began a new life. Shortly after
the birth of their second son they moved up the coast to a fishing
village called Namu where he maintained the power plant for the BC
Packers cannery. When it was time to move on he joined Trans Mountain
Oil Pipeline and spent the rest of his working years in Edmonton in
the oil patch. After his retirement is when he really started working
.... he would help everyone with everything. As a result he made many
friends, was well thought of and deeply loved. Wherever he went he
made a great impression. In 1994 he and Mac moved to Sidney, enjoying
their time near the ocean and on his sailboat. His final years were
spent at Mt. Tolmie Hospital under the care of the dedicated and
loving staff who went out of their way to make sure Dad was well taken
care of .... Blessings upon you and the work you do! A service to
celebrate Bill's life will be held on January 6, 2009 at 1pm at Sidney
Pentecostal Church, 10364 McDonald Park Dr. Sidney, BC. We miss you
Dad! 519607
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009


HARVEY, Bernice Eileen Passed away at the age of 88 years on December
19, 2008 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital with family at her side.
Pre-deceased by husband Lyle Flury in 1961, husband Wilfrid Harvey in
1996, and brother Rick Carter in 2001. Survived by her children
Richard Flury (Liz), Barbara Williamson (Colin), and Janice Flury
(Al); stepchildren Barbara Livingston (Al), Graham Harvey (Janice),
and Scott Harvey (Susan); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bernice worked from 1962 to 1978 as a public health nurse in Victoria.
After her marriage to Wilf, she moved to Assinboia, Saskatchewan for
ten years, retiring with Wilf to North Saanich in 1988. She will be
remembered for her love of family and friends, her generous and caring
spirit, and her keen enthusiasm for all that life had to offer her. A
Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Church, 4th St., Sidney,
B.C. on Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. 519618
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009


HEWISON, John "Jack " Raymond Peacefully on Wednesday, December 31,
2008, following a joyous Christmas with his wife and family. Jack was
surrounded by his beloved family in his final days. Born in Victoria,
B.C. November 8, 1918. He served with the RCAF during the Second World
War and lived in Victoria for most of his life. He is fondly
remembered by his loving wife Elizabeth "Betty " Mary Hewison (nee
Rae) of 66 years, his five children Carol, Dianne, Michael, Gail and
Chris; his nine grandchildren Katherine, John, Michelle, David,
Melinda, Douglas, Richard, Rachel and Daniel; and four
great-grandchildren Erik, James, Aaliyah and Shaylah. Thank you to the
nurses and staff of Royal Jubilee Hospital Emergency and 2 West Wing
for their kindness and support. There will be no service by request.
Please make a donation to your favourite charity rather than sending
flowers. 519738
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/3/2009


HINTON, Captain (N) Peter Robert , CD Born in Shanghai, China, April
18, 1921. Died peacefully, surrounded by his family on December 19,
2008. Peter grew up in Victoria, attending Monterey Elementary, Vernon
Prep, St Michael's, and Brentwood College where he excelled at rugger,
cricket and sailing. Family summers were spent at Deep Cove and Peter
first stepped into a dinghy at age 9, setting sail for a lifelong love
of the sea. As a lad, he played the violin and string quartets with
his father, a cellist, which contributed to Peter's passion for
classical music and jazz, and to the end of his life, he recognized
and was comforted by the music of the great composers. In 1941 Peter
joined the navy and after service in the minesweeper HMCS Kelowna, he
was given command of Landing Craft Infantry (L) 262, landing troops in
France on June 6, 1944. He was demobilized in Canada in 1945.
Rejoining the navy in 1951, Peter held a number of commands including
HMCS Fortune, destroyers HMCS Athabaskan, and HMCS Columbia and was
the first Captain of HMCS Protecteur, commissioning her in New
Brunswick in 1969. Shore appointments included Commanding Officer of
the leadership school, HMCS Cornwallis; Director of Manpower Planning,
Ottawa; Chief of Staff, Canadian Flotilla Atlantic; Base Commander,
HMCS Stadacona, and CFB Esquimalt. He retired in 1976. Peter's next
challenge came when he assumed the position of Executive Director,
Victoria Branch, Canadian Red Cross, providing the leadership for a
new building on Fairfield Road. Interested in Victoria Hospice
Society; he volunteered, becoming a member of the Society board, and
subsequently chairman. Peter was a gentleman, a natural leader and
mentor to young naval officers. He read voraciously, was a storyteller
extraordinaire, a man of courage with determination and energy who
lived life fully, enriching and inspiring others. Predeceased by first
wife Margaret in 1982, Peter is survived by sons Peter (Lyn), Stephen
(Nikki), and granddaughter Jennifer (Joel). He also leaves his loving
wife Geri, her children Stephen (Erica), Andrea, grandchildren Michael
and Caitlin Toombs, and sister-in-law Francis Martini. He will be
remembered by many nieces and nephews, and by friends around the world
. The family wishes to thank Dr. David Leishman for his professional
and compassionate care of Peter and support to Geri; Peter's wonderful
companions, Rose, Doreen, Julie, and Heather; and the staff of The
Lodge At Broadmead for their dedication and loving care. A service of
remembrance will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2pm from Christ
Church Cathedral, Quadra Street, Victoria B.C. In lieu of flowers the
family requests that donations in Peter's memory be made to the
Alzheimer Society of BC, the Broadmead Care Foundation or the Victoria
Hospice Society. Condolences may be sent to www.mccallbros.com 519325
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/2/2009 - 1/3/2009


HUEBNER, Norma Agnes Passed away December 26, 2008 after a lengthy
illness. Born September 17, 1928 in Vernon, B.C. Survived by her
loving husband Ted; her children Ted (Carol) Palm, Bonnie (Sandy)
Watson, and Shelly, three grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.
Also survived by her sister Margaret Price, nieces and nephews.
Private family service. Memorial service at Lutheran Church of the
Cross at a later date. Special thanks to the staff at Mt. St. Mary's.
Donations to charity of choice. 519392
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/31/2008 - 1/3/2009


KENT, Chris Notification of Service A Celebration of Chris Kent's life
will take place, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal
Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd, Victoria There will also be a
"gathering" at the Gorge Pointe Pub on Sunday, January 11, at 4:00
p.m. just for fun. 519711
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009


KNIGHT, Reginal James November 18, 1933 December 17, 2008 Service of
Remembrance will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday January 7th, 2009 at
The Trafaigar/ Pro Patria Branch 292 Legion, 411 Gorge Rd. 519016
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/2/2009 - 1/4/2009


LESLIE, James B. (Jim) Died peacefully at the Jubilee Hospital on
Thursday, December 25, 2008. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on
March 6, 1915. Predeceased by his wife Aileen in 1997, Jim is survived
by his son James of Chevy Chase, MD, his daughter Fiona Holloway of
Edlesborough, England and his two granddaughters Grace and Hannah
Leslie. Jim and Aileen were married in Aberdeen on September 16, 1939
immediately after the outbreak of World War II. Jim had already
started to serve in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He served in
Scotland and Panama returning to Aberdeen in 1945. After working in a
number of different businesses in Aberdeen and playing badminton for
Scotland Jim emigrated to Canada in 1954 joining Alcan Aluminium in
Montreal. He was transferred to Jamaica and spent the next 15 years
there in progressively more responsible positions. In 1969 Jim and
Aileen moved to Calcutta, India where Jim became Managing Director of
the Indian Aluminium Company an Alcan subsidiary. After seven years in
India Jim and Aileen moved to Dublin, Ireland for three years before
retiring to Victoria in 1978. Jim was an active member of the Victoria
Golf Club for many years. For the past ten years he lived at Somerset
House on Dallas Road and was an active participant in many events
there. He particularly enjoyed playing bridge and snooker with his
many friends at Somerset House. A celebration of Jim's life will be
held at McCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets on
Tuesday, January 6th at 3:00 pm. A reception will follow in the
McCall's Family Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory
may be made to the Victoria Hospital Foundation to the benefit of the
Royal Jubilee Hospital. Condolences may be offered to the family at
www.mccallbros.com 519101
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/2/2009 - 1/3/2009


MacNUTT, Loren Silas Age 87, peacefully passed away at Broadmead Lodge
on Tuesday, December 30, 2008. Loren was born in Victoria on January
12, 1921 and lived his entire life in Saanich. Most of his life, Loren
was a farmer, but he also dabbled in other employment ventures. Over
the years, he worked as a logger, contracted the garbage business for
Saanich, and owned and operated MacNutt's Grocery and Alohi Market.
Loren loved trucks, tractors, the outdoors, and had a special passion
for dogs Buckshot" being one of his longtime companions. He was a
generous and caring man who was deeply loved and will be sadly missed.
Loren is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Karen (Rick); son,
John; grandchildren, Kristine (Todd), Michelle (Mike), Paul; and great
grandchildren, Maya and Tehya. He is further survived by other
relatives and many friends. A special thanks to The Simpson family and
the staff at The Gorge and Broadmead for their care and support. The
family requests no service or flowers. 519699
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009


McMYNN, Robert Graham Sept. 16, 1924 December 20, 2008 Bob passed away
suddenly in the late evening with the love of his life, Do, at his
side. Bob was born & raised in Vancouver, the son of Amy and Ewart,
the eldest of 3 children. Bob is survived by his sister Gene & brother
Bill (Joan). Bob & Do were married for 61 years & have lived the last
35 on Sidney's waterfront. Bob & Do have 2 children Rob (Joanne), &
Lorraine (Ken Glover), & 4 grandchildren Michael & Karley Stutzel &
Rob & Graham (Jacklin) McMynn. Bob has always been surrounded by a
loving extended family & he always put them ahead of all else. Bob was
a WWII pilot, then a very accomplished Marine Biologist, becoming the
Chief Fisheries Biologist for the Province of BC & ultimately the
Director of Commercial Fisheries of BC, serving on many boards as well
as representing Canada in many of the Law of the Sea Conferences. Bob
was always on the go. He became Vancouver Island's tennis champion,
competed in pistol shooting, skied before lifts, fished, hunted,
golfed & curled. Bob was a member of the Sidney Lawn Bowling Club,
instrumental in building the clubhouse & spent hours grooming the
greens & surrounding grounds. Bob was a builder at heart: log cabin
(hand cutting, peeling & hauling his own logs), built 2 residences a
30' cabin cruiser from the ground up, a gorgeous strip plank canoe,
tied flies & bucktails, as well he did lapidary, knitted & did
needlepoint & petitpoint. Bob was also an avid stamp & coin collector
& a passionate bridge player. Upon retirement, Bob & Do commercial
fished for 14 years on 3 different boats, starting with a 24' and
ending with a 36'. Following fishing, Bob & Do purchased an RV and
criss-crossed North America. Until the young age of 79 Bob & Do
freighter travelled to many parts of the world. At 80 they were
informed they were too old for freighters so switched to cruising. For
their 60th year anniversary Bob & Do took a European cruise & even
drove a car to visit relatives in Northern Ireland finishing up with a
bus tour. Living close to Sandown Race Track, Bob found it a
convenient afternoon entertainment to watch & make wagers on the horse
races. During his working years Bob helped pioneer the culture of
oysters by stringing oyster shells to gather seed in Pendrell Sound &
then rafting them for growth in Sooke. Bob, co-invented the OKI
Flasher, a mylar strip inserted between two pieces of plastic,
revolutionizing flashers for the commercial & sports fisherman. You
would think there was no time left in his life. However, Bob was an
incredible father taking Do, two children & two dogs, in the early
years, tenting, gold panning, & jade hunting. Then, in the later
years, cruising the Gulf Islands to Queen Charlotte Sound on his hand
built 30' Arrawana. Bob was a wonderful husband, father & grandfather.
Even with their busy social calendar, Bob & Do could always be found
both at home & on the road cheering on their grandchildren at their
various sporting events. Bob's range of friends knew no age limit. He
was always available to help & support his many friends in good times
& bad. He was easy to be a friend & never critical of other people. He
was always enjoyable company. He touched so many people's lives & will
leave an enormous void. We love you & miss you so much Bob, Dad &
Papa. A Memorial Service & celebration of Bob's life will take place
at 1400 hrs Monday Jan. 5, 2009 at First Memorial Funeral services,
4725 Falaise Drv. Victoria. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully
requests donations to either the Vancouver Police Foundation Graham
McMynn Fund or any charity of your choosing. 518861
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MOIR, Doris Born in Cumberland, BC Febuary 26, 1916, died in Langley
December 23, 2008, surrounded by her family. Doris was predeceased by
her beloved Jim & their first child, Harry". Mom/Nana leaves behind 4
children: Ann, Bob (& Gail), Peter (& Colleen) and Jean (& Peter) & 11
grandchildren: James, Christopher, Caitlyn Hari, Jake, Kathleen,
Stephan and Thomas, Gail's children, Kyle, Marin, & Brittany, &
Nicole. A memorial service will be held for Doris on January 10, 2009,
at 1:00 p.m., at St. George's Anglican Church in Fort Langley (address
below). Refreshments follow in church hall. In lieu of flowers, the
family would appreciate memorial donations made to Anglican Church
Women", c/o Parish of St. George, 9160 Church Street, Box 335, Fort
Langley, BC V1M 2R6. We'll miss you Mom/Nana, but are happy you have
finally found peace. 519437
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O'GRADY, Geoffrey Noel Ph. D. January 01, 1928 December 28, 2008
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Loving husband, father, grandfather
and friend. Our beloved Aussie Boundary Rider" left us after a lengthy
struggle with Parkinson's. He leaves an irreparable gap in the lives
of his grieving family: wife Alix after 51 years of marriage; his
daughter Liane (Henry) and his grandson Geoffrey Patrick; his daughter
Danielle (Tim) and granddaughters Elena and Isabelle; his brother
Denis; and family member Rod McCormick. According to friends and
colleagues on various continents Geoff was a true gentleman. Geoff was
a man of great modesty, outstanding linguistic talent and a total lack
of artifice. His lifelong fascination with languages first manifested
itself at Adelaide High School by his taking additional subjects in
Latin, German, Russian and Hungarian. After a short banking career he
ventured into the Australian Outback where he spent six years as
jackaroo on a vast sheep station of 25,000 sheep, located between the
Eighty Mile Beach and the Great Sandy Desert. He rode approximately
10,000 miles on horseback in the company of his Aboriginal mates,
camping in the bush, and learning their rich and intricate languages
and dialects. Geoff was adopted into the Nyangumarta tribe and spoke
their language fluently. In 1956 the University of Sydney offered him
a research assistantship. While working on his B.A. he pursued field
trips to record and transcribe indigenous languages usually at his own
expense. His endeavours in alphabetizing Nyangumarta resulted in a
literacy program and a Nyangumarta newspaper still published. He met
Alix from Riga, Latvia at the University of Sydney and they married in
1957. After Liane was born in Sydney, Geoff was granted a Fulbright
Scholarship at Indiana University where he completed his Ph.D. and
where Danielle was born. Three summers were spent travelling five days
in a decrepit Plymouth on Route 66 to Arizona for field studies in
HopiTewa. On completion of his Ph.D. he accepted a position at the
University of Alberta, Edmonton and proceeded to record northern
Canadian First Nations languages. In 1965 he began his long
association with the University of Victoria, becoming involved in the
study of various indigenous languages on Vancouver Island. Invitations
followed for advice from First Nations communities in northern B.C.
and Yukon. He was warmly received wherever he went. Geoff's passion
remained the Australian Aboriginal languages; he developed the seminal
body of work about the origins and relationships of the 250 Aboriginal
languages and mapped their boundaries. Geoff is regarded as a pioneer
and one of the leading scholars in Australian linguistics. Upon his
retirement the Australian National University honoured him with an
international Festschrift entitled Boundary Rider". In addition to
linguistics Geoff loved the sea and had an extraordinary knowledge of
the earth's oceans. The family enjoyed many weekends rowing among the
Gulf Islands as well as outings, picnics and frequent get-togethers
with friends at their home. Geoff and Alix travelled extensively in
North America and abroad. Geoff will be remembered for his class and
charm, his easygoing nature and gift for humour and wordplay. This
allowed him to form a quick rapport with total strangers. He had a
prodigious memory for phrases from a wide variety of languages and
throughout his life surprised people with samplings in their mother
tongue. Our thanks go to Drs. Sun and Thorpe and the Staff at RJH
Emergency as well as to the thoughtful Ambulance Attendants. In
particular, we are grateful for the excellent care of our family
physician, Dr. R. A. Sealey and Mary Ann. A private family memorial
will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victoria Epilepsy
and Parkinson's Centre will be appreciated (813 Darwin Ave., Victoria,
B.C. V8X 2X7). Friends are invited to share their reminiscences by
email to www.remembering.ca ; Click on Victoria; Search for O'Grady";
then View/Sign Guestbook". 519736
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O'KANE, Richard Benjamin Born August 25, 1947. Rick's spirit passed on
December 11, 2008. Born and raised in Chicago. He moved to Victoria
with his family in 1971. Rick loved Victoria and often called it
paradise on earth. Rick enjoyed life to the fullest; he travelled,
golfed, enjoyed sports and playing poker. He formed many life long
friendships. He had a great wit, sense of humour and had many
interesting stories to tell. Rick is predeceased by his mother Ruby,
father Richard and son Kenny. He is survived by his son Jesse, sister
Pat and nieces and nephew from Chicago. Ricks many friends are invited
to come together and celebrate his life at Murph's Place Pub, at the
Vacation Inn, 3020 Douglas Street on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. 519656
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PARSONS, Marjorie Ethel (nee Todd) January 28, 1915 December 23, 2008
Beloved Mother and Grandmother born to Alice and Edgar Todd in
Abernathy, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by devoted husband Harvey in
1976, Marjorie lived Victoria's history working in Small's Bakery at
18 and at Roger's Chocolates. Survived by loving daughter Adele
Tomlinson (Garey); adoring grandchildren, Lisa Yvonne (Oresto) in
Shawnigan, and Dean (Stacy) in Colorado; endeared sister Evelyn
DaviesPeters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers
James (renowned golfer) and Douglas, and sister Irene Wood. A landlady
to many over the years, she loved all sports, particularly lawn and
carpet bowling. Memorial Service at Central Care Home, 844 Johnston
Street, Wednesday, January 7 at 2:15 p.m. Our undying thanks to the
Angel Caregivers and Nurses of the 5th floor. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to Victoria Hospice. 519538
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PERRY, Helen McGregor (nee Hunter) Age 94 on January 1 in Victoria BC.
Born on December 7, 1914, the daughter of the Rev. Robert & Marguerite
Hunter, Helen lived in eight different prairie towns until 1938 when
she moved to Victoria. Her peripatetic life continued after she
married Dr. Neil Perry, who predeceased her in 1993. As his wife she
typed his essays at Harvard, stood in reception lines at the White
House, was entertained in Haile Selassie's palaces and made her own
sandwiches for UBC's Commerce Department teas during the early 60s.
Ultimately they returned to Victoria where she gardened, golfed and
played piano. Her family: Donna; Jennifer; Margaret and Dennis will
remember her laugher, her irreverence, her grace and her chocolate
chip cookies that resolved all problems. She spent the last years of
her life in Amica at Douglas House where so many wonderful people gave
her a life of dignity and comfort. Her family is deeply appreciative
of its palliative care program for its tender care during her final
hours. A special thanks to Maxine Demmler who became a daughter and
friend; their wicked laughter still echoes in the hallways. Against
the assault of laughter, nothing can stand." Mark Twain. At Helen's
request there is no service. 519709
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POGSON, The Rev'd Ruth Formerly of Sidney, BC and Kincardine, Ontario,
peacefully at St. Jude's Anglican Home on Tuesday, December 30, 2008,
aged 84 years. Survived by her loving family, spouse The Rev'd Beth
Aime, her daughters Cathy, Mildred, Jean and Margaret, her cousin Jim
Peacock in Courtney, several cousins in Ontario, and her Anglican
Church family across Canada. Memorial service will be conducted by The
Rev'd Carla McGhee, Thursday, January 8 at 2 p.m. at St. Clare In The
Cove Anglican Church, 1384 Deep Cove Road, North Vancouver, BC.
Flowers gratefully declined in favor of donations to the Primate's
World Relief Fund or the BC Heart & Stroke Fund. Walkey & Company
Funeral Directors 604-738-0006. 519666
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RAMSAY, Audrey Helen Mom was born in London, England on April 17, 1917
and departed to join her beloved Albert on Dec 27, 2008. Survived by
her daughter Lynn Dean in Nanaimo, sons Keith (Linda), and Bruce
(Pamela), four grandchildren Karen Dean-Ellis, Larry Dean (Nanaimo),
Captain Michael Ramsay (Nipawin, SK) and Karla-Lorinda Ramsay
(Abbotsford). In addition she leaves nine greatgrandchildren; her
sister-in-laws Connie Meadmore, Shirley Dawson (Mesa, AZ), Evelyn
Beaudry (Regina), brother-in-law Ken Ramsay (Humboldt, SK) and
numerous relatives in Canada, USA and Britain. She was predeceased by
her husband, Albert Alphonse in April 1995, and brothers William and
George Meadmore. After emigrating from the Old Country" to Calgary,
Alberta, and with World War 1 raging, her Mother decided that her
expectant offspring was not to be born in the HE Colony but in her
native England. Our mother first saw the light of day in the
Shepherd's Bush area of London. A U-boat tailed them for their return
voyage, dispatching the liner to the depths with a torpedo after it
had unloaded her cargo in New York. Shortly after Audrey's birth she
was back in Calgary where the family resided for several years. After
the death of Audrey's father, her mother moved with her 3 children to
Victoria. The young family spent their school years in Lake Hill near
the Old Winery", attending Cloverdale Elementary and Mount View High
Schools. The oldest sibling, William (Bill), left school early to help
support the family. Mom and George enjoyed sports while in their
youth. On finishing school, Audrey worked at the concession of the
Memorial Arena and at a series of printing companies, including
Diggin's and Hebden's, where she plied the craft of bookbinding.
Audrey met Albert, the love of her life, when he was stationed in
Victoria during World War 2. They were married at St. John's Anglican
Church in Victoria and spent their early years in various army camps.
Lynn, their first-born, arrived when they resided in Kingston, ON. and
Keith came along in Camp Petawawa, ON. Bruce made his debut after
Audrey and Al had settled in Victoria after the War. Mom's interests
included five-pin bowling, coffee and tea with the girls", the St.
Mary's Church Guild, golf and dancing with Dad. Her hole-in-one at the
Henderson Park Course ranked right up there as a personal hi-light.
The family extends its heart-felt gratitude to the Home Care Workers
who enabled our mother to stay in the family home until a series of
strokes, beginning about a month ago. The Seniors Daycare staff at Oak
Bay Lodge is also commended for providing social opportunities for
Mom. The family also wishes to thank the 2nd Floor West Nursing staff
at the Jubilee Hospital for the wonderful care of our mother. A
special thank you is extended to Dr. Lisa Veres, whose compassion,
dedication and medical expertise gave great comfort to both Mom and
her family during this difficult time. Family and friends are invited
to celebrate our mom's life at the home of Bruce Ramsay on Sunday
January 18, 2009 from 1:00-3:00PM. 519174
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SEARGEANT Anna E. Passed away in Victoria on December 27th, 2008 at
the age of 84. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Ken, she is survived by her family,
sons Paul, David, Mark, and Dale, grandchildren Kari, Kelea,
Christopher, Rebecca, Michael and their families. Memorial Services to
be held on Wednesday January 7th at 2:00pm in First Memorial Funeral
Services Chapel, 4725 Falaise Dr. Victoria, BC 519674
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SEENS, Margaret (nee MacKay) Died December 27, 2008, after enjoying 89
years of life. Born on July 23, 1919, in Prince Albert, SK. Growing
up, Margaret chose to become a French teacher, not an easy undertaking
while living in the middle of Saskatchewan. Margaret persevered and
began her teaching career in Melfort, SK. Margaret eventually reached
Victoria and taught here, as well as Gold River. She finished her
teaching career at UVic. She married George Lewis Seens in 1965, the
two lived, loved, and travelled together for over forty years.
Margaret enjoyed, and supported the symphony, the opera, and the arts
in general. In Ontario, Margaret will be missed by her sister-inlaw,
Elaine Seens, and her five sons (one deceased) and their spouses and
children. In Saskatchewan and central British Columbia Margaret leaves
behind several cousins from the Lindeburgh family. Here in Victoria,
Margaret will be missed by her friends of all ages. She will be
forever remembered by her nephew, Gavin, his wife Lori, and their two
daughters, Claire and Ellie, who were a bright light in Margaret's
life. Memorial to be held January 10, 2009, at the First Memorial
Funeral Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., at 1155 Fort Street. Reception to
follow. 519772
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SENDALL, Lorraine Rose-Marie February 23, 1936 December 27, 2008 It is
with great sadness Lorraine passed away peacefully on December 27,
2008. She leaves behind her loving husband Jim; her children, Steve
(Margaret), Allan, Joan and Ken; her grandchildren, Steven (Cindy) and
Kevin (Bonnie); and her great-grandchildren. At her request there will
be no service. A remembrance tea will be held for her family at a
later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of
your choice. 519500
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TOPPING, Real Philippe April 9, 1933 to January 2, 2009 Real passed
away on January 2, 2009 in Victoria BC at the age of 75, following
complications from major surgery for stomach cancer. Beloved husband
of Gail Gabrielle Topping. Born in Bellevue, Saskatchewan on April 9,
1933, Real attended Gravelbourg College graduating in Arts and
Science, and subsequently attained his Bachelor of Commerce at McGill
University in Montreal. Real was well known as a financial consultant
and was a licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy. He practiced in several
cities across Canada throughout his career and was with KPMG,
Lethbridge, for 20 years and ended his career with BDO Dunwoody Ltd.
of Lethbridge. Real was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge, a
member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #5726, and was active in a
number of financial and semi-professional organizations. In 2007 he
was appointed a member of the Transportation Board of Alberta by the
Governor in Council. Real and Gail were married in 1958 in Vancouver,
B.C.. Real was predeceased by his parents Emile and Louisa, two
brothers, Roland and Edgar. He is survived by 4 brothers and 3
sisters: Rosanne Topping of Victoria, B.C., Aline (Ralph) Thomasgaard
of Saskatoon, Laurance (James) Stratton of Courtenay, B.C., George
(Evelyn) of Calgary, Roger (Marilyn) of Hoey, SK, Gilbert (Theresa) of
Saskatoon and Claude (Beth) of Saskatoon. Prayers will be held at
McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson & Vancouver Sts., Victoria BC, on
Sunday, January 4th 2009, at 12 noon. Reception to follow. A Funeral
Mass will be celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church (Assumption) in
Lethbridge. Details will be announced. In Lieu of flowers donations
may be made to the Kiwanis Music Festival Trust Fund, PO Box 125,
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3Y3. Condolences may be offered to the family at
www.mccallbros.com . 519719
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WATSON, Judith Miriam Died of complications from pneumonia after a
short hospitalization in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at
the age of 64 years. Judy was born in Boston, MA on April 24, 1944
into a politically progressive and artistic family and graduated from
the University of Massachussetts in 1966 with a degree in art. Judy
had lived in San Francisco since 1967 and for the last 3 years she
divided her time between San Francisco and Victoria, BC, Canada.
Judy's career included computer programming, paralegal, and
bookkeeping and although she never worked professionally as an artist,
she brought a wonderful artistic sense to her home and to her world.
She was incredibly selfless, and was forever helping to improve the
lives of others. She worked for many years as a volunteer at a
cooperative food store in San Francisco and dedicated much of her time
and energy during the past 12 years to improving the lives of her
mother and mother-in-law, both of whom had chronic debilitating
illnesses. Judy was an accomplished baker and cook and lovingly showed
off her talents in the kitchen for others to enjoy. Judy was also a
vivid conversationalist and a terrific writer, as any recipient of her
numerous letters and emails can attest. With such a great sense of
humor she truly knew how to laugh at life's challenges. She loved cats
and always had at least one living in her house. Judy is survived by
her husband, Paul, son Elias, daughter Jennie, and grandchildren Alec,
Elizabeth, Julian, and Michael. In lieu of flowers, contributions in
her memory may be made to your favorite charity that works to support
the elderly, the arts, peace, education, workers' rights, improving
the environment or caring for animals all things Judy passionately
believed in. 519701
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WYLLIE, Olive Febuary 24, 1917 December 29, 2008 It is with great
sadness that I announce the passing of my dear Mom, Olive Wyllie, at
91 years young. She was always my most loyal supporter, and in spite
of some, not well thoughtout decisions I had made in my life, she
quietly stood by me, till I found my way. My dad, (Danny Wyllie)
passed away when I was quite young, so it was always Mom and I,
together. Not that we didn't have our traditional Mother-Daughter
battles...(don't think I won many of those!) but we were always a
team. Her Nursing career took her overseas in WWII. Upon returning,
she was the first Operating Room nurse at the Memorial Pavilion OR in
Victoria, and finished her OR career at the Nanaimo Regional General
Hospital. Having been born in Yorkshire, and growing up on the farm
near Swift Current, Sask. during the Depression, she always was
fiercely independant, had a good sense of humor and was a good friend
to many. She played cards, golfed, bowled, traveled and volunteered
for many years with the Ladies Auxillary of Branch #256 Legion,
Nanaimo. She spent several years at the Nanaimo Travellers Lodge, and
most recently The Lodge at Broadmead, Victoria and I thank both
facilities for their generous care. I know they all have their
favourite 'Olive stories' to remember her by. Pre-deceased by husband,
Danny, and brother Jim. She is survived by daughter Barbara, Shawnigan
Lake, beloved sister Peggy (Duncan) Robertson, Regina, Sask.,
sister-in-law Lorna Wilkinson, Pt Alberni, several nieces and nephews
in Canada and the U.S. Long-time good friends, Betty Beech and Kay
Knox of Nanaimo, dear and cherished friends Pamela and John Fairchild,
Ladysmith, and a wonderful group of supportive friends in Nanaimo. No
service by request. E-mail condolences can be sent to Barbara deBoer
at: olive91 at live.ca Donations maybe made in Olive's name to a
charity of your choice. "You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine, you
make me happy when skies are gray"..... 519727
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