Lawrence (Larry) Ellis

September 30, 2010

Passed away suddenly at his home on September 25, 2010. After a year of enduring the pain of losing his loving wife, his health declined and he was relieved of his grief. Born Lawrence Edgar Ellis on June 20, 1950 in Victoria, B.C., Larry was a permanent fixture in the Esquimalt neighbourhood. He rode his bike down to Fleming Beach, swam at the Esquimalt Recreation Center and walked his Airedales through Saxe Pointe, always stopping to chat with other neighbourhood folks. As a boy, Larry attended Lampson Street School and as a teen, he worked at the ice rink playing records for the public skate. Larry was active in either hockey, biking, swimming, running or tennis, most of his life. He worked many years for the Times Colonist on the press room floor. Larry is predeceased by his wife, Donna and his father, Edgar. He is survived by his mother, Rose; brother, Norman (Jan); two stepdaughters, Jenny (Gregg), Tammy (Jayson) and three grandchildren, Mateo, Milyana and Chase. He will be greatly missed by all he leaves behind but for him, we are sure that the reunion was sweet with his “Donna Marie”.

A Memorial Service will be held in MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Jacqueline Dariel McCreesh

September 29, 2010

February 23, 1932 – September 23, 2010

Jacqueline Dariel McCreesh (nee Bligh) formerly of Regina Saskatchewan, only child of Clarence and Evelyn, passed away in her 78th year surrounded by family at home. She was recently predeceased by her granddaughter Stephanie Molholm. She leaves behind her husband, of 55 years, Donald, formerly of James Island; her children, Rocky McCreesh, Lynn Molholm, Colleen Venables, Jean Sangtani; her son-in-laws, Steve Venables and Bhagwan Sangtani; her grand children, John and Lisa McCreesh, Brooklyn Allan, Heather Molholm, Kyle and Aaron Wolff, Dariel Filwood and great-grandson, Ryker Wolff. Jackie was formerly involved with the WAC in Regina and worked at the Parliament Buildings before she was married in 1955 and moved to Victoria. With husband Donald, she helped establish the Victoria Air Museum, Al-Anon Chapter ‘Power of Change’ in James Bay with daughter, Lynn and worked as payroll clerk at Saanich Peninsula Hospital for over 20 years. Jackie belonged to the same Bridge Group with her close friends for over 50 years and started her own home based business, ‘Barbie’s Fashion Outlet’ of which she was a regular at local craft fairs. Mom spent many early years sailing the B.C. Coast and loved to travel and explore in the RV with dad. She was a rock hound, enjoyed casino, cruises, and music. She was extremely versatile and creative in many areas. She enjoyed sharing the family home with relatives and friends. Mom touched many lives with her charitable and creative nature and we will miss her sense of humor that she maintained to the end of her life.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Victoria. Grateful thanks to friends, family and professionals who supported and cared for mom, including Victoria General Hospital, BC Cancer Agency, Victoria Hospice Society and support services. Donations to the Victoria Hospice Society in Jackie’s memory will be greatly appreciated.

We saw the sign, ‘a promise kept’
an eagle soaring high
over the view you loved so long
over the ocean sky

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Patrick Edward Hamill

September 28, 2010

September 22, 1952 – September 24, 2010

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Pat. He was a loving and devoted husband to Debbie; a dedicated, caring father to daughter, Shannon (Steve); son, Jeffrey (Hilary) and playful Papa to Kayden – his dear “chalking buddy”. Pat was “little brother” to Dan (Marg) and Kath (Dale); uncle to Kimmy (Geoff and Jenna), Kevin, Leah (Ryan, Jakob, Ali), Sean, Ashley and John. Pat will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends. We were all touched by Pat; his joyful spirit; his knowledge and experience on and off the ice; his compassionate heart; his thoughtful ways and his uncanny quick wit! Pat has gone to join his parents. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Assoc. would be genuinely appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Juan de Fuca Kinsman Field House, 1767 Island Highway, (Colwood) Victoria, BC V9B 1J1 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Ruth Isabel Howell (nee Wilson)

September 27, 2010

August 25, 1908 – September 25, 2010

Passed away peacefully at Oak Bay Lodge nursing home on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Predeceased by her husband, John Paul (Jack) in 1978; sister, Jean Fields in 2006 and brother, Cleaver Wilson in 2005. Survived by daughter, Marjorie of Victoria, son, Don and daughter-in-law, Judy of Penticton; grandson, Jeff, wife Sylvia and great-granddaughter, Brianna of Richmond, B.C.; grandson, Jonathan, wife, Catherine of Hamilton, Ontario; brother-in-law, Bob Fields and family and several cousins. Ruth was born and raised in Victoria (Gladstone Ave.); attended Normal School there and subsequently enjoyed a teaching career in Victoria and Nanaimo on the Island and 10 years in Smithers, B.C. After finishing her teaching career in Smithers, Ruth returned to Victoria where she met and married Jack. She was sustained throughout her life by a strong Christian faith and was a devout adherent of the United Church of Canada. She was active in the United Church Women at what was then First United Church. For the past 11 years, Ruth resided at Oak Bay Lodge where she made many friends among residents and staff. A special thanks to the dedicated staff of 2nd Maple.

A Memorial Service will be held for Ruth at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC, V8T 1A8 in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Donations in Ruth’s memory would be appreciated to First Metropolitan Capital Funds Project. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Olive Mary Miller

September 23, 2010

MILLER Olive – It is with the most profound grief and sadness the family of Olive Miller announce that our much beloved wife, cherished mother and grandmother passed away, peacefully, with her family by her side on September 21, 2010. Left to mourn is her husband, Harold Miller; son, Harold (Hank)Miller; daughter, Colette Miller (Lorne Hadikin); grandson, Evan Miller and his mother Colleen Moore. Olive also leaves a dear and loving family in Ireland and England, together with in-laws in Alberta and British Columbia.

“Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near and, if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all my love around you…..soft & clear”.

A Service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm in MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Olive’s memory. Condolences may be offered at

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Alice May Salmon

September 22, 2010

Salmon, Alice May passed away at her home, Berwick Royal Oak, on September 12, 2010 at the age of 82 years. Born and raised in Montreal, she spent most of her career working for Canadian Pacific Railway and moved to Victoria after she retired. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank (Francis) and Evelyn Salmon and is survived by her sister Evelyn Duprey (Russell). Alice was a strong patron of the arts and gave numerous young students the opportunity to study music and dance through her work with the Victoria Foundation. She was an avid golfer, sang with the Sweet Adelines and enjoyed travelling.

No service upon request.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Alice’s name may be made to the Victoria Foundation, #109-645 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1G2. Condolences may be offered at

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Shelly Waskiewich

September 22, 2010

May 21, 1976 – September 5, 2010

It is with great sadness we announce the loss of our Shelly after her courageous battle with cancer. She faced her entire journey with bravery, dignity and strength.

Shelly’s life took many interesting paths, from Kelowna through the Netherlands, Vancouver and Canmore before settling in Victoria. She found her passion at UVic pursuing her Master’s Degree in End of Life Care while also working at the Centre on Aging. Everywhere she stopped, she discovered many beautiful people that brought her so much joy. We will always remember her loyalty, her sparkly and loving personality as well as her courage and strength.

Shelly was pre-deceased by her father George, and is survived by her mother Alvina and her brother Shane.

Alvina and Shane extend our appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Leah Norgrove, Dr. MacLean and all their staff for the exceptional care they gave Shelly, as well as family, friends and Shelly’s co-workers who helped support us through this trying time.

A celebration of Shelly’s life will be held on October 30, 2010 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the University Club on the University of Victoria campus ( Please RSVP to (250-721-6290) if you will be attending. Any shared memories of Shelly will be welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, or to the Elder Care Foundation ( 250-370-5646) who so kindly provided a grant to Shelly for her research.

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Shirley Phyllis MacDougall (nee Andrews)

September 22, 2010

Shirley Phyllis MacDougall (nee Andrews), beloved wife, mother, friend, passed away September 17, 2010 in Victoria, BC.

Shirley, born in Victoria Oct. 22, 1926 went north to Aklavik, NWT to work in the Anglican Mission Hospital. There she met Keith, who was serving in Comm RSCH 291, and married August 1954. She lived in Moncton, NB; Churchill, MB; Masset QCI, BC; Inuvik, NT; and Edmonton, AB before returning to Victoria.

Survived by husband Keith, children Wendy Jackson, Ruth MacDougall-Angoli, Bruce MacDougall, grandsons Shawn Jackson and Adam MacDougall, and great granddaughter Adrianne Jackson, she will be greatly missed.

Memorial service to be held at MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, 1400 Vancouver Street on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:30 am. A reception will follow in McCall’s Family Centre.

Donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research @

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Adele Laura Barclay

September 22, 2010

BARCLAY – Adele Laura Barclay (nee Combe). Born in Victoria, B.C. November 2, 1912. Passed away September 20, 2010.
Adele was the second daughter of Captain Basil Charles and Edith Neville Combe. She attended Central, Saint Margaret’s and Norfolk House schools in Victoria and married Guy Barclay in October 1934. Adele was predeceased by her sister Vivien in 1996 and by her loving husband Guy in 1997. She is survived by her two sons, Roger of Victoria and Patrick (Margaret) of Kimberley, B.C. She will be sadly missed by her three grandchildren, Andrew (Cindy), Karen (Graeme) and Stephen (Sandy) and her 7 great grandsons, Sam, Max, Devin, Ian, Markus, Matthew and Nathan.
Adele and Guy were long time residents of Victoria and Vancouver. Adele was both a Cancer survivor and a Seat Belt survivor. She was a dedicated volunteer for the Red Cross and drove for “Meals on Wheels” for over 20 years. Adele and Guy enjoyed travelling and gave many talks and slide shows about their adventures around the world.
Our family would like to thank all the staff of Berwick House in Victoria for the love and care they shared with Mom over the past 13 years. Our thanks also to the staff of We Care Home Services – Victoria, especially to Liliana, Janet and Darlene.
A family service will be held for Adele on Friday, September 24th at 2:00 p.m. in ST. LUKE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria. Flowers are gratefully declined. Condolences may be offered to the family at
“Life provides a puzzle for us when we outlive our friends, when we forget our memories, and when the new technologies pass us by, but we are ever loved when we remember our manners and treat others with love and respect.”

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Toye Mar

September 20, 2010

Passed away peacefully at Selkirk Place on September 18, 2010 at age 83. Toye is survived by his wife Naida, children Karen (Scott), Kerry, Kurt and Keane (Lynn) as well as, grandchildren; Samantha, Trevor, Harrison and Kennedy; brothers, sisters and many nieces and nephews. Dad will be greatly missed for his devotion to his family. After retirement from China Cleaners, he loved to spend quality time with his grandchildren, whether it was helping with homework or playing checkers.

A Funeral service to be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 11:00 am at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets with a burial to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park. Condolences may be offered at


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