November 30, 2011
January 28, 1934 – November 21, 2011
Born in Collingwood, Nova Scotia. A loving husband and father passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Yuma, Arizona. Keith served in the RCAF for 28 years and ended his working years in the dockyard, retiring in 1994. He is survived by Margaret, his wife of 53 years and his children, Brian (Gina), Karen (Brett) and Debbie (Randy); grandchildren, Jenn, Greg and Tyler; his brothers, Ivan (Phyllis), Bob (Colleen), Harold (Diane), Oscar (Rhonda) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Service of Remembrance will be held in MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 9th, with a reception to follow. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #107 – 1001 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 4C9. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
November 30, 2011
Terry passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at age 74. He will be remembered with love and deeply missed by his wife Lynn, of 30 years; his children, Shaun (wife Stephanie), Kim (husband Stephen), Kitrina (husband James), Sarah (partner Rob) and Mason (partner Andrea); grandchildren, Ashley, Kitrina, Thomas, twins Emily and Sophie, Kate, Wendy and Samantha and nephews, Darel (wife Terry) and Rick. Terry was born in Victoria in 1937. He graduated in mechanical engineering in 1965 from UBC. His passion for engineering brought him across the world with his career. Terry lived in Vancouver, Fort Lauderdale, London, England and Montreal. Eventually he came back to his roots and moved to the home where he had been born. Throughout his life, he had an unending fascination for sports cars, motorcycles, planes, helicopters and pretty much anything that could move.
We will miss you.
A Memorial Service will be held in MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, at 2:00 pm. on Monday, December 5, 2011. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
November 30, 2011
July 8, 1928 – November 21, 2011
Donald Hurst McCreesh of Victoria, B.C. passed away peacefully at Beckley Farm Lodge surrounded by his children. He was recently predeceased by his wife of 55 years Jacqueline (Jackie), his granddaughter Stephanie Molholm, brother Ian McCreesh, sister Marjorie Warren and her husband Jim. He leaves behind his children, Rocky McCreesh, Lynn Molholm, Colleen (Steve) Venables, and Jean (Bhagwan) Sangtani; his grand children John McCreesh, Lisa (Andrew) Gawley, Brooklyn Allan, Heather Molholm, Kyle (Lindsay) Wolff, Aaron Wolff, Dariel Filwood; great-grandson, Ryker Wolff; brother Angus (Eileen) McCreesh, sister Eileen (Russ) Waud along with sister-in-law Eve McCreesh and his many nieces and nephews.
Don grew up on James Island, served in the Canadian Navy, and was a long time trucker on the Island. A lover of anything that plied the seas, cut the air and burned rubber, he sailed the ocean blue, sketched and modeled ships and planes, was a founding member of the Victoria Air Museum, built and refurbished boats, and enjoyed tinkering with cars. He also loved gardening, birds and travelling in the RV.
A private celebration of life will be held in Victoria. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Beckley Farm Lodge for the loving care they provided to Don. Jackie considered Beckley Farm Lodge a second home and it became a gathering place for the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to their foundation located at 530 Simcoe Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4W4. Condolences for the family may be offered below.
November 28, 2011
May 26, 192O-November 25, 2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Angus McGregor. Angus is survived by his wife, Dina, of 65 years, his daughter Heather, his son lan and wife Brenda, and two grandchildren Madison and Cole. Angus was predeceased by his brothers Gordon and Neil and survived by two sisters Thelma and Kaye and sisters-in-law Nellie McGregor, Elda Lane, Yolly Wilcox and Helen Signoretti as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Angus was born in Kamloops (Pinantan Lake) to Mary and Everett McGregor. He served overseas in World War ll and then returned home to Kamloops. Angus loved the BC outdoors where he hiked, hunted and fished with family and friends. He had boundless energy and continued to walk, ride his bike and swim when he was well into his eighties. The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at the Priory for their care.
A memorial service will be held at McCALL’S BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, Victoria, BC on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
ln lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made. Family interment to be held in Kamloops at a later date. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
November 28, 2011
Passed peacefully at Victoria on November 24, 2011. Born in Bournemouth, England on May 22, 1919. Predeceased by loving husband Rev. Adolph Louis Sergent in 1967. Survived by her sons David and Mark (Michelle), grandchildren Matthew, Bradley and Jennifer, and great-grandson Quinton. Also numerous relatives in Britain and Eastern Canada.
Mary served proudly in the British Army as a nurse during WW2 and was decorated in the Korean War, serving on a British hospital ship. She also served 2 years in Japan following WW2. Following her service, Mary came to Canada where she was married and had a long nursing career in many capacities throughout the country. Mary had a long and happy retirement in Victoria, and spent her last 3 years at Oak Bay Lodge. Mary was a long time member of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church and a member of Ruth Chapter O.E.S. among other organizations. The family would like to especially thank the staff at Oak Bay Lodge for their excellent care of Mollie in her last years.
Visitation will be at ST. STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm. Service to follow at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Saanichton, BC. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
November 24, 2011
David Edward Simms passed away peacefully on November 22, 2011 with his loving wife, Dorothy, by his side. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 2, 1926 to Frederick Edward Simms and Myra Ann Simms (nee Chandler), David served in the Navy and later the Army Reserve. He married Dorothy (nee Wiebe) in November 1953 and raised 4 children, Deborah, Geoffrey, Kimberley, and Craig. As an Accountant and Businessman, David was always interested in making businesses more efficient and was always willing to share his knowledge. One long time friend referred to him as “ahead of his time”. David was also actively involved in Scouts Canada in Winnipeg as a Scout and a Leader.
He was a true gentleman and a renaissance man, his love of learning, animals, nature, and the creative arts passed on to his family. He will be missed by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy (nee Wiebe); his children Deborah (husband David, grandchildren Devyn and Chandler), Geoffrey (wife Ira, grandchildren Elizabeth and Nathaniel), Craig (wife Kathy, granddaughter Maxine, and puppy Penny) and Kimberley; and his brother Frederick.
We would like to thank all those at the James Bay Care Facility who showed David such love and care during his stay.
A Memorial Reception will be held at SEQUOIA GARDENS MEMORIAL, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of David Edward Simms to the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia, 300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
November 24, 2011
January 17, 1941 – November 22, 2011
It is with great sadness we mourn the loss of Charlie after a brief illness. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, he worked as a longshoreman for many years until his retirement.
Predeceased by his parents Donald and Patricia Keirs. Survived by his sisters Beth (Vin) and Patsy; his soul mate Peggy English and his family Rob, April, Jenny, Steven, Debbie, Sam and their families.
He had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed.
No service by request. Donations, if you wish, to the BC Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
November 23, 2011
June passed suddenly on November 19th at Victoria General. Born in Vancouver on June 8, 1944. The eldest daughter of Bill and Kay Ukranitz, predeceased by her father Bill and loving husband Ken. June leaves behind her mother Kay, brother David, sister Brenda, sons Stewart Budgell and Mike Delamont, granddaughters Sarah and Carly as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family will be having celebration of life at Intrepid Theatre (2-1609 Blanshard St) on Saturday November 26 from 2pm-5pm.
November 23, 2011
Into my heart’s night
Along a narrow way I searched;
and lo! the light,
An infinite land of day. ~ Rumi
On November 20, 2011, a beautiful soul who brought light into the lives of so many turned at last away from the darkness. Among those you left behind, Kate – your beloved son Benjamin, partner Pierre and stepson Olivier; parents Tony and Rosemary; sisters Jane and Sarah (Stephen); and many other relatives and friends – you will live on forever in our hearts.
Born June 30, 1964, Kate’s life journey touched many people and many places. From her birthplace in Guildford, England, she attended St. Theresa’s Boarding School in Effingham before traveling with her family to Holland and, later on, northern Alberta’s Fort McMurray…earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and English as a Second Language Teaching Certificate at the University of Calgary…enlarged her artistic spirit as a student at Alberta College of Art & Design…spent five years in Dubai with her first husband Chris…lived in Calgary, Vancouver and Barrie, Ontario, before finally settling in Sooke near the southernmost shores of Vancouver Island…and taught ESL at Calgary’s YWCA, Vancouver’s English Language Centre and the University of Victoria. Witty, artistic, loving and kind, she was adored by her students, cherished by family, admired by friends. We will all miss her dearly.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Kate’s life in the Rainbow Room at the Chief and Petty Officers’ Mess, 1575 Lyall Street in Esquimalt, BC, on Saturday, November 26 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kate’s memory to the Canadian Mental Health Association, www.cmha.ca. Condolences to Kate’s family may be made below.
November 22, 2011
Peacefully, with family at her side at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, on November 21, 2011 in her 92nd year. Born on January 4, 1920 in Edmonton, Alberta, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Claude, on August 17, 1971. Mum is survived by her daughters, Claudia Parish (Kelly Folk) of Victoria, BC; Kathleen Parish de Valencia (Salvador Valencia Navarro) of Mexico City; Patricia (Dennis) Singer of Francois Lake, BC; son, Daniel Parish (Cleone) of Houston, BC and daughter, Maureen Parish Moulton (Gary Moulton) of Courtenay, BC; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and their families.
Mum will be missed by friends in her church, social groups and many in Courtenay, Houston and Telkwa, BC who will remember her generous and friendly pioneering spirit.
The family are grateful for the loving care that Mum received from the staff during her two year stay on ECU 2 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. We wish to extend a special thank you to Dr. Terri Trottershaw for her care and sensitivity to Mum and the family during Mum’s final hours.
A Family Mass was held at the Franciscan Friary, officiated by Father Anthony, on Tuesday, November 22nd. Special thanks to our dear friend, Armande Morton for her beautiful musical contribution. Private cremation with interment in Houston with her husband, Claude, at a later date. Tributes, if desired, may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be offered below.