Graham Patrick Whincup

September 17, 2014

At 63 years, on September 12, 2014, with those he loved at his side. A wonderful caring son, loving brother, nephew and uncle; a gentle giant of a man who moved spiders to safety, but was an obedient servant to his beloved cat, Jasper Marley (alias Bubbas).   Graham was a man of integrity, exceptional standards and a fortress of strength for family and friends.

He was proud of his career with the Canadian Hydrographic Service and time spent with the Canadian Scottish Pipes & Drums, both of which he approached with dedication.

A man of many interests, he was exceptionally knowledgeable particularly where cars and military history were concerned, for these were his true passions.

Interment will take place at Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Drive, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. A Celebration of Graham’s Life will be held in McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Special thanks to the Victoria Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance Service for their quick response and heroic efforts as well as the doctors and nurses in C.C.U. and I.C.U. at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for their exceptional care and attention.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

Goodbye “Sir” —-see ‘ya soon!

Always loved, always remembered.


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Irene Armitage

September 17, 2014

July 21, 1926 – September 15, 2014

Mom was born in Victoria to Ethel and Oswald Brodersen. She was predeceased by Joe, her husband of 62 years.  She is survived by her children, Jim (Mary), Cas (Bob), Linda, Diane (John), Dave (Heather) and Karen (Mark), 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many extended family.  Mom died peacefully at home surrounded lovingly by her children and grandchildren.

A Funeral Service to be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 am at McCall Bros., Johnson and Vancouver Streets, with a reception in the McCall Family Centre, followed by interment at Hatley Gardens Memorial. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Hospice.  Condolences to the family may be offered below.

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Michael James Taylor

September 16, 2014

Michael James Taylor was taken from us on September, 13th 2014 around Squamish, B.C. His positive approach to life and the incredible love he shared with family and friends will resonate in our hearts forever. We love you Mike, you will be missed more than words can say and hearts can feel.

A ceremony will be held at McCall’s Funeral Home, Johnson & Vancouver Streets,  at 7:00 pm on Thursday September 18th, 2014.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Kenneth Brad Sterling

September 16, 2014

Born on November 15, 1957 in Reston, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2014. Predeceased by his father, Raymond and brother, Barry.  Ken is survived by his mother, Wilma;  sisters, Pat and Suzanne; brothers, Bob, Wayne and Glen; children, Christopher, Jennifer, and Joel; and grandchild, Kelton. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Ken was well loved in the oil and gas industry by his peers, often being described as a leader, mentor, and friend. At home he ran a small hobby farm, the most prized of his assets and became an established member of the Central Saanich farming community. He was known for his incredible kindness, his unwavering support and his willingness to help anyone in times of crisis.

A funeral service will be held at McCall Bros., Johnson & Vancouver Streets, on Saturday September 20th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative at  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Dorothy Magdalena Todd

September 11, 2014

Dorothy Schuck was born in Regina on August 20. She preferred not to reveal the year. Soon she was the big sister to Edie and Lawrence, and the young Schuck family moved to Edmonton. In 1951 Dorothy married her Navy sweetheart Alfred Todd and subsequently moved to Victoria. For many years Dorothy worked in medical offices in both Edmonton and Victoria. Back in the day she was a whiz at five-pin bowling. She usually had a good book or crossword puzzle on the go, and loved a night out at a movie, dance or dinner. Once her two children were married she retired from the work force. Mom’s great joy and pride came from family and friends. Holidays and birthdays were always reason for a delicious celebration, but a reason wasn’t absolute. The point was to enjoy and appreciate life. Shortly after her husband Al passed away in Nov 2010, Dorothy moved from the house they had built and lived in since 1954. Dorothy died peacefully on Sept 10. Her generous, fun, kind, modest, loving spirit will be especially missed by Lorrie and family, David, Dale, Matthew, Kate, Nathan, Elizabeth, Bill, Jackie, and cherished friends Jeanne and Irene. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Central Care Home.

“Wishing you always…love to surround you, good health to renew you, warm memories to uplift you, good fortune to walk beside you and happiness to fill your heart.”

A service will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain, Monday, September 22, 2014 at 12 noon. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Harvey Boyle

September 11, 2014

1930 – 2014

Harvey Ross Boyle passed away peacefully on September 7, 2014 at the age of 84. As a long term year resident of Victoria, Harvey was an active participant in his church family.  Enjoying many outings and visits with friends, Harvey was always up for a trip or an adventure.  He often returned to his roots and visited many friends in Alberta and Manitoba.  As a career salesman, Harvey was based in Calgary with David L Jones florist wholesaler and for his job he travelled throughout the prairie provinces.  He gained an appreciation for the diverse communities and grew many friendships.

Born August 1, 1930 and raised in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to Earl Robinson Boyle and Jessie (nee Ross) Boyle, he was predeceased by his only sibling Donald in 2009. The brothers were very close and often met either in Manitoba or in Victoria to holiday, tour, visit family and friends, and to reminisce. Harvey was very proud of his three nephews Merle, Lorne and Jonathon Boyle and enjoyed sharing in their accomplishments in sports, education, careers, and particularly their growing and very busy families. Harvey loved extended summer and Christmas gatherings, particularly where food was involved! All who knew Harvey could list his characteristics: his grandeur in height and spirit, his gentleness, TBirds, his love of all aspects of gardening and especially his love of food. It is a Boyle trait that no meal is completed until the dessert tray is empty. Christmas season is time of preparation; that is baking of the annual box of goodies to send to be sent – boxes came from many families and Harvey’s table must have been quite a sight with the volumes and varieties of treats. In return, Harvey’s gifts of flower arrangements were prominent on the families’ festive tables. As member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for many years, he regularly arranged flowers for services, an activity that he loved for he held that community dearly in his heart.  Harvey later became a very involved member of Glad Tidings Church eagerly participating in many activities and nurturing many friendships.
Please join us in a celebration of Harvey’s life. Arrangements have been made for an afternoon service on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Glad Tidings Church 1800 Quadra Street, Victoria BC, V8T 4B9 with Pastor Don Allan officiating.

As mentioned by Harvey a number of times, complete faith in God and the Lord Jesus had made him the man he was, a humble servant and friend to all. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life” John 3:16.  In planning to go home to the Lord, Harvey had arranged his final resting place to be in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, forever surrounded by his family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations are kindly requested to Glad Tidings Church, in memory of Harvey. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Thomas Frederick Shaffer Jr.

September 9, 2014

Tom passed away in Victoria BC on September 3, 2014.  He was 82 years old.  Tom was born on July 19, 1932 in Apollo Pennsylvania to Thomas and Louise Shaffer.  He was raised in western Pennsylvania with his younger sister, Joyce.  He married Ann Irwin in 1954.  After serving in the US military as a member of the peacekeeping force in Germany, Tom and Ann raised their three young children in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Connecticut, eventually making a move to Mississauga, Ontario in 1968, where they lived until 2003.  In retirement, the west coast’s mild climate beckoned and Tom and Ann made the move to Victoria.

In his professional life, Tom was a self-employed mining industry consultant with a specialization in Zinc.  Prior to venturing out on his own, Tom spearheaded the establishment of the Canadian office of the New York City-based Zinc Institute.  Tom was active in the church and enjoyed his many years as a member and Commodore of the Mimico Cruising Club in Toronto.  Tom was passionate about singing and he thoroughly enjoyed many years of performing with the Toronto Mendelsohn Choir.

Tom lost his wife Ann in February 2014.  He is survived by his sister Joyce (Ken) and three children – Fred (Susan), Martha (Dan) and Amy (Scott) and six grandchildren; Carolyn, Erin, Nick, Megan, Cameron and Lauren.

Tom will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.  With broken hearts we wish Tom well in what he called his ‘next adventure’.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 680 Courtenay Street (corner of Douglas Street) in Victoria BC.  Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice in Tom’s memory.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Michael (Mike) Hourigan

September 9, 2014

August 21, 1943 – September 5, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, brother, and friend passed away at home surrounded by his loving family.  Mike was a kind hearted man who lived his life with integrity; persevering through adversity. A cowboy at heart, he was a born farmer and an exceptionally hard worker who took great pleasure in creating his impressive garden and farming his land in Metchosin. He is predeceased by his parents, Glady’s and Desmond Hourigan; his sisters, Colleen and Rosaleen and his aunt Mary.  He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Moira. Lovingly remembered by his children, Neely and Danny; brothers and sisters:  Kathleen, Pat (Kathy), Kevin, Lana, Maureen, Noreen (Allan) and Dan (Susan); nieces and nephews. Special thanks to  Lana – your reading was a highlight of Mike’s day and to Victoria Hospice & the Palliative Response Team for enabling us to keep him at home.

A service commemorating Mike’s life will be held at McCall’s Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive at 2 pm on Friday, September 12, 2014.  Interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park with a reception afterward at Sequoia Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to theVictoria Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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John Donald Strickland

September 9, 2014

Peacefully on September 7, 2014 in Victoria at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Helen in 1977 and his second wife, Audrey in 2006. He is survived by his daughter Donna (Lorne) Christensen of Sooke and son, Ted (Debbie) of Cornwallis, NS; three grandchildren, Stephen (Leslie), Carina (Tim) and Anita (Richard); two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Spencer. Dad served proudly with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1965, retiring to Victoria. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Private cremation. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Dominic Francis Hanley

September 8, 2014

Dominic Francis Hanley passed away peacefully in the early hours of September 3rd, after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his partner Judy and six children, Debra (Rob), Linda(Jack), Bob, Karen, Trisha (Stewart) and Stephanie(Matt); grandchildren Matt, Andy, Alex(Lara), Mike (Laura), Ben, Meghan, Kelsey, Kelly, Kate, Becky, Jack; and eight great-grandchildren.Dom was a man of faith, raised in a strong Catholic family and an active member of Sacred Heart Parish. He was born in Victoria, went to Sacred Heart School and St. Louis College, the ninth child in a family of ten children, with surviving siblings Martin, Mary and Margaret. He is predeceased by his wife Elaine, siblings Ellenor, Earl, Gilbert, Dr. Lloyd, Msgr. Phil and Father Bernie.From a very young age, Dom showed leadership qualities and strong work ethic. He was the President of the Victoria C.Y.O., an organization for young Catholics who met regularly for socials, dances and community events. In fact, Dom met Elaine at a CYO meeting! Real Estate became his life’s work, with Saanich Realty followed by DFH Real Estate. Dom’s work with clients, co-workers and business partners really was the DFH motto: Dependable, Friendly and Helpful! He was known for his integrity and generosity. Dom followed his eldest sister’s advice: ‘Never Forget the Family’ and this included his Real Estate Family as well as those who worked on the house and property, the doctors and nurses of the Cancer Clinic . Dom’s focus was to ensure that everyone was taken care of – and this he did, right up until his passing. He will be greatly missed.

A funeral will be held on Monday, September 8th at Sacred Heart Church 4040 Nelthorpe Road, Victoria at 1pm.Reception to follow in Parish Hall.Interment at Royal Oak Burial Park.In lieu of flowers, please donate to the BC Cancer Foundation.

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