Vivian Maria Marynissen

August 21, 2014

June 24, 1960 to August 18, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vivian Maria Marynissen. She passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on August 18, 2014 at the age of 54. Vivian had a huge sense of humor and an extreme caring manner. She could brighten your day with just a smile and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her could tell you she would do anything she could to help others out. Vivian will be forever in our hearts and she will truly be missed. Vivian is survived by her daughter Amanda Thibeault; son Brandon Thibeault; grandson Ethan Schippanoski; parents Cornelius and Julia Marynissen; brother Daniel Marynissen and family; sister Nancy Marynissen and family; along with the extended Marynissen and Deleebeeck families and many friends. Vivian was cremated at Royal Oak Crematorium on August 21, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association or to a charity of your choosing.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Patrick Michael Murray

August 20, 2014

September 10, 1956 – August 18, 2014

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father and friend after his second battle with cancer.  Patrick fought cancer with pure grace, courage and hope.  Patrick was a genuine gentle soul, full of humour, laughter and joy.  If you had the pleasure of meeting Patrick, I’m sure you know that his presence would fill a room and put a smile on your face, even in his final days.  He was born and lived his entire life in Victoria.  He worked as a glazier in his younger years and with immense bravery returned to school in his 30’s to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Science.  This lead to his career with the Provincial Government, wherein he created many friendships and fond memories.

Patrick was loved by many and survived by his three daughters, Rachel Blakely (Joel), Madeline Murray (Luc) and Karina Murray; his granddaughters, Adelaide and Isla Blakely; his siblings, Keven Murray (Leslie), Mary Ann Murray (David), Karen Murray and Teresa Murray (Dorinda); his former wife, Laura Murray; nieces and nephews, Sarah, Darren, Kalvin, Stephanie and Koen; as well as many cousins, other family, friends and co-workers.  Patrick was predeceased by his father, Patrick Murray in 1978 and his mother, Bernice Murray in 2013.

Patrick will be remembered for his smile, laugh and incredible story telling ability.  Patrick expressed true gratitude for the wonderful loving care he received from Victoria Hospice and the BC Cancer Agency during his final months.  May he find peace and comfort as a star shining down on us from on top of the ‘whirled’.

Please join us to celebrate the life of Patrick on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm at McCall Bros., Johnson & Vancouver Streets in Victoria.  In lieu of flowers, Patrick would request a donation to Victoria Hospice or BC Cancer Agency.

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Margaret Evelyn Brown

August 20, 2014

Margaret Evelyn Brown, born in Regina Saskatchewan November 7, 1927, passed away in Victoria August 14, 2014 after a battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her husband, Alfred in 1966; father, Phillip Temple in 1954; mother, Philis in 1976; her brothers, Phillip, Albert and Edward.  She is survived by her children, Ronald (Vernette), Gordon (Francisca) and Douglas; her grandchildren, Kristin (Steve), Cristina (David), Stephanie (Kevin), Carla and four great grandchildren.

Mom moved with her parents from Regina to Victoria in 1939 when two of her brothers entered the Navy prior to WW2. She was an independent, hard working woman and sole provider for her family after she lost her husband at just 39 years of age. She never complained about the path God had laid for her. With her strong Christian faith, she got on with life and always ensured her family was well cared for.  She was a proud and valued employee of the Victoria Times/Colonist newspaper for 27 years and a 1946 graduate of Vic High. Mom resided the last 33 years of her life in Esquimalt, a place she cherished.

A special thank you to Dr. Derek Carroll who showed our mother great compassion and care during her illness.  A private service will be held at Sequoia Garden’s Memorial, 4665 Falaise Dr., Victoria on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:30pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at 6450 Roberts Street, Suite 150 Burnaby, BC V5G 4E1  vancouver@jdrf.ca  in Mom’s memory.  Condolences may be offered to the  family below.

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Martha Augustine Josette Kinch (nee Jacquot)

August 19, 2014

 

Martha passed away peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital on August 14, 2014 at the age of 98 years.  Born in East End, Saskatchewan on June 2, 1916, she was predeceased by her brother, Marcel Jacquot and husband, George Kinch.  Martha is survived by her loving daughter, Louise (Thomas); lovingly remembered by grandchildren; Olivia, Alexander and Theresa, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha was an incredibly independent and kind person with a sparkle in her eye and a good sense of humour.  With her farmer roots in Saskatchewan in the early 1900’s and her cultural French heritage, she moved to Victoria and became a respected tailor and dress-maker with her Singer treadle sewing machine as her proudest possession.  She also served in the Army during WWII, worked as a Nurse’s Aid for many years and taught French until she was 83.  She was an active member in her local community of James Bay for many years.

Martha was an amazing woman and mother.  She was an experienced traveller enjoying the sights of Europe on her many visits.  She loved the arts, languages and good cuisine and made sure that her daughter was introduced to them correctly.  Martha believed that a slice of lemon per day was a key to a long life, apparently she was right!  During her last weeks, she had a re-occurring dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  She probably made it to the top by August 14th.  She will be greatly missed.

“A la prochaine, Maman”

Prayers will be offered from McCall Bros. Floral Chapel on Wednesday, August 20th at 7:00pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Saint Andrew’s Cathedral on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 12:10pm with Rev. Father David Hogman.  Interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park.

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Surjit Kaur Parmar

August 19, 2014

Surjit Kaur Parmar passed away peacefully in Victoria, BC on August 18, 2014. She was born in Droli Kalan, District of Jalandhar, Punjab, India.  Survived by her husband Darshan Singh Parmar; daughter Jasbir Josh and son-in law Jaswinder Josh; son Ranbir Parmar and daughter-in law Harmanjit Parmar; grandchildren Gurprit, Mahipal, Navpreet and Harpreet. Surjit was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  The family would like to express their sincere thank-you to all the staff at Victoria General Hospital for their kind care and support.

A Funeral Service will be held at McCall Bros. Downtown Chapel, Johnson at Vancouver Street at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with a cremation at Royal Oak Crematorium followed by a service at the Sikh Temple on Topaz Avenue.

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Paul Adrian Roggeveen

August 19, 2014

Died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on August 17, 2014, in Victoria, B.C.  Paul was the oldest child of Paul and Agnes Roggeveen.  He was predeceased by his wife Eileen, whom he often called the love of his life, by his infant son Paul, his parents, and his brothers Ted (Goldie) and Roland.  He is survived by and will be forever cherished, deeply loved and missed by his children Marina (Gary), Linda (Peter) and Greg (Eileen), by his two wonderful grandsons, Nicolas and James, and by his brother Frank (Joyce) and brothers-in-law Gerry (Pat) and Vince (Yolande) and sisters-in-law Denise (Bernie) and Gloria (Cussy) and by many, many nieces and nephews across Canada and the U.S. who have always had a soft spot for their straight-shooting and generous Uncle Paul. Paul was born in the old Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta on February 15, 1929, and was raised in the small town of Sedgewick, some 120 miles from Edmonton, where everyone knew everyone and where Paul, his brothers and the other children had to make their own fun or roam the local countryside.  In his late teens, Paul earned his spending money by digging gardens by hand or taking care of neighbours’ homes and animals.  During the war, he twice spent the summer holidays working as a section hand for the CPR and the fall threshing for the local farmers.  This explained the powerful and honest handshake that Paul exchanged with everyone throughout his entire life. In January 1947, Paul joined the Royal Canadian Navy (“RCN”) as an Ordinary Seaman and was drafted to HMCS Naden in Victoria for new-entry training.  He spent the following three years serving in HMCS Uganda and Ontario, undergoing a Radar Plot course, as well as, the first RCN Preparatory School course.  While in HMCS Ontario, he was selected for Upper Yardman training and attended the Preparatory Education Course at HMCS Naden in October of 1949.  August 1950 saw him off to England for Upper Yardman training for three years at Portsmouth and Dartmouth and at several Royal Navy establishments.  On return to Canada in 1954, as an acting Sub-Lieutenant, he served on the east coast in HMCS Iroquois, Chaleur, Huron, Nootka and Haida.  On May 15, 1954, Paul married Eileen Cain of Port Alberni, B.C. and six weeks later, on July 1, 1954, Paul’s ship, HMCS Iroquois sailed for the Far East to take part in the UN Police Action Forces, then patrolling the coasts of Korea.  On Paul’s return to Canada, his and Eileen’s marriage was blessed with four children.  In 1962, Paul returned to Victoria as a Course Officer at HMCS Venture and in 1964 returned to sea for two years as Executive Officer of HMCS St. Therese.  From 1966 to 1969, he was stationed in Port Arthur, Ontario as a Staff Officer and from 1969 to 1973 in Directorate of Naval Reserves and CANEX in Ottawa, Ontario.  He retired from the RCN in 1973 as a Lieutenant Commander. After retiring to Victoria, he enjoyed working in accounting, especially for Hansbraun Investments Ltd., until his last retirement in May, 1993. After retiring, Paul devoted himself to many volunteer activities, such as keeping the books for the St. Andrew’s Victoria Housing Society and for St. Patrick’s Church and acting as the Financial Secretary for Victoria Council 1256 of the Knights of Columbus, of which he was a long-time member.  In any spare time that he had, he could be found enjoying his large vegetable garden, reading history books or listening to the music that he so enjoyed.  As a man of many diverse interests, a student of history, a man of deep faith, and a man with a very generous heart, he was also a member of many organizations whose purposes ranged from politics to genealogy, from religion to the study of history, and to devotion to the ill or disadvantaged. Paul deeply loved his wife, his family, his friends and his church and always put the interests of others before his own.  He could always be counted on for his honesty, his kindness, his deeply considered opinions and his quiet generosity.  You will not see his like again soon. A Funeral Mass for Paul will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain Street, Victoria, B.C. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12:10 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Alfred Alilio and Father Peter Ho officiating.  A reception will follow in the parish hall.  Paul’s family would especially like to thank Dr. D. Woodburn, Dr. B. Sanders, Dr. C. Coppin and Dr. G. Steinhoff for the attentive and devoted care that they gave to him over the last few years.  Paul’s family would also like to thank all of the incredibly kind and respectful palliative care doctors and nurses who cared for him most recently, especially, Dr. Deb Braithwaite and Dr. Jody Anderson and palliative care nurses Kelly and Linda, who treated him and his family so gently and with such great respect. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations in Paul’s memory to Victoria Hospice at the Royal Jubilee Hospital or to any charity that supports the poor or individuals who are disadvantaged in any way.  Condolences for the family may be offered to the family below. McCall Bros. Funeral Home www.mccallbros.com

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Edna Staughton Bowles

August 18, 2014

June 24th, 1919 – August 17th, 2014

 

A long time resident of Sidney, B.C. predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Eric, daughter, Janice and son-in-law, Michael Church and grandson, Gareth (Tracy) Bowles.

She will be sadly missed by her son, Richard (Anne) and her grandchildren; Julie (Steve) Drapala, Paul (Karen) and Richard ( Becky) Church, Sharon (Simon) Aldridge and her great grandchildren in Canada and the U.K.

Edna was born in the U.K. and was an active member and past President of the Inner Wheel/Rotary Ann for many years. She was the proud recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award.

Edna was blessed with a long, healthy and happy life, a loving family, and wonderful, caring friends and neighbours.

 

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Franz (Frank) Karl Inglin

August 15, 2014

Frank passed away peacefully in his sleep. Predeceased by his wife Silvana and his brother Joe, he is survived by his sister Anna, his sons Ocean (Amanda) and Mike (Laurie), and his granddaughters; Rachel, Elizabeth, and Katelyn.

Frank was born in St. Galen, Switzerland. He was the oldest of three children and was raised by his single mother, Rosina. As a youth, he worked sweeping the market floors after school to contribute to the household income. Like all Swiss men, he served two years in the Swiss army where he was also a marching drummer. He was trained and apprenticed as a machinist.

Frank met Silvana in 1947 in Lausanne, Switzerland when she moved there to find work from Florence, Italy after the war. They married in 1948 and in 1949 they made a notable trip on Frank’s motorcycle to Florence to meet her family.

Frank and Silvana immigrated to Canada in 1952. Like so many other immigrants from Europe, they entered Canada at Pier 49 in Halifax. Some stayed in the Maritimes, but the rest of the new arrivals embarked across Canada by train. Many got off at Montreal and Toronto, but Frank and Silvana were headed for BC because Frank had done his research and being Swiss and an avid outdoorsman, he wanted to be where the mountains were.

After a year, living in New Westminster, doing odd jobs and trying to make a go of it, Frank got a job as a millwright in Ocean Falls. It was in Ocean Falls that they started their family with first son Richard (Ocean) born in 1954 and second son Michael (Mike) born in 1955. It was also in Ocean Falls that they met and befriended many of the people who would become lifelong friends. Frank enjoyed Ocean Falls for the hunting, fishing and the close and supportive community that existed there.

In 1962, Frank transferred to Elk Falls mill in Campbell River. Frank loved Campbell River and referred to it as God’s Country. Soon after arriving, they purchased a house with two acres at Shelter Point. Over the next few years, Frank built a new house where the family resided and where the boys grew to adulthood.

Frank retired in 1986  and in the late 1980s, they moved to a house on Twillingate Rd. In the early 1990s, they moved to Willow Point Villas. Silvana passed away in September 2000. Shortly after that, Frank made a solo trip to Hong Kong and Australia to visit relatives. He subsequently made another trip to the Philippines.

In the last decade of his life, Frank was fortunate to meet Marie Mychan who became his loving friend. They had a wonderful relationship and did many fun things together. Indeed, Marie was welcomed into the family by all.

In the last years of his life, Frank was fortunate to be a regular attendee of the Campbell River Adult Daycare Society. The family would wholeheartedly like to thank the women there who enriched his live in a warm and supportive way; as well, the family’s gratitude goes out to the home support workers who came into Frank’s home to help him manage an independent lifestyle as long as was possible. They were notable for their gentle, compassionate care.

For the last two months, Frank was cared for at the James Bay Care Centre in Victoria, BC, and the family would also like to thank the staff there for their kindness and compassion in taking such good care of him.

Frank will be missed.

A memorial for Frank will be held at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home on August 25, 2014 at 1pm.

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Robert Kendrick

August 12, 2014

Robert Kendrick, born February 7, 1922, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2014 with his wife and daughter Tracy by his side.  Predeceased by his parents, brothers and first wife Burnice and lovingly remembered by his wife Harriet; daughters Mary (Bert) and Tracy; sons Michael (Kim) and Paul; granddaughters Jaye, Coren, Kyla, Megan and Ella; grandson Aidan and great grandchildren Teighan, Kaelan, Nikola and Julien. Robert served during WWII in the merchant navy in the Battle of the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.  He taught English Literature and was an administrator in the Victoria school district, and after retirement worked at the Ministry of Education and taught at the University of Victoria.  Robert is fondly remembered by many former students. He was a master model ship builder and made many beautiful models, some completely carved by hand. Robert loved to travel with his wife Harriet and they had many wonderful adventures together all over the world. He was a gentleman and his kindness and strength will be missed and remembered by many.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 15 at 2pm at St. George’s Anglican Church, 3909 St. George’s Lane, Cadboro Bay. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital for wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the St. George’s Narthex building fund or to the charity of your choice.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

 

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Roy Oswald Byrne

August 11, 2014

November 18, 1930 – July 26, 2014

Roy Oswald Byrne passed away in Victoria, B.C., on July 26, 2014, after a long illness. He was born near Welwyn Saskatchewan and raised in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Roy joined the RCMP in April 1951at the age of 21 and served for 35 years, retiring as OIC North Vancouver Detachment in 1986. He married Olive Faye Cooper in 1955 affectionately known as Bobbie Byrne. Roy’s early career included postings in the interior of B.C. and the northern west coast. From 1958-1971, he served in the RCMP’s Special Branch. Commissioned in 1971, Roy was subsequently posted to Edmonton, Toronto and finally, North Vancouver, where he served from 1981-1986. An avid skier, Roy was a ski patrol director for eight years. Upon retirement, Roy and Bobbie continued to enjoy his lifelong love of boating, which culminated in their “trip of a lifetime” when they sailed the Great Loop in 2006. This circumnavigation of Eastern North America saw Roy and Bobbie travel on a continuous waterway, beginning at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, crossing the Great Lakes, and concluding their trip on the Mississippi River. Roy is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie; daughter Jennifer; granddaughters Cassandra and Madison; great-grandson Sawyer Roy and his father Chris.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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