Dulcie Jean Snider

July 28, 2014

Died on July 24, 2014 at the age of 89. Dulcie was born on June 21, 1925 in Maghull, Liverpool, England to Harry and Lilian Ellershaw. In 1940, Dulcie came to Winnipeg, Manitoba to live with her Aunt Ethel and attended Riverbend School for Girls. Her very first day in Winnipeg, Dulcie had the good fortune to meet her future husband, Stewart, as his parents and her Aunt were great friends. Dulcie and Stewart married on September 24, 1949.

Dulcie had a long and interesting career as a school secretary, first at Manor Park Public School in Ottawa and then at St. Michael’s University School in Victoria. She eventually retired in 1993.

Dulcie had many interests including bridge, lawn bowling, playing the ukulele, bird watching, Sudoku and dining at the Union Club.

Dulcie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Stewart and leaves to mourn her daughter, Judith (Albert Walden) of Ottawa; her son, John (Dana Sibley) of Victoria; her much loved grandchildren, Robert Walden (Lindsay Noel), Christopher, Ian, Darcie and Jakob Snider; and one great grandchild, James Walden.

A celebration of Dulcie’s life with take place at ST. GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 3909 St George’s Lane on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Manfred (Fred) Georg Angene

July 26, 2014

Angene, Manfred (Fred) Georg

Fred passed away peacefully at the Victoria Hospice on Friday, July 11, 2014.  Fred is forever remembered by his wife, Loretta; his children, Brian (Lisa), Grace (Jeremy); his grandchildren, Charlotte, Felix, Frances, Leni and his sister, Maria.

Fred was an independent person with a strong work ethic.  After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan in 1960, he began his accomplished and long career as a lawyer.

Thank you to Fred’s colleagues, who came to visit and encourage him during his hospital stay.  Special thanks to Dr. J. Maskey, the medical staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and to the palliative care providers at the Victoria Hospice.

Requiescat in Pace

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Victoria Hospice, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC  V8R 1J8.  At Fred’s request, there is no funeral service.

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Denis Lindsay Swan

July 22, 2014

October 24, 1920- July 4, 2014

Denis was born in Penticton, BC and passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospice in his 94th year.  He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Phyllis; daughter Randa (Peter); son Rev. Colin (Jane); and many grand and great grand children.  Denis was an aeronautical engineer in his early years.  He then moved on to the Ford Motor Company (Canada) until his retirement.  He and Phyllis enjoyed the many travels they had together during his retirement.  A private family graveside service was held at Royal Oak Burial Park.

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Hugh Hanson Davidson

July 17, 2014

May 27, 1930 – July 14, 2014

Beloved Uncle of Linda, Wendy, Barbara, Suzanna, Cynthia, and James; Great Uncle, (emphasis on the great) of Gabrielle, Allyson, Jennifer, David, Adrienne, Lisa, Diana, Jeremy, Sedona and Lexington; Great Grand Uncle of nine others, all of whom he knew and cherished.  Predeceased by his dear sisters Anna, Janice, and Claire.

How we will miss our champion of all the arts!

The family wishes to acknowledge the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Hugh’s other family in Victoria, all his extended family in Canada, the United States, Britain and Switzerland and his numerous friends and colleagues in arts communities across Canada. We mourn the passing of a passionate, brilliant man who created a life of magnificent variety and beauty in work, relationships and spiritual searching.  He has been our guiding light. The family is grateful for the excellent care Hugh received during his last months of illness from Zig Hancyk, his doctors and the staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.  Hugh’s vast friendship network was a source of loving inspiration and connection for him.

A service of remembrance will be held in Victoria, BC, at St. John the Divine Anglican Church on Tuesday, August 5th, at 2 pm, reception to follow at the Victoria Art Gallery at 3:30 pm.  All of Hugh’s friends are welcome.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Victoria Foundation Hugh Davidson Fund or an arts organization of your choice.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.


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Laura Elaine Johnson (Aseltine)

July 15, 2014

Born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan on October 3, 1925 and passed away peacefully on July 14, 2014.  Elaine graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1946 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology.  Married Merv Johnson of Beadle, Saskatchewan on October 5, 1946.  Lived on a farm there and during that time served on the Regional Library Board, Co-op Board, Co-op Women’s Guild and was Women’s President of the National Farmers Union.  While in London, England, was President of the Canadian Women’s Club 1982.  Lived in Victoria since 1983 where she canvassed for various charitable organizations.  Was a member of Uplands Golf Club and Saanich Probus Club.  Survived by four children, Merlayna, Morley (Debra), Gordon (Sheila) and Janice (Will); grandchildren, Laura (Chris), Sandi, Gavin (Lindsay), Tekla (Derrick), Bart (Reia), Helaina, Zena, Clare, Stuart, Sally and Jill and great-grandchildren, Allie, Jorja, Vivianne, Daxton, and Halee; brother, Morley, Rosetown, Saskatchewan; sister, Adele (Fred), B.C., sister-in-law, Doris Aseltine, Tisdale, Saskatchewan.

Please join our family for a memorial reception celebrating Elaine’s life on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm in McCall’s Family Centre, Johnson & Vancouver Streets.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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Anne Grethe Lind

July 15, 2014

Born in Skarnes, Norway on October 17, 1945 and passed away suddenly in Victoria, BC on July 8, 2014.  She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Stan; sons, John (Emy), David (Julie) and Erik and grandchildren, Jessica, Kassie, Kristie and Jacob.  She is also survived by her brothers, Ragnar (Monika), Stein Erik (Gunn) and Bjorn (Christin) in Norway.  She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.

A Funeral Service and Reception will be held at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson & Vancouver Streets in Victoria at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Matthew Oliver O’Connell

July 14, 2014

June 5, 1972 – July 7, 2014

Predeceased by infant brother Luke (1977) and by beloved grandparents Una  O’Connell (2004), Victor (2011) and Alice (2013) McFarlane, Matthew leaves to cherish his memory spouse Shannon Bjarnason, children Aidan and Nuala, parents Jim and Rosemary, sister Isobel, brother Paul, grandfather Bill O’Connell (UK), father-in-law Rick Bjarnason, mother-in-law Judy Van Goor, sister-in-law Kristen Sanderson, along with extended family throughout England, Ireland, Wales and the US.

Matthew’s family was of paramount importance to him. The strength of the emotional bond between Aidan and Nuala and their “Momma” and “Poppa” – an emotional closeness often remarked on by others – grew from and was continually nourished by the warmth of the affection in which Matthew and Shannon bathed their children.

Matthew was a gregarious, hard-working man. His regard for and trust in his business partner, Alistair Whiteside, contributed significantly to the satisfaction he found in his working life.  A graduate of Monterey Elementary and Oak Bay High Schools, Matthew leaves life-long friends throughout Vancouver Island.  The family appreciates their warmth and kindness at this time.

There will be a private service of interment for family members on Friday July 18.  In addition, at 3:00pm on Saturday July 19, there will be a celebration of Matthew’s life at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Society of St Vincent de Paul – long a part of Matthew’s business and family life – or to the charity of your choice.
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Gordon Edwin Matthew Greaves

July 14, 2014

15 November 1937 – 8 July 2014

It is with profound shock and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gordon, a truly devoted family man; husband to Eileen and father to Stephanie (Steven), Nicholas (Aria), Kord (Courtney) and his beloved grandchildren, Nyla and William. Also left to mourn is his extended family in England.

Gordon touched the lives of many, and graced us with a quick wit, tremendous work ethic and a willingness to assist perfect strangers when necessary. He was an incredibly snappy dresser and a truly handsome gentleman. It can be widely agreed that he and Mum were a formidable team.

It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank Dr. Matt Robinson and the caring nurses of ICU and 7North (Jubilee).

A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at McCall’s Funeral Home on Friday, July 18th at 2:00pm.

Love you forever, Dad – you are a true GEM.

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Beatrice Mae Horwood

July 11, 2014

On July 8th,2014 Bea passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, surrounded by members of her family. Bea was born in Togo Sask. on May 9th, 1921. From 1945 on Beatrice made Victoria her home, where she, along with her husband Gordon, raised their family. Bea served her Lord faithfully through her gift of hospitality and giving heart. Loved and cherished by many Bea leaves her children Garry (Brenda), Dennis (Brenda), and Kathleen, together with ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sister Ruby Taylor and many nieces and nephews.

A service of thanksgiving and celebration will be held on July 24th, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill X Rd.

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, memorials may be given to the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada 442 –H Grey St. Brantford ON N3S 7N3 or Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation for Lansdowne Unit, Aberdeen Hospital, 1454 Hillside Ave, Victoria BC V8T 2B7.

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Elinor McCallum

July 11, 2014


Elinor McCallum (born Gallup) passed away on July 9, 2014 at age 96. She is predeceased by her parents (Eleazer and Donalda), husband Francis and daughter Donna (Whittet). She is survived by her sons Bill and John (Monica Milas), son-in-law Bob Whittet (Janet Rayner-Thorne), sister-in-law Lina Gallup, grandchildren Chelsea, Tyler and Adam (Lis Hoole), great grandchildren Olivia and Ivy and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elinor’s kindness and compassion were reflected in her community work, volunteering at the Royal Jubilee Hospital thrift shop. She always had an empathetic ear to anyone who came to her for support and encouragement. She was a gentle, supportive and caring person who showed great strength and acceptance in her later years as her health declined. She lives on in all of our hearts.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Victoria Hospice.

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