Anthony (Tony) Byrne Ayling

April 15, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Anthony (Tony) Byrne Ayling, at the age of 80. Tony was born June 25, 1933, Battersea/London, England. Passed away March 16, 2014, Victoria, British Columbia.  Special Thanks and appreciation to Dr. Ross McKay, Staff at Glengarry Senior’s Living/Chandler Unit and Victoria General Hospital/Fourth Floor for all their wonderful care and support. Immediate and extended family wish to invite friends to celebrate a life and honour a man who had an infectious laugh, constant smile, sense of humour and a gentleman’s charm.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 am at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets in Victoria, B.C.  Celebration of Life Reception to follow at The Royal Canadian Legion, Trafalgar/Pro Patria Branch #292, 411 Gorge Road East, Victoria, B.C.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Joseph Albert Frenette

April 14, 2014

Joseph Albert Frenette died peacefully at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital on April 11, 2014.  He was born on January 12, 1924 in Shell River, Saskatchewan. He joined the Army in 1942 and was part of the D-Day invasion forces. He returned home in 1946 only to re-enlist. He served in the far north as part of NORAD, in Europe at Lars, Germany and as a peace keeper in Egypt. After retiring from the Forces, he worked at the Vancouver International Airport in Air Conditioning.

He is predeceased by his long time partner, Polly Banco; his parents, Germaine and Joseph Frenette; his sisters, Antoinette Grenier (Gilbert), Rachel Sullivan (Vincent); his brother Lee (Pat). He is survived and lovingly remembered by his daughter, Louise Webster (Rob); his sisters, Martha Quagliotti (Ken), Irene Richardson (Norm), Anna Bryan (Jack); his brother, Don and many nephews and nieces.

A family lead prayer service will take place at McCall’s Funeral Home, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.  A  Celebration of Life Mass will take place at Sacred Heart Parish Wednesday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will follow at Royal Oak Burial Park with a reception following at Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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James Andrew Noel

April 11, 2014

Jim was born in Fogo, Newfoundland on February 1, 1935 and passed away on April 10, 2014 at the Gorge Road Hospital.  After completing his University education in Saskatoon, he spent most of his working life in Calgary.  He took early retirement and moved to Victoria in 1990 to enable his elderly mother to remain in her house that she cherished for many years.  Predeceased by his father Nathaniel in 1977; his mother Elsie in 2003 and his brother John in 2007.  Survived by his brother Peter; his special friend Natalie in Calgary and many close friends from his University and working days.  Cremation has taken place and a Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  We would urge friends to celebrate his life in any way they choose.  Many thanks are expressed for the excellent care he received over the past three years at Arbutusview Unit, Gorge Road Hospital.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Kevan James Hull

April 10, 2014

Hull, Kevan James, born July 19, 1943 in Vancouver, BC passed away peacefully April 2, 2014 in Victoria BC.  Pre-deceased by his parents James and Olive Hull. Kevan is survived by his loving family – children, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Throughout his life, Kevan was a school teacher, soccer and cricket player, youth sports coach and referee, reporter missionary and always an active member of his church. He spent many years living overseas as a missionary in Haiti. He loved folk and worship music and enjoyed entertaining by playing his guitar and singing his favourite songs.  Kevan will be missed by his family and friends.

Service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to HATS-Haiti c/o L. Wilson, 53 Ranchero Green NW, Calgary, AB T3G 1C5 would be greatly appreciated.  Condolences may be offered to the family at below.

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Muriel Constance Campbell

April 9, 2014

January 16, 1918 – April 8, 2014

Beloved and loving daughter of Thomas and Margaret Campbell and lifetime citizen of Victoria.  Muriel leaves behind her cousin, Sandy Campbell and his family as well as cousins in South Africa.  She also leaves behind good friends, Irene Drummond, Vivian Simpson, Aletha Kochuk and her family.  Muriel had a long and happy life, working for much of it at George Paulin Travel Agency.  She also loved to play pool, go to the opera and watch her Toronto Blue Jays and Vancouver Canucks.  She was a gentle, kind and generous soul, who took a warm interest in the lives of friends and family.  She contributed to numerous charitable causes.

No service by request.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favourite charity.  Always remember her smile!

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Hazel Margaret Horn (nee Butlin)

April 9, 2014

Horn, Hazel Margaret (nee Butlin) died peacefully at Aberdeen Extended Care Hospital on April 6, 2014 in Victoria, BC.  She was born in Calgary on September 30, 1915.

Predeceased by her husband, Tom in 1978, C/Supt. RCMP (rt’d.); Hazel is survived by her sons, Michael and David, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends and supporters at Aberdeen Hospital.

A celebration of Hazel’s life was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Aberdeen Hospital in Victoria, BC, where she was known as the “Queen of Aberdeen” .

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Janet Elizabeth (Betty) Kelly (nee Mudge)

April 8, 2014

Born October 8, 1929 – Died April 4, 2014

We are saddened by the passing of Betty Kelly on April 4, 2014.  She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 60 years, Pat; children, Patricia Smith (Lee), Ann Smreciu, Joe (Karen), Eileen Sled (Greg), Paul (Renee), Peter (Karen), Margaret (Mike), and Shelagh Scholtens (Mike); grandchildren Tim (Natalie) and Greg Smith, Olivia and Nathan Smreciu, Arli (Ryan) Kelly, Kasey (Tyler) Field, Shannon Sled, Miranda and Rachel Kelly, and Jamie Kelly; and great-grandchildren Huxley Percy and Sofia Field.  Betty will also be missed by sisters, Peggy Mudge and Nancy Erickson; brother, Jim (Adele) Mudge and many nieces, cousins, friends and neighbours.  She was predeceased by her parents, Annie and William Mudge; son Bill; son-in-law, Nick Smreciu; sister Patsy, and brother Reverend Bill Mudge.

Betty was born in Duncan, BC.  She trained as a nurse in Victoria, BC at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, a career she pursued until marrying Pat in 1953.  Her next career was mother to her nine children, as well as to many others who came by way of foster care, international student exchange programs and child care.  Although quiet by nature, Betty enjoyed time spent with family and friends, taking in the stories and laughter of others. She was involved in all aspects of her children’s schooling and devoted many years to the Girl Guides and Boy Scouts.

Betty and Pat travelled to the United Kingdom on a few occasions, as well as to locations across Canada and the United States, to visit family and research their family trees. They, along with Shelagh, kept the family history alive with their genealogy work.  Betty’s grandchildren will now have the legacy of her scrapbooks over which she so lovingly laboured.

The family sincerely thanks all of the doctors, nurses and volunteers at the Victoria Hospice Palliative Care Unit for the care and dignity they gave Betty in her final days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Sidney, BC.  Reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Gail Anne Provan (nee Robson)

April 7, 2014

After a courageous battle with cancer, Gail passed away at the Victoria Hospice on April 4, 2014. Born May 21, 1943 in Victoria, Gail was predeceased by her parents, Reita and Robbie. Left behind is the love of her life, Ron; her two daughters, Kimberley (Dale) and Deanna (John); ecstatic to welcome her two cherished granddaughters, Taylor and Halle. She will be also missed by her beloved brother, Lesssley (Tigi); cousin, Barbara and countless family and friends.

Gail’s life was devoted to her family. She volunteered in many capacities at her children’s schools, and as a Coordinator with Block Parents, she worked closely with the Police at many fingerprinting events. Along with her family, they enjoyed many fun-filled years at their second home in East Sooke; camping, hiking and picnicking until she found “cruising” which she enjoyed immensely. Gail’s quick wit and sense of humour was always present and was a wealth of information.

Many thanks to all the doctors, nurses and volunteers at Victoria Hospice for all their kind care.

No service at Gail’s request. Her passing does not leave a hollow, but rather a soft, warm, sort of fuzzy spot.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honour to the Victoria Hospice.

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Arthur Curtis (Art) Bridge

April 4, 2014

November 15, 1929 – March 31, 2014

After a brief illness, Art passed away peacefully in the company of both his children, and with the love of many family and friends.  Art was born and grew up in Tianjin, China.  During the Second World War he was confined in a Japanese internment camp at Chapei, with his brothers and mother, eventually being liberated in 1945.  At age 17 he and his younger brother Ken came to Victoria.  Art attended Brentwood College, graduating in 1948, and was co-winner of the Yarrow Shield, for scholastic/athletic excellence and the Powell Cup for citizenship.  He then attended Victoria College.  He developed a lifelong passion for rugby, playing for the Oak Bay Wanderers and later refereeing.  Art earned his surveying articles with the provincial government and received his Commission in 1958 (BCLS #386).  Art’s surveying career spanned many decades.  The annual survey trips took him to diverse and remote locations in BC.  In later years his family joined him for summers at locations such as Golden, Princeton, Rock Creek, and Grand Forks.  Art retired as Deputy Surveyor General of BC in 1988.  He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of BC Land Surveyors in 2005.  Art married Yvonne Muriel Rose in 1953.  They raised their children in Saanich living on Prestwood Drive.  Art and Yvonne loved travelling, golfing, the outdoors, camping trips throughout western Canada, ventures abroad, and celebrations with family.  After their 50th wedding anniversary in 2003, Yvonne passed away suddenly the next year while on a camping trip with Art.  Also predeceased by brothers Douglas and Ken, sister-in-law Louanne, Art is survived by daughter Kathryn (Kevin) and son Keith (Bridget), grandchildren Emma (fiancé Mark), Brendan, Kyle and Taylor, nephews Robin and Ian, special in-laws Phyllis and Jim and by many other relatives.  Art will be remembered as a true gentleman, for his quiet strength, intelligence, eternal kindness, great dignity and courtesy, and above all his love for family.  He will be sorely missed by family and friends in Canada and overseas.  A celebration of his life will be announced later this spring.  Condolences may be offered to the family at, or, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of choice.

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Sharon Holmes (Nee Adby)

April 3, 2014

Sharon died peacefully, after a lengthy illness, on March 31, 2014 in Victoria, B.C. She was born August 16, 1940 in Edmonton, Alberta. Sharon is survived by her loving husband, Lloyd Holmes of Saanichton, B.C.; daughters, Stacy Freeman and Catherine Holmes; grandchildren, Nicole and Brett Freeman, Tupelo and Kalyx Morris; her brother, Tom Adby (Karen) and caregiver, Alma Gumiran. She will be clearly missed by her relatives and friends. Sharon lived her youth as an active athletic woman in Edmonton.  She spent her summers at the Seba Beach cottage with family and friends. She enjoyed and excelled in sports and developed a life long passion for golf. She married Lloyd and for many years resided in Bentley, Alberta where she took pride in farm life and raising Hereford Cattle. She served on the Alberta Hereford Board.  Sharon and Lloyd retired to Vancouver Island and spent time together boating and salmon fishing.

A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held on Sunday, April 13th at 3:00 pm at the Highlands Golf Club in Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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