Margaret O. Murphy

May 7, 2014

Passed away peacefully on May 5th, 2014 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.

Margaret is survived by several cousins in England and by many friends in Canada and England.

Born and educated in England, Margaret served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the latter part of World War Two. Following the war, she obtained a teaching diploma from Redlands in Bristol, England and taught school in Kent until she emigrated to Canada in 1953. She worked at the University of Toronto until 1967, when she moved to Saskatoon to help establish the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan.  Following her retirement in 1989, Margaret moved to Victoria.

From 1991-1993, she served as President of the James Bay United Church Women and was also a member of the Executive of the Newcomers Club for the same period.

A Memorial Service will be held at James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan Street, Victoria on Monday May 12th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.

Special thanks to Dr. Cook, the staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Oak Bay Lodge and the VIHA for their compassion and care during her final days.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Bernard Victor Potentier

May 7, 2014

23 March 1929 – 06 May 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Bernard Victor Potentier.    Bernie is survived by his wife Marjorie, his brother Phillip, children, Douglas (Darlene), Christine (Jim) Edwards, Brad (Nancy), Geoffrey (Marilyn), Brian (Marian) and his grandchildren, Tracey, Michelle, Spencer, Nicholas, Tina, Alex, Nicole, Jessica, Brock, Brianne, Lauren and great grandchildren, Zachary, Taylor, Trinity, Jayden, Rilee and Finn.

Born in Revelstoke, BC and raised in Victoria, Bernie served on the Victoria Police Department, traffic division before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 with postings in Ontario, France and England.  After leaving the Air Force Bernie apprenticed and became a glazier.  He owned and operated Able Glass Company in Richmond, B.C. before relocating his business to Colwood in 1975.

Retirement was boating, cruising and winters with the motorhome in Mesa, Arizona.  His love of music and the piano was his life long passion.  In his later years, “Bernie’s Jazz Trio” played in most of Victoria’s assisted living establishments.

A memorial tea for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 14th at 3:00 pm at the Uplands Golf Course, Victoria, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation in memory of Bernie. Condolences may be offered to the family below.


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David Charles Deeprose

May 6, 2014

January 14, 1921 – May 4, 2014

Born in Morrin, Alberta, David was predeceased by his wives, Phyllis (1985),  Dorothea (2009); son, Reginald and daughter, Fran.  Dave is survived by his son, Bill (Edna) Deeprose; daughters, Sylvia  Deeprose, Connie (Duarto) Moniz; grandchildren, Jacquelyn (Joe) Meyer, Carolyn Patterson, Margaret Greenway, Rodney (Andy) Deeprose, Sarah (Pat) Greenway, Nick Moniz and Holly Moniz; great-grandchildren, Chelsea (Tom) Schmidbaur, Caitlin Millwater, Kyle Patterson and Malena Zetterberg.  Dave moved to Victoria at the age of eleven. He left school in grade eight to support his father and 3 brothers.  He delivered bread, worked as a surveyor and worked for the Saanich Municipality 34 years.  He enjoyed working with his hands and spending time outdoors.  He was a long time member of Oaklands Chapel and had a strong faith in God.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Oaklands Chapel, Friday, May 9th at 2:30pm.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp Imadene c/o 986 Clatworthy, Victoria, B.C., V8X 3N6 or the B.C. Cancer Society.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Marjorie Annie Stokes (nee Vaulkhard)

May 5, 2014

August 10, 1916 – May 3, 2014

Marjorie was born near Clair, Saskatchewan, the middle of three children born to Violet and Thomas Vaulkhard, homesteading farmers from England.  At the age of 18, she moved with her family to Shawnigan Lake, where she worked in the family general store and post office at Cliffside, until settling in Victoria in 1946.  She married Ed Stokes, and for several years, was an employee of Eaton’s.  Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Ed, her sister, Bess Martin, her brother, Tom Vaulkhard, and her sister-in-law, Georgie Vaulkhard.  She is survived by her five nieces and nephews, and their families, Norma, Marty, and Dave Martin, Susan Vernon, and Gerry Vaulkhard, who all remember her lovingly as an integral part of their early lives. Special thanks are extended to her wonderful friends, Joe and Sandy Rozon, and Josie Harrington, who will miss Marjorie’s sweet nature, sense of humour, and infectious smile.  Thanks also to Beacon Community Services, the staff of Oak Bay Lodge, her home for the past month, and to her doctor of many years, Dave Hepburn.

A Graveside Service will be held at Hatley Memorial Gardens, 2050 Sooke Road in Colwood at  1:30 pm  on Friday, May 9, 2014.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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E. May Porter (nee Lumley)

May 5, 2014

May passed away peacefully on April 15, 2014 at the age of 101 ½.  She was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England and came to Victoria with her family in April 1923 where she lived the rest of her life.  May was predeceased by her husband, Dick, in 1968.  She was a feisty little lady up to the end.  May is survived by her niece and cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff at Amica at Douglas House and Douglas Care for their loving care of May.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Edna Mary Lomas

May 3, 2014

Celebration of Life for Edna Mary Lomas
will be held on Friday, May 23rd, 1:00 p.m.
McCall Bros., Johnson and Vancouver Streets.
Reception to follow.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Robert W. (Rob) Hamilton

May 1, 2014

Passed away April 27, 2014 in Victoria, BC. He will be missed by his wife Andrea; his son James (Jennifer); brothers Gord (Karen) and Neil (Jackie); his nieces and nephews Sean, Ian, Colleen (Will) and Alayne (Ryland); and his many lifelong friends including Table 17.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver Island, 2410 Lee Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.


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Barbara Heron

April 30, 2014

Barbara, born March 9, 1930, in Victoria, daughter of George Edward Lane of Victoria and Nora (Raper) Lane of Scarborough, Yorkshire.  She died peacefully in Victoria Hospice on April 21st.  She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, George Akerman Heron. She is survived by her much loved sister, Gertrude Birtwistle; children, Ron (Fiona), Mark (Colleen), Shaun (Cheryl), Anne, Leslie (Rod), and Scott (Lois); grandchildren, Jordin (Auriel), Jerid, Janelle (Andrew), Daniel, Nicolas (Katie), Nikita (David), Breanna, Mikayla, and Joshua; and great-grandchildren, Gage, Emma, and Liam.

She was an accomplished seamstress and created and costumed dolls and puppets. Barbara and George created the Heron Humanettes and the family entertained at numerous functions and many summers at Butchart Gardens. She was a long time member of Garden City United Church and served as Organist and Choir leader for many years. She was a loving, supportive and proud wife, mother, grandmother and recently great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family, extended family and many friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Royal Jubilee’s Cardiac Care Unit, Victoria Hospice and  Doctor Clinton-Baker for their care during her illness.

A celebration of life will be held at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue on Saturday, May 10th at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Spinal Cord Injury BC, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice are appreciated.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Ronald Bruce Macleod

April 30, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ron MacLeod on Friday, April 25th. He was 84 years old. Born and raised in Victoria, Ronald Bruce MacLeod enjoyed regaling friends with stories of his adventuresome youth with brothers Stu and Don.  Ron enjoyed many sports; he was an avid baseball and soccer player. His focus became golf, which also became a life-long career and passion. Ron was a member of the CPGA and spent his early years playing tours events. However, his greatest love was being the Head Professional at Jasper Park Lodge for 42 years. It allowed him to spend more time with his beloved wife Sonia and children Bradley, Lauren, Arthur and Sharon. His extended family included his “pro-shop boys” who affectionately called him “Bomber.”

Ron is survived by his wife, children, brother Donald MacLeod, son-in-law Robert Hotte and grandson Ryan Hotte. He follows siblings Stuart MacLeod, Lalia Wilkinson and Marguerite Howard.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in support of brain cancer research or a favorite charity. Ron was an avid supporter of several charities during his lifetime.

Ron was a man full of life, and he enjoyed it immensely. He enjoyed a good cocktail, a hot bowl of soup and joking with his family and friends. He will be missed, but his stories will live on.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Uplands Golf Club on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Donn Hillier

April 28, 2014

Donn Hillier passed away in Victoria, BC on April 26, 2014.  He was born in Toronto, Ontario on March 18, 1935.  Donn is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Frances; his daughter, Emilie Hillier (Carey Lee); his son Norman (Susan Tyson) and granddaughter, Allysa.  Donn was in the RCAF in the 1950’s before beginning his main career with Ontario Hydro.  He retired to Victoria in 1990.  Donn enjoyed curling, gardening and model trains.

Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm in McCall Bros. Family Chapel, Johnson & Vancouver Streets with a reception to follow in McCall’s Family Centre.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, #276-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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