Emmy Martha Elizabeth Zimmermann-Peters

January 3, 2014


My dear mom Emmy passed away in Victoria, BC on January 1, 2014 at the age of 92.  She is survived by her only daughter Manuela (Edward) Atkins.  She was my best friend and will be greatly missed.

Condolences may be offered below.

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Joe Fiege

January 3, 2014

May 21,1929 – December 22, 2013

Joe passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.  Predeceased by son Tom Levy and lovingly remembered by his wife, Margaret; son, Ken (Dianne); daughters, Karen Chambers and Tammy (Ian) Donaldson; grandchildren, Heather, Wayne, Gary, Adam, Alicia, Nathan, Emily and great-grandchildren. Many thanks to his long time friends Louie and Gunter.

Joe worked many years at BC Forest Products and Canwest Mall. He loved the lagoon where he spent many years walking at the beach with his dogs Dudley, Grace and his beloved grandchildren.

Joe was greatly loved and will be missed forever.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Our Place”.  No service as per Joe’s request.


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Reginald “Bruce” Conrod

January 3, 2014

Reginald “Bruce” died suddenly on December 30th, 2013 in Victoria, BC.  He was born July 17th, 1931 in Calgary, Alberta.  He was predeceased by his wife Beverly (Gibson) in 2001 and sister Joan Dennison; Bruce is survived by his sons David (Laurie) and Tony, brother Jerry (Lorraine) and nieces Louise (Grant), Carol (Bruno) and Morgan. He will be greatly missed by Chunky the Cat and many others.  Bruce grew up in Nanaimo, which he always considered home. After high school, Bruce played senior hockey for the Nanaimo Clippers.  After a brief time spent in the RCAF and in the BC interior doing survey work near Williams Lake, Bruce embarked on a 30 – some year career in “the woods” as a logger, days he recalled very fondly.  Bruce loved fishing and being out on the ocean in one of the many boats he owned over the years.  His other main passions were building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes and watching the CFL.

A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 7th at 2 pm at McCall Bros. Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets. Reception to follow in the McCall Family Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation at www.heartandstroke.bc.ca or Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V2.


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Wolfgang (Phil) Winter

January 2, 2014


October 10, 1925 – December 21, 2013

Born in Berlin Germany. After a very successful and happy life, we announce with great sadness the passing of our dear husband and father Phil. After settling in Canada in the late 50′s he had the opportunity to travel and work for the United Nations to help under developed countries. After completing his tenure with the UN in the early 70′s he came back to Victoria with his family to settle here for good.  We will both miss him very much.

By Phil’s own wish, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society.


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Arthur Teale

December 31, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather at home on December 24, 2013 at the age of 91. Arthur was predeceased by his loving wife, Veronica and brother, Norman. He is survived by his son, Ron (Marina Scott); daughters, Susan (Michel Cote), Deborah (Dave Sikorski) and Andrea (Ken Cousens); grandsons, Alastair and David; granddaughters, Breanna (Matt Kubin) and Tianna; great-grandson, Colter, as well as family in Canada and England. Born in Calgary, Alberta on March 4, 1922, Arthur attended Western Canada High School and apprenticed as a machinist and tool and die-maker for the Canadian Pacific Railway at the Ogden Shops. He proudly served his country during World War II with the Corps of Royal Canadian Railway Engineers in Belgium and Holland. It was while serving overseas that he met and married Vera in England. They were married for 55 years until her passing in 2000. After a long and rewarding career working for the CPR, the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Art and Vera retired to Victoria, BC from Calgary.  Art would say he preferred not to shovel any more winter snow. Art enjoyed his independence which was made evident by his pleasure when recently renewing his driver’s license. He could sit and recall wide variety of incidents with remarkable accuracy and took pleasure in telling his stories even if he repeated himself now and again. He took particular pleasure in walking Morgan (but who was walking who?) as well as meeting with his friends whenever he could.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Art’s close friends, Cathy Fraser, John Bernard, and Peter De Wolf.

A Visitation and Memorial Reception will be held in Art’s honour at McCall’s Downtown,  Johnson & Vancouver Streets on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada in tribute to Vera and Art.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Albert George Vey

December 31, 2013

Albert was born in Whitehorse on April 1st, 1920. When he was still young, his parents, Frederick and Alma, moved him and his six siblings to Victoria.  Albert attended Victoria College and UBC before studying medicine at Queens University with the support of his bride Joyce. Upon their return to Vancouver Island, Albert worked in Honeymoon Bay as the company doctor for a logging company. He later set up practice in Victoria, where he served the community for over 30 years as a well-respected GP and surgeon. For many of those years Joyce worked at his side. Well-deserved retirement followed, during which Albert and Joyce made several trips to the north and enjoyed many happy years on Pender Island. Together they maintained a home in Victoria until just a year ago. Sadly, Joyce, Albert’s devoted wife of over 70 years, left us only recently.  Albert was reunited with her on December 28th, 2013, when he passed away peacefully at the James Bay Care Centre. He was also predeceased by his six siblings, Alma, Bob, Florence, Fred, Howard and Jean. Albert is survived by his loving son, Fred (Hazel); grandchildren, Rupert and Emma and many nieces and nephews. Albert was a kind, gentle, loving and generous man who will be greatly missed by his family. His greatest skill as a physician, father and friend was his human touch. He leaves a lasting legacy in his family and the many lives he cared for and helped to bring into this world.

No service, by request. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Carole Jane Jones (nee Strachan)

December 30, 2013

Carole passed away peacefully in the early morning of December 25, 2013 with her family by her side.   She was born on November 20, 1937 in Fort William, Ontario and moved to Victoria with her first husband and young family in 1967.  She married the love of her life, Tut (Evan) Jones, in 1976 and the two of them had a wonderful life together skiing, playing tennis, traveling, and of course, golfing.  All that knew Carole would agree that she had the most cheerful, charismatic personality, wonderful sense of humour, generous nature and was a devoted mother and grandmother.  She was a fantastic cook and a gracious hostess who loved to entertain.   After valiantly fighting off lung cancer ten years ago, she lived ten more full and happy years before it struck again this fall.  She chose to fight it once again, but the many complications that followed her surgery proved to be too much for her.   She is predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Minnie Strachan, and is survived by her sister, Lois (Ralph Smith), her loving husband, Tut, her three children, Laurie (Don Woodland), David Murrell (Joan), and Mary Murrell (Rob Aylesworth) and her three step-children, Susan Stobart, Evan Jones and Grant Jones (Terri), as well as 11 grandchildren and one great grandson (Nicole, Andrew, Stephanie, Rhys, Dylan, Michelle, Tanner, Kevin, Megan, Kaitlyn, Nicholas and Rhys).  She is also fondly remembered by her many friends in Victoria, Courtenay and Palm Desert.

 There will be a small service for immediate family only, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – BC and Yukon Division.

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Michael Zachary

December 29, 2013

January 16, 1921 – December 23, 2013

Michael was born in Zalaniw, Ukraine. His early life was shaped by tremendous personal hardship and geopolitical tumult, having started from the humblest of beginnings and having to survive under both Stalin and Hitler.

Education was essential to Michael. Imagine a cold, dark and snowy Ukrainian winter morning. A lone young village boy, wearing shoddy shoes, walks to school six kilometers away. He arrives at 3am because he does not have a clock at home.  Overcoming all challenges Michael eventually graduated with a Forestry Degree from the University of Freiburg in Germany.

Immigrating to Canada in 1949 Michael earned his Canadian Forestry Degree from the University of Toronto. In Toronto he met his beloved wife Olga. Coming to Victoria in 1952 he worked in the Survey Division of the BC Forest Service and with the City of Victoria as Boulevard Supervisor. In addition to his regular job, Michael and family established an 85 hive apiary producing honey under the “Island’s Finest” brand. He owned, managed and maintained several of rental real estate properties.

Michael was deeply attached to nature. He enjoyed collecting books, music and local art. When possible he would attend art galleries, live stage and musical performances, auctions and flea markets. He read widely and experienced music with his heart. Michael had a genuine zest for life and somehow found time to experience it fully and on his own terms. He was delighted to meet and talk with people of all ages and callings. His greatest source of pride and pleasure, however, was his family. With love we lived together.

Michael never forgot his Ukrainian roots even as he cherished Canada for its freedom and justice.

Predeceased by his son Dennis in 1976, Michael is survived by his wife of 62 years Olga; his children Jerome and wife Kannika, and Peter (Jackie); his grandchildren Nick (Stephanie), Natalie and Tony.

Our family’s indebtedness to all Beacon Community Workers including Guido, Gaspar, Bill, Benoit, Oliver, Pip and Binder; Drs. Luckhurst, Zhang, Rohan, Leroy, Erasmus and McQueen; Community Health Nurse Andrea Hofmeyer; Pharmacist Lesley Blackman; Terence Sellen and the many others who made it possible for Michael to comfortably live and peacefully die at home.

PRAYERS will be offered on Thursday January 2, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Nicholas The Wonderworker, Cook and Caledonia. MASS will be celebrated in the Church on Friday January 3, 2014 at 11:00am with the Reverend Theodosius Machinski Celebrant. A reception to follow in the church hall. Burial at the Royal Oak Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, your prayers would be most appreciated.

Condolences for the family may be offered to the family below.

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Stanley Gordon Field

December 29, 2013

FIELD, Stanley Gordon (known as Jonathan)  Passed away peacefully on December 14, 2013 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH) after a lengthy illness with Parkinson’s. Jonathan was predeceased by his first wife Phyllis, his long time partner Barbara, and the final love of his life, Trudy. Jonathan will be greatly missed by his son Garry and brother John in England and dear friends.

Jonathan was born August 19, 1932 in England. He joined the British Army as a radio operator at the age of 19. He served in Korea and was very proud of his service with the military. After this time with the army, Jonathan worked for many years as a sales representative with J. Lyon’s tea company in England. Jonathan immigrated to Vancouver in 1958, worked with Dairyland as a salesman and then transferred with the company to Victoria. Jonathan’s final career was as an Antique Dealer at Hibernia Antiques on Fort Street’s Antique Row. Through this, he was able to pursue his lifelong passion for collecting military items. Jonathan learned to sail with his beloved wife Trudy and this brought them much joy. When Trudy became ill, Jonathan sold his antique business to care for her until her passing. All who knew him knew this shy man for his kind and gentle nature.

Thank you to the fourth floor nursing staff at the RJH for the dedicated and amazing care of Jonathan.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Victoria Hospice Foundation.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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William (Bill) John Nickel

December 27, 2013

July 12, 1941 – December 20, 2013

Passed away suddenly at his home in Victoria, BC on December 20th. Born in Stratford, Ontario he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Trudy, and their two sons, David (Jennifer) and John.  Bill will be greatly missed by brothers, Dave (Alyn) and Paul (Cheryl) and extended family.  Bill graduated from University of Toronto Engineering in 1965 and enjoyed a 28-year career at IBM where he built many lifelong relationships.  Upon his retirement, he pursued a second career as a property development entrepreneur.  Bill will be fondly remembered for his passion for life, learning and investing.  Bill and Trudy enjoyed their frequent European trips and participating in various coffee groups at their homes in Victoria and Stratford where business, politics and sports were actively discussed.  He will be remembered for his positive outlook and high standard of integrity in all aspects of life.

A private gathering will be held in Bill’s memory at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Cardiac Care Unit.


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