Myrna Maxine Litvak

November 28, 2013

Born December 9, 1937 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.  Passed away peacefully on November 26, 2013 in Victoria, BC.  Predeceased by her husband, Edward; lovingly remembered by her daughter, Shauna (John) Vukovic; grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew; cherished nephew, James; sister, Leat (Ralph) as well as nieces, nephews and friends.

For all who knew her were richly blessed by her quiet nature and warm and gentle presence.  Her radiant smile lit up any room she entered.  Her career spanned 30 years as a microbiologist extraordinaire.

Many thanks to Dr. Harris, Dr. Lobsinger and all the wonderful staff of 4 South West – RJH.  Heartfelt thanks to all the people at Highgate Lodge and her loving caregivers.   In loving memory of Myrna, share the beauty of love by random acts of kindness.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Dorcas Lydia Neate

November 28, 2013


Neate, Dorcas Lydia (nee Lambert) died on November 21, 2013 in Victoria, BC. She was born on July 8th, 1924 in Dunton Green, Sussex, England. Dorcas is survived by her husband Frank; her children David, Michael, Roger, Neil and Graham; and many grandchildren.  All will miss her presence at family gatherings.

Dorcas survived the hardships of the Great Depression, and went on to serve with the Woman’s Royal Navy Service (aka WRNS or Wrens) during the Second World War, spending time in London during the Blitz. After the war, she immigrated to Canada and settled in Victoria, where she was married and raised a family.

Over the years, Dorcas was an avid bridge player, an enthusiastic volunteer assistant leader with the Girl Guides of Canada, and an instructional assistant at Camosun College. Mum loved nothing more than being with people and supporting them in their lives.

An informal memorial, for anyone who knew Dorcas, will be held at 920 Richmond Ave, Victoria, BC, on December 7, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00. The family requests that charitable donations be made on behalf of Dorcas, in lieu of other tangible memorials. We recommend the Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia ( Condolences for the family may be offered below.

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Mary Gum Choy Eng

November 27, 2013

May 29, 1922 – November 26, 2013

Mary passed away peacefully in Victoria, BC at the age of 91.  She was predeceased by her husband, Eddy; her sons, Willie and Tony; her brother, Herbie and her brother-in-law, Wally.  She is survived by her children, Victor (Jane), Louise (Dick); daughters-in-law, Jane and Ann; her siblings, George (Jean), Joan, Sophie (Bob); her sister-in-law, Sue-ling; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends.  Family was very important to Mary who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was also passionate about food, marrying her own chef and together running the Beacon Cafe in Sidney. The family would like to extend special thanks to the caregivers and doctors at Glengarry and Selkirk Place.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at McCall’s Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver with reception in McCall’s Family Centre.  Interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.


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Dawn Sharon Nicolson

November 26, 2013

Passed peacefully on October 31, 2013 in Victoria.  She was born on March 16, 1946 in Cadomin, Alberta.  She was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Dru Nicolson and is survived by her loving daughter, Jennifer and son-in-law, Paul Morgan.  My Mom was a beautiful, compassionate, sensitive and fierce woman who always put her family first. She was a three time breast cancer survivor who counselled many other breast cancer patients.  Mom had an infectious laugh and when she spoke to you, you always knew you had her full attention and that you were all that mattered in that moment.  She was a legal assistant in Victoria for almost twenty years working in a legal firm and then for Judges of the Supreme Court of BC.  She went on to open Fancyworks, a quilting and needlework shop and two locations of The Bee’s Knees clothing stores.

A Celebration of Life will be held in late Spring when the flowers are in bloom, as that was Mom’s favourite time of year.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada at  Condolences for the family may be offered below.

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William Gregory Scuby

November 26, 2013

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6 January 1923 – 22 November 2013

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our precious father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William Gregory Scuby.  He passed in peace and with dignity in his sleep at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Friday, 22 November after a brief stay.

He is predeceased by three sisters Isabel, Mary and Annie and his wife Betty.  He will be sorely missed by his two sons John, Joe (Louise); granddaughter Tara (Paul); grandsons Gregory, Joshua and Matthew (Kathleen) and great- grandsons Charlie, Stanley and John.

Born in Battle Creek, Michigan to Greek immigrant parents, he grew up in New Westminster, BC where he was the younger brother to three older sisters.  He acquired many of his “business skills” as a young boy on the streets and in the alleys of New Westminster.  He was an avid sportsman as a young man, playing basketball for the Duke of Connaught High School but the real passion of his life then was lacrosse, playing goal for the Knights of Pythias Junior Team, reportedly going undefeated for several consecutive years.  He played his first professional game for the New Westminster Salmonbellies in 1938 at the age of 15, making the team full time the following year.

World War II interrupted his lacrosse career.  Once called up, he spent the war at the bacteriological “Warfare Research Station” on the Island of Grosse Isle, PQ.

He moved to Prince Rupert in the 1940′s to begin his business career in the fur industry.  It was there that he met the love of his life, Betty Ellison.  Along with two sons, John and Joe, they moved to Victoria in 1962 where he opened his second shop, Scuby Furs, on Government Street.  He ran a successful retail business there from 1962 to 1991 when he sold the business and properties to begin full time retirement.

In 1966, he purchased his dream farm on Salt Spring Island where he and Betty escaped for rest and relaxation while gardening and tending to his orchard.

During retirement he nursed his wife for a decade at home until her passing in 2009, a herculean effort for which we are all eternally grateful.

During this period he also developed a real passion for growing high quality garlic, for which he became famous amongst friends and neighbours.

Our family wishes to extend our thanks to Dad’s tireless and dedicated caregiver, Paula den Otter, and the unsung heroes of the Royal Jubilee Emergency and South Tower Ward medical staff who worked so hard to make Dad’s final days peaceful, dignified and pain free.  God bless them all.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Saviour, 4648 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria on Saturday, 30 November at 12:00 noon.  Interment to follow at St. Stephen’s Church Cemetery, 7921 St. Stephen Road in Saanichton.  In lieu of flowers, we invite donations to the Victoria Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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E. Joan Ridley (Kenwood)

November 22, 2013

Born in Edmonton, Alberta November 1,1928 – passed away after a lengthy illness in Victoria on November 18, 2013. Predeceased by her son Alan in 2011, Joan is survived by her husband Ron, daughter Deborah, sons Scott (Wendy) and Brian (Raeanna), grandchildren Justin, Vanessa and Benjamin. She also leaves her sister Betty Rayner, brother Jack Kenwood and many nieces and nephews.

Joan will be forever remembered for her dry wit, her generosity, and her great sense of humour. She was dearly loved, and will be missed.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 pm at Olympic View Golf Course on Sunday, December 29, 2013.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Victoria Hospice.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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José Medeiros Cabecinha

November 22, 2013

Cabecinha, José Medeiros passed away peacefully at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital on November 20th, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Born in Lagoa, São Miguel, Azores. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Maria São Joao. Lovingly remembered by his children, Antonio (Lucia), Francisco (Ann), and Filomena (Luis); his grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Serena, Melissa, Desiree, Jennifer, and Adrian. Also survived by his sisters Rosa (Americo), Maria Do Rosario and his nephews and nieces. He will be missed by many friends.

José came to Canada in 1957. He worked for Canada Agriculture Research Station until his retirement in 1993. He was very involved in the Portuguese community and Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

 His greatest pleasure was received when surrounded by his family.

 “Papa abençoe”. We will miss your smiling eyes.

A Prayer Service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 4635 Elk Lake Drive on Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Parish on Monday, November 25th at 10:00 am with interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park.

Our thanks to the wonderful staff at Mount St. Mary’s for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of B.C. or to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 861 Fairfield Rd, Victoria, BCV8V 5A9.  Condolences may be offered below.

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Gregory James Hunter

November 21, 2013

It is with immense pain that we announce the passing of our loved Gregory James Hunter (Greg). Greg died November 19, 2013 surrounded by the love of his family. Greg was unique, lived life in his own terms, smart, funny and strong willed . There will never be anybody like him. Greg left too soon. He is survived by his loving wife, Pilar Hunter; his beloved children, Genesis Hunter and Gordon Hunter; his amazing parents, Gordon and Lorene Hunter; his sister, Gayle Hunter; his favourite aunt, Marilyn Carson and nephews, Nigel and Reggie Bent.

A celebration of the life of our very much missed Greg will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 24 at McCall’s Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets. We respectfully invite the presence of those who would like to join us to celebrate and say goodbye to our darling Greg. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Lois Hanson

November 20, 2013

It is with great sorrow that the family of Lois announces that she passed away in the early morning hours of November 17, 2013 at the age of 88. Predeceased by Ralph, her husband of 61 years, she is lovingly remembered by her children, Lynn Daffe and Gary (Shelley); her grandchildren, Danielle, Kevin (Kathleen), Alison (Quinn), Adam and Carly and her great-grandchildren, Mickey, Issac and Aidan. She is also survived by her sister, Ethel and brother, John. Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan and raised in Eldersley, Lois taught in a one-room school house in Eldersley, where she met Ralph. Side by side they worked in a variety of businesses in Biggar, Assiniboia and Maple Creek and then in Victoria where they moved in1956, first buying and operating the Craigflower Motel (living in the Craigflower Manorhouse), then the Dairy Queen on Hillside and created Acme Supplies. In her retirement, several winters were spent in Arizona. She enjoyed golfing, travelling, playing bridge, reading, attending her grandchildrens’ ball games, walking, Sunday dinners with family and any and all activities that stimulated her mind. She was a proud lady who lived her life with dignity and grace. She was fiercely independent and had a sharp and inquiring mind. Her strong values and work ethic live on in her children. She was an exemplary role model to her family – she will be lovingly remembered and truly missed – as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, bridge partner and friend.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at McCall’s Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, on Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 am for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Cross Equipment Loan Program in Victoria at 909 Fairfield Road. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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Thelma (“Morrie”) Elizabeth Cook

November 20, 2013

Thelma passed away in Victoria, BC, on November 7, 2013.  Predeceased by her husband, Bud, in 1996 and her parents, Nada and Reginald Morris.  Survived by her son, Gary (Caroline), daughter, Sandra and grandchildren, Robert and Leanne.  A caring and generous person, Thelma will be sadly missed by her family and all those who knew her.   Born on June 29, 1926 in Edmonton, Alberta; raised in Tenby, Wales, she was proud of her Scottish and Welsh heritage.  Thelma was a Private in the C.W.A.C., stationed in London, England during WWII.  She moved to New York City after the war and then to Vancouver, where she and Bud were married in 1949.  They were long time residents of North Burnaby, where they raised their family.  During the last 15 years, Thelma lived in Victoria.  Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Mt. Edward’s Court Care Home who gave Thelma such excellent care and affection.

No service at Thelma’s request; a gathering of friends and family will be announced privately, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS Society or the charity of your choice.

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