Obituaries

Denis Lindsay Swan

Denis Lindsay Swan

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 Brenda (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... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Hugh Hanson Davidson

Hugh Hanson Davidson

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... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Laura Elaine Johnson (Aseltine)

Laura Elaine Johnson (Aseltine)

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... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Anne Grethe Lind

Anne Grethe Lind

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. ... [Read complete obituary here]  
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In Memorial

Matthew Oliver O’Connell

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... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Gordon Edwin Matthew Greaves

Gordon Edwin Matthew Greaves

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... [Read complete obituary here]  
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In Memorial

Beatrice Mae Horwood

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... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Elinor McCallum

Elinor McCallum

1917-2014 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... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Clifford Junior Kelly

Clifford Junior Kelly

March 20, 1930 – July 9, 2014 Cliff passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife of 59 years, Verna, by his side. Cliff was a true gentleman with a brilliant mind, kind heart, and many passions. He is survived by his children, Brenda, David, Donald, Brian and Michael, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cliff graduated... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Edith Irene Plante

Edith Irene Plante

Edith Irene Plante (nee Brown) passed away peacefully on July 8, 2014 at Sunset Lodge, surrounded by her family in her 88th year. She was born on August 11, 1926, predeceased by her husband Walter Plante in 1982, and brother, Bob Brown in May of this year. Lovingly remembered by her children; Wayne, Leslie, Kenneth (Debbie), Shirley (Harold Hillis),... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Barbara Elsie Elliott (Whately) nee Scott

Barbara Elsie Elliott (Whately) nee Scott

October 3, 1915 – July 8, 2014 Barbara died peacefully in Victoria, BC at the age of 98.  She was born in Salmon Arm, BC.  Predeceased by her husband, John Elliott, in 2006, Barbara is survived by her son, Michael (Carol) Whately and stepson, Peter (Lilia) Elliott; her granddaughters Jennifer (Chris), Marilyn (Keith) and Sarah (Steph); step... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Joyce Chilibeck

Joyce Chilibeck

1927 – 2014 Passed away peacefully on July 6th 2014 at the age of 87. Joyce was born in Success Sask. on a homestead, the youngest of a large family. After serving in the army in WW2, she and her father moved to Victoria where she met her husband. She had her own hairdressing shop in Victoria until she was married. Nick Chilibeck and Joyce were... [Read complete obituary here]  
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George Ferguson

George Ferguson

What to say about George? Certainly, no one could accuse him of having been a loving son, brother, or father. He’d gladly have stolen the shirt off your back and he was generous to a fault with other people’s money. Was he a small-time con-man with grandiose schemes? Probably. But another view of him is that he was the most exciting member... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Arthur Hugill Walters

Arthur Hugill Walters

Born in Rossland, B.C. on October 9, 1927 and passed away suddenly in Victoria, B.C. on July 4, 2014 at the age of 86.  Art was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley, in 2010 and by his brother, Gerald in 1979.  He is survived by his brother, Robert (Jessie) in Calgary; sister, Marion (Stuart) in Victoria; son, Donald (Judy) in Calgary;... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Edythe (Ede) Mary Callow

Edythe (Ede) Mary Callow

Edythe was born in Victoria, BC on May 17, 1920 and she passed away on July 5, 2014 of heart and stroke complications.  She is the daughter of Francis and Alice Drake.  Edythe is the descendent of the first colonists who arrived by the English ships Norman Morrison to Victoria in 1850 and the Royal Princess to Nanaimo in 1854.   Her pioneer relations... [Read complete obituary here]  
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In Memorial

William (Bill) McConnell

It is with sad hearts we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on July 1st, 2014 at Victoria, BC.  Memorial Service to be held at Cordova Bay United Church, Victoria, BC on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 1pm. McCall Bros. Funeral Home [Read complete obituary here]  
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Leona Irene Jury

Leona Irene Jury

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leona Irene, beloved wife of Cecil and loving mother of Don and Chris on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the age of 82 years. In keeping with Leona’s wishes, a Graveside Service will be held at Boyd Cemetery in Bethany, Manitoba at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Leona may... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Peter Edgar Neal Mingo

Peter Edgar Neal Mingo

Peter Edgar Neal Mingo died peacefully at Victoria General Hospital June 24, 2014. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 25, 1929 and made Victoria his home for over twenty-five years. Peter was predeceased by his wife Patricia Mingo and is survived by his children; Pamela, Barbara (David), Stephen (Cathy) and loving grand-children; Thalia,... [Read complete obituary here]  
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David Ramsden

David Ramsden

David Ramsden died June 23, 2014 after losing a struggle with heart disease.  He was born in Rainham, England in 1949 and immigrated to Canada as a young child where he spent his youth in Newmarket, Ontario.  He leaves behind his wife, Joyce; son, Sam; daughter-in-law, Martina and grandsons, Alessandro and Matteo; son, Ben; daughter-in-law, Egyp and... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Louise Diane Artus

Louise Diane Artus

Artus, Louise Diane, born Sept. 10, 1950 in Regina SK, passed away peacefully at home in Victoria, BC on June 26, 2014.  Predeceased by her first husband, Tom Cronk and second husband Bill Artus.  She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Dennis and Darryl (Lori); grandchildren, Dayna, Tristan, Eric, Hannah, Aidan and Luke; siblings, Ron, Harold... [Read complete obituary here]  
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