Obituaries

Graham Patrick Whincup

Graham Patrick Whincup

At 63 years, on September 12, 2014, with those he loved at his side. A wonderful caring son, loving brother, nephew and uncle; a gentle giant of a man who moved spiders to safety, but was an obedient servant to his beloved cat, Jasper Marley (alias Bubbas).   Graham was a man of integrity, exceptional standards and a fortress of strength for family... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Irene Armitage

Irene Armitage

July 21, 1926 – September 15, 2014 Mom was born in Victoria to Ethel and Oswald Brodersen. She was predeceased by Joe, her husband of 62 years.  She is survived by her children, Jim (Mary), Cas (Bob), Linda, Diane (John), Dave (Heather) and Karen (Mark), 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many extended family.  Mom died peacefully... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Michael James Taylor

Michael James Taylor

Michael James Taylor was taken from us on September, 13th 2014 around Squamish, B.C. His positive approach to life and the incredible love he shared with family and friends will resonate in our hearts forever. We love you Mike, you will be missed more than words can say and hearts can feel. A ceremony will be held at McCall’s Funeral Home, Johnson... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Kenneth Brad Sterling

Kenneth Brad Sterling

Born on November 15, 1957 in Reston, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2014. Predeceased by his father, Raymond and brother, Barry.  Ken is survived by his mother, Wilma;  sisters, Pat and Suzanne; brothers, Bob, Wayne and Glen; children, Christopher, Jennifer, and Joel; and grandchild, Kelton. He will be greatly missed by his family... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Dorothy Magdalena Todd

Dorothy Magdalena Todd

Dorothy Schuck was born in Regina on August 20. She preferred not to reveal the year. Soon she was the big sister to Edie and Lawrence, and the young Schuck family moved to Edmonton. In 1951 Dorothy married her Navy sweetheart Alfred Todd and subsequently moved to Victoria. For many years Dorothy worked in medical offices in both Edmonton and Victoria.... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Harvey Boyle

Harvey Boyle

1930 – 2014 Harvey Ross Boyle passed away peacefully on September 7, 2014 at the age of 84. As a long term year resident of Victoria, Harvey was an active participant in his church family.  Enjoying many outings and visits with friends, Harvey was always up for a trip or an adventure.  He often returned to his roots and visited many friends... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Thomas Frederick Shaffer Jr.

Thomas Frederick Shaffer Jr.

Tom passed away in Victoria BC on September 3, 2014.  He was 82 years old.  Tom was born on July 19, 1932 in Apollo Pennsylvania to Thomas and Louise Shaffer.  He was raised in western Pennsylvania with his younger sister, Joyce.  He married Ann Irwin in 1954.  After serving in the US military as a member of the peacekeeping force in Germany, Tom... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Michael (Mike) Hourigan

Michael (Mike) Hourigan

August 21, 1943 – September 5, 2014 Our beloved husband, father, brother, and friend passed away at home surrounded by his loving family.  Mike was a kind hearted man who lived his life with integrity; persevering through adversity. A cowboy at heart, he was a born farmer and an exceptionally hard worker who took great pleasure in creating his impressive... [Read complete obituary here]  
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John Donald Strickland

John Donald Strickland

Peacefully on September 7, 2014 in Victoria at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Helen in 1977 and his second wife, Audrey in 2006. He is survived by his daughter Donna (Lorne) Christensen of Sooke and son, Ted (Debbie) of Cornwallis, NS; three grandchildren, Stephen (Leslie), Carina (Tim) and Anita (Richard); two great-grandchildren,... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Dominic Francis Hanley

Dominic Francis Hanley

Dominic Francis Hanley passed away peacefully in the early hours of September 3rd, after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his partner Judy and six children, Debra (Rob), Linda(Jack), Bob, Karen, Trisha (Stewart) and Stephanie(Matt); grandchildren Matt, Andy, Alex(Lara), Mike (Laura), Ben, Meghan, Kelsey, Kelly, Kate, Becky, Jack; and eight... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Frances Elizabeth Benton

Frances Elizabeth Benton

On September 2, 2014, Betty left us to join her husband, Frank, who has been waiting for her for over 42 years. She leaves her son, Alan of Nanaimo; her daughter, Frances of Mill Bay and her niece/daughter, Janice Laidlaw of Victoria. She is survived by her sisters, Mary (Maisie) Riddle of Abbeyfield Manor in Victoria and Margaret (Peg) McDonald of... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Allen (Mac) Rodney MacDonald

Allen (Mac) Rodney MacDonald

August 8, 1957 – August 28, 2014 It is with intense, sadness that we announce Mac’s sudden passing. He was a devoted, loving, husband, father and grandpa. His dedication and leadership shone in his thirty years of service as a diver in the Canadian Military and as the owner/operator of AL-LYN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS since 1995. Born in Winnipeg, MB.,... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Les Young (nee Hernandez)

Les Young (nee Hernandez)

            Our beloved Mami/Abuela passed away at home with her family in the early morning of August 29th, 2014. Her luminous soul touched everyone lucky enough to know her. Les was born on February 24th,1930 in Banes, Cuba, the eldest of three daughters of Manuel Hernandez and Maria de los Angeles Herrera. From a very... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Margaret Joyce Hosie (nee Thomas)

Margaret Joyce Hosie (nee Thomas)

June 2, 1928 – Aug 31, 2014 Marg passed away peacefully at home with family after a long and difficult illness. A prairie girl from Meyronne, Sask., graduate RN from Regina General Hospital, post grad Margaret Haig Hospital, New Jersey, and head nurse of obstetrics at Regina General, Marg met a bright young physician, Dr. R.T. Hosie. They were... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Jose P. Moniz

Jose P. Moniz

May 25, 1929 – August 31, 2014 Jose passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.  He is predeceased by his granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn. Born in Achadinha, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, he immigrated to Canada in 1956.  He married the love of his life, Maria Zita in 1958, making Victoria their home and raised five children. His... [Read complete obituary here]  
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In Memorial

Peter Frederic Hook

Peter passed away in Victoria, BC on August 27, 2014.  He was born in Carshalton, England on June 20, 1925 and is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Hilda.  Peter enjoyed golfing and happy times with his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at McCall Bros. Family Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver St. on Thursday, September... [Read complete obituary here]  
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William Patrick Aylward

William Patrick Aylward

May 29th, 1960 – August 15th, 2014 It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden unexpected passing of our beloved son, nephew, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. If you had the pleasure of meeting Billy, we know that his presence would fill a room and put a smile on your face, even when he was suffering through a phase of the debilitating... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Flore Irene (Dolly) Milliken (nee Bourke)

Flore Irene (Dolly) Milliken (nee Bourke)

September 5th 1924 – August 16th 2014 Dolly passed away peacefully Saturday August 16th. Predeceased by her daughter Janice in 1950; husband Ernie in 2006; brother Ray and sisters Mirah and Vicky. She will be lovingly missed by her children. Jack (Janine), Judy (Garry Ebert), Robin (Sandy), David (Gail) and Gayle (Sean Hennon). Dolly also leaves behind... [Read complete obituary here]  
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In Memorial

Helen Margaret Goertzen (Bottrell)

Passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord on August 23, 2014.  Helen was born in Roseisle, Manitoba on February 22, 1926 to Godfrey and Margaret Bottrell, the oldest of three children.  In 1945, she married Victor Goertzen of Winnipeg, Manitoba and they had three children.  In 1973, Helen and Victor moved to Victoria, BC where they became deeply... [Read complete obituary here]  
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Rosemary Ann Wells

Rosemary Ann Wells

Rosemary Wells passed away August 13th, 2014, at age 82 after a life with us well lived. Born in High River Alberta, Rosemary came to Victoria at the age of 18 where she stayed to raise her family and forge a career in the antique business.  Upon retirement, she embraced her passion for travel and will be missed by her many friends around the world,... [Read complete obituary here]  
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