Obituary

John Cassidy was held in high regard by colleagues, family, friends and the community he served as Colwood fire chief. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore firefighting peers pay tribute to Colwood chief

John Cassidy a no-nonsense leader who loved his family, was integral to area fire coordination

 

Graeme Roberts, who was mayor of Nanaimo from 1984-86, died this month at age 89. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Community Archives)

City of Nanaimo flags at half-mast as former mayor Graeme Roberts dies at 89

‘Giant-killer’ beat out Frank Ney in mayoral election in 1984

 

Michael Demers, performing here as a member of The Lonely, died May 1 after a year-long battle with leukemia. (Photo by Benji Duke)

Victoria music community mourning Michael Demers

Veteran singer-songwriter, co-founder of The Lonely dies at 63 due to leukemia

 

Olympia Dukakis as seen on Netflix’s “Tales of The City” (2019). (Hand-out photo: Alison Cohn Rosa / ©Netflix / Courtesy: Everett Collection via CP Images)

Oscar-winning ‘Moonstruck’ star Olympia Dukakis dies at 89

The veteran stage and screen actor’s flair for maternal roles helped her win and Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy

Olympia Dukakis as seen on Netflix’s “Tales of The City” (2019). (Hand-out photo: Alison Cohn Rosa / ©Netflix / Courtesy: Everett Collection via CP Images)
Walter Craveiro, who immigrated to Canada from Portugal as a teen and worked for the Saanich Police Department for 29 years, died at the age of 74 on Jan. 5. (Photo provided by Nico Craveiro)

Saanich police sergeant who survived ’80s car bomb explosion dies at 74

Walter Craveiro remembered as ‘remarkable man,’ who was always helping others

Walter Craveiro, who immigrated to Canada from Portugal as a teen and worked for the Saanich Police Department for 29 years, died at the age of 74 on Jan. 5. (Photo provided by Nico Craveiro)

Garth Derek Lapp

November 11, 20201933-2020 ~ Garth Derek Lapp passed away peacefully at his…

  • Nov 11, 2020
Andrea Florence 'Andy' Todd (nee Clarke)

Andrea Florence ‘Andy’ Todd (nee Clarke)

October 2, 2020Andrea (Andy) Florence (Clarke) Todd Passed away in Moose Jaw,…

  • Oct 2, 2020
Andrea Florence 'Andy' Todd (nee Clarke)

Edith Mary ‘Skitch’ Christy

September 10, 2020Our wonderful mother returned home September 10, 2020, there to…

  • Sep 10, 2020
Sylvia Bramley

Sylvia Bramley

August 24, 2020Sylvia Bramley passed away peacefully at home on Monday August…

  • Aug 24, 2020
Sylvia Bramley

Winnifred Forbes Emerson

April 2, 2020On Thursday April 2, 2020; Winnifred Forbes Emerson loving wife…

  • Apr 2, 2020

Robert “Bob” Sutcliffe

February 14, 2020Sadly, Robert (Bob) Sutcliffe passed away on February 14, 2020…

  • Feb 14, 2020
Maurice, T. Dubuc

Maurice, T. Dubuc

February 12, 2020Maurice passed away peacefully Feb.12,2020. Survivived by Valerie (Webb) Billsborough…

  • Feb 12, 2020
Maurice, T. Dubuc
Herman "Herm" Kornatz

Herman “Herm” Kornatz

April 27, 1939 - December 6, 2019Herm passed peacefully at home and…

  • Dec 6, 2019
Herman "Herm" Kornatz
Donna Butler

Donna Butler

It is with great sadness that we announce that our mother Donna…

  • Aug 30, 2019
Donna Butler
Robert Andrew Lawson

Robert Andrew Lawson

November 24, 1926 - August 5, 2019Following 92 years of painting, ballet,…

  • Aug 5, 2019
Robert Andrew Lawson
Herbert L. Wilkerson

Herbert L. Wilkerson

July 8, 2019Herbert L. Wilkerson passed away July 8, 2019, with his…

  • Jul 8, 2019
Herbert L. Wilkerson
Friends identify Judith Rose Burke as the victim of Sunday’s fatal apartment fire. (Judith Burke Facebook)

Remembering Judith Rose Burke

Burke died during a fire in her fourth-floor apartment in Esquimalt on Sunday

Friends identify Judith Rose Burke as the victim of Sunday’s fatal apartment fire. (Judith Burke Facebook)
Len Anderson (Anderson Family photo)

Victoria basketball community mourns lifetime officiant

Len Anderson was a basketball officiant for 63 years

Len Anderson (Anderson Family photo)
Orrie Tetoga Falesau, AKA “Orilla” was part of the local band Grossbuster and Tuff Jelly. He passed away on March 31, 2019 (Facebook/ Victoria Ska and Regga Festival)

Victoria loses local ska musician

Orrie Tetoga Falesau, also known as Orilla, died on March 31

Orrie Tetoga Falesau, AKA “Orilla” was part of the local band Grossbuster and Tuff Jelly. He passed away on March 31, 2019 (Facebook/ Victoria Ska and Regga Festival)
Patrick Lane laughs with partner Lorna Crozier. (File photo)

Canadian poet and novelist Patrick Lane remembered for his timeless works

Lane, 79, lived in Saanichton and lectured at the University of Victoria

Patrick Lane laughs with partner Lorna Crozier. (File photo)