Obituary

Raymond John Emerson

October 7, 2021In Loving Memory ~ on Thursday, October 7, 2021 Raymond…

  • Oct 7, 2021

 

George Manning (right), seen here in the pressroom of one of the publications he oversaw, was a legendary figure and mentor in the local community newspaper industry. He passed away last week at age 81. (Facebook/Gail Manning)

Gazette founder leaves a legacy on Greater Victoria, Island journalism

George Manning dies at 81, was key figure in the growth of Black Press on Vancouver Island

 

The late Neil Montgomery stands proudly with a motor he built in his shop behind Malahat Auto Parts. The longtime supporter and participant in auto racing at the former Western Speedway will be memorialized there on Aug. 20. The service coincides with Daffodil Cup weekend at the track, one of Montgomery’s favourite events of the season. (Photo by Donna Rand)

Longtime friend to Vancouver Island auto racers to be memorialized Aug. 20

Neil Montgomery wore many hats in his race career: builder, hall 0f fame president and more

 

Amy Jones and her uncle, Phil Dagger, take a break outside an RV at Galaxy Motors. Dagger, who built the company from a single dirt lot on Island Highway to a multi-store entity on Vancouver Island, passed away earlier this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island auto entrepreneur remembered for humble spirit, perseverance in business

Galaxy Motors owner Phil Dagger passes away in North Saanich home at age 69

Amy Jones and her uncle, Phil Dagger, take a break outside an RV at Galaxy Motors. Dagger, who built the company from a single dirt lot on Island Highway to a multi-store entity on Vancouver Island, passed away earlier this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

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)
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

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

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