Obituary

Violet (Vi) E. Berrisford

April 1, 1927 - July 21, 2021Our beloved Vi passed away peacefully…

  • Jul 21, 2021

 

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

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)

Harold Lawrence ‘Larry’ Davenport

December 18, 20201927-2020 ~ Larry passed away in his sleep on December…

  • Dec 18, 2020
Donald E. Reksten

Donald E. Reksten

July 5, 1941 - July 23, 2020On July 23, 2020, Don Reksten…

  • Jul 23, 2020
Donald E. Reksten
Hubert Georg Harning

Hubert Georg Harning

July 4, 1970 - September 29, 2019Born in Stratford, Ont. on July…

  • Sep 29, 2019
Hubert Georg Harning
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)
Greg Evans looks through boxes in the Esquimalt Municipal Archives. Evans died Dec. 3 at the age of 66. (File photo)

Greater Victoria historian and beer expert Greg Evans dies

Evans was well known on the beer scene, and worked for several B.C. musuems

Greg Evans looks through boxes in the Esquimalt Municipal Archives. Evans died Dec. 3 at the age of 66. (File photo)
Prolific UVic political science professor passes away

Prolific UVic political science professor passes away

Associate Professor Emeritus Norman Ruff inspired entire generations of scholars at the university

Prolific UVic political science professor passes away