Obituary

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

 

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jameson

Say Goodbye To Betty ~ Barring any new Covid health dictates, we…

  • Sep 9, 2021

 

Florence Whitford

March 8, 1927 - August 22, 2021It is with great sadness we…

  • Aug 22, 2021

 

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

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)
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)

Ada Jean Birch (Elrose)

August 22, 1938 - August 10, 2021Ada died peacefully at home with…

  • Aug 10, 2021

Anne Pattullo Ford (nee Collison)

May 18, 1927 - August 10, 2021Anne passed away peacefully on August…

  • Aug 10, 2021

Gail Florence Hall (née Lajeunesse)

August 4, 2021It is with sadness that the family of Gail Florence…

  • Aug 4, 2021

Waltraud Hilde Schumann

January 13, 1937 - July 24, 2021She came to Canada from Germany,…

  • Jul 24, 2021

Shaunna May Loyer

In memory of Shaunna May Loyer ~ A beloved Daughter, auntie and…

  • Jul 15, 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

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)

Corina Margaret De Vries (nee Coleman)

May 12, 1937 - May 25, 2021Corina Margaret de Vries (Coleman), born…

  • May 25, 2021

David H. Kirby

May 17, 2021It is with great sadness that we announce David Kirby's…

  • May 17, 2021

Ed Banner

April 27, 1920 - May 12, 2021Dad had a long (101 yrs.)…

  • May 12, 2021
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)

Richard Grant Lewers

December 21, 1934 - April 26, 2021We are deeply saddened to announce…

  • Apr 26, 2021

Eleanor Rose-Marie Charlton (nee Beale)

September 27, 1925 - April 18, 2021Passed away peacefully at the Priory.…

  • Apr 18, 2021

Caroline Mary Elizabeth Coakley (nee Thornton)

February 6, 1931 - April 14, 2021It is with great sadness that…

  • Apr 14, 2021