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A Collection of Newfoundland Obits
From the Victoria Times Colonist
Victoria, British Columbia



Publisted: 16 January 2005
EDWARDS Augustine (Gus) Passed away on January 13, 2005
at the age of 83 in Victoria , BC . He was born on November 13,1921 in St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Carol, his children Donna, Tom, Monty and Jim, his brothers and sisters and their families. A memorial service will be held on Monday January 17, 2005 at 2:00pm at First Memorial Funeral Services Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive in Victoria.

Published: 26 March 2005
WATSON, Vera Ellen Passed away on March 23, 2005
at the age of 91. She was born on March 20, 1914 in Brooklyn , Newfoundland. She is predeceased by her husband Odd. Vera will be lovingly remembered by her three children Robert, Deanne (Peter), Peter David (Kay) loving grandchildren Monica, John, Linda, Patrick and Paula. No service by Vera's request.

Published: 8 April 2005
HARDY, Doroth y Evelyn Born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland on April 25, 1927 passed away at home in Victoria, B.C on March 31, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Jules, she is lovingly remembered by her son Eugene of Toronto, Ontario; her sister Patricia Murphy of St. John's Newfoundland; Emma Browne and Carmel Buckingham both of St. John's and her friends at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Victoria. Dorothy trained as a nurse at the General Hospital in St. John's , graduating in 1950. After their marriage in 1964, Dorothy and Jules moved to Jasper and then to Victoria where she continued her nursing career at James Bay Lodge until her retirement. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Sands Funeral Chapel on Friday, April 8, 2005 between 5:00 and 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Cathedral on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 12:10 P.M. Interment to follow at Ross Bay Cemetery.

Published: 19 April 2005
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TUCKER, Alexandria Nicole July 23, 1974 April 14, 2005 Alexandria died peacefully the evening of April 14, 2005. Predeceased by father Paul Tucker, Nan Anne Glynn and Pop Ron Glynn, and grandfather Jack Tucker. Survived by partner Kristen Elder, mom Trudy Tucker Mitchell, step-dad Les Mitchell, brother Martin Tucker and his wife Carol and niece Meghan, sister Kelly Tucker and fiancee Ben Thornber, grandmother Alice Tucker and cats Puff and Fynn. Left to celebrate her life, special aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones in B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Newfoundland and New Zealand.

Alex was born by the Atlantic Ocean in St. John's, Newfoundland, where she made many friends and touched many hearts. She worked, studied and practiced Shotokan Karate. Alex loved the outdoors, the forests and beaches and being half-otter, to swim in lakes and oceans. At 20, Alex moved to Victoria to continue her journey by the Pacific Ocean. On this journey from Ocean to Ocean, Alex grew into the strong and passionate woman we've all cherished. Over the years she enjoyed scuba diving, hiking, potlucks and sunsets. She worked at UVic Admissions where she was greatly cared for. She studied Psychology at UVic, herbology through Dan Ollison, pottery, law, healing pathways, made journals and art projects, played the fiddle-in and gardened with love. She taught Karate through her own Pridewarriors Canada.

Alex lived a full and adventurous life and reached out to her community and many friends. Alex has traversed many paths and found happiness in all of us. It is said that at any given moment there are 2,000 storms at sea, and Alex braved them all. A ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 4:30 pm on Cadboro Bay Beach in front of McMorran's Beach House ( 5109 Cadboro Bay Rd ) and then we will move the celebration of Alex's life inside to McMorran's.

Published 7 May 2005
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WHITLOCK, Eleanor Mary Passed away peacefully in Victoria on January 27, 2005. Daughter of the late Walter and Rachel Hawkins of Twillingate, Nfld., Eleanor is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Cec, son Robert and daughter-in-law Janet, and grandchildren Gregg and Kristina. Eleanor was educated at Mt. Alison and Univ. of Toronto, leading to a career as a librarian. Eleanor and Cec met when they were both working at the Vancouver Public Library. In 1962 the family moved to Royal Roads Military College in Victoria , where Cec became Chief Librarian. In addition to participating in many college and faculty events, Eleanor became active in numerous charities in the 1970s and 1980s, serving as the Chairperson of the residential drive for the United Way as well as knocking on many doors. As a couple, Eleanor and Cec enjoyed the challenge of many bridge nights and travelling together. The family would especially like to thank Dr. Michelle Fretz and all the doctors and nurses in Victoria General Hospital 's 6th floor North for their care and support while Eleanor was in hospital. She requested that no service be held. A private celebration of her life will be held by the family later in Vancouver.

Published 27 May 2005
ABBOTT, Douglas Royle

Peacefully at Victoria Hospice, Friday, May 20th, in his 89th year. A proud Newfoundlander by birth, a Torontonian for 34 and a Victorian for 50 years, Doug embraced the Victoria community with executive service on the boards of the Symphony, Musical Arts Society, Parking Commission, Chamber of Commerce, YMYWCA, J.R. Pearkes Clinic, CNIB, Christ Church Cathedral; he was a driving force in the move of the University of Victoria to the Gordon Head Campus. For 22 years he was Victoria Branch Manager of Canada Trust, subsequently an Investment Counsellor for RBC Dominion Securities. For over 45 years Doug was an active member of the Union Club (B.C.) and Victoria Golf Club. His Toronto life reflects a singing career with late wife Margaret in Mendelssohn Choir and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Three musician-children; Norman, Vivienne, Jocelyn, son-in-law Rudolf Lenhart, grandson Doug, two great-grandchildren, the extended Abbott family in greater Toronto/Niagara area, St. John's (NFLD), Williamsburg (VA) and Naples (FL) and a network of close friends and caregivers all celebrate his radiant life. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 31st at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, followed by a reception at the Victoria Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory are welcome either to the Margaret Abbott Scholarship Fund, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8V 3P4, or Victoria Hospice, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8 . Condolences may be offered to the family at

Published: 7 June 2005
SMITH, Flora Louisa ("Shorty")
August 6, 1917 June 4, 2005

Born in St. John's Newfoundland passed away on June 4 at the age of 87. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving family husband Gordon Smith of 64 years of marriage, two children, Patricia Bollag (George), Glenda Wyatt (Hugh), three grandchildren, Alexandra and Sacha Bollag, and Ian Wyatt. Special thank you to the staff at the Sidney Care Home and at Eldersafe Home Support Services. A memorial service to be held on Friday June 10 at 2:00pm at First Memorial Funeral Services 4725 Falaise Drive with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donation gratefully accepted to Sidney Care Home 9888 Fifth St. Sidney, BC V8L 2X3

Published 28 September 2005

Born August 17, 1933, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on September 23rd. He will be sadly mourned by his beloved wife of 49 years, Rita and his two children Paul (Kelley) and Michelle (Steve), four grandchildren Madeline, Emily, Charlotte and Allison, brothers Carl (Jean) and Seth (Elma), and sister Signe. John moved from Newfoundland to Duncan in 1966 and worked at Crofton Pulp & Paper until he retired in 1982. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency, 600 West 10th, Vancouver V5Z 4E6.

Published 29 October 2005
HARRIS, Samuel

Born at New Melbourne, Newfoundland and one of twelve children raised in Montreal, Sam grew up with the hardships shared by many Canadians during the depression. As a young man he gained many skills besides snooker, pool and boilermaker. He entered the Navy as a stoker, serving on corvettes and destroyers in the war waters off the east coast submarine hunting. He also witnessed the war riots of Halifax.

As a young father he worked the northern mines of the NWT and the Yukon Territories. In Montreal he worked in the building industry as an estimator and construction superintendent. Holidays were spent in the Laurentian Mountains where he and three family members built cabins on the lake. In 1967 he packed the wife and four kids into a station wagon and drove across the country visiting national and historic sites to settle at Brentwood Bay, BC. Private contractor Sam, designed and built family homes and as a Union Carpenter worked on many public sites. A memory he shared is building for parks and renewable resources. One of his fondest memories was of building fish ladders. In his golden years, he hopped a plane to Africa. At the age of 60 in pursuit of his passion of the Roman Empire he audited Latin at UVic. As an arm chair philosopher" he avidly read, and enjoyed discussions involving history, crime current affairs and cooking; as well as his strong opinions about politics and religion. In his quiet years at 83, he took harmonica lessons to brush up, Battle hymn of the republic", I've been working on the Railway" and Oh Suzanna" were among his favorites.

Sam is survived by his four younger brothers. Edgar, also a veteran who lives in Whitehorse, YT, Harold retired in Kamloops, BC, Lorne retired in Victoria, BC, and Jackie in Ormstown, Quebec. He will also be missed by his four children Alan, Carole, Judy, Raymond and their mother Margaret. Sam was also blessed with three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. There will be a graveside service held at Royal Oak Burial Park on Monday, October 31 at 1:30pm with a reception to follow at First Memorial Funeral Services 4725 Falaise Drive . Flowers or a donation to the Music and Arts Fund" at the Lodge at Broadmead would be greatly appreciated. 169032.

Published 26 November 2005
YOUNG, Lionel Duley

Born January 17, 1927, in Heart's Content, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home November 24, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Muriel Emily; son Mark and his wife Kathy; son Trevor and his partner Jay; daughter Gillian and her husband Michael; granddaughter Emma; and daughter Jennifer. He had a huge enthusiasm for life and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at 10 am, First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. Flowers gratefully declined. 180340

Obituaries 30 December 2005
SEXTON, Helen Frances
Sadly, Helen passed away peacefully at Victoria hospice on December 26, 2005. Born in St. John's Newfoundland on February 20, 1926. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Fred, two sons, three daughters, grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Deborah. To our sweet gentle Mom, you are our angel. A private family memorial will take place. Condolences are welcome with family in a Celebration of Life at 2161 Newton (off Foul Bay ) on Friday, December 30, 2005 after 3 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Victoria Hospice.



Page contributed by Carol Jenkins

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Wednesday February 20, 2013 )

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