Published: 24-26 January 2006
RYAN, Patrick Gerard
January 23, 1962 January
Suddenly, on January 21, 2006, our beloved
Newfie was taken from us. He will be deeply missed by his loving
wife, Lisa, and devoted dog, Sam. Pat will be lovingly remembered
by his parents-in-law Roger and Joan; sister-in-law Jan, brother-in-law
Mike and nieces Allison and Lauren, who adored their Uncle Pat;
his best friend, Terry (Barb); his daughters Candice and Donna
in Edmonton; and many other family and friends. To know Pat was
to love him. He was kind, loving, gentle, hardworking and a friend
to all who were lucky enough to know him. Pat was a proud
Newfie with a true Newfie sense of humour. Pat brought
so very much to his family in Victoria. Through him we all learned
how to express our love and feelings more openly and readily.
His greatest joys in life were his family and friends, his dog,
and watching his Leafs play hockey. Pat was always the first
one to offer help when needed his time was your time. Pat will
be sadly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at First
Memorial on Thursday, January 26, 2006 10 AM at 4725 Falaise
Dr. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pat's memory
to the charity of one's choice.
"We loves ya, b'y."
Published: 31 January 2006 to 1 February 2006
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O'NEILL, Emily Pearl (nee Mullett) It is with
deep sadness that we announce the passing of Pearl O'Neill who
was born on November 18,1927 in Brookfield, Newfoundland.
Pearl was a lovely lady, a deeply devoted wife and mother who
spent most of her life caring for her wonderful family. (She
had a kind word for anyone she would meet.) She loved life, enjoyed
a good laugh and was an extremely loving and gentle person. Pearl
will be sadly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Pearl passed
away on January 26, 2006 at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion
surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her loving
husband, Michael and is survived by her loving brother, Forward.
She also left behind seven beautiful children, Wayne, James (Glenda),
Gary (Donna), Caroline (Mike), Linda (Dan), Robert, Anna (Norm).
Pearl also leaves behind seventeen loving grand-children and
twenty loving great grand-children. A very special thank you
to the staff of Unit 2A, at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion: When
we met; you were staff, then we became friends; now you are family." At
Pearl's request, there will be no funeral and in lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion. (Thanks
Ma, you are now our guardian Angel.
Published: 29-31 March 2006 to 1 February 2006
[picture of both Mary and her husband included
with newspaper obituary]
JOHNSTON, Mary Theresa
October 25, 1925 March
Mary passed away peacefully at RJH after a
courageous battle with cancer. Mary is survived by her children
Judy, Raye, Edward, and her grandchildren Chris, Shawn, Nadine,
Stefan, and her extended family Chuck, Dianne, Bryce, and Mariah.
Mary was a proud NewFoundlander and her heart was always there.
She was born on one island on the East and passed away on an
island on the West. Mary will now be able to join her husband
Ron in a peaceful place.
Published: 31 March 2006
RABBITTS, Alfred T. (Fred)
WW II Veteran (RCAF)
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland on July 27,
1913. Died peacefully at the Victoria Hospice on March
28, 2006. Beloved husband of Phyllis. Dear father of
Phyllis and Linda. Special Grandad to Scott, Karen and David.
In memoriam donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated
by the family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Published: 7-8 June 2006
MENU, Jeannette Frances
Passed away suddenly on June
1, 2006. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland on
December 19, 1929, the 8th child of Henry and Jeanette Foster.
Predeceased by her husband Marcel and siblings Jack, Phyllis,
Ollie (Chris), Nina, Helen, Adrian and Harry. Left with fond
memories are her children, Janet (Darren), Marc (Kathy), Cathay
(Cliff), Lisa (Paul), Paul (Jen), Mona (AI) and her brother and
sisters Alex Foster, Sheila Whalen, of St John's and Stella Hyder
of N.C.; and grandkids Cameron, Alicia, Tyler, Calvin, Courtney,
Aysa, Jake, Camille, Dustin, Mason and Maria; also her very special
nephew Brian Moodie (Joan, Lori, Darren). Jeannie was full of
love and we will all long to see and hear her throw out her arms
and shout, "I loves yous all"! We loves you too Jeannie!
Service will be held at the First Memorial Funeral Home, 4725
Falaise Drive, Royal Oak on Saturday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m.,
followed by a celebration of her life at 4456 Majestic Drive.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon, 107-1001 Cloverdale
Avenue, Victoria, B.C., V8X 4C9.
Published: 10 June 2006
CLARKE, Kathleen Joan Kay was born in 1938 in Twillingate,
Nfld. She was a proud member of the Labrador Metis Nation.
Kay lived an adventurous life in Bermuda, New England and Canada.
She hiked in the Swiss Alps, mastered cross country skiing in
the White Mountains and camped in BC. She read voraciously, enjoyed
daily cross word puzzles, scrabble and discussing world events.
She was a humble philosopher and an occasional poet. Kay shared
45 years of marriage with her soulmate Howard. She was adored
and respected by her family and friends, too numerous to name.
Mom left us with much imparted wisdom, heirloom quilts, hand-sewn
dolls and infinite Love. We are immensely proud of her. Special
thanks to good friends who surrounded us with Love in our time
of sorrow. We will celebrate Kay's life July 1-3 in Qualicum
Bay, rsvp 250-757-9798.
Published: 25 November 2006
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MOORCROFT, Elizabeth Ann (nee O'Neill)
was born in St. John's Newfoundland and passed
away peacefully in her sleep in Victoria, BC on July
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Tom and three children,
Bobby, Alice and Tommy. She is survived by her daughter Barbara
and granddaughter Erin Elizabeth. Peggy met her future husband
in 1941, joined the RCN in 1943 and came to Vancouver to be married
in 1945 and spent most of her life in Victoria. Her family will
remember her for her honesty, generosity and sense of humour.
We will miss her a great deal. Barbara and Erin would like to
thank all the nurses and staff at Mount Edwards Court, especially
Barb, Joan, Marge, Lorraine and Kim for their love and support.
A celebration of her life will take place in the main lounge
at Mount Edwards Court, 1002 Vancouver Street on Saturday, July
29, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made
to CFAX's Santa's Anonymous. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial
Published: 25 November 2006
PARSONS, Calvert J. (Brent)
It is with sadness
we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son and
brother. Brent passed away peacefully with his
family by his side at the Miller Centre Palliative Care Unit
on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at age 53. Brent
leaves to mourn his wife Wendy, son Brent J. (Malahat, B.C.)
and daughter Melanie (Ian) Vancouver, B.C., parents Russell and
Lorraine Parsons, sister Beverly (Ray) Stockwood, brothers Marven
(Madeline) Parsons, all of Manuels, Nfld. and
Rev. Scott Parsons (Rev. Miriam Bowlby) of Newton, Nfld., nieces
Melissa (Kent) Hannam, Kristina Parsons, Hilary Fillier and nephew
William Russell Parsons, aunts, uncles and friends. Brent spent
over 25 years working at sea. His three passions in life were
his family, the sea and riding his motorcycle. He will be very
much missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on
Friday, November 10, 2005 at Topsail United Church, Manuels,
Nfld. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be
made to Palliative Care Unit Miller Centre, St. Johns, Nfld.
or the Lung Association. or Chemotherapy Unit, 2nd Floor, Cowichan