BATEY, Alan H. [with photo]
Victoria Times Colonist April 16, 2009 (Thursday)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband,
father, and grandfather, Alan H. Batey, on April
10, 2009. Alan
was born in Armstrong B.C. in 1918, but the family soon continued
west to Victoria, where he attended Victoria High School and graduated
from Victoria College and the University of British Columbia. He
then started a wonderful teaching career in the one-room school
at Beaver Point on Saltspring Island.
During the Second World War,
Alan was Commanding Officer of a Fairmile ship in the North Atlantic
and Bermuda. While on leave in St. John's, NL, he met his future
wife, Lois Russell. They were married in 1944. Upon returning to
Victoria, Alan taught woodworking at Victoria High School. He later
become Principal of the Institute of Adult Studies and was one of
the driving forces behind the creation of Camosun College. Dad believed
in education for everyone and was proud to see the community college
provide this opportunity for people.
Dad had a great love of life.
As a young man he was a King Scout, a bell ringer, and a member
of the choir at Christ Church Cathedral. He built many boats and
the family home. His pride and joy was the sailing boat "Vivo" in
which the family had many happy holidays including circumnavigating
Vancouver Island in 1964. In retirement, Mum and Dad enjoyed travelling,
especially with their grandchildren, Paul and Julia, in the camper
van. While at home, much time was spent gardening and tending a
lovely collection of rhododendron. We would like to thank the wonderful
and supportive staffs of the Waterview Unit at the Gorge Road Hospital
and Selkirk Place. You were all great. Thank you.
Alan is survived
by his wife, Lois; daughters, Ann Mais and June Batey; and grandchildren,
Paul and Julia Mais. A celebration of Alan's life will be held at
1794 Broadmead Avenue, April 19, 2009 between 2-4 p.m.. In lieu
of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
BUTLER, Robert Stephen
Peacefully, with his family at his side, on July 27, 2009 in Sidney,
B.C., Robert Stephen Butler passed away after a short and courageous
battle with cancer. He faced this challenge with his usual dignity
and humour. Robert's life was full of grand achievements, love,
He was born on December 25, 1934 in St. John's, Newfoundland to John Ernest and Sadie Blanche Butler (Strong). Robert earned
a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1958) from Nova Scotia Technical
College and a Masters of Engineering (1972) from Memorial University
of Newfoundland. Robert was a member of the Association of Professional
Engineers of Newfoundland, Alberta, and British Columbia. Robert
built and ran his own engineering consulting firm in St. John's
and Corner Brook for many years before joining Stanley Associates
in Calgary. Robert reached the pinnacle of his chosen profession,
retiring as VP Engineering of Stanley Assoc. Inc. (now Stantec).
Some of Robert's career achievements include such significant projects
as the Alpac Pulp and Paper Mill, the Calgary Light Rail Transit
System, the Old Man River Dam, and involvement in the early stages
of the Confederation Bridge to PEI. Robert was an Officer in The
Royal Canadian Engineers in the Canadian Army. Robert was also an
avid boater and a dedicated golfer. He was a Commodore of the Royal
Newfoundland Yacht Club, a President of the Crow's Nest Officers
Club in St. John's, Newfoundland and member of Ardmore Golf Club.
Nothing made Robert more proud than his family. He and his loving
wife of 52 years, Christine Butler (Lockwood), raised five children
throughout their full life in St. John's Newfoundland, Calgary Alberta,
Edmonton Alberta., and Victoria B.C.
Robert is survived by his wife,
Christine, his children: Tim (Lynn), Lynne, Karen (Doug), Andrew
(Samantha), and Larry (Stephanie), his grandchildren: Chelsea, Sean,
Lauren, Joey, Hannah, and Ava, and his sister Natalie (Alan). He
is predeceased by his brothers, Dr. John Butler and Dr. Douglas
Butler. Robert was laid to rest in a private service held at Hatley
Memorial Gardens in Victoria, B.C. He will always be loved and dearly
missed by family and friends.
CHAFE, Ernest Harvey
December 2, 1920 - January 16,
2009 [with photo]
Times Colonist (Victoria) January 24, 2009 (Saturday)
It is with deep sadness our family
announces the sudden passing of Ernest in Victoria,
BC. Survived by his loving wife Helen (nee Bemister)
of 64 years, devoted daughters Ingrid (Steve) Jasinski,
Debra (Scott) Durant, grandchildren Holly (Christopher)
Juredin, Jarrett Durant and Chelsea Durant, and
great-granddaughter Tatum Juredin. Ernest was born
in St. John's, NL to Arthur Jacob and Whilemina
(nee Williams) Chafe. Ernie will always be remembered
for his good nature and wonderful sense of humour.
A private family service will be held in March.
FREEMAN, Wesley Perry "Fred"
December 8, 1918 to April 16, 2009
Fred quietly slipped away on April 16, 2009 after
a short illness and a long and productive life. Fred was a
4th generation Newfoundlander who relocated with his family
to Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 9. He enlisted in the RCAF
at the beginning of the Second World War and served his country
overseas in Britain and Holland. Upon his return to Canada
he continued his career as a baker in Vancouver and Salt Spring
Island, eventually owning and running the Town and Country
Bakery in Victoria with his patient and loving wife of 62
years, Leona. Upon his retirement Fred and Leona moved to
Salmon Arm where Fred worked as a Commissionaire for 12 years
and was appointed as an Honorary Life Member of the British
Columbia Corps of Commissionaires in 1994.
Fred is survived
by Leona; son, Alan (Barb); daughter, Lynne (Larry); grandchildren,
Wesley, Candace, Adam, Sara, Caitlin and Matthew; great grandson,
Brock, brother, Bob (Dee) and numerous nieces and nephews.
At Fred's request there will be no service but a celebration
of his life will be held at his favorite fishing hole at a
later date. Fred's online tribute may be viewed by visiting
everdenrust.com Arrangements in care of Everden Rust
Funeral Services, 250-860-6440
FROST, Col. Charles Sydney
June 21, 1922 - Aug. 6, 2009
The Colonel has joined his beloved RMC, PPCLI and RRegtC comrades.
His wife of 61 yrs, Margaret (nee Cabeldu) is comforted by their children
Norman, Janet, Catherine and their 7 grandchildren. He is survived
by his brother, Robert and sister, Vyvyan. Many thanks to Dr. A. Nielson,
Sunrise, RJH Richmond Pavilion and the Lodge at Broadmead. Although
born in St. John's, his father's career in the Bank
of Nova Scotia took them across Canada for his education at Nutana
Collegiate in Saskatoon and later Saint John High School.
1942 RMC officer's course sent 2761" with the PPCLI to Italy and the
Netherlands. Twice wounded in action, the miraculous Basingstoke surgery
held for a lifetime.
After marrying Margaret in Saint John, they moved
to Toronto where he graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1949 and they started
a family. He practiced law with Tilley Carson but later opened his
own firm in 1953 achieving Queen's Counsel in 1960. Partner and friend,
Alan Redway joined the practice in 1966. In 1947 he began a reservist
career with the Royal Regiment of Canada. His years as Commanding Officer
1959-62 rebuilt the regiment. In 1981 as Hon. Col. 1974-1982 they attended
the Royal Wedding. Beyond his lifelong service to the PPCI and RMC,
he served Mercedes Benz, Havergal College, and the Royal Canadian Military
Institute. After the Granite Club moved closer to their Bayview Wood
home, Col. Frost regularly reviewed the dining room menu from his usual
seat. He revisited the graves of his WWII comrades on many pilgrimages
and cherished his European friendships. In his retirement years he
wrote Once a Patricia (1988), A Life Worthwhile (1994) and Always a
Patricia (2004). They loved playing tennis, swimming and hosting family
in Long Boat Key and PEI. Striving for excellence was his lifelong
pursuit as an athlete, soldier, lawyer, author or musician. He was
astonished when bands played his military marches and delighted his
grandchildren by composing songs. Private burial in Mount Pleasant
Cemetery in Toronto. A celebration of his life reception is to be arranged
at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. Condolences for
the family may be offered at www.mccallbros.com
GIBSON, Beatrice M. (nee Sexton)
Victoria Times Colonist Obituary, 27 February 2009
Born January 31, 1927 St. Johns
Newfoundland, passed away peacefully on February
23, 2009 at
the Gorge Road Hospital. Predeceased, by her loving husband James
Alfred Gibson on August 6, 2008. Survived by her brother Fred
Sexton, son James (Sandra), daughter Debora Horsman, 4 grandchildren
and 7 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. No service by request
GREER, James Horace "Jim", Captain, RCASC
This fellow spent some time working in the mines at Tilt Cove, Newfoundland.
Born in Victoria on 13 January 1922, Jim who was always known for his "Uncle
Jimmy" jokes, passed away Tuesday 29 December 2009 in the Victoria
Central Care Home. His life was very happy and exciting having been
born into a pre-WWII army family constantly on the move across Canada.
He was the only brother in a family of four sisters (equally exciting).
In the early days of WWII he joined the Royal Canadian Army Service
Corps having landed on D-Day and then served in France, Holland and
Germany and rising to the rank of Captain. In Victoria he was educated
at St. Michaels and Brentwood College. After the war he completed his
education as a mining engineer and worked in mines as an Engineer in
Stewart, BC, Bralorne, Brittania, and Tilt Cove Newfoundland. After
retirement he lived with his sister Kay in Colwood, BC until moving
to Central Care Home in 2006. They were very happy times in his new
home, primarily because of the friends he made among his fellow residents
and the kind and attentive staff.
He is predeceased by his parents
Col. and Mrs. H.C. Greer and three sisters Kathleen Greer, Margot Elmsley
(the late Col. Tony Elmsley) and Holly Rowland (Lcdr Arthur Rowland.
He is survived by his sister Patricia Martin (Radm Michael Martin),
and a very large extended family. The family would like to extend their
sincere thanks for the staff at the Central Care Home who showed such
warmth and loving care for Jim. A memorial service will be held at
11:00 AM Sat. 16 January in the Memorial chapel at Sequoia Gardens,
4665 Falaise Dr. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria
Cancer Foundation. Reception for family and close friends after the
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Kavanagh [with photo of baby].
Times Colonist (Victoria) January 26, 2009 (Monday)
Corey Kavanagh and Jennelle Abbott are proud to announce the arrival
of Makayla Lynn Kavanagh on March 2, 2008 at 8:50 p.m. weighing 7 lbs.
5.6 oz. Proud grandparents are Ed and Nadine Abbott of Victoria, BC
and Doug and Joan Kavanagh of St. John's, Newfoundland.
LANOUETTE, Timothy Ross
Victoria Times Colonist March 26, 2009 (Thursday)
Timothy Ross Lanouette of Comox,
B.C., aged 47 years, passed away tragically on March
12, 2009 over the Grand Banks. Born May 1,
1961 in Nova Scotia; survived by his mother, Marlene Ross Lanouette;
father, Gerard Lanouette; brother, Jeff Lanouette (Andrea Darling);
sons, Shane (16), Justin (15), Chase (9) and daughter, Courtney
(14); cherished friend, Sabrina Nowlan and her daughter Danielle
as well as many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and an ocean
of close friends. Tim had an undisputed love of flying and a
passion for life which he gladly expressed to one and all, with
a simple flash of his infectious smile and good humour. With
his talent for music and art, he was a natural born communicator.
It did not take long for anyone to get to know Tim as you would
a lifelong friend. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service
was held on Friday, March 20 at the 1st
Baptist Church, Mount
Pearl, Newfoundland. A Celebration of Tim's Life will be held
at Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church, 2963 Lake Trail Road,
Courtenay, B.C. at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be sent to the Children's Wish Foundation.
MATCHEM, Frank Gregory
On Dec. 28 Frank left us in search of a better world.
We pray he has found a place where hunting and fishing is bountiful,
and there he will rest happily. Frank's family, from east to west,
will miss him: dad Frank (Cynthia), mom Shirley (Duncan Kippen), wife
Deborah, sons Frank (Kayla), Mark (Railynn) and Jason; sisters, Velda
and Adora; brother Wilfred; two grandchildren, Frank IV and Destiny;
and many relatives and friends.
A Memorial service was held in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, on Dec.
31 in conjunction with one in Victoria, B.C. The power of God's love
was spread from Island to Island.
Rest in peace, dear son, husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle,
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
NYKAMP, June Ann (nee Gibson)
November 6, 1958 - July 13, 2009
Our beloved Ann passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospice, surrounded
by her loved ones on July 13, 2009. She is survived
by her loving parents, Norma and Stewart Gibson; her devoted husband
and eternal friend, Erwin; her two beloved children, Monica and David;
sister, Mary; brother, Robert and families. Ann was predeceased by
her brother, Douglas. Ann was born in Stephenville, Newfoundland but
grew up in Dollard-des-Ormeaux Montreal. She ventured to Calgary in
1975, where she met and married Erwin. In 1985 Edmonton became her
home before moving to Victoria, which has been home since 1995. Annie
"loved everything about living on the Rock" (Victoria)
and would often be heard saying she constantly felt like a tourist
in Victoria. Her love for family, friends and life was passionate and
she will be greatly missed. In the words of her favorite musical group
She is buying the stairway to heaven". Friends are asked to join with
the family to celebrate Ann's life at CHRIST CHURCH CATHDERAL, Quadra
and Courtney Streets on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. The Very
Reverend Logan McMenamie officiating. In lieu of flowers, kindly make
a donation to either the Victoria Hospice Society or The B.C. Cancer
Agency. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com
MATCHEM, Frank Gregory
Although this obituary doesn't mention where the fellow was born,
it implies that he may have come from Corner Brook, Newfoundland as
a memorial service was held there for him.
On Dec. 28 Frank left us in search of a better world. We pray he has
found a place where hunting and fishing is bountiful, and there he
will rest happily. Frank's family, from east to west, will miss him:
dad Frank (Cynthia), mom Shirley (Duncan Kippen), wife Deborah, sons
Frank (Kayla), Mark (Railynn) and Jason; sisters, Velda and Adora;
brother Wilfred; two grandchildren, Frank IV and Destiny; and many
relatives and friends. A Memorial service was held in Corner
Brook, Newfoundland, on Dec. 31 in conjunction with one in Victoria, B.C.
The power of God's love was spread from Island to Island.
Rest in peace,
dear son, husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and cousin.
Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be
no moaning of the bar When I put out to sea. But such a tide as moving
seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from
out the boundless deep Turns again home. Tennyson
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O'CONNOR, Mildred Rita
August 9, 1940 March 19, 2009
Victoria Times Colonist March 27, 2009 (Friday)
and despair, we announce the passing of our mom, Millie. Diagnosed
with cancer just 3 weeks ago, Millie was determined to fight
--she never got the chance. Left to mourn are her daughters,
Dee and Joey and their families: Anthony, Kiarra and Mercer-J
and Kevin, Maddie and Charli. Millie was born in Newfoundland and
was the third oldest of ten children. She is predeceased by
our dad, her husband, who passed away seven months ago. She
enjoyed her grandkids, golf and she cooked the best turkey
dinner ever. Thank you to Dr. Jennifer Manklow (Dr. Oona Hayes)
and her support team for going above and beyond their medical
duty and truly caring about mom. Thank you to the nurses on
7A South and the nurses and doctors at the Victoria Hospice
Society, as well as the many specialists who tried to help.
Thank you to all her friends and family who visited and phoned
and are feeling the same grief we are. No service by request.
Donations to the BC Cancer Agency or the Victoria Hospice Society
are appreciated. In honour of mom, take time to go to the ocean,
hold a rock, say a prayer, and throw the rock as far as you
can into the crashing waves.
WHITELEY, William Henry
Born on September 6th, 1929, passed away August
Bill was predeceased by his father, Bill, mother Patsy and brother,
George. He is lovingly remembered by his sister, Patricia, brother,
Laniel, nieces, Catherine, Karen and nephews, David, Bryon. Bill was
an intellectual, interested in reading and learning. He earned a doctorate
in History (Cornell) and a Library Science degree (McGill). Professionally,
Bill was a librarian at the Universities of Edmonton and Simon Fraser.
Subsequently, he was a history professor at Memorial University,
Nfld. At this time, because of the Whiteley family's 100 years of
business and public service in Newfoundland Bill
became an expert in the history of Newfoundland. Following retirement
Bill lived at Somerset House in Victoria, BC where he continued his
historical interest by learning the history of all the residents.
Recently, Bill moved to UBC in Vancouver, his old 'alma mater'.
A special thank you to Denis Buzzano for his care for Bill at this
time. Bill loved looking at the mountains from whence comes our strength
(Psalm 121). He now walks and talks there with ease. A memorial service
will be held at First Metropolitan United Church in Victoria on Thursday,
August 20th at 11:30 am. Online condolences can be
sent to firstname.lastname@example.org In lieu of flowers donations
can be made to the Red Cross.