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

 

Lois Elizabeth Klages

September 7, 20211928-2021 ~ Lois' family announces, with sorrow, her unexpected passing,…

  • Sep 7, 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

 

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)

Edward Graham ‘Ted’ Taylor

June 7, 1943 - July 20, 2021The family of Edward (Ted) Taylor…

  • Jul 20, 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)
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)

Betty Gray (nee McMahon)

May 2, 2021Passed peacefully at Hospice St Catherines on Sunday, May 2,…

  • May 2, 2021
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)

Francis Charles Hansen

April 21, 2021Francis Charles Hansen, 76 passed away suddenly on April 21st,…

  • Apr 21, 2021

Marlene Richardson

May 20, 1942 - February 13, 2021It is with deep sadness we…

  • Feb 13, 2021
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)
Fred Franson

Fred Franson

April 23, 1927 - July 27, 2020Fred Franson, 93, passed away on…

  • Jul 27, 2020
Fred Franson
Margaret Jean Tait (nee Macey)

Margaret Jean Tait (nee Macey)

June 11, 1933 - May 27, 2020Margaret Jean Tait (nee Macey), age…

  • May 27, 2020
Margaret Jean Tait (nee Macey)
Russell William Urlacher

Russell William Urlacher

May 8, 1960 - March 9, 2020It is with the deepest sorrow…

  • Mar 9, 2020
Russell William Urlacher
John Grimsditch

John Grimsditch

September 2, 20191941 ~ 2019 John Grimsditch (1941-2019) died peacefully in his…

  • Sep 2, 2019
John Grimsditch
Ruth Lillian Barrett

Ruth Lillian Barrett

March 23, 1927 - August 28, 2019On Monday, August 26, 2019 Ruth…

  • Aug 28, 2019
Ruth Lillian Barrett
Norman David Stobbart

Norman David Stobbart

September 11, 1953 - June 18, 2019It is with heavy hearts that…

  • Jun 18, 2019
Norman David Stobbart

Stephanie Efferl

August 18, 1921 - April 28, 2019"A very dear friend" Stephanie Efferl…

  • Apr 28, 2019