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

 

Horst Struck

June 9, 1932 - August 29, 2021...family, perseverance, hard work, resilience, insatiable…

  • Aug 29, 2021

 

Alan RIPLEY

May 25, 1947 - August 23, 2021Alan passed away suddenly on August…

  • Aug 23, 2021

 

Donald Edward ‘Donny’ Anderson

August 18, 2021Passed but not forgotten: Donald (Donny) Edward Anderson (Sparling) at…

  • Aug 18, 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)

Kenneth Arthur Nunn

September 2, 1943 - August 9, 2021Born Victoria, September 2, 1943 Passed…

  • Aug 9, 2021

Maynard Maclennan Vollan

April 21, 1941 - July 6, 2021It is with a broken heart…

  • Jul 6, 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)

Lorne Melvin Jones

May 12, 1933 - June 13, 2021Lorne Melvin Jones was born on…

  • Jun 13, 2021

Muriel Joanne Taylor

June 13, 2021Muriel Joanne Taylor (Gilchrist), known to her friends and family…

  • Jun 13, 2021

Edward Hartigan

June 2, 202119533-2021 ~ Edward passed away peacefully at the Saanich Peninsula…

  • Jun 2, 2021

George McClure

May 31, 1943 - May 22, 2021It is with profound sorrow that…

  • May 22, 2021

Robert Warren ‘Bob’ Jones

October 7, 1941 - May 21, 2021Robert Warren "Bob"Jones (Retired Chief Engineer…

  • May 21, 2021

Mary Aleda Cassell (née Timmins)

December 17, 1934 - May 10, 2021Mary Aleda Cassell, 86, of Victoria,…

  • May 10, 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)

Shirley Lewis (nee Anstey)

May 17, 1935 - May 6, 2021Sadly we announce that our Mom,…

  • May 6, 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)

Marjorie A. Carter (née Whyte)

December 3, 1927 - April 29, 2021A former resident of Sidney, Marjorie…

  • Apr 29, 2021