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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Victoria - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

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Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2016, at 1:58 p.m.

David James Myles
December 29, 1918 - June 05, 2004
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

MYLES, David James - Born December 29, 1918 in Tide Head New Brunswick - passed away with great dignity on June 5, 2004. David is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Hope, and his two proud sons Glen (Connie) and Bill (Kari). Loved by grandchildren Corrina, Jesse and his cherished Kayla. He leaves sisters; Jessie and Chris; brother, Tony (Pat) and sister-in-law Margo. A remarkable uncle to nieces Nancy (John), Sandra (Phil) and nephew David (Heather). David was proud of his New Brunswick heritage and came from a large happy family. During his RCAF service, David found his love for the West Coast and the love of his life Hope (Shepherd). His hard work and enthusiasm for life and people led him into a successful sales career. David shared his passion and talent for sports with his two sons and in the 1950’s he helped establish the Cadboro Bay Little League. A good golfer, he was a valued member of the Uplands Golf Club for over 50 years. David was a very kind and considerate and fun loving person. His special personality embraced all generations, children especially adored him. He was truly an amazing Poppy. David’s joie de vivre did not wane in 85 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends. We are so grateful to have had him in our lives. The family would like to thank Dr. Alec Walton, the wonderful staff on RP1, and special thanks to Dr. Heidi Martins. Please join us in honouring Dave’s life in the Sands Funeral Chapel “Memorial Chapel of Chimes” 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC on Friday, June 11, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Andrew Hewlett, officiating. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens. Friends are invite to join the family for refreshments in the Sands Arbor Reception Centre following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Tori Naknakin
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

NAKNAKIN: Tori passed away with her loved ones by her side. She had fought a brave fight against cancer. Tori was predeceased by her foster mother, Dolly Vibe and is survived by her husband, Bradley Paul Johnson. She will be greatly missed by her pet bulldogs, Petie and Sydney. Also missing her will be her foster father, Gordon Phillips of Trail, BC and her foster family, Wendy Zacharius, Judy Stopa, Larry Phillips, Rob and Ross. Tori is survived by father-in-law, Dennis Johnson of Sydney, BC; mother-in-law, Nancy Johnson of Michigan. Tori will be greatly missed by her co-workers at the Treaty Negotiation Office in Victoria, BC. Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will follow in the Sands Arbor Reception Centre. If friends so wish, donations in Tori's memory may be made to the Victoria Hospice, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8.

Julia O'Keefe
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

O’KEEFE, Julia: (in religion, a.k.a. Sister Alice Maureen) Sister of St. Ann, age 85, died peacefully April 1st, 2004, at Saint Ann’s Residence, Victoria, BC. Julia was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, March 5, 1919, the youngest of 7 children of William and Alice (Dalton) O’Keefe. In 1933, the family moved to St. John’s, where Julia received her high school education. Joining the RCAF in 1942, Julia served overseas, experiencing the “blitz’ in London, England. She moved to Victoria in 1946, found employment at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and later, decided to enter the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Ann. She made profession on September 8, 1948. Diagnosed with cancer in 1951, Julia recovered from surgery in time to pronounce her final vows that September. Despite her delicate health, for the next 33 years, Julia served as teacher, child care worker, and other forms of community service in SSA missions throughout BC. One of her joys was teaching summer catechism classes to children unable to attend a Catholic School. Julia’s “joie-de-vivre,” laughter, and humor touched all who knew her. She will be missed and leaves to mourn the members of her Religious Community, nieces, nephews and many friends, especially her dear friend, Gladys Brown, as well as those who cared for her at Mount St. Mary Hospital and St. Ann’s Residence. A Prayer Service will be held at St. Ann’s Residence, 2474 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC, April 4th, at 7:00 pm. Reverend Anthony Sebastian, OFM, will celebrate Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00 am, April 5th, in the Chapel of St. Ann’s Residence, followed by Interment at Hatley Memorial Gardens, Colwood.

Duncan Kennedy McAdam
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

McAdam: Duncan Kennedy (Ken) died peacefully on Monday, April 12 after a short illness. Predeceased in 2002 by his wife Ruth, he is survived and will be sadly missed by his sons Stephen (Mary Anne) and John, and daughter Rhona; grandchildren Jennifer (Andrew), Patricia (Patrick) and Meredith; great-grandchildren Kaelan, Julia and Ryan; his sister Enid in Sussex, England, his nieces Jeanette (Gerry), Deb (Chris) and nephew Dick (Cynthia) in Vancouver; niece Tina in London, England and nephew Peter, in Brighton. Born Victoria, February 9, 1920; grandson of William C. Duncan after whom the town of Duncan was named. At the age of 4˝ years, his family moved to London England where his father served 32 years as BC Agent General. Returned to Canada in 1939 and joined the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry at Esquimalt; returned to England with Canada’s First Division. After the war he earned his law degree from UBC with the Khaki University, graduating in 1950. He practiced law in Vancouver before opening his own law office in Duncan, where he met and married his beloved wife Ruth. He became a magistrate in 1960 and in 1965 accepted a post as district magistrate for the Peace River district, based in Fort St John; in 1968 moved to Terrace, where he was responsible for a territory that stretched from Burns Lake to the Queen Charlotte Islands, and from the Nass Valley to Bella Bella. In 1973 he returned to Victoria to preside over the Family and Small Claims courts as a provincial court judge, until he retired in 1990. He never lost his love of all things British, and traveled to the British Isles many times. In his younger days he played with the Cowichan Cricket Club on the grounds named for his father, in Duncan, and enjoyed many afternoons watching the test matches on television and at Beacon Hill Park. A voracious reader and witty conversationalist, he had a large and cherished network of friends from the PROBUS Club, the Broadmead Men’s Club, the Retired Judges Association, and Saanich Silver Threads, among others. Thanks to all those staff and residents who made his final months so happy at Sunrise of Victoria. Service and interment at St Peter’s Quamichan Anglican Church, 5800 Church, Duncan, BC on Saturday April 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in St Peter’s Church Hall. Donations to your favourite charity in lieu of flowers.

Barbara Ann Hofner
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

HOFNER: Barbara Ann. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved Barbara. Born in Montreal, Quebec on December 2, 1935, Barbara was the only daughter of the late Anne and Lindsey Hofner. She passed away peacefully at Glengarry Hospital, Victoria, BC on March 27, 2004. Barbara retired from the medical profession in March 1996 after 40 years as an X-ray technician and teacher. She trained at St. Joseph's and worked there for many years before moving to the new Victoria General Hospital. Her favourite past times were the BC Lions, figure skating and sailing with friends. She had a great sense of humour and was liked by a myriad of friends. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Glengarry Hospital and Knowing Hearts Homecare Services for all their efforts and compassion. Please consider donations to the Alzheimer's Society of BC, 2571 "A" Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4E1. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews Cathedral, 1204 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 12:10 p.m. with Father William Hill officiating.

Barry Michael Gowett
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

GOWETT: Barry Michael passed away in Victoria, BC on March 28, 2004 at the age of 62 years. He is survived by his sister, Theresa and many life long friends. Funeral Service will be held in the Sands Funeral Chapel, Chapel of Chimes, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Ann Willan
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

WILLAN Elizabeth Ann passed away peacefully in her home in Victoria BC on March 26, 2004 in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband Frank in 1998 and her sister Barbara in 1928, she is survived by her daughter Brenda, grandchildren Graham and Sarah, sister Nannette and nieces Susan, Cathy and Jane. Betty was a graduate of Olds Agricultural College. She was an active member of the IODE in Alberta including a term as President of the Provincial Chapter. When she and Frank retired to Victoria, she became involved in the Altar Guild of St. Lukes Church and enjoyed gardening and bird watching. Thank you Sheila, for making her life easier over these past years. Memorial service will be held in St. Luke's Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Venerable J. R. Brown officiating. Inurnment to follow in St. Luke's Churchyard Cemetery.

Mr. Raymond Mah
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

Mah, Raymond passed away peacefully on March 19, 2004 with his family by his side. Aged 71 years. Survived by his loving wife Linda, his children Terry, Brenda (Ryan), Shirley and Alice. Sisters Susan Choi and See Mui Wong. Visitation will be held at the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra St., Victoria on Tuesday March 23, 2004 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel on Wednesday March 24, 2004 at 12:00 Noon at with Pastor Laurence Wan officiating. Burial to follow in Royal Oak Burial Park.

Mr. Gordon Alfred Lawrance
Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Victoria)

Lawrance, Gordon passed away peacefully with his daughters at his side, on March 20, 2004. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rose, mother of Dorothy, Veronica (Jimmy), Theresa (Noel) and Cindy (Bill) and more recently, after a long illness, by his second wife Simone in May of 2003 (Susan and Brian). He will be fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and extended family including Rose’s sister Laura, her family , and the many other lives he touched and held so dear. Gordon was a proud member of the Canadian Navy, Chiefs and P.O.’s Association and the R. C. Legion. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart R.C. Church 4040 Nelthorpe St. on Friday March 26, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park. Our appreciation to Dr. Barry Gelling for the years of medical care and compassion he gave to dad. Thanks also, to the medical and support staff of Victoria General Hospital who made his final days as comfortable as possible. And to Father Sig of Sacred Heart Church for his spiritual guidance. Even though your well deserved place on the Olympic swim team was scuttled by the war in our hearts you already HOLD THE GOLD. We wish you great swimming and calm seas off the Heavenly shores.

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