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)

Newspaper executive left large mark on Vancouver Island journalism

George Manning dies at 81, was key figure in the growth of Black Press on Vancouver Island

 

Jessie Mantle

September 2, 2021Jessie Mantle, aged 89, of Victoria, passed away September 2,…

  • Sep 2, 2021

 

Dennis Russell Lyon

December 31, 1942 - August 18, 2021Dennis died peacefully in Cowichan District…

  • Aug 18, 2021

 

Heather Fuller

May 30, 1946 - June 20, 2021Heather is survived by husband John,…

  • Jun 20, 2021
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)

Tom Millard

July 19, 1939 - June 4, 2021It is with great sadness that…

  • Jun 4, 2021

Gordon Alfred Knappett

May 5, 1958 - May 31, 2021It is with great sadness that…

  • May 31, 2021

Richard Patrick ‘Rick’ Kelly

July 27, 1948 - May 19, 2021After a fierce, but short battle…

  • May 19, 2021

Velva Ruth ‘Val’ Walters (nee Stebbins)

May 18, 2021The Lady in the window (The corner of Lang and…

  • May 18, 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)

Bruce Whitmee Irvine

Bruce Whitmee Irvine made an impact on everyone who knew him as…

  • Apr 23, 2021

Rosemary Ratcliff

April 3, 2021It is with sadness that I have to report that…

  • Apr 3, 2021

June Beverley Miclash-Cormylo

August 21, 1930 - April 1, 2021It is with great sadness that…

  • Apr 1, 2021

Marjorie Joyce Gronlund

November 25, 1937 - March 30, 2021Joyce Gronlund of Chemainus, beloved wife…

  • Mar 30, 2021

Leena Kaarina Koivula (nee Pasanen)

July 5, 1945 - March 19, 2021Leena Kaarina Koivula (nee Pasanen) passed…

  • Mar 19, 2021

Jane Barbara Schafer

July 3, 1938 - February 28, 2021Early Sunday February 28th God called…

  • Feb 28, 2021

Jill Thorpe

December 5, 1932 - February 3, 2021December 5, 1932 - February 3,…

  • Feb 3, 2021

Patricia Carolyn Dorothy Smith (nee Blenkin)

March 25, 1944 - February 1, 2021Patricia passed away peacefully at home…

  • Feb 1, 2021

Joan Churcher

January 7, 2021Joan Churcher passed away peacefully on Vancouver Island on January…

  • Jan 7, 2021

Lucy Allen

Lucy came to Canada as a young child in 1924, after emigrating…

  • Dec 2, 2020