Obituaries

Heather Jean Gray

Heather Jean Gray

Heather Jean Gray Aug. 11, 1941 - Jan. 6, 2023 Heather Jean Gray (nee Stewart, Gordon) 81, of Gabriola Island, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2023, at Nanaimo General Hospital surrounded by her two boys and grandchildren. She was born to parents Bruce and...

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Charles Sinclair Dick

Charles Sinclair Dick

Charles Sinclair Dick 1945-2022 Charles made the brave choice to end his life at home with medical assistance rather than live to the end of Alzheimer’s.  On the afternoon of November 9th, he smoked one last cigar and enjoyed a glass of red wine before passing away...

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Robert Dennis Lang

Robert Dennis Lang

Robert Dennis Lang Oct. 18, 1928 - Nov. 15, 2022 Robert Dennis Lang passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years on Nov. 15, 2022 at NRGH with Myrna, his wife of 27 years, with him throughout his final days and hours. He was born in London, Ontario to William and...

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David Hendry

David Hendry

David Hendry On December 12th, David Hendry passed away peacefully at home with family and friends surrounding him, after a short but courageous battle with a very aggressive brain tumor. He was playing hockey and celebrating his wife’s’ birthday at the end of...

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Caren Mancell (nee Hall)

Caren Mancell (nee Hall)

Caren Mancell (nee Hall) Dec. 20, 1931 - Dec. 3, 2022 It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Caren Mancell, née Hall on December 3, 2022. She is predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend Earl Mancell and her sister who passed just months before...

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Peter Roome Phinney

Peter Roome Phinney

Peter Roome Phinney Nov. 3, 1939 - Nov. 25, 2022 Peter passed suddenly at NRGH. He was predeceased by his son Paul. He leaves behind Carole, his loving wife of 56 years, and his daughter Christiana and son-in-law Ryan and grandchildren Logan, Hudson, Eva, and Autumn....

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Paul West

Paul West

Paul West 1947-2022 Sadly, Paul passed away on November 4. He is survived by his wife Casey Christopherson, step daughter Carrie (Joe), grandchildren Ryder and Tosh, sister Sharon, brother George (Mary), and niece Christine. Paul had his home on Gabriola for 30 years,...

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Robert (Bob) Wyche

Robert (Bob) Wyche

Robert (Bob) Wyche 1947-2022 With great sadness we announce the death of Bob (Robert) Wyche aged 76. Bob passed away on October 28 at home on Gabriola with his family by his side. Bob was born in Nottingham, England in 1947. Once finishing school, he became a...

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Adrian Thomson

Adrian Thomson

Adrian Thomson (Philip) Adrian Thomson passed away peacefully in his Gabriola home with his children at his side on Monday, October 24th, 2022 at the age of 89. Born in Powell River to John Garfield and Mary Louise, the family moved to Vancouver where he went to Edith...

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Bea Holmes

Bea Holmes

Bea Holmes It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Bea Holmes. Bea and her partner, John Davison, spent 25 beautiful years on Gabriola. Bea had a passion for rescuing dogs, Greyhounds, and John was involved with local choirs. A Graveside Service will be...

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Lisa Anne Hart

Lisa Anne Hart

Lisa Anne Hart Dec 17, 1968 - Aug 31, 2022 Lisa passed away at NRGH on August 31st, after a brief illness. Originally from North Vancouver she had lived on Gabriola with her Aunt and Uncle for eleven years. Lisa attended NACL day program and enjoyed Special Olympics 5...

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Yvonne Lillian Morgan

Yvonne Lillian Morgan

Yvonne Lillian Morgan Aug. 29, 1940-Sept. 16, 2022 Yvonne was born in High River, Alberta and lived in many places in Canada. She is mourned by her beloved brother Brian, his wife Janina, their children Jacky and Patrick. Predeceased by brother Bob. Left is her...

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Gail Ann Kirkland

Gail Ann Kirkland

Gail Ann Kirkland 1940-2022 Gail passed away at Nanaimo Hospital on Sept. 11, 2022 after suffering a stroke. She is survived by brothers Archie and Mike Wayman, as well as her son Darren and daughters Jacquline and Teresa. Gail operated her hair studio for many years...

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June Cooper

June Cooper

June Cooper 1925-2022 June was born in Toronto and moved many times growing up. In Winnipeg, she met and married Dave Cooper. They moved to Seattle in the 1960s and lived there for over 30 years. June and Dave began coming to Gabriola in 1957, renting a cabin from...

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Eda Lilian Hodges

Eda Lilian Hodges

Eda Lilian Hodges 1928 - 2022 With greatest of sadness Doug Hodges would like to inform the people on Gabriola Island that his wife, Eda Hodges, has passed away on September 14th in Nanaimo, BC. We spent many happy years on Gabriola Island – with fond memories of our...

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George (Butch) Black

George (Butch) Black

George (Butch) Black The family of George (Butch) Black is saddened to announce his passing after a long illness. Butch, as he was known to family and friends, was born in southern Alberta and worked in the Oil and Gas Industry from the time he was 18. His career took...

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In Loving Memory of Marianne (Dyrhauge) Wunderli

In Loving Memory of Marianne (Dyrhauge) Wunderli

In Loving Memory of Marianne (Dyrhauge) Wunderli We are sad to announce that Marianne passed away peacefully on August 28th, 2022. Marianne was a beloved resident of Gabriola - a spitfire who lived everyday to the fullest inspiring everyone she met to see each day as...

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C Mark Smith

C Mark Smith

C Mark Smith     1940-2022 Mark was born and grew up in Indiana. As a youth, he played the trumpet and was a photographer and reporter for his local paper. He attended Indiana University, and studied English and languages.  After graduation, he worked for IBM in...

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Rev. Terry Allen

Rev. Terry Allen

Rev. Terry Allen July 14, 1930 - Aug. 20, 2022 Rev Terry Allen, B.Sc. (Eng), Lic. (Theo.) UBC. passed away quietly of natural causes at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, on  August 20th. Terry is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his two children, Leanne and Matthew....

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Klaus Horky

Klaus Horky

Klaus Horky Klaus Horky died peacefully in July 2022. He was born in Linz, Austria and spent his youth in Ottensheim, Austria. He started flying gliders near Linz, and joined the Austrian army in hopes of becoming a pilot. Klaus and the army soon parted ways, and...

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George Nelder Boulton

George Nelder Boulton

George Nelder Boulton 1926-2022 Nelder Boulton, long-time resident of Gabriola, passed away on June 23, 2022 at the age of 96. Nelder was born in Consort Alberta, where he spent his youth. His family later moved to Stettler, before making the big move to Gabriola in...

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Peter Maidstone

Peter Maidstone

Peter Maidstone Feb. 3, 1947 - June 28, 2022 It is with great sadness that we convey the passing of Peter Maidstone. His sudden death has sent shock waves through his community of relatives and friends reminding us of the fragility of life. Peter came to Gabriola many...

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Jack Schick

Jack Schick

Jack Schick In early January, 2022, Jack Schick spent his final moments with his family. Jack had many passions - at the top of his list was family, adventure and a love of the outdoors. This lifelong love of the outdoors was ignited at the age of 7 while fishing and...

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Sandra Jeanne Brydges

Sandra Jeanne Brydges

Sandra Jeanne Brydges February 6, 1947 - June 13, 2022  Sandra Brydges passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on June 13, 2022 at the age of 75 after a long and brave battle with cancer.  Sandra is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Ted, and...

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Henry Goyert

Henry Goyert

Henry Goyert 1924-2022 Long time Gabriola resident Henry Goyert passed away in Victoria on May 6th at 97. Born in Berlin in 1924, he came to Canada in 1952 where he and his family eventually made their home in Kitimat BC. He retired to Gabriola in 1980 after spending...

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