Obituaries

Elizabeth Schram

Elizabeth Schram

Elizabeth Schram June 1930- March 2024 Betty, formerly of Burnaby passed away peacefully in her home with the company of her two cats, Bertie and Bruna, whom she loved and gave her great joy. Betty is survived by her adopted families on Gabriola and in Burnaby,...

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Pegoraro, Diane Sylvia (nee Castle)

Pegoraro, Diane Sylvia (nee Castle)

Pegoraro, Diane Sylvia (nee Castle) Oct. 20, 1944 - Apr. 13, 2024 It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of our dear Diane after a mercifully short bout with lung cancer in the tender care of the incredible staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo...

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Sarah Jane Bailey (Labell)

Sarah Jane Bailey (Labell)

Sarah Jane Bailey (Labell)  Jan. 29, 1973 - Apr. 15, 2024 Sarah passed away unexpectantly after a short illness. She is predeceased by husband John Labell, and father Peter Bailey Sarah leaves her children Shauna Rose Thompson, and Liam Labell, as well as her parents...

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Roberta Arlene Baltich (Buonamici)

Roberta Arlene Baltich (Buonamici)

Roberta Arlene Baltich (Buonamici) Sept 22, 1946 - Mar 2, 2024 Roberta Arlene Baltich (Buonamici) known as “Bonnie” all her life, succumbed 33 days after her diagnosis to widespread cancer. She died at home with her loving family around her. Bonnie was born to Belgo...

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David Bouvier

David Bouvier

David Bouvier November 1941 - April 2024 It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of David George Bouvier, on Gabriola Island, on Wednesday 10 April 2024. Davy’s family and his many friends knew him as a fierce advocate for social justice, as a...

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Grant ‘Barry’ Armstrong

Grant ‘Barry’ Armstrong

Grant ‘Barry’ Armstrong We are sad to share that Grant “Barry” Armstrong passed away on the evening of Sunday March 24th at his home on Gabriola Island following a decline in his health over the past few months. Barry was born in Melfort Saskatchewan and was the...

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Mary Isabella Tougas

Mary Isabella Tougas

Mary Isabella Tougas It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Mary Isabella Tougas at the Woodgrove Manor residence in Nanaimo at the age of 91 years. Mary will be sadly missed by her children David (Stephanie) and Nancy (Andrew) Binnie,...

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Maureen Persin

Maureen Persin

Maureen Persin Mar. 2, 1942 - Mar. 17, 2024. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Maureen Persin. Maureen passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo General Hospital on March 17th, 2024. Maureen...

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John Artuso

John Artuso

Remembering John Artuso July 7, 1954 - Feb. 17, 2024 It is with broken hearts that we mourn the loss of this loyal husband, proud father, doting Nonno, loving brother, zio, friend, band member, co-worker and neighbour. John was a fantastic storyteller and the life of...

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Boswell (Bos) Malcolm

Boswell (Bos) Malcolm

Boswell (Bos) Malcolm Dec. 14, 1937 - Jan. 23, 2024 Bos lived a full life of adventure, passion, resilience and exuberance.  He was a truth-seeker, a promise-keeper and a story-teller. His motto and quest in life was ‘beauty, benefit and truth’. Bos was born and grew...

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Cheryl Diane Rhicard

Cheryl Diane Rhicard

Cheryl Diane Rhicard (Milner) Mar. 2, 1951 - Dec. 10, 2023 Cheryl Rhicard, a loving wife and mother, passed away at her home on Gabriola Island on December 10, 2023. Cheryl was born in West Vancouver to Ab and Marge Milner and grew up in Lynn Valley. After graduating...

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Victor Henry Fafard

Victor Henry Fafard

Victor Henry Fafard Aug. 27, 1933 - Jan. 6, 2024 Victor Henry Fafard died January 6, 2024, in Palliative Care at Nanaimo Regional General hospital after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 90 years old. Vic grew up on a farm near Broadview, Saskatchewan...

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Marion Kalicum

Marion Kalicum

Marion Kalicum (née Yanke) A Life of Love and Legacy Marion Kalicum, known lovingly as “Nanny” to all, born Marian Yanke on April 8, 1932, in Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2023, near Nanaimo, British Columbia. A remarkable woman whose life...

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Lloyd Eldene Morgan

Lloyd Eldene Morgan

Lloyd Eldene Morgan Jan. 7, 1950 - Dec. 10, 2023 Lloyd Eldene Morgan passed away December 10th 2023. His family surrounded as he transitioned into another world. He will be missed. He is finally at peace after suffering for many years with a blood cancer that weakened...

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Robert Bolivar Castell

Robert Bolivar Castell

Robert Bolivar Castell June 15, 1931 to July 21, 2023 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Bolivar Castell. Robert was born June 15, 1931, in Smithers, BC, and married his beloved wife of 60 years, Betty, in Vancouver, 1955. Along with...

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Janet Mary Graham

Janet Mary Graham

Janet Mary Graham March 21,1938 - Dec 4,2023 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Janet Mary Graham following a tragic accident. Born on March 21,1938 in Roseville, Sydney, Australia Janet was the youngest of five children. She had a happy,...

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Dennis Edward Johnston

Dennis Edward Johnston

Dennis Edward Johnston Aug. 29, 1940 - Nov. 28, 2023 On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, suffering from Parkinson’s disease and congestive heart failure, Dennis Edward Johnston died peacefully in his home in Cumberland. He was surrounded by his wife, Sharon, his daughter,...

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Robert Kelly Stacey

Robert Kelly Stacey

Robert Kelly Stacey Sept. 21, 1962 - Oct. 18, 2023 It is with aching sadness, that we say goodbye to our brother Robert Kelly Stacey. Rob passed away suddenly and peacefully on October 18, 2023. Rob was born in Tisdale Saskatchewan on September 21, 1962. He was a...

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Claudia Nalini Rauch-Yeend

Claudia Nalini Rauch-Yeend

Now in peace: Claudia Nalini Rauch-Yeend 1990 - 2023 Claudia was born in 1990 in Romania, and died November 11, 2023 in Nanaimo’s Palliative Ward, after suffering for many months with cancer. She leaves behind daughters; Lilly and Rosie, brother Stefan (and partner...

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Dr. Glen Craig Tapping

Dr. Glen Craig Tapping

Dr. Glen Craig Tapping May 4, 1948 - Oct. 3, 2023 Craig Tapping passed away peacefully following a short illness at Nanaimo Regional Hospital. He passed away with friends at his side, whom before he drew his last breath, were sharing a funny story regarding Craig. As...

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Dr. Mary Ann Richards

Dr. Mary Ann Richards

Dr. Mary Ann Richards March 3, 1960 – September 15, 2023 She was the one who wasn’t supposed to die. Out of all of us, young or old, she was the one who had to stay. We said this to her two months ago, in the early days of finding out her terminal diagnosis, and she...

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Christine Garlick-Griffin

Christine Garlick-Griffin

Christine Garlick-Griffin Christine passed with grace and dignity and on her own terms September 01, 23. Gabriola Island was her and Paddys home for many years. In  2018, after Paddy’s passing and her Parkinsons progressed she moved to Vancouver. She was pre-deceased...

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Ian Todd Brownlie

Ian Todd Brownlie

Ian Todd Brownlie 1939-2023 Passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Ian is survived by his wife Noreen, as well as his daughters Alison (Brian) and Lesley (Omer), and adored...

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George Paul Ryan

George Paul Ryan

George Paul Ryan Sep. 29, 1942 - Apr. 30, 2023 Beloved Gabriola Community member for over 20 years (full time). Our Folklife Village got a little quieter this past spring as our dear George “left the building,” as they say. His beautiful soul was released from his...

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Kerry Sorrenti (nee Maloney)

Kerry Sorrenti (nee Maloney)

Kerry Sorrenti (nee Maloney) Kerry passed away suddenly in Calgary on Saturday August 5th. Barely a month before her 70th birthday, she will be sadly missed by her husband of 40 years Jordan, and her two sons Liam and Paddy and daughter-in-law Tara, and granddaughter...

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