Obituaries

Gail Lund

Gail Lund

Gail Lund 1939-2022 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gail Lund on April 19, 2022 at the Nanaimo General Hospital. Gail lived a vibrant life filled with a passion for music, politics, family, friends and world travel. Born in...

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Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson

Ovan Charles (“Charles”) Wilson passed away peacefully at home on Gabriola Island on April 14, 2022, at the age of 73. He fought an extremely courageous battle with cancer, and died surrounded by his wife Karen and daughters Hannah and Kendra. For the past 2 years,...

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Noel Poesiat

Noel Poesiat

Noel Poesiat Noel Poesiat passed away suddenly on April 23rd of a heart attack while walking on Gabriola Island. Noel will be remembered for his charisma, wit, and generosity. He was beloved by his family. He was an amazing cook and was known for his shortbread and...

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Stuart Thomas Clendening

Stuart Thomas Clendening

Stuart Thomas Clendening 1945 - 2022 Stuart Thomas Clendening, age 76, of Surrey, BC passed away Wednesday, February 9th 2022 at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. He is survived by his wife, Heather Clendening; children Cameron (Jacqui) Clendening, Ian...

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Joan Roberta Nelson

Joan Roberta Nelson

Joan Roberta Nelson Feb. 18, 1944 - Mar. 22, 2022 It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our loving mother Joan, at Eagle Ridge Hospital at the age of 78 surrounded by loads of family. Joan was the only daughter of Walter and Jean Kerry and...

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Florence Joan Sutherland (nee Ferguson)

Florence Joan Sutherland (nee Ferguson)

Florence Joan Sutherland (nee Ferguson) Florence Joan Sutherland (nee Ferguson), beloved wife of Len Sutherland of Gabriola Island, B.C. passed away Saturday, March 12th peacefully and surrounded by her family. The loved ones Flo left behind are her husband, Joseph...

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Lindsay Marie Clark

Lindsay Marie Clark

Lindsay Marie Clark Feb 17,  1985 - Mar 18, 2022 “It is the sweet simple things in life which are the real ones afterall” Laura Ingalls Wilder Thank you to our sweet Lindsay for being our greatest teacher. We love you Roo each and every day to the moon and back. Thank...

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Dolores “Dee” Lauder

Dolores “Dee” Lauder

Dolores "Dee" Lauder Dolores “Dee” Lauder moved over to another dimension on March 17, 2022, at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina, SK, celebrating with family and friends and lovingly assisted by MAID. Dee was a long proponent of dying with dignity, and was...

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Marc Doré

Marc Doré

Marc Doré March 16, 2022 marks the one year anniversary of a tragic accident on Gabriola Island. Marc Doré was pouring the foundation for the retirement home of his friends Chris Straw and Margy Gilmour, when the lives of both men were violently and suddenly taken....

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Christopher John Straw

Christopher John Straw

Christopher John Straw Jun. 18, 1958 - Mar. 16, 2021 Dearly loved. Forever missed. One year ago, on a beautiful spring morning, Chris was up early. He was excited to help pour the foundation for our new home. In just a few hours, Chris would die tragically next to our...

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Patricia Ann DeMuth

Patricia Ann DeMuth

Patricia Ann DeMuth, formerly Watts, was born June 1, 1929. The eldest of 3 daughters of Monty and Faith Watts, in Essex, Great Britain.  She moved to Montreal, Canada from Britain after WW2. After working for a while in Montreal, she drove across Canada and fell in...

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Elizabeth (Betty) Lowe Neill (née Boag)

Elizabeth (Betty) Lowe Neill (née Boag)

Elizabeth (Betty) Lowe Neill (née Boag) Dec. 4, 1933 - Feb. 17, 2022 Elizabeth Lowe Neill (née Boag) known as Betty, born in Dundee, Scotland, passed away peacefully in the presence of family in Nanaimo, B.C. at the Regional Hospital at the age of 88 due to breast...

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Dr. Barrie Humphrey

Dr. Barrie Humphrey

Dr. Barrie Humphrey Born in Vancouver 1940; died, Nanaimo Dec. 23, 2020  Best known locally as a stalwart of the Gabriola Museum and Historical Society (board member 1994-2004 and frequent contributor to the Shale). Barrie was characteristically modest about his...

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Michael F. Garrett

Michael F. Garrett

Michael F. Garrett Michael F. Garrett, 68, passed away on February 4, 2022, leaving his loved ones devastated. He received the shocking diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2020, celebrated remission months later, and then received crushing news this past summer that...

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Jean Frost

Jean Frost

In loving memory of Jean Frost Sept. 19, 1933 - Dec 19 2021 Jean is survived by her Husband Eric, daughter Carolyn and husband Kelvin, grandchildren Alison and husband Eric, James, Adam and Katie. Jean was born in London, was bombed out in WWII and moved to Somerset...

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Samuel Bingham McGee

Samuel Bingham McGee

Samuel Bingham McGee Feb. 28, 1936 - Dec. 31, 2021 Sam was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. After doing his British Army Service, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served 20 years. Sam and wife Inge came to Gabriola 40 years ago. Sam spent 10 years...

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Peter Eric Bertram Foster

Peter Eric Bertram Foster

Peter Eric Bertram Foster Jan. 25, 1945 - Dec. 22, 2021 Peter Eric Bertram Foster, 76, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2021, in Nanaimo, BC. Pete was born on January 25th, 1945 to Alma and George Foster in Prince George, BC. He spent most of his youth in...

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Isabel Christina Colbourne

Isabel Christina Colbourne

Isabel Christina Colbourne With heavy hearts we are sharing the passing of Christina Colbourne, who passed away on December 19, 2021 at the age of 50 years. Christina was truly full of light, grace and courage. Her smile will forever be an inspiration to the those who...

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Sandra Gurney

Sandra Gurney

In Loving Memory of Sandra Gurney Nov. 29, 1942 – Sept. 26, 2020 More than a year has passed since Sandra lost her long struggle with COPD. Sandra was born in Moncton, N.B. on Nov. 29, 1942. From Moncton Sandra spent time in Toronto, Prince George and Vancouver before...

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Robbie Nichol

Robbie Nichol

Robbie Nichols 1939 - 2021 With great sadness we are announcing the recent passing of Robbie Nichols. She was predeceased by her husband Bert in 2009, and is survived by her family in the UK ( Steve and Deborah). She also leaves behind a number of good friends, both...

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Elin (Nan) Rhiannon Dorthy Brown

Elin (Nan) Rhiannon Dorthy Brown

Elin (Nan) Rhiannon Dorthy Brown Aug. 18, 1934 - Nov. 29, 2021 Passed away peacefully in Victoria at 87 years of age. Born in North Wales, Elin emigrated to Vancouver in 1955 and after working many years in the newspaper business, she then moved to Gabriola Island,...

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Herman Anton Nygaard

Herman Anton Nygaard

Herman Anton Nygaard June 21, 1939 – Nov. 10, 2021 Herman passed away suddenly at his home on Gabriola November 10. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, of 51 years, son Allan (Paula), daughter Tracey (Eric), granddaughter Chelsea (Jesse), great-granddaughter Aubrey,...

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Christina Natasha (Tina) Barraclough

Christina Natasha (Tina) Barraclough

Barraclough, Christina Natasha (Tina) Barraclough, Christina Natasha (Tina) passed away on Gabriola Island on November 9, 2021 at the age of 45. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Predeceased by her beloved mother, Ethel Robson; father, Erwin...

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Bill Beedie

Bill Beedie

Bill Beedie Aug. 22, 1950 - Nov. 20, 2021 How do you say goodbye to a Prince? My husband, Bill Beedie, lost his fight with cancer on Saturday morning November 20th, 2021. Bill passed at home surrounded by his three daughters, grandkids and their partners. Bill was the...

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David Charles Brown

David Charles Brown

David Charles Brown July 16, 1949 - Oct. 8, 2021 David Charles Brown of Gabriola B.C. passed away on October 8th with his family by his side. David was born to Hilda Brown and Leslie Brown in Edmonton, Alberta and was the youngest of 3 children. David was a highly...

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