Obituaries

Mark Halliwell

Mark Halliwell

Mark Halliwell July 30, 1958 - October 1, 2021 It is with heavy hearts and joy, that Mark sailed away into the clouds last Friday. He is finally free from ALS after 6 1/2 years. He will be deeply missed by his wife Brenda, son Nicholas (Amanda) daughter Kristy (Adam...

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Andrea Eva Viola Georgiev

Andrea Eva Viola Georgiev

Andrea Eva Viola Georgiev We are sad to announce the death of Andrea Eva Viola Georgiev on August 19. Andrea is survived by her husband, Georgi Georgiev, their daughter, Geneen Georgiev, and their son, Stefan Georgiev-Tosheff. Andrea was born in Hamm, Germany, the...

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Dirk Boysen

Dirk Boysen

Dirk Boysen 1940-2020 Our family is saddened to announce the passing of Dirk Boysen on December 9, 2020 at his home on Gabriola Island, BC due to heart failure. He is survived by his wife Eveline, brother Klaus, his first wife Alison, children Mark and Brigit,...

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Patricia Mary Murray

Patricia Mary Murray

Patricia Mary Murray Patricia Mary Murray (married name Maika) was born on February 19, 1929 in Bournemouth, England. She died peacefully on May 20, 2021 in Kamloops, B.C. She is survived by her children—Paul (Heather), Patrick, Timothy (Leigh Ann), Christopher,...

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Tammy Elliston

Tammy Elliston

Tammy Elliston (Slade) Oct 23, 1968 – Aug 18, 2021 Tammy passed away suddenly at home on Gabriola Island on August 18, 2021 at the age of 52 years. Tammy was born in Comox, raised on Hornby Island and spent most of her life in the Comox Valley. She is predeceased by...

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Tammy Elliston

Amanda Black

IN LOVING MEMORY of Amanda Black February 13, 1998 - February 08, 2021 Amanda Black was taken from her family and friends tragically on February 8th 2021, at the age of 22. Amanda was a victim of domestic violence. Her loss leaves a massive void in her loved ones...

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Donald William Powell

Donald William Powell

Donald William Powell 1936-2021 Powell, Donald William passed away suddenly at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on June 17, 2021. Don was born in Edmonton, AB in 1936. He moved to Victoria as a young man working in the shipyards. Don then began a 60 plus year career...

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Dorothy Ducharme

Dorothy Ducharme

Dorothy “Brenda” Ducharme June 23, 1932 - Aug. 6, 2021 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Brenda. Born to Tom and Elsie Taylor of Malvern County, United Kingdom. Loving wife of 63 years to Bob. Caring mother to Debbie, Christine, and Tim (LJ). Grammy...

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Ed Gisler

Ed Gisler

 Ed Gisler Mar. 16, 1950 - Dec. 17, 2020 Shown here with his sister-in-law’s childhood teddy that she always traveled with and brought to Gabriola on a visit in 2018 is Ed Gisler, who died suddenly early on Dec. 17 at the Nanaimo Hospital of a combination of pneumonia...

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Dorothy Helen Harbour Wilson

Dorothy Helen Harbour Wilson

Dorothy Helen Harbour Wilson September 10, 1924 - June 17, 2021 Helen died peacefully at her residence in Nanaimo, B.C. in the early hours of Thursday, June 17, 2021 with her daughter Mary by her side. She was born in Sandy Beach, Quebec, the fifth of ten children,...

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Jack Black

Jack Black

Jack Black It is with heart wrenching sadness that I share with you the passing of my husband Jack Black on January 28, 2021. Jack was born and raised in Texas. He worked and travelled the world but found peace and joy on Gabriola Island. He was surrounded by his...

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Jean Maryl Abercrombie/Waugh/McLaren

Jean Maryl Abercrombie/Waugh/McLaren

Jean Maryl Abercrombie/Waugh/McLaren Jean Maryl Abercrombie/ Waugh/ Mclaren was born July 9, 1927. In 1949 she was married to Eric Waugh and had 4 children: Merilee, Avril, David and Kelly. Us 4 kids had 13 children, Jean’s grandchildren. Those 13 kids have 18 kids,...

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Kelly Burton

Kelly Burton

Kelly Burton On Sunday, January 31, 2021, Kelly Burton, of Gabriola, passed away at the age of 73 years. Kelly Burton was born in Vancouver, BC, and raised in and around BC’s Lower Mainland where he met and married the love of his life, Gayle. Together, they had their...

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Konrad Mauch

Konrad Mauch

Konrad Mauch Mar. 24 , 1953 - Apr. 29, 2021 Konrad dearly wanted to return to his beloved Gabriola Island for his last months. Immensely sadly, he only made it to the Gabriola ferry parking lot. He passed away in Nanaimo Hospital due to complications with esophageal...

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Patricia Ludwick

Patricia Ludwick

Patricia Ludwick Nov. 3, 1945 - May 15, 2021 We have lost a strong, vibrant and compassionate friend, defender and lover of our island community and our natural environment. Diagnosed with ALS, Patsy chose MAiD and a green burial in a plot at the heart of our...

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Russell Alan Pearce

Russell Alan Pearce

 Russell Alan Pearce July 9, 1937 - Aug. 17, 2021 With a heavy heart, I announce the passing of my husband Russell Alan Pearce at home on August 17, 2021. Russ was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014. With the help of a very talented surgeon and modern medicine,...

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Wendy Faye Koett

Wendy Faye Koett

Wendy Faye Koett Aug. 12 1957 - Aug. 13 2021 With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Wendy Faye Koett. Celebration of life to be held Sept. 18th. Please contact family to attend due to Covid restrictions. RSVP Jennifer 604 312 9612. May you fly amongst the angels

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Geraldine Anne MacFarlane

Geraldine Anne MacFarlane

Geraldine Anne MacFarlane Feb. 25 1941 – Aug. 16 2021 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jerrie. These last 18 months Jerrie was not well, It seems she has had at least two or three mini-strokes, but on Saturday, August 14, she had another stroke. She...

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Richard Evan Werner Schultze

Richard Evan Werner Schultze

Richard Evan Werner Schultze Rick passed away at home on Gabriola on September 11, 2021 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his wife Betty, his daughter Lana (Thomas), daughter Kristina (Matt), stepson Paul (Kristin) and stepdaughter Kristine (Chris) and nine...

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Margo McCutcheon 

Margo McCutcheon 

Margo McCutcheon  Mar. 26, 1956 - Dec. 16, 2020 Margo, daughter of Ed and Marjorie and Marvin, special granddaughter of Doris, sister to Darren, Karen-Anne and Eddie, niece of favourite Auntie Joanie and dear family and friend to so many others. This is a message from...

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Susanna Maria van Gorkum

Susanna Maria van Gorkum

Susanna Maria van Gorkum (nee Ouwerkerk)Dec. 4, 1934 - Aug. 3, 2021Susanna Maria van Gorkum (nee Ouwerkerk) passed away peacefully in Richmond, BC on August 3, 2021. She is survived by her children, Helen, Jack, and Frank; and her grandchildren, Kayt, Maddie,...

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Alexander McConnell

Alexander McConnell

Alexander McConnell 30 Sept. 1926 - 27 July 2021We are sad to announce the death of Alexander (“Eric”) McConnell at the age of 94. He lived happily on Gabriola Island for 34 years and died peacefully at home on July 27th. Alex is survived by his wife, Eileen, his...

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