Obituaries

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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Christina Laura Fulsom

Christina Laura Fulsom

Christina Laura Fulsom Suddenly on July 26th 2023, Tina died at 39 years. She leaves behind her beloved and loving, 6 year old son Abel, her parents Bob and Nancy and aunts Rebecca and Barbara. Her husband, Jeremy predeceased her. In spite of her learning disorders,...

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Karel Korinuk

Karel Korinuk

Karel Korinuk With tears in our hearts, we unexpectedly said good-bye to Karel Korinek, husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He departed from our lives on June 27th, 2023 while on his mountain bike. He mastered a wide range of expertise as a successful engineer...

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Laurie Lynn Webster

Laurie Lynn Webster

Laurie Lynn Webster June 13, 1953 - July 14, 2023 It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Laurie Lynn Webster, of Gabriola Island, at the age of 70 years. Laurie was born to George and Margaret Webster in Sperling, Manitoba. She spent her...

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James (Jim) Alfred Heise

James (Jim) Alfred Heise

James (Jim) Alfred Heise Sept. 4, 1951 - June 23, 2023 James (Jim) Alfred Heise passed away peacefully during the night of Friday, June 23rd. Jim leaves behind his loving partner, Leni, his children- Callista, Garnet, Adrian, and Jamie-Sue and his grandchildren -...

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Marlin David Wolfe

Marlin David Wolfe

Wolfe, Marlin David On June 15th 2023 Marlin passed away at the age of 79. He was born in Gravelbourg SK and knew from a young age he wanted to be a musician. Marlin was accepted to the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London England and returned to Canada upon...

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Codi Rochelle Dumont

Codi Rochelle Dumont

Codi Rochelle Dumont Oct. 5, 1989 -Mar. 22, 2023 Words cannot express how sad and broken-hearted we are to announce the unexpected passing of Codi. She was a young free spirit who loved life and all it had to offer. She lived both in Ontario and Gabriola Island,...

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John Thomas Aubrey Switzer

John Thomas Aubrey Switzer

John Thomas Aubrey Switzer Jan. 22, 1948 - June 8, 2023 John Switzer passed away peacefully on June 8, 2023 at his farm on Gabriola surrounded by family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and sister and is survived by his sons and ex-wife. John was born on...

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Heather Marilynn Kay

Heather Marilynn Kay

Heather Marilynn Kay Dec. 25, 1945 – Apr. 19, 2023 We are very saddened to announce that Heather Marilynn Kay died on April 19, 2023 after defying the odds of glioblastoma (brain cancer) for over four years. Heather was born on Christmas Day, 1945 in Westmount,...

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Valerie Stonehouse

Valerie Stonehouse

Valerie Stonehouse June 20, 1940 - Mar. 30, 2023 We are saddened to announce the passing of Valerie Stonehouse. She left us suddenly and unexpectedly, but peacefully in her sleep at the age of 82. She is survived by her two daughters Shelley (Kevin) and Tanya (Jenn),...

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Lawrence Spero

Lawrence Spero

Lawrence Spero Sept. 17, 1942 - Apr. 6, 2023 Lawrence was born in Edgeware (London), England during the Second World War. He used to recall sharing a bedroom with his grandfather and being put under a mattress during the Blitz. He kept a print of Edgeware by the side...

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Thomas R. Wilson

Thomas R. Wilson

Thomas R. Wilson 1941-2023 It is with great sadness that we share the news of our loss of Tom Wilson, patriarch to the Gabriola clan: wife Diane (of 61 years), son Steven, daughter-in-law Vanessa Craig, granddaughters Madelaine and Lillia Craig-Wilson; as well as...

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Stephen John Harvey

Stephen John Harvey

Stephen John Harvey Dec. 30, 1952 – Feb. 16, 2023 Steve Harvey, fondly known as the “Elder” to his siblings, has sadly passed away from complications following heart surgery. He was surrounded by the immense love of his family. Steve was the oldest child of Norleen...

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Robert Gribbon

Robert Gribbon

Robert Gribbon 1947-2023 With deep sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Robert Gribbon (known as Scotty to all his friends and acquaintances). Robert lost his battle with cancer (mesothelioma) and died peacefully in his sleep in the Palliative Care...

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Ellen Mills

Ellen Mills

Ellen Elizabeth Mills Nov. 2, 1949 - Dec. 18, 2022 Ellen was born in Montreal, daughter to parents Weldon and Kathleen White.  She is survived by her husband, Gary of 42 years, son Anthony and granddaughter, Natalie, sisters, Elaine White (Ken), Stephanie Dodds (Rob),...

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Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas

Paul Murray Douglas May 29, 1968 – Feb. 16, 2023 Paul passed away in the Nanaimo General Hospital after a battle with Cancer. Survived by his mother Iona, father Dave, brothers Tim and Mark and sister Laura. Born in Kamloops, B.C. and after many stops along the way...

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David John Lorette

David John Lorette

David John Lorette We announce with heavy hearts that Dave passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Hospital on January 18, 2023, at the age of 81. Dave is survived by Keni, his beloved wife of 42 years, his Boston Terriers, Monkey and Austin, and many cherished friends and...

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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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