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                    Don Lyon  


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                  Esther Lorenson

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Timothy Hives  




Timothy Hives   1932----2015

Our beloved Tim leaves his wife Penny, daughters Rowen (Doug), Nicola (Chris), grandchildren Travis, Nina and Brock. Also his brother Stephen (Heather), extended family, many friends and his dog Jake.
The family would like to thank Dr.D Morton, Dr.H Pai, Dr.P Kenny and Dr. A Marsh for their special care through Tim’s illness. Also, we thank the truely wonderful staff
at Saanich Peninsula Hospital E.C.U.
A Celebration of Tim’s life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Dr. on Saturday, October 31st, at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, any donations could be made, in his name, to Cancer Research or Mt Newton Centre Society,  2158 Mt Newton Cross Rd, Central Saanich, B.C.
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                    Sally Noonan

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                            Peter Thomas

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Richard Lionel (Dick) Fatt



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Joan Crocker

(nee Hamilton)

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Callander, Ann Silver Brun

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JACKSON, Alice Dorothy (nee Allison) January 21, 1915 - January 5, 2015 Born in the family home in Royal Oak and weighing just under 2 Ibs, she was put on the oven door in a shoe box as an incubator. Her life-long friend, Edna would often recount her concern, at the time, that someone might shut the oven door! That was how this strong, stubborn, hard working woman began her life. Mom spent her first 63 years in Royal Oak. From working on the family farm, at the Sooke Harbour House and as Janitor for 20 years at Royal Oak School. She was also a caregiver for friends and family and a caretaker at Royal Oak cemetery. Mom was always working. Even after "retiring" she lived and worked for ten years at her daughter's blueberry farm. She then moved on to Calgary where she became the unofficial neighbourhood watch. Langford was her next stop where she shared all the escapades of her youth with her grandchildren, made them homemade macaroni and cheese and spent lots of time at the local lakes. She could often be found reading a book in the sun or at the Strawberry Vale bingo on a Wednesday night with many of the friends she had had for decades. Mom loved the beach and she gave the seven of us the best summers camping and picnicking all over the coast of Vancouver Island. Predeceased by her husband, Bill of 45 years (1977); her daughter, Carole (1991) and son, Douglas (2010). Survived by daughters, Alma, Bernice, Doreen, Elaine and Faye; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mom's last years were spent at Mount St. Mary Hospital where she made lots of close relationships with her caregivers with a special mention to Lyn and Dave who gave her so many laughs and made her so comfortable in her last years. Thank you Mom, for always being there for us. You will never be far from our thoughts, especially when the violets, snowdrops and lady's slippers bloom. Mom requested no service and we are respecting her wishes.
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Bishan Singh Judge 

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Malcom Polson




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KEN POWELL 
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                                                   JOHN GENN
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BETTY (SCOTT-POLSON) IMRIE 


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 DON TREGEAR


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KALLA JUDGE
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SONIA ZOZULA 
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 RON CROCKER

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GEORGE WINTERBURN


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18 January 2015
  Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Witwicki(June 24, 1927 - December 08, 2014)
Mary ("Betty") passed away December 8th at the age of 87 in her home at Selkirk Place, Victoria. She
was kindness personified, always ready with a smile and comforting words. She will be remembered for
her positive, cheerful outlook. Betty was a lifelong learner, nourished in her last decades by weekly
discussions at the Unity Church.
Born in Victoria, the youngest of 5 children, Betty grew up next to Knockan Hill. She inherited her love of
gardens from her father, Arthur Lahmer, a well-known Victoria landscaper. He created many showpiece
gardens, honoured in Betty's 2010 book "From Farming in Ontario to Landscaping Victoria Gardens".
Betty received her R. N. (1949) from Royal Jubilee (RJH), practiced at Toronto Western, at Victoria Public
Health Dept and later at RJH. In 1953, she married Tony Witwicki (deceased), Chief P. O. RCN, and they
raised 3 children, their pride and joy: Shirley, Cynthia, Michael. She obtained her B.A. (Psychology) and
Teaching Certificate from UVIC, then founded Esquimalt's first licensed day care, Saxe Point Day Care
(1971), which continues to serve as her legacy to the community. Betty was the family genealogist, and loved keeping history alive
with View Royal Archives, Strawberry Vale School Alumni, Friends of Knockan Hill Park Society, and Horticulture Centre of the
Pacific. Betty and her sister Jessica Anderton enjoyed an active retirement together for 21 years, visiting their children and
grandchildren across Canada, aka "The Greyhound Grandmas". Together they were a powerful yet loving force, famously and
frequently hilariously, bonding the family.
When Betty was 12 years old, she began highland dance and playing the bagpipes, igniting a lifelong passion of award winning
bagpipe performance. Betty played in many bands including the Highland Lassie's Pipe Band 1940-42, Victoria Girls Pipe Band,
and the Sooke Highlanders (now Saanich Peninsula Pipe Band) until 2009. She was a well-respected member of the Scottish
dancing community. Betty frequently won solo bagpipe performances in the 40's and 50's, often joined in the winner's circle by her
sister Jessica (bagpipes/highland dance) and her brother Allan (drums). She was honoured to be "Sister Piper" for St. Andrews
and Caledonian Society.
Betty leaves her 3 children and their families: SHIRLEY (Larry)-Victoria, daughters Michelle Peach (children Emma and Kylan),
Denise Peach (Justin), Laura Peach (Perry); CYNTHIA (Bruce)-San Francisco, children Kelly, Ryan; MICHAEL-Calgary, son
Christopher (Shaunna), (children Emma and Ellie). She is survived by her sister Christina Taran, and pre-deceased by sister
Jessie, brothers Chester and Allan. Betty leaves many friends and relatives who held a special place in her heart.
Grateful thanks to the staff at Selkirk who gave our Mom love, comfort and kindness while Selkirk Place was her home.

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