Obituary

FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

John Aniston, star of ‘Days of Our Lives,’ dead at 89

Aniston also starred in The West Wing, Gilmore Girls

 

Bertha “Bertie” Ida Lillian Egan

August 31, 1937 - October 9, 2022In loving memory ~ Bertha "Bertie"…

  • Oct 9, 2022

 

Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Chemainus mural project visionary Schutz dies

Town booster leaves a lasting legacy with outdoor art gallery project

 

David Ridley

August 18, 2022I have had a wonderful life, with a wonderful family…

  • Aug 18, 2022
Olivia Newton John performs during the Viña del Mar International Song Festival at the Quinta Vergara in Viña del Mar, Chile, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Believed to be one of the largest musical events in Latin America, the annual five-day festival was inaugurated in 1960. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Olivia Newton-John, beloved star of Grease, dead at 73

Newton-John ‘passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning’

Olivia Newton John performs during the Viña del Mar International Song Festival at the Quinta Vergara in Viña del Mar, Chile, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Believed to be one of the largest musical events in Latin America, the annual five-day festival was inaugurated in 1960. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Nichols more recently known for role in TV series ‘Heroes’

FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)

Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

Russell was first ever Black head coach of any major U.S. sport

FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)

Don Fontaine

July 19, 1941 - June 7, 2022It is with great sadness that…

  • Jun 7, 2022

Lilian Isobel Cliffe

August 27, 1929 - June 3, 2022In Loving Memory ~ It is…

  • Jun 3, 2022
Longtime Cowichan community advocate Richard Hughes died on April 22, 2022. Pictured here with his wife Maggie. (Photo courtesy of Larry Pynn)
Longtime Cowichan community advocate Richard Hughes died on April 22, 2022. Pictured here with his wife Maggie. (Photo courtesy of Larry Pynn)

Laurence Bryan Bailey

January 5, 1933 - April 19, 2022In loving memory ~ Game over.…

  • Apr 19, 2022

Gailene Faie Branting (nee Nelson)

May 27, 1940 - April 11, 2022In Loving Memory ~ It is…

  • Apr 11, 2022

Hildred Ridley Ridley

February 28, 2022Hildred Ridley nee Wilson passed away in the early hours…

  • Feb 28, 2022

Carolyn May Wold

January 28, 2022In loving memory It's with great sorrow we announce the…

  • Jan 28, 2022
Meat Loaf gestures during an interview for “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical’” in Toronto on Monday, May 15, 2017. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Meat Loaf gestures during an interview for “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical’” in Toronto on Monday, May 15, 2017. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Johnny Vallis worked with the late Ronnie Spector during an 80-show house tour of the Legends of Rock and Roll in 1993. He said her loss on Jan. 12 is significant both for him personally, and for the music industry as a whole. (Photo courtesy of Johnny Vallis)

Langford singer reflects on performing with late rock legend Ronnie Spector

Johnny Vallis worked on 80 shows with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, who died Jan. 12

Johnny Vallis worked with the late Ronnie Spector during an 80-show house tour of the Legends of Rock and Roll in 1993. He said her loss on Jan. 12 is significant both for him personally, and for the music industry as a whole. (Photo courtesy of Johnny Vallis)

Kristal Louise ‘Louie’ Mayo (McQuinn)

March 8, 1981 - December 31, 2021In Loving Memory ~ Kristal Louise…

  • Dec 31, 2021

James ‘Jim’ Anderson

December 24, 2021In Loving Memory ~ 1943-2021 ~ James (Jim) Anderson passed…

  • Dec 24, 2021

Patricia May Linn (nee Gibson)

September 11, 1948 - October 25, 2021Pat passed away on Monday, October…

  • Oct 25, 2021

Gloria Faye Carol (Jordan) Claxton

January 23, 1943 - September 18, 2021In loving memory ~ She was…

  • Sep 18, 2021