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#21 yodsaker

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:32 PM

John Travolta has a huge beachfront estate a mile from Vic airport (private jet owner that he is) near Deep Cove.

The (snap, crackle, pop) Kellogg family has a summer place on Salt Spring which you can see from Deep Cove.

Think its also interesting that we have 13 retired navy admirals living in Victoria/Oak Bay.



The retired Defence Vice-Chief of Staff lives in OB and another retired-in-Victoria Admiral was C in C of CDN Forces in the 1990 Gulf War.

#22 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:15 PM

The (snap, crackle, pop) Kellogg family has a summer place on Salt Spring which you can see from Deep Cove.


And doesn't the "Sunquist" family have a residence somewhere in Deep Cove/Lands End?

My mistake about Atwood. My brain biffed.

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#23 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:33 PM

Not totally famous, but interesting:
Norman Spector

Guy Dauncey
and, as written about today by Jack Knox in the T-C, Marvin Nicholson.
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#24 Sue Woods

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:43 PM

Yes, Sunkist family (ala California Raisen's) lives at Landsend.

Barbara Streisand has a place on S. Spring. As does Kevin Costner (sigh).

Burton Cummings lives in Brentwood Bay.

The richest man in Canada (someone named Morgan) lives next door to John Travolta at Landsend (They apparently tried to out-do each other with their home/estate designs)

And a man who owns a large Las Vegas Casino lives on Beach Drive in an estate simply called "Sweetpea".

#25 Lover Fighter

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:45 PM

Not Victoria, but doesn't Elvis Costello live with his Nanaimoian wife somewhere near Lantzville now?

#26 osmich

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:55 PM

Don't forget Michael Walsh lives in Victoria most of the time also.

#27 amor de cosmos

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:00 PM

Not totally famous, but interesting:
Norman Spector

oh yeah I forgot about him, I used to see him in A&B Sound once in a while. Being Brian Mulroney's chief of staff is kind of a claim to fame isn't it?

The richest man in Canada (someone named Morgan) lives next door to John Travolta at Landsend

Gwyn Morgan? His house isn't on Land's End. & he isn't the richest person in Canada either.

And a man who owns a large Las Vegas Casino lives on Beach Drive in an estate simply called "Sweetpea".

sweetpea isn't on beach dr but I guess it's close enough. & I didn't know the guy owned a casino on Las Vegas, I thought he sold historic collectibles like autographed guitars, etc.

#28 Vic Skyscraper Fan

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:34 PM

Rich Harden now of the Chicago Cubs is from Victoria.
And of course theres always the Geoff and Russ Courtnall.
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It was rumoured that Cheech Marin used to live in Saltspring
hmmmm....I think thats about all the people i can think of that havn't been mentioned yet.

Oh yeah Bill Gates Has some island propertys i think

#29 yodsaker

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:42 PM

oh yeah I forgot about him, I used to see him in A&B Sound once in a while. Being Brian Mulroney's chief of staff is kind of a claim to fame isn't it?....


Stormin' Norman was also Canada's ambassador to Israel at one time and before that Chief of Staff/Cabinet Secretary to Bill Bennett.
Like me, he's a Montreal and OB boy.;)

#30 yodsaker

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:43 PM

Don't forget Michael Walsh lives in Victoria most of the time also.



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#31 Sue Woods

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 10:09 PM

Gwyn Morgan? His house isn't on Land's End. & he isn't the richest person in Canada either.


Not Gwen Morgan. I guess I have the wrong name - just know the last name is something similiar to Morgan. Not circles I travel in :-

The immensity of both estates look amazing.

#32 Lover Fighter

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

The rumour I heard was that John Travolta had bought an estate on Senanus (just north of Brentwood Bay)... and I thought it was nothing more than a rumour. Does he actually own property on the peninsula, and is it actually at Landsend?

#33 Sue Woods

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:51 AM

The rumour I heard was that John Travolta had bought an estate on Senanus (just north of Brentwood Bay)... and I thought it was nothing more than a rumour. Does he actually own property on the peninsula, and is it actually at Landsend?


Yes, an amzaing place just past Ardmore.
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#34 Mike K.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:42 PM

The media had a field day when news broke of his purchase. I wonder how much time he actually spends in town, though.

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#35 victorian fan

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:56 PM

Canada's richest man is David Thomson. $18.9 billion inherited from his father Kenneth.

#36 yodsaker

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:12 PM

Canada's richest man is David Thomson. $18.9 billion inherited from his father Kenneth.


Yes and Galen Weston (Loblaw's, Holt Renfrew, Weston Bakeries etc) is next. Thomson is the grandson of Lord Thomson of Fleet (Ken Thomson of Timmins, ON who made $ in North Sea oil, newspapers and travel agencies).
Gwyn Morgan was CEO of Encana, not an owner simply a hired hand. Really rich people own rather than work for owners.

#37 Bernard

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:18 PM

Len Barrie

Geoff Courtnall

Russ Courtnall

Paris Vaughn

#38 davek

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:25 PM

Not Victoria, but doesn't Elvis Costello live with his Nanaimoian wife somewhere near Lantzville now?


Nanaimonite?

Nanaimoaner?

Nanaimoninian?

#39 Mike K.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:00 PM

I call them Nanaimoans.

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#40 Phil McAvity

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:04 AM

Yes, Sunkist family (ala California Raisen's) lives at Landsend.

Barbara Streisand has a place on S. Spring. As does Kevin Costner (sigh).

Burton Cummings lives in Brentwood Bay.

The richest man in Canada (someone named Morgan) lives next door to John Travolta at Landsend (They apparently tried to out-do each other with their home/estate designs)

And a man who owns a large Las Vegas Casino lives on Beach Drive in an estate simply called "Sweetpea".



Everything you said in this post is either completely or partially wrong, so where do you come up with this stuff?

While it isn't Victoria, Elvis Costello's wife is also Diana Krall and apparently they both live in Nanaimo.

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