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#601 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:00 AM

TC:

 

After moving west, she worked briefly at the Times Colonist. Beginning in 1982, she headed the Victoria bureau for The Province newspaper

 

 

Tyee:

 

A reputation for delivering scoops, first for the Victoria Daily Colonist and then for The Province of Vancouver

 

 

Interesting that The Tyee appears to have the more accurate account. Her byline first appears in the Daily Colonist in 1970, long before the Times/Colonist merger.

 

The first story to appear in the archives is a local angle on the food crisis in India. Her next story was a change of pace--the dubious popularity of the "midi skirt".

 

 

that's quite a read even the direct quotes are in scrambled english.

 

What the hell kind of website is that, it's like it was assembled by bots.


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#602 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:06 AM

TC:

 

 

Tyee:

 

 

Interesting that The Tyee appears to have the more accurate account. Her byline first appears in the Daily Colonist in 1970, long before the Times/Colonist merger.

 

The first story to appear in the archives is a local angle on the food crisis in India. Her next story was a change of pace--the dubious popularity of the "midi skirt".

 

 

What the hell kind of website is that, it's like it was assembled by bots.

 

another article in the same publication is about a cyber attack at the la times this weekend.  but it's called the la instances and the wall avenue journal after translation problems.


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#603 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

Not Victoria related but if you are 76 and have a nickname, 2019 is going to be bad for you.

 

"Mean Gene" Okerlund 

Bob "Super Dave Osborn" Einstein

Daryl "The Captain" Dragon

 

All died today, January 2. They were all 76 years old.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 09:40 PM

John Russell, a B.C. forester and the world’s leading expert on the western red and yellow cedars, has died aged 63. He lived in Maple Bay.

 

“He really tapped into the modern biological methods through his university collaborations, mostly at UBC,” Hawkins said. “He was fascinated by the science.”

Hawkins called Russell a friend and good colleague, always generous with his knowledge and ideas and forever supportive, especially with students.

“John was a true scientist,” she said. “He will be greatly missed.”

 

 

https://www.timescol...zf6tt_MJWRtf63E


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:17 AM

Yet another long-time local architect has died. Brian Bartle was a partner in the well-known firm Wagg and Hambleton. He died December 23 at the age of 81 years.

 

Brian was honored to be involved in such notable projects on Vancouver Island as the Nanaimo Airport, Shoal Point, Fire Station No. 2 in James Bay as well as many buildings on the University of Victoria Campus.

 

https://www.legacy.c...e&pid=191172984


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:36 AM

Len Chapple died January 2, just a few weeks shy of his 97th birthday. His wife, prominent Realtor Dallas Chapple (daughter of New Years legend Dal Richards) died in 2017.

 

Len was a well-known former broadcaster and philanthropist who last year gave a record $1 million donation to the Victoria Symphony.

 

He began his long and distinguished broadcasting career at CKMO in Vancouver just shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, during which he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His work as an Executive Producer with the CBC and other networks took him to the Olympic Games in Mexico City, Munich, Montreal, and Calgary; the first World Masters Games in Toronto, and the Goodwill Games in Seattle. In 1978 he led the CBC as host broadcaster for the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.

 

https://www.legacy.c...e&pid=191172992


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#607 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

soooketown is reporting the death of west coast tire owner jeff seabrook

https://twitter.com/...2533388290?s=21

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 January 2019 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:59 AM

Former Esquimalt police chief Peter Marriott died December 14 age 78. A 40-year police career was capped with his position as Chief Constable in the 80s.

 

https://www.legacy.c...t&pid=191152325


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#609 Mike K.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:42 AM

soooketown is reporting the death of west coast tire owner jeff seabrook

https://twitter.com/...2533388290?s=21

 

Their whole operation is a real class act. Wonderful people, and the loss of the owner will be felt. His wife will command the ship now, I would guess.

 

You could always tell that the crew loved their job and loved to help. The work climate and customer service was obviously a top-down attitude.


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#610 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:36 AM

Legendary sports columnist Jim Taylor, who started at Colonist in 1950s, dies at 82

https://www.timescol...t-82-1.23583104

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:42 PM

Notable local deaths in the year 2018:

 

Dr. John Bindernagel: wildlife biologist, Sasquatch researcher

Dave Barrett: NDP Premier 1972-75, federal MP (Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca)

Don Burgess: Player, coach and innovator in the sport of rugby

Ben Peterson, WWII bomber pilot, architect, Petersen & Lester (UVic etc)

Jason Buie, Award-wining blues singer/guitarist

Ed Chow: Chinatown Lions Club, co-owner, B&E Market

Chief Andy Thomas: Esquimalt First Nation, treaty negotiator

Gerald "Red" Doumont: Downtown's notorious knitting panhandler

Geoffrey Castle: Historian, heritage archivist, author, TC columnist

Ron Warder: Esquimalt Alderman, Mayor (1987-90), teacher, trustee

Ian Jordan: Vic PD Constable was in 30-year coma following accident

Tommy Mayne: Teacher, theatre supporter, Odgen Point town crier

David Irwin: "The pencil guy" often seen at Blanshard and View.

John Chomyn: "Big John", magazine vendor outside Bay Centre

Stephen Reid: Infamous bank robber, celebrated author

Suman Virk: Mother of Reena Virk; anti-violence advocate

Charles Low: Founded Low Food grocery at Esquimalt and Head

Dr. David Chuenyan Lai: Author, lecturer, expert on Chinatowns

Gary Hynes: Founder, editor-in-chief of Victoria's "EAT Magazine"

Alan Hodgson: Modernist architect, heritage advocate

Richard Couch: Victoria Fire Department Chief 2003-06

Krista Carlé: Former Mountie, spoke out on sex harassment

JJ Richards: Former C-FUN, CKDA/CFMS DJ and News Director

Moralea Milne: Metchosin councillor, biodiversity advocate

Oliver Voisin: "Brother Paul", frequently spotted monk, volunteer

Vic Horvath: Young indie musician/songwriter/singer

David Siegel: Brother of Howie, co-owner, Pagliacci's restaurant

Cornell Babie: Cornell Chevrolet-Oldsmobile, hotel owner

Janet Baird: 1980s Victoria City Councillor, technology advocate

Dave Duncan: Award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author

Dennis Fitz-Gerald: Former boss at CITY-TV. MuchMusic, golf nut

Michael Fleming: Xmas tree supplier to many, including Legislature

Howard Petch: Nuclear physicist, long-time UVic president

Marion Sawyer: With her husband, ran Sawyer's Sewing Centre

Bernie Strongman: Cougars hockey captain, sports hall of famer

Dave Rogers: Founder, BC Hazmat, ED of Tom Thumb safety program

Barb McLintock: veteran reporter, author, Provincial coroner

John Russell: B.C. forester, expert on red and yellow cedars

Brian Bartle: Architect, partner at Wagg and Hambleton.

Len Chapple: Veteran radio broadcaster, symphony philanthropist

Peter Marriott: 1980s Esquimalt Police chief constable

 


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 06:41 AM

On that long list of notable deaths, only 2 are women. Not as many notable women dying, only the notable men.  Hmmmm.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 06:43 AM

Trudeau needs to get a program going with more women dying. Narrow the death gap.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 January 2019 - 06:43 AM.

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#614 VIResident

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:12 AM

Trudeau needs to get a program going with more women dying. Narrow the death gap.

Atta boy.  True Victorian male comment.  



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:17 AM

women also live longer.

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#616 VIResident

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:25 AM

women also live longer.

There is that.  



#617 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:04 AM

There should be more women on the list because I hate to think that it makes women's lives look not as interesting or important.

 

People mentioned here are usually well known for their accomplishments or simply well known (The Pencil Guy, The Knitting Panhandler).

 

Many of the women who have passed simply never got the opportunity to fulfill their career aspirations: Depression, war, family commitments. 

 

So maybe we should note the accomplishments of more local women, even if they aren't "famous".

 

Like Jacquie Scott, a Cold War RCAF Flight Control Operator. Or Margaret Morris who was 101 and taught school in the Nanaimo region in the 1930s.

 

One thing I've noticed is while the men will often have the singular career accomplishment, the women just as often will have a long list of volunteerism in the community in addition to family responsibilities. We take for granted the fact that many of the programs and services we enjoy are made possible by retired and semi-retired women volunteering their time and many never become famous because of it.


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#618 Mike K.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:30 AM

Rob, did you compile that list?


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:42 PM

If my mother died last year she would have been on that list.

She was however, an exception to her gender for her generation.

The women of dying age lived in different times. The women of dying age 10 or 20 years from now will represent a higher percentage of Rob’s list.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:44 PM

If my mother died last year she would have been on that list.

She was however, an exception to her gender for her generation.

The women of dying age lived in different times. The women of dying age 10 or 20 years from now will represent a higher percentage of Rob’s list.

I'm not so sure but will let you know in 10-20 years. 



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