DUNBAR, Daphne Anne (née Ross) Daphne was born in England on May 1, 1930, died February 13, 2018 at Victoria, British Columbia. She was pre-deceased by her former husband, LCdr Frank Dunbar, R.C.N. and survived by her three children, Robin, Heather and Jeremy, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Her father was in the Royal Navy so she grew up abroad: South Africa, Malta, England and Bermuda, occasionally visiting her mother's family in the USA. After marriage, she lived in Nova Scotia and Ontario, coming to Victoria in 1963 where Daphne stayed on with the children. She worked at the University of Victoria for 20 years, joining the Outdoor Club where she made many friends. Once the children had grown up, she travelled widely, going on hiking trips in France, Spain and Italy, and language schools in Mexico and Spain. She enjoyed dancing with both the Saanich International Folkdancers, and the Israeli Dancers. After graduating with a BA in Hispanic Studies, she started to play duplicate bridge, achieving Life Master in 2012. She leaves two younger sisters, Joan and Angela, in England. Daphne loved the outdoors and even in her 80s continued to swim in the local lakes. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Victoria, 5575 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2G1 on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Reception to follow in the church hall.
Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Mar. 10 to Mar. 12, 2018.