Daphne Anne Dunbar
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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.

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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Mar. 10 to Mar. 12, 2018.
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March 14, 2018
My Dearest Heather,
Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies for your loss. Find comfort within your family, Keith, Nicholas and Alistair as well as your loving friends.
Danielle Chartrand
March 13, 2018
So sorry to hear of Daphne's passing away. She was my next door neighbour on Oliphant Ave for many years. She was older in years than me but always remained young at heart fully engaged in life. I had great admiration for her passion for causes of all kinds.
Aurelie Stirling
March 13, 2018
Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your mother. We were in a book group together for many years from the early 1990's and also shared a lot of hiking stories. Sincerely Cookie Dubney
March 12, 2018
Dear Heather, Nicholas and Alistair,
So sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Ada Butt
Ada Butt
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