Nanaimo Obituaries



The Obituaries database includes Obituaries, In Memoriam Cards, Notice to Creditors and Cards of Thanks for the period 1988 – 2004.The database was compiled from three Nanaimo newspapers and is only a list of names and dates.

The Nanaimo Daily News (no longer in publication) and Daily Bulletin archive their obituaries on line and there is no longer a need for Nanaimo Family History Society to collect the clippings.

As of 2016 only the Nanaimo News Bulletin has obituary archives on line that date from 1977 to 2015. These online records are incomplete and not all the names in the NFHS obituary database may be found in the online News Bulletin Obituary Archives.

However, since the obituary list was compiled at the time of publication of the newspapers, the information is most likely accurate and a place to begin your search.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library Harbourfront Branch and the Vancouver Island University Library have the Nanaimo Newspapers on microfilm where you may be able to find the obituary, based on the information found in the NFHS online Obituary database.

Earlier Nanaimo newspaper editions such as the Nanaimo Mail and Nanaimo Courier are digitized and searchable on the UBC Library site.

Please click on any of the links below to view the indexed obituaries by year:

1989 – 1999 Obituaries 2000 Obituaries 2001 Obituaries
2002 Obituaries 2003 Obituaries 2004 Obituaries