Victor Abraham Levy
Birth: December 2, 1891 in Victoria, B.C.
Death: September 27, 1939 in Pasadena, California
He was an accomplished violinist and studied in Germany.
Victor’s diary Dec 1911 Page 138. Kept when he studied in Germany
Transcribed and provided by Diana Levy Lofstrom (great grand-daughter of Eva and H.E. Levy)
Fri Dec 1st
Just rec’d a letter from Arthur containing birthday greetings and a 5 pound bank of England Note. Whew! He is a brick. Opened a banking account at the Post office this evening.
Sat Dec 2nd
Today is my 20th birthday and had a ripping time of it. On the go this holiday. Was [unclear] in the afternoon at Maj. Schonfield’s for tea. Then went to Alexander Palace with Allpress to hear Handel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’ There were 1000 persons in the choir & orchestra. Simply grand! Has his way which he accomplishes this characteristic effect of the different players & instances [unclear] are wonderful. Some parts are like his Messiah.
Sun. Dec 3rd
The Prince of Wales on Rifle’s Band was middling good. they took after their director & played awfully stiff & harsh.
Mon. Dec 4th
Dancing at the Standers this P.M. Learning the reverse waltz step. Mr Nyland has asked us to a dance on Dec 16th it is a dress affair.
Tues. Dec 5th
I’m feeling out of sorts of late. Went to see Mr Miller. he says he will soon put me on the right track.
Sat. Dec 9th:
Was invited up to Maj. Schonfield’s to tea and to spend the evening. They had a small musical evening & I played several pieces for them. The De Berroit 9th concerto delighted all, as did the Gavotte from Gossac. Had a ripping time & dance afterwards.”
Victor was also in the TB Tranquille Sanitarium in Kamloops in 1916. He died in Pasadena, California and his body was shipped to Victoria and buried in the family plot.
Gravesite Details: Row F – Plot 13
In Loving Memory of
Victor A Levy
son of H.E. & Eva Levy
1891 – 1939
Eva Rostein Levy (1862–1946)
H.E. (Henry Emanuel) Levy (1843–1929)
Alice J. Levy
Benjamin Levy (1883–1905)
Arthur Levy (1885–1961)