Royal LePage By the Sea

Our Team

Built on trust, strengthened by experience

Jean Dunn

Owner - REALTOR®

Jean Dunn

An award winning REALTOR®, Jean Dunn is the master professional behind ROYAL LEPAGE By the Sea. Her standings in the top 1% of all Victoria realtors, since 1991, assure you that all transactions will be handled with a positive & optimistic attitude. She has also been a consistent award winner with ROYAL LEPAGE Canada, representing the top 1% in Canada out of 17,400 Royal LePage representatives. Jean has earned the Royal LePage “Award of Excellence – Lifetime” which is presented to members attaining President's Gold (or any higher award level) ten out of fourteen consecutive years.

Jean’s continued success can also be attributed to her qualified professional team. This team approach ensures that there is always someone available to help with client’s Real Estate needs & decisions. Jean Dunn’s team’s personal & professional commitment to excellence perfects their unique approach to Real Estate.

Professional Experience

  • By the Sea Realty Inc. Managing Director
  • ROYAL LEPAGE By the Sea Owner/REALTOR® since 2001
  • REALTY WORLD™ Sales Associate from 1990 to 2001
  • Licensed B.C. REALTOR® since 1990
  • B.C. Government Home Care Nurse
  • St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Registered Nurse


  • University of B.C., Real Estate Pre-Licensing
  • St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing Graduate
  • Vernon High School Honours Graduate


Paula C. Brown

Managing Broker

Paula C Brown

Paula is a native of Victoria who has worked in the South Vancouver Island area all her life. She attended the University of Victoria in the Faculty of Education, has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1991 and prior to that time was a legal researcher for 14 years at the British Columbia Courthouse Library. Her education and employment have given her an excellent understanding of the area and its history of real estate development.

The British Columbia Real Estate Act requires all licensed Real Estate offices have a Managing Broker in attendance during normal business hours. In compliance with these requirements, Mrs. Brown is the licensed Managing Broker for ROYAL LEPAGE By the Sea. Paula is in charge of all real estate administration for our office. Licensing duties include regular client trust account bank reconciliations, approving/signing of all listings/sales agreements/contracts prior to registration with the Victoria Real Estate Board and property title conveyancing on closing transactions.

Technology offers a great opportunity and a vast array of new tools to those that meet the challenge. Paula embraces all facets of this new age of gadgets and computers.

Paula Brown has been a valuable member of the Jean Dunn real estate team since 1994.


  • University of B.C. Property Management Pre-Licensing
  • University of B.C. Real Estate Managing Broker Pre-Licensing
  • University of B.C. Real Estate Pre-Licensing
  • University of Victoria, Faculty of Education
  • Oak Bay High School Graduate

Paula is ROYAL LEPAGE By the Sea's Privacy Compliance Officer. On January 1, 2004 the provincial Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA") came into effect. If you do not wish us to retain any of your personal contact information, please notify us in writing and we will remove your information from our data base.

Lisa Dighton


Lisa Dighton is a local business woman with more than 25 years of small business experience. Prior to Real Estate she owned and operated her own successful boat repair business and was elected to sit on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Boatyard Association. Her focus was to create a future for Sidney and to employ young people in an Advanced Trades education program.

She has been a REALTOR® since 2009 with the Victoria Real Estate Board. Her clients have told her that she has an outstanding business model, based on service, integrity and honesty. They feel that they are the only ones being served with great attention to detail. From start to finish, the clients needs are considered every step of the way, with all negotiations big or small. Lisa is a consistent MLS award winner.

Born and raised in Victoria, as were two generations before her, so Lisa knows greater Victoria inside and out. When she is not working diligently in real estate she can be found sailing, gardening or cooking.


  • University of B.C. Real Estate Pre-Licensing
  • Camosun College: Business & Law
  • Claremont High School Graduate

Leslie Manson


Leslie Manson is real estate veteran, licensed since 1992 with the Victoria Real Estate Board. She has helped hundreds of Buyers and Sellers earning prestigious awards along the way. Leslie takes time to listen and learn what her clients’ wants and needs are, then carefully walks clients through each step of the process. Her patience is unending and so is her ambition.

Born in Ontario, her family moved to Victoria in 1972 making Victoria truly her home. Prior to becoming a Real Estate Agent, Leslie was a Certified Dental Assistant.

Leslie has 4 sons she loves and adores, making family most important to her. Leslie’s free time is spent enjoying time with family, friends, golf and travelling.


  • UBC – Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course
  • Camosun College: Certified Dental Assistant Program

Edward C. Dunn

Owner - Business Manager

Ed Dunn

With an innate business sense, that included the credentials of being the former Managing Director (1967-1981) at the time one of Western Canada’s largest helicopter charter operations, Ed Dunn kept our team of professional REALTORs® on the leading edge of advanced marketing and management systems. Ed believed in the successful blending of professional marketing and business, with no exception to the principle that a real estate company is only as good as the service it provides through a well-informed, professional sales team. Ed certainly achieved his goal to continually upgrade and create marketing concepts for all our clients' objectives.

Ed passed away in May of 2015, his contributions will be missed.

Professional Experience

  • ROYAL LEPAGE from 2001 - 2015
  • REALTY WORLD™ from 1990 to 2001
  • Highland Helicopters, Managing Director
  • Okanagan Helicopters, Pilot/Base Manager, Assistant to the V/P Operations
  • Canadian Pacific Airlines, Pilot
  • Pacific Western Airlines, Relief Agent/Base Manager Arctic DEW Line Operations


  • Business Law Certificate, Provincial Government
  • Business Management Diploma, Provincial Government

Ed & Jean Dunn


Ed & Jean Dunn

Ed & Jean Dunn (nee Hembling), natives of British Columbia, both of British Columbia born parents, are the owners of ROYAL LEPAGE By the Sea. Ed was born and educated in Vancouver and Jean in Vernon.

Ed soloed from the Vancouver Airport, at the age of sixteen and started his professional aviation career at eighteen. Jean, an advanced student, graduated with honours from the Vernon High School at age seventeen and then entered the St. Paul’s School of Nursing in Vancouver.

After meeting on a blind date!!, Ed and Jean married a year later at the Chalmers United Church, Vancouver. The Dunns have two children, Darlene and Kyle, and two grandchildren, Brian and Linda Rainbow.

In the early 1960’s the Dunns moved from Richmond, lived in Terrace and Smithers, British Columbia, moving back to Richmond in 1965, Ladner in 1967 and to Lands End Road, North Saanich, Vancouver Island in 1986.

Upon electing to take early retirement from the aviation industry, the Dunns pleasure boated extensively along the British Columbia coast accumulating over 3,000 hours on a diesel pleasure boat the “Dunnrowin”. Jean was always the best at fishing and also trapped so many rock crabs she became known along the ports of call as the Crab Lady!

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3 - 2491 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC, V8L 1W2

250-655-1816 or 1-800-326-8856