Kaye S. Salmi

March 9, 1929-July 19, 2009

We are very sad to announce the passing of a very wonderful wife, mother, grannie, sister and a great friend to many.

Kaye was predeceased by her parents Lempi and John Blid, her brother Raymond (a tragic loss), twin daughters (shortly after their birth), her son Lloyd (only 5 years ago) and just recently, her man, Charlie. Mom is survived by her loving daughter Karen; her grandchildren Clarissa (Ken), Heidi (Greg), Shane, Kasia, Kelly; great-grandchildren Gavin, Salena, Brooklyn and David and will also be sorely missed by her sister Eila.

Kaye was very successful in everything she did. Her artwork is enjoyed by people from all over. While in Sointula, she ran a bakery from her own kitchen, supplying the Co-op and the local fishermen with her bread and goodies; decorating wedding cakes and then sewing bridal gowns as well as local party gowns. She could sew clothing for anyone in want or need, while they waited. Moving to Victoria in 1965, her enthusiasm never wavered. Mom and Dad first got involved in bowling leagues, then came shuffleboard, pool leagues and curling. While doing all this, she worked at garden shops, designing customers’ gardens, or at the local bakery, keeping up with her talents. In order to see Charlie, she spent time on their fishing boat “Karen Lloyd” or in the big truck and camper up north hunting for big game. Summertime meant getting home to tend to her large garden and canning the fish they caught. With her busy life, she always made time for her grandchildren, taking their phone calls, teaching them pool, taking them to golf or maybe in the wintertime, a game of poker.

A celebration of Kaye’s life will be held in Sointula, BC on Sept. 5, a service will be held in honour of Kaye, Charlie, Lloyd and Selma.

“In the middle of an island In the middle of an ocean You and I forever, darling In a paradise for two.”


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