August 17th, 2017 ~ Today we are grieving the loss of our beloved Aunt Beatrice Theresa Salmon who has gone to meet her maker. She is the last remaining child of Robert Arthur and Eugenie Eliza. I included a pic of her in her nursing finery and also a pic of her and her late sister Mae dressed to impress in outfits made by our dear grand Aunt Margaret (Aunt Mag). Aunt Mag a widow came to Canada to raise her younger sister Eugenie’s children after she and her husband Robert passed away. A deeply religious woman she was also known to “cut the rug” at family events. She saw many things in her nearly 97 years; the great depression, the second world war and on through the changes in the 60’s and 70’s and into the digital age. A born preacher she was always ready to say a few words of prayer before smothering you with an abundance of kisses. She is the last of her generation and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Although many departed before her, she always made a lasting impression and will be greatly missed. Special love to Aunt Beverley Salmon for being her tireless champion and advocate in her later years.
Last year when we sat with her I had written these words of wisdom that she shared …

1. Age – she never liked to talk about it. Last year she said she felt like she was 60.
2. Faith – have some! She went to church every Sunday and listened to her spiritual programs every night.
3. Gratitude – be grateful and don’t be in complaint.
4. Service – Aunt Bea loved to help the “old” people. She was volunteering 1 day a week at the local hospital right up to very recently. And the gave her an award for being the oldest volunteer they ever had!
5. Stay Active! – She loved to sing and dance and get her groove on!
6. Learn & Grow! You are never too old to learn! Aunt Bea was going to the library twice a week for computer lessons.
7. Food – watch what you eat! Don’t eat junk! Food is important!
8. Keep your mind sharp! Read!!
9. Love – be good to each other!
Fly with the Angels Aunt!
Thank you for everything!
Rest in heavenly places sweet angel 😇💕