Laura Mirjam Salonen

Laura Mirjam Salonen

Salonen, Laura Mirjam

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Laura Salonen, on September 29, 2015.

Mom was born in Finland on August 25, 1920. She married Olavi, her husband for 36 years, and they immigrated to Ladysmith in 1951 where they were one of many Finnish families building a life in this community.

Laura is predeceased by her husband Olavi in September 1983.

She is survived by her daughters, Pirjo Barnes and Nora (Andrew) Dowsett and son Tapio (Renee) Salonen.

She will also be lovingly remembered by granddaughter Sherie Barnes, grandsons Aaron (Nicole) Salonen, Troy (Diana) Salonen and Christopher Dowsett, as well as great grandson Shane and great granddaughter Alexa.

We would like to give special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Chemainus Care Centre where mom resided for the past year and to Dr. Manhas for his attentive care.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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