Saturday, July 27, 2019
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver, BC
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December 11, 1942 - July 2, 2019
It is with sadness that we announce that our beautiful mother Ronna Suzanne Salman passed away in the early hours on July 2, 2019. Her daughters were there at her bedside.
Ronna was born in North Vancouver, BC on December 11, 1942. She was raised by her mother, and adoring grandparents Hazel and Wilfred Poirier.
During her adolescence she spent many wonderful days roaming around the West End with her closest friends Liz, Lily, Shirley and Dave. She also cherished her time spent at Chilco Ranch with family and friends, like Pat.
In her 20s she moved to Honolulu Hawaii where her mother and stepfather were living. It was there she met and married her then husband Terry, and welcomed the birth of their first daughter. Not long after their first child was born they moved to Hartford Connecticut and welcomed their second daughter.
She worked for many years as an MOA in North Vancouver in a field she loved, where she met and formulated lasting friendships, like Milena.
Later in life she reunited with a high school friend Bill and they spent many happy years together with his sons Billy and Spence. She loved the North Shore and her home there.
And in the last decade or so of her life she developed a very close relationship with her lovely caregiver Liz. And, a very beautiful and special friendship with Barb.
There was no woman more gentle or kind. She was a devoted mother, and grandmother who loved life, people, medicine and music.
She had a will to live like no other even through her struggles. And in spite of some very difficult health issues she never once complained to anyone. She unfailingly put others before herself and valued family above all else.
She will always be remembered for her gentle ways, kindness, humour, wit, grace, compassion, acceptance, wisdom, resilience and strength. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her especially her beloved cat Mystic, her daughters Tasha and Krista, son in laws Arye and Angus and four beautiful grandchildren Naiya, Amber, Hugh and Esme.
Ronna spent the last few months of her life in the incredible care of the doctors, nurses and volunteers at St John Hospice. We are forever grateful for them. They, like her, are beautiful souls.
A service in loving memory of her life will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Sat. July 27th at 11am.