Patricia Anne Salmon (nee Champion) passed away at Sunridge Place in Duncan on June. 9, 2019 at the age of 82. Pat was born in Victoria and attended St. Anns Academy. She married Martin in 1957, and had seven children, Blaise, Roni, Lori, Dan, Mark, Krista and Tara. The family moved from Victoria to Shawnigan Lake in 1976, and eventually grew to include 29 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Pat had a lively sense of humor and many friends that she stayed in touch with all her life. She met the painter EJ Hughes at Shawnigan Lake in the 1960s and became his trusted assistant and advisor for the rest of his life. She wrote a history of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mill Bay, poetry, short stories, and a catalogue of Hughes work.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church, 790 Kilmalu Road in Mill Bay on Friday, June 21st at 2pm, with reception to follow at Mill Bay Community Hall, 1035 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road.