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Patrick William Henry Solmie

June 24, 1944 - December 23, 2018


June 24, 1944 – December 23 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our much-loved husband, father and grandfather Patrick William Henry Solmie on December 23, 2018.

Pat will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years Cheryl, daughter Dayna (Brad), son Derek (Tracy) and grandchildren Madelyn and Owen (affectionately known by his grandchildren as Grumps). Pat is also survived by his sisters, Judy Poilievre, Ruth (Jim) Turner, and sisters-in-law Valda (Marvin) Clarke and Lynn Gourlay, his Aunt Olive Randall, nieces Debbie Poilievre, Diane (Tom) Mahon, Melissa Turner and nephew David (Yanny) Poilievre as well as numerous cousins.

Pat was born on June 24, 1944 in the Ladysmith Hospital to parents William and Henrietta Solmie and spent the first 20 years of life on the family farm.  He developed a love for the outdoors at an early age that continued throughout his life, whether fishing, hunting, golfing, or walking with his faithful companion (Brie) along the Cowichan Valley trail, he always enjoyed being outdoors.

Pat was a devoted husband and father who spent countless hours at different horse shows or ball fields around the Valley.  Always willing to lend a hand, Pat could be seen holding horses or along the sidelines cheering with a smile.

Pat enjoyed a long and successful career in the forest industry on southern Vancouver Island.  He started working in the engineering department of Pacific Forest Products in 1965 and continued in the industry until retirement.  Pat conducted himself with the highest integrity and honesty in all that he did with his word being his bond. He developed many friendships both personally and professionally because of this trait and will be missed by many.

The family would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. M. Ibrahim and the support staff at Valley Medical, Dr. S. Coughlin, Dr. V. Masuda, as well as the army of home care support workers and registered nurses for providing care when it was needed most.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Agency – Victoria or the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society in his memory.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ronald Clarke
Relation: Good friend

To Cheryl, Dana, Derrick and all the SOLMIE family,

Our hearts go out to you all. In many ways it’s hard to say goodbye, but there is also relief in knowing the battle is over, a battle not to be won and the suffering gone. Pat will always live in my memory as one of the “characters” one gets to meet in a lifetime. There were many laughs playing cribbage, hunting geese, walking, watching the World Series and just being together. His stories of the logging industry, salmon fishing and attempts at golfing were priceless and will always be grist for a smile when things seem tough and life starts to get you down. I cherished our last visits. Though words were not spoken, the sparkle in his eye said it all. May you all now find the peace you so richly deserve and I know Pat would want for you. Please accept our sincerest condolences and remember we are only a phone call.away if you need to talk.

Ron and Judith Clarke

From: Terrie Wilcox
Relation: Cousin

My deepest condolences to Cheryl & family!

From: Audrey Jones
Relation: Cousin

Dear Cheryl and family,
My heart goes out to you all during this very sad and difficult time.
Rest In Peace cuz

From: Teresa Erickson
Relation: Friend

Dear Cheryl, so saddened to hear this news. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of Pat. I have such wonderful memories of time spent up at the lake with you, Pat and all the gang. My thoughts are with you and the family and I send many hugs. xo

From: Judy and Ron Summerfelt
Relation: Family

Well. Where are the words. I just can’t find any as I sit and read. I love you all and am sending all the hugs and peace I can. ❤️🌹🍻

Relation: Cousin

Cheryl and family, my thoughts are with you at this most difficult and sad time. Rest In Peace Pat, such good memories of a great guy.

From: Fred McGuinness
Relation: Friend

Dearest Cheryl and family. My deepest condolances for your loss it came as a shock to hear of Pat’s passing. I have many fond memories of working with the two of you for the Ducks Banquets and have thought about you in passed years because of your absence at the events.
I remember the visits that Pat and I would have when we crossed paths on one of his many walks downtown and those were memorable, My thoughts are with you Cheryl and your family.

From: Dedie Tyson
Relation: Friend

Cheryl and family please accept our sincere condolences. Pat was a good friend to Percy back in the Pacific Forestry days. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Dedie Tyson and daughters Rachel and Sarah.

From: Lanie Parsons
Relation: I was neighbors with Pat and Cheryl

Cheryk and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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