H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

← View All Tributes

Patrick Solmie

Tribute Notifications

Click below if you would like to be notified when a new tribute is posted.

Sign Up

← View All Tributes

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.


Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

Pages: 12

From: Neil Ferguson
Relation: My father's cousin

Cheryl, Dayna, Derek and Families,
I am very sorry to here about the passing of Pat. I know Dad always enjoyed seeing him and I can remember a couple of my aunts saying the two were like a couple of kids when they got together. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Nancy Rankin
Relation: Friends

My thoughts are with you & family at this time of sorrow.sorry for loss of Pat

From: Judy Rhode
Relation: Friend from long ago.

So sorry to hear of your loss. Pat will be in good company and I’m sure it will be all so very peaceful. This is such a hard time and my heart goes out to you and your family. Take care Cheryl.

From: Pam and George Fredrickson
Relation: Friend

To Cheryl, Dana and Derrick we both send all of you are heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Pat…he will be missed by all.

From: Shelley Bertuzzi
Relation: Cousin

We were so sorry to hear of Pats passing. You and your family are in our thoughts. Much love from: Shelley&Tom, Hugo&Michele, Cleve and Leslie

From: My Odessa.

Pages: 12

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

Floral Tributes may be ordered at:

Blooms at 49th Parallel – 778-422-0262
Floral Bar at Party Mood – www.floralbar.ca  or 250-701-3151
Floral Department at Thrifty Foods –  http://floral.thriftyfoods.com/ or 250-715-2630

When ordering please have the name of the deceased, the date of the funeral service and the Funeral Home information.

Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Patrick Solmie

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes