It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gwyneth Salter. Gwyn is survived by her daughter Cynthia Salter-Audy (Kelly), son William Salter (Nakako), grandson Matthew MacLaren (Brittney), great-grandchildren Olive and Elodie, brother Fred Taylor (Nancy), step-daughter Debbie Savard (Gerry), grandchildren Dusty and Breanne, step-son Darrell Salter (Sally), grandchildren Camille, Sandra and Michael, nephews James (Tiffany) and Jeremy (Jennifer) Taylor, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Denis and Suzie Salter, and numerous family members. Gwyn was predeceased by her husband Brian Salter in 2004, her parents William (1996) and Betty Taylor (1992), her infant son Ricky (1957), and her beloved dog Sophie (2018).
Gwyn was born in Burns Lake, British Columbia on October 6, 1937. As a small child she lived in Fraser Lake where her parents homesteaded. Her family later moved to Kitimat, British Columbia where Gwyn worked at the Kitimat General Hospital and was a telephone operator for BC Tel. Kitimat is where Gwyn met Brian Salter. They married in 1967. Gwyn and Brian settled in Calgary in 1974. Later Gwyn worked at Crescent Heights High School. She later became a travel agent and owned her own business CMS Travel, in Calgary. Gwyn loved to travel and did so extensively.
In 1994 Gwyn and Brian retired to the Okanagan where Gwyn pursued her love of volunteering for organizations that were near and dear to her heart. Gwyn was a volunteer for many organizations including the Vernon Humane Society, The Salvation Army and the Upper Room Mission in Vernon.Her love of volunteering spoke to her kind and giving nature. Gwyn was an artistic soul who enjoyed painting, gardening, pottery, ceramics and quilting. Gwyn was also a lover of sports, especially curling. Gwyn volunteered for the National Senior’s Curling Bonspiel in Vernon
Gwyn was a generous person who loved to do for others, and Gwyn’s compassion for animals and vulnerable people alike was a testament to that. Gwyn was funny and engaging, always one to strike up a conversation with a stranger.
In later years after the death of her husband, Gwyn moved back to Calgary where she began a new career in her 60s, working for WestJet. She was most proud of her time with WestJet, she made many friends there who she had until the end of her time. Gwyn will be deeply missed by her family.
Gwyn’s Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 27 at 2 p.m. at the Standard Wesleyan Church at 1307 10th Avenue SE in Calgary.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Calgary Humane Society in Gwyn’s name.
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