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Salomaa, Aira

December 27, 1921 — February 5, 2012

Aira Marjatta Salomaa of Kelowna, BC, passed away on February 5, 2012, at the age of 90 at Brookhaven Care Home in West Kelowna, BC.  Aira was born on December 27, 1921 in Ii, Finland.  She was the only daughter in a family of 7 children, growing up with 6 brothers.  She moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1951 with her husband and the first 2 of her 4 children in tow, ready to start a new life in Canada after the war. She moved to Kelowna, BC in 1973 with Tauno, her husband, and Anita, her youngest daughter.  She was a homemaker raising 4 children, but after Tauno died in 1974 she worked in the Housekeeping Department at Kelowna General Hospital for 10 years.


Aira loved her family and to cook. Her family has many wonderful memories of extended family dinners of children and grandchildren, and often assorted other guests, sitting around the dining room table enjoying her home cooking capped off by her specialty homemade wine made from the fruit trees in her yard.  She loved to garden, was a talented weaver, cross country skier, and loving “mummo” to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, who brought much joy to her life.  She is survived by 1 son, Rainer, and 3 daughters, Rita, Diana, and Anita, and 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends in Edmonton, Kelowna, and Finland.


Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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